7 Things Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen
Choosing the right equipment for your kitchen can be challenging. After all, there are so many options available on the market.
Which makes deciding which ones you will actually need is, without a doubt, tough.
However, there are some things that you could call a must-have when it comes to kitchen utensils.
So what are the items that everyone should have in their kitchen?
Well, keep reading if you want to find out the things everyone should have in their kitchen.
Cast Iron Skillet
According to the experts from Stone Frying Pans, “It’s been true for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and the fact still remains, a cast-iron skillet is hands down one of the most useful bits of cooking kit you can have in your kitchen.”
Modern cast iron skillets are produced from heavy cast iron. It allows you to cook food at a higher temperature than would be possible with regular pans.
You can even place them in the oven, as they are oven-safe.
They are also pre-seasoned, which means that the food will not stick to them.
A knife is one of the most important things in the kitchen. You should invest in one that is of good quality.
Once you do, you will notice how big of a difference it makes.
Remember that a good knife doesn’t necessarily mean expensive.
Of course, if you want to, you can dig deeper into your pocket. After all, a chef’s knife can be used to cut almost anything.
It’s an investment that will serve you for years to come.
No matter if big or small, fancy or simple, every kitchen needs a good cutting board.
After all, you will be using it every time you cook, just like the chef’s knife.
Surely, you don’t want to cut things on your countertop, do you?
One thing that you should keep in mind is that a glass cutting board is not the best option. It scratches easily, but it can seriously injure you if it falls on your feet. Or worse, if it breaks.
Set of Mixing Bowls
A set of mixing bowls is another must-have for your kitchen, as they are used all the time.
You can melt butter in them, mix up a salad or whisk up a vinaigrette sauce.
There are many materials that you choose from – however, the two most popular ones are glass and stainless steel.
A whisk is often considered as one of the most used kitchen utensils. That’s why it’s important that you have it in yours.
When looking for one, remember to choose a model with thin wires, and not the big and thick ones.
With this simple object, it will only take a few seconds to make a pan sauce or a salad dressing.
If you’re feeling more ambitious, you can also make homemade mayonnaise or whipped cream.
Dry Measuring Cups and Spoons
Understanding how much 200 g actually is can be pretty hard. However, that’s what dry measuring cups and spoons are for.
If you want to follow any recipe, you need to use the appropriate proportions. Especially when it comes to baking.
So which material is best? That would be stainless steel, as they are durable, and you can easily clean them in the dishwasher.
Liquid Measuring Cup
Dry measuring cups and spoons are ideal when it comes to products like flour, sugar, or grains. If you want to measure a liquid, you will need another tool, since the cups do not measure liquid accurately.
That’s why the liquid measuring cup is another kitchen must. Plus, if you buy a set of them, you will be able to measure more than one liquid at a time.
Is Your Kitchen Prepped?
This is just a starter list of the things you need in your kitchen. However, the products we listed above are things that could be classified as a must-have.
Yes, you don’t have to Gordon Ramsay’s cooking level to need them.
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Remember that if you don’t cook regularly or professionally, you will not need many things.
Hopefully, this will help you get started and get you in the kitchen more often.
Do you think these are some of the things everyone should have in their kitchen?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.