Kitchen Equipment: What to Have and What Not to Be without

Kitchen Equipment: What to Have and What Not to Be without

Keeping your kitchen supplied with the correct tools is the first step to a wonderful dinner, whether you're setting up your kitchen for the first time or need to replace any worn-out tools. Investing in these kitchen items will make cooking a fun and simple hobby that you will love. Here are some of our favorite kitchen equipment.


Cutting Boards

To reduce cross-contamination during cooking, use two cutting boards: one for raw proteins and one for cooked dishes and produce. We prefer to use dishwasher-safe plastic cutting boards for raw proteins. A plastic or wooden cutting board can be used to cut prepared dishes and produce.



Food preparation might be a chore if you don't have the right chef's knife. If you're in a pinch, the Folded Steel knife set is a good option to have. Many customers love how well it handles and how affordable it is. (You won't find a better chef's knife set for less money.) 


Knife Sharpener

You'll need to keep your knife sharp once you've found the proper one. (A dull knife puts you and the food you're slicing at in danger.) However, there's no need to hire a sharpening service or spend a lot of money on a high-tech electric device.



A set of three stainless-steel mixing bowls that stack inside each other saves room. They're affordable, versatile, and long-lasting.


Measuring Spoons and Cups

One full set of measuring spoons and two sets of measuring cups are required. Additionally, one set of cups should be used to measure liquids (typically with handles and pour spouts) and the other set should be used to measure dry materials (that can be levelled off).



Beginner cooks should use nonstick skillets but never use metal utensils on them because damaged surfaces destroy the nonstick coating. Small and large stainless-steel skillets, as well as small and large saucepans and a stockpot, are also needed.


Instant Read Thermometer

An instant-read thermometer, which can be found in practically any supermarket meat area or alongside other kitchen devices, is crucial for ensuring that the meat and poultry are cooked safely and to your liking.



Having a selection of equipment on hand makes it easier to prepare a variety of recipes. Cooking utensils such as a vegetable peeler, a meat mallet, wooden spoons, a slotted spoon, ladle, tongs, and nonstick spatulas are essential. A rolling pin and sieve are extremely useful if you like to bake.



It's vital to have the correct pans for your oven whether you're baking a cake or roasting potatoes. Standard-size 9-by-13 baking pans and 8-inch-square glass baking dishes are good to have on hand for any meal, while specialty pans for pizza, roasting, and baking are also worthwhile investments.


Silicone Spatula

Scraping out the food processor, folding egg whites into cake batter, or swirling frosting onto a cake all require a silicone spatula. If your spatula is made of silicone rather than rubber, it may melt when exposed to intense heat. You might want to have a separate spatula for sweet baking if you cook a lot of garlicky dishes.



Metal whisks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose a whisk that is medium in size and has a handle that fits nicely into your hand. A whisk can be used to combine dry ingredients before baking, stir eggs in a frittata, or emulsify a vinaigrette.


Kitchen Scissors

It's a very simple concept, yet it's extremely beneficial. You'll use shears every day to open packages, clip herb stems, and trim the fat off meats. Essentially, you can also use them to cut up a whole chicken or trim the crust off a pie every now and again. Look for a pair that can be dismantled for cleaning, so that muck doesn't build up in the hinge.



A simple set of metal tongs can be purchased for a few dollars and will last a lifetime. We’re continually coming up with new ways to use them, from rotating chicken breasts in the skillet to checking on a roast (think of them as extra fingers on your fingers). They're also ideal for serving dinner to the whole family.


Nonstick Skillet

Nonstick pans are perfect for scrambling eggs or wilting greens since they are easy to clean and lightweight. Because some nonstick pans include PFOAs, which are chemicals that may be detrimental to your health and the environment, look for ceramic coating.



It's convenient to have a blender on hand for creating smoothies or salad dressing. A high-speed blender or a normal blender can be used, depending on your needs.


We hope this guide has helped you stock up on the essentials for your at-home or commercial kitchen!