Kitchen Equipment

One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to equip a kitchen. Here you’ll find a list of the basic items every kitchen should be equipped with.Utensils
4 mixing bowls (assorted sizes)
measuring spoons
1 glass or plastic cup for liquid measuring
1 set dry of measuring cups
instant read thermometer
stainless steel wire whisk
soup ladle
grater
potato masher
long-handled fork
bulb baster
bottle opener
can opener
corkscrew
long-handled stainless-steel slotted spoon
3 long-handled wooden spoons
2 long-handled stainless-steel spoons
2 flexible rubber spatulas
2 wire-mesh strainers
stainless-steel colander
rotary egg beater
kitchen tongs
meat pounder
funnel
vegetable peeler
kitchen timer
pepper grinder
sturdy wooden chopping board
salad spinner

Knives
2 paring knives ( 3 1/2 or 4 inch) ,1 chef’s knife ,1 carving knife, 1 serrated bread knife ,a boning knife and a sharpening steel will round out the list here. Choose the best knives you can afford and keep them in a wooden block for safety.

Electrical equipment
For this category, keep things simple. A good blender, a kitchen scale, a good quality electric hand mixer and a toaster are all you really need.

Baking Equipment
2-8-or 9-inch round cake pans
1 square baking pan
2 loaf pans
2 baking sheets (rim less)
1 ovenproof glass pie plate
2 muffin tins
tart pans
rolling pin
wire rack
pastry brush
one set cookie cutters
pastry bag with decorating tips
pastry scraper

Pots and Pans
3 pots (1 each of small, medium and large)
2 sauce pots
stock pot with tight-fitting lid
vegetable steamer
2 frying pans (preferably with lids)
dutch oven with lid
shallow roasting pan
three glass ceramic baking dishes (assorted sizes)
large roasting pan with rack

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