I get asked all the time, “What utensils do I need to cook great meals?”
My response varies, depending on the type of cuisine you want to cook. But the basics are always the same.
Cooking is an art, so if you don’t have the right tools, your creation will not come out the way you want it to. Every kitchen has needs. Here are some of the basics.
Reminder: Don’t run out and buy everything on this list. The items below are suggestions and aren’t required to create wonderful dishes that you will be proud of.
Pots and Pans: Stock Pot(1), Large Frying Pan (1), Small Frying Pan (1), Saucepan (2), Large Sauté Pan (1), Small Sauté Pan (1), Roasting Pan (1), Cast Iron Pan (1)
Knives: Chefs Knife: (1), Paring Knife (1), Utility Knife (1), Bread Knife (1), Meat Slicer (1), Y-Peeler (1), Honing Steel (1), Sharpening Stone (1)
Cooks Tools: Salt and Pepper Mills (1), Heat Resistant Spatula Large(1) Small(1), Wooden Spoon, Fish Spatula(1), Can Opener(1), Pizza Cutter(1), Ice Cream Scoop(1) Wire Whisk (2), Grater Box(1), Hand Held Juicer(1), Measuring Cups(1set), Measuring Spoons(1set), Colander(1large) (1medium), Baster(1)
Small wares: Blender (1) Stand Mixer (1), Food Processor (1), Toaster (1), Mini Prep Chopper (1), Electric Coffee Grinder (1), Countertop Electric Deep Fryer (1)