I’ve compiled a list of 50 kitchen essentials to help get you started. Not everyone will need everything on this list, but the goal is to get you thinking about those items you must have, those you want and those that are splurges.
I’ve organized my list into five categories — Knives, Cookware, Baking, Appliances and Tools. Buy the items you’ll use frequently to cook your daily meals first then purchase others as you need them. Don’t feel like you have to shell out big bucks for expensive items. Buy what you can afford and go from there.
12. 2 8 or 9-inch round cake pans
13. 8 or 9-inch square cake pan
14. 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish
15. 8 or 9-inch square baking dish
16. Bundt Pan
17. Baking Sheets/Sheet Trays
18. Loaf Pan
19. Muffin tin (standard and mini)
20. Pie Pan
21. Wire cooling racks
31. Box grater
32. Citrus reamer/Juicer
35. Cutting boards
36. Kitchen Shears
38. Measuring cups/spoons
39. Meat Thermometer
40. Microplane Grater
41. Mixing bowls
42. Pastry brush
43. Rolling Pin
45. Spoons (Large, Slotted, Wooden)
40. Vegetable Peeler
Check out my list of 50 Essentials for a Well-Stocked Kitchen ! How many do you have?
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