Arming Your Kitchen With Basic Cooking Utensils

Theres no doubt that having the right tools for the job makes any task easier, and theres no better place to illustrate this than in the kitchen, where having the right cooking utensils can be the difference between creating good meals and great meals.

Many cooks think about major appliances such as the stove and refrigerator when planning to equip their kitchens, but to be a success in the kitchen, you need to have a good selection of cooking utensils in addition to the bigger items.

And dont forget, cooking utensils means more than just spoons; theres a host of small cooking utensils ranging from cutting devices, juicers, graters and more.

Think about what you do in a kitchen and about how different cooking utensils come into play for each task:

Washing and drying fresh produce always easy to accomplish with a strainer and salad spinner. A vegetable peeler is also an important addition to your cooking utensils closet.

Slicing, chopping and dicing all kinds of food and garnishes a food processor makes short work of vegetables, but mandolins, knives and graters are also helpful cooking utensils to have on hand.

Measuring cooking and baking can be a form of art and recipes should be followed as precisely as possible so measuring dishes, cups (both wet and dry measures) and measuring spoons are invaluable cooking utensils.

Weighing depending on what you like to cook, you may want to add a food scale to your shopping list of cooking utensils. Such a tool can be excellent for portioning meat and other products that have cooking times affected by weight.

Temperature as important as measures are temperatures, which can affect the success of your kitchen endeavors. An oven or meat thermometer is key to having properly cooked meat that is safe to eat, and should be included in your pantry of cooking utensils.

Mixing no kitchen would be complete without a cadre of mixing bowls in its cooking utensils cupboard. Having a selection of bowls in assorted sizes is essential to fast, efficient cooking.

Manipulating, poking, prodding, lifting and stirring perhaps what most often comes to mind when you think of cooking utensils are implements used to move food: spoons, forks, knives, spatulas, wire whisks, pastry blenders, tongs, salad lifters, slotted spoons, wooden spoons, serving spoons and more.

By imagining the tasks you do every day in the kitchen, you will get a better idea of the cooking utensils you should consider purchasing. Think about every stage of the food preparation process, from storage and cleaning, to cooking and presenting.

Other useful cooking utensils: pastry brush, kitchen shears, rolling pin, salt shaker, pepper mill, cutting board, ramekins, flour sifter, rotary beater, ladles, juicer and a can opener.

Cooking utensils come in a range of prices, quality and materials such as wood, metal, rubber and silicone. Regardless of how much you pay, always make sure any cooking utensils that have multiple pieces, fit together securely.

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User Reviews and Comments

  1. David Dombrowski says

    I have been using waterless cookware that my parents purchased however the
    price for the average customer is just not affordable the concept works
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    to the average household because the current cookware the Tupperware has is
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  2. Karen Giardelli says

    I can’t wait until it’s available. I had purchased waterless cookware when
    I graduated High School, but was not taught how to use it properly. I still
    have some pieces and use them today as regualr cookware. I am looking
    forward to the upcoming product and training. I know I will be excited to
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