Tools Every Kitchen Should Have

Purchasing  undercounter dishwasher, cookware and equipment for your kitchen can be an overwhelming task. You don’t necessarily need to stock up on a lot of high quality kitchen products to get the job done. Cooking shows have become so popular that every where we look someone is trying to push one product or another on us. Tv show hosts, celebrity chefs and infomercials are all guilty of it. There are must have products for the minimalist and the high-quality products you can’t live without. Shopping for kitchen tools can be frustrating and confusing. The longer you practice cooking techniques the easier it can be to shop for what you need.


Chef’s Knife

This is the first and most basic item everyone needs in their kitchen. This is also an item you will want to spend the extra money on. An upgraded chef’s knife will not only last longer but it will sharper and easier to cut with. You will more than likely use this knife everyday so spending the extra dollars will save you money in the long run. Once you have found your knife you will need to research the proper care and cleaning as well. Every basic kitchen should also have a knife sharpener, a paring knife, steak knifes and a bread knife to start.

Cutting Board

Speaking of basics the cutting board is the definition. Another item that you will probably use every time you cook. You should buy one that is durable and dishwasher safe. There are wood cutting boards and plastic cutting boards that are dishwasher safe.

Can Opener

The perfect can opener is the 5-in-1 type can opener. It pulls tabs, unscrews tops, opens jars and lids and crowns caps.

Measuring Cups

bowlsMeasuring cups are essential when it comes to precise measuring solid or liquid ingredients when you cook. A good set for anyone to use is the Kitchen Made stackable measuring cup set. They come in stainless steel, nesting capabilities and are made with the best quality.

Measuring Spoons

Measuring Spoons are needed to measure small amounts of liquid or solids. Prepworks makes a great set of 5 stainless steel spoons starting from 3/4 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. These are also nested spoons so they can be stored easily. What makes them different is they are double sided so you can use one for liquid and the other side for solid.

Mixing Bowls

These of course are used to mix sauces, salad dressings and even storing leftovers. You should purchase several mixing bowls in a variety of sizes. They can be stacked in your cupboard so they are easier stored.