Essential Kitchen Utensils: Complete Guide

The question of knowing the necessary kitchen utensils for daily use appears when people have the chance to decorate and furnish their new home in the way they have always imagined and desired, or when they intend to refurbish the kitchen. In order to avoid having too many utensils but to also have any utensil that can be required at a certain time.

Making a list of necessary kitchen utensils makes it simple to remember to buy them. It is a promise that you will have a fully equipped kitchen, even if it is compact, to prepare various dishes and maintain a spotless environment. Accordingly, just those kitchen utensils that will sometimes be required will be the focus of this article.

 Essential Kitchen Utensils

How important is a List of Kitchen Utensils?

You need to equip your kitchen with utensils that make food preparation quicker and easier in order to develop routines that are more practical and efficient.

There are several kitchen utensils that we use on a daily basis, and their main purpose is to help prepare or cook food. Even with the essentials in hand, you will always notice the absence of a utensil that is essential to the preparation of a dish, so you can purchase these utensils as required.

Therefore, we detail the kitchen utensils that you should buy in order to store, prepare, and serve food.

General List of Kitchen Utensils

Let's divide your list of essential kitchen utensils into three main categories to make organizing it simpler:

  • Basic utensils.
  • Home appliances.
  • Table and Meal.

 kitchen utensils

List of Basic Utensils

We put together a list of simple kitchen utensils that are essential for your routine. Note that we are not going to talk about quantities because this varies according to your routine.

We compiled a list of essential kitchen utensils that are needed for your daily routines. Please note that we will not discuss quantities because they depend on your daily schedule.

Cookware Set

They can be made of aluminum, stainless steel, or nonstick. A basic set should include a large pan, two fry pans, two medium or small pans, and a milk jug.

Cookware Set

Knife Set

It is a specific cutting kit. This set should include a large knife for cutting meat, a medium to large knife with a serrated blade for cutting bread, and a smaller, fine-tipped knife shaped like a switchblade for cutting vegetables.

Knife Set

Pressure Cooker

It is especially effective for preparing foods that are more difficult to cooking and the dish is ready in minutes. Additionally, pressure cookers today are more sophisticated, with solid locks that ensure your home's safety.

pressure cook

Cutting Board

Wooden cutting board, like bamboo, who is made from no pesticides organic material, that resists to bacteria growth and staining, is the best choice for keeping the knife’s sharp, because allows the knife to side between the vertical wood fibres, without excessive wear and tear.

One of the most generally used kitchen utensils, the glass cutting board is the best choice because it is easy to clean and less likely to become contaminated.

cutting board

Baking Pan Set

For some dishes like lasagna, pizza, and medium-sized pies, two rectangular baking pans are recommended. You also need a round baking pan, usually in medium size, for cakes and puddings (ideally with the central cone).

baking pan set

Wooden, bamboo or plastic spoon

This utensil is constantly used to mix food when it is being prepared. It is recommended to use the required material to avoid causing damage or releasing fragments into the meal, which is unhealthy.

wood spoon

Food Storage Containers

They can be used to keep meat and vegetables in the freezer, as well as leftovers, in the fridge. Keeping food storage containers for usage in the microwave is also crucial. In this way, some meals can be heated or even defrosted.

food storage containers

Grater

A four-sided object with various blade shapes. Typically, it is used to grate cheese, fruits, vegetables, and even some greens.

grater

Garlic Press Mincer

This utensil is essential in the kitchen since it is frequently used in the process of preparing meals and is used to compress the garlic into little pieces.

garlic press mincer

Sieve, Strainer

Helps to sift some solid items or strain some liquid solutions. We may take natural orange juice as an example because it needs to go through a sieve in order to separate the juice from the seeds after being extracted from the fruit.

 sieve strainer set

List of Home Appliances

The market provides us with a range of home appliances to aid in the daily tasks of a kitchen. Let's list the essential home appliances so that you can have a fully functional kitchen with that in mind.

Hand Blender

Creams, soups, broths, juices, and some drinks are all prepared using it. Its use substantially simplifies the cooking routine, so choose one with high performance.

hand blender

Press Grill Sandwich Maker

Used to quickly prepare a sandwich for breakfast or as a snack. Among other uses, it enables you to grill meat to accompany meals.

Press Grill Sandwich Maker

Mixer

The mixer is used to beat dough and combine other components to simplify your life and eliminate the need for manual labor when preparing various recipes. Cakes, egg whites, pie crust, among other recipes, are frequently made with it.

mixer

Stove

The main responsible for cooking and preparing meals. Select the stove model based on the dimensions of your kitchen to ensure that you have enough space to handle it.

stove

Electric Oven

For compact kitchens, when selecting a stove with a built-in oven can result in significant space reduction, the electric oven is strongly recommended if you opt for a cooktop stove.

electric oven

Eletric Kettle

This device makes it easy to quickly bring water to a boil, which is wonderful for people who enjoy tea and coffee because they can immediately make their drink. It can also be used to cook food more quickly because the water is already boiling in the pan.

electric kettle

Fridge (with freezer)

It is one of the crucial home appliances, absolutely up alongside the stove. Food cannot be preserved at a suitable, low temperature without it. And the market today provides consumers with solutions that satisfy everyone's needs.

fridge and freezer

Microwave

It is common to require an appliance that makes it possible to cook meals fast when you have so many commitments to manage throughout the day. We frequently choose meals that only require heating, and the microwave can be help in this regard.

microwave

Scale

Weighing ingredients and even food is important. So there is a small chance of screwing up when preparing a meal. When it comes to measuring the portions that dietitians recommend for each meal, this tool is quite helpful for dieters.

 food scale

List of Table and Meal Utensils

Plate Set

The amount of plates is very relative, because it is based on both the overall number of residents and the average number of visitors each resident hosts. Considering that you'll be living alone, a set of 12 items will certainly satisfy your needs. Four deep plates, four shallow plates, and four dessert plates are the typical divisions of these pieces.

plate set

Mug Set

It is necessary to have an eight-piece set, including four mugs and four saucers, to serve coffee or tea.

mug set

Glass Set

Glass ones are the most common, and are used to serve wine, champagne, and water. However, those who have children at home or host them during visits should choose acrylic or plastic glasses to avoid domestic accidents.

 Glass Set

Bowls and Trays

They are used to serve food on the table, including salads, snacks, and meat, among others. They are ideally made of ceramic, glass, porcelain, or stainless steel. Trays can be shallower, while bowls should be deeper.

trays

Cutlery Set

This cutlery set must contain:

  • Table forks, table knives and table spoons.
  • Dessert forks, dessert knives and dessert spoons.
  • Tea and coffee spoons.
  • Soup Ladle.
  • Cake padle.
  • Salad Set.
  • Serving Fork.
  • Serving Spoon.
  • Slotted Spoon.
  • Spaghetti Spoon Server.

You will need to buy each piece individually if your cutlery set is not fully complete as described. You can read our post to get some guidance on selecting the perfect cutlery set “Cutlery Set Buying Guide”.

 cutlery set

Don't forget to set priorities while beginning a new life or, on the other hand, if you want to discard some of the goods in your kitchen. Give priority to essential utility items before moving onto other kitchen utensils. A list that aids in the buying of the most essential kitchen utensils is therefore crucial.

Now that you are aware of some suggestions for setting up your kitchen with the necessary kitchen utensils you can visit our Online Store. You may find items in a variety of colors, materials, and styles that will guide you to the best choice!

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