Welcome to my list of what you need to have a complete kitchen.
This post offers a list of kitchen items that are essentials in every kitchen.
This is not an exhaustive list of the must-have things in every kitchen, but it will help you put together the basic kitchen needs if you are just starting out.
Alternatively, you can consider this post as a gift list for kitchen lovers.
Or a list of potential gifts for chefs or aspiring chefs.
This kitchen tools that are essential in my kitchen, but I think in everyone’s kitchen.
The List Of 15 Kitchen Essentials That Will Make Your Cooking Super Easy
#1 Pots & Pans
Pots and pans are naturally essential in any kitchen.
A good basic set is the essential.
All of my cookware is riveted stainless steel – I have several sizes, and I find them to be super.
Make sure they fit your stovetop, and especially that they have a good bottom.
Also, you need to make sure the lids fit and that the handles stay cool.
#2 Mixing Bowls
It’s important to have bowls in your kitchen.
I use them for almost everything in meal preparation.
Use the large ones for making meatballs, the medium ones for preparing chopped vegetables like potatoes, celery and carrots or for mixing batters and the small one for beating eggs and sauces.
I personally use the glass ones and I’m very happy with them.
#3 Measuring Jug
A good measuring jug is essential.
I have two.
One made of Pyrex and one made of plastic.
The Pyrex one is very useful, heat resistant, suitable for gas and electric stoves, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher safe.
A very useful item for many recipes.
#4 Cutting Board
These cutting boards are easy to clean with a cloth. It’s also safe to wash in the dishwasher for a deeper clean.
It is always good practice to separate raw foods.
Use the large one for meats and the medium and small ones for veggies and fruits to reduce the risk of food contamination.
I have 3 that I use regularly.
#5 Wooden Spoons
There are so many things you need in your kitchen.
And in a minimalist kitchen, you really need to get back to basics.
Aside from the knife and the pan, there is no thing much more important than the wooden spoon.
This is the main thing you use for stirring when cooking, for mixing soups and stews or, in fact, anything.
Why the wood? Because it doesn’t melt when you leave it in the pan and it doesn’t damage the pans.
#6 Kitchen Utensils Set
It’s always handy to have a great set of utensils in your kitchen, so you can cook as many recipes as you’d like.
#7 Set Of Knives
These lovely knife sets from Tescoma are a great starter set.
The knives are forged from one piece of the finest quality stainless steel , with a durable blade, perfect cutting edge and ergonomic handle with solid rivets.
#8 Hand Whisk
Absolutely necessary accessory in your kitchen. Very useful for many preparations.
Ideal tool for mixing dry or liquid ingredients to prepare all kinds of sauces, for whipping cream and egg whites and for preparing many delicious treats such as muffins.
#9 Silicone Lids
Super useful accessory to have in your kitchen.
An alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.
Great for saving money but also for the environment.
#10 Vegetable Cutter
This beautiful accessory saves you a lot of time in the kitchen.
And no more tears when you have to chop onions.
#11 Mittens & Oven Gloves
It helps protect your hands when cooking.
You can also use it as a potholder to grab a hot dish.
These oven mitts are not only heat resistant, waterproof, durable and comfortable, but they are also soft and easily moved, so you can grab them without any trouble.
#12 Rolling Pin
#13 Vegetable/Potato Peeler
Essential in your kitchen, and we all know why.
This set has one handle and 3 replaceable parts for different functions, you can change blades to get large y-peeler, Y-shaped serrated peeler and I-shaped peeler.
#14 Kitchen Tongs
Great tool to have in your kitchen.
Basic kitchen utensil, perfect for basic kitchen tasks, indoor or outdoor use, great for grilling corn, flipping burgers, serving salad, cutting roast meat, or used as BBQ turners and much more.
#15 Cooking Scissors
Impossible not to have them in your kitchen.
#16 Pestle & Mortar
Useful for those who like to make pesto and chop herbs the old fashioned way.
I love it, I make so many curries with this mortar too.