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Recommended Cooking Utensils your Kitchen Should Have

Updated on October 10, 2016
Here's a photo of some of the most important things you should have inside your own kitchen.
Here's a photo of some of the most important things you should have inside your own kitchen.

If you just moved to your new home and looking for basic kitchen utensils that you should have or if you are looking to update your kitchen wares, you can check this list of most used and recommended cooking utensils to cross check to your own list.

A chef's knife is a helpful kitchen tool. It can cut, peel, and mince.
A chef's knife is a helpful kitchen tool. It can cut, peel, and mince.

Knives and Peelers

If we talk about cooking, nobody will ever say they do not need at least one knife inside their kitchen. There are various types of knives with different uses and you can have any depending on your cooking needs. You cannot cook meat, fish or vegetable without using one knife and if you have a small budget for your kitchen needs you can first invest in a chef’s knife because it can do almost any cutting and peeling job for you.

Some factors to consider when buying a knife is by checking the quality of its blades and what materials were used even for its handle. Handles usually are the first to give up on knives so I suggest you buy the best quality among all the choices you might have. Make sure also that its blade will last long and are fine with blade sharpeners.

Rubber spatulas are one of the favorites of almost every cook and baker.
Rubber spatulas are one of the favorites of almost every cook and baker.

A Set of Spatulas

Spatulas are a necessity inside anyone’s kitchen because of its various uses. Rubber spatulas in particular are used to scrape excess oils, batter, and other sticky or creamy ingredients from bowls, jars, measuring cups, etc. They come in various sizes and having them as a set is recommended so that it can cater to all your kitchen needs.

Another type of spatula is the wide flat spatula usually made of stainless steel or metal used to flip hot foods. Another kind could be made out of plastic or ceramic which are ideal to pans which are anti-scratch.

These spatulas are also essential to bakers considering the procedures and ingredients they use in baking.

Buying salt and pepper shakers is one way to keep your kitchen organized.
Buying salt and pepper shakers is one way to keep your kitchen organized.

Containers, Jars, Shakers and Grinders

The best way to organize your kitchen is to have the right containers for all your cooking ingredients like oil, salt, pepper, sugar, sauce and others. Buy containers that are easy to open and operate and at the same time will stand the tests of time and are washable and easy to maintain. Choose jars that can contain as much but not too large for you and every family member to carry. Also, try Braviloni’s Salt and Pepper grinder set. They can be used as salt grinder, pepper grinder or salt and pepper shakers. If you want to store your seasonings as crumbs, it can contain for up to ¾ cup and you can just grab it and grind and sprinkle during cooking time. You can read more about this salt and pepper grinder set through their website here: http://salt-pepper-shakers.braviloni.com/.

I see the use of tong especially when frying and grilling if you do not want to add bruises to your hands.
I see the use of tong especially when frying and grilling if you do not want to add bruises to your hands.

Kitchen Tongs and Ladles

Another set to write on your checklist would be tongs and ladles. A kitchen tong is useful especially in grilling and frying. It can also be used to lift up pastas depending on the design you decide to buy. Ladles are used to mix ingredients and soup ladles to scoop larger quantities of soup or broth.

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    • charlynjune profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlyn June 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      Hello Paul, it is great to see you checked my article.. I actually don't have a mortar and pestle but to pulverize pepper, the pepper grinder is helpful. Yes, probably, having a mortar is another good idea for those who do not want mess when pulverizing chilis.. :)

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Thank you for sharing a very useful article. My wife and I have all of the cooking utensils you mention plus a big mortar and pestle. The mortar and pestle is used for pulverizing hot chilis and peppers which are a staple in the Thai diet. Do you have a mortar and pestle in your kitchen. I am sharing this article with HP followers.

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