The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School

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The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School
Camp Chef BBQ Grill Box Carry Bag – BB100

by Camp Chef

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“This is a great product. I was storing it in the box …” – by Joseph

This is a great product. I was storing it in the box that it came in. The box took up a lot of room. The carry bag makes it easier to store and move around. This is a great product. Highly recommend it.

Ergo Chef 1005 Gear 5-Pocket Padded Chef's Knife Roll Bag, Bifold, Black

by Ergo Chef

In Stock.

Price: Price:$16.95 & FREE Shipping

“Good” – by Amazon Customer

I this product because it is good quality and effective for a small amount of kitchen tools/knives. I dis this product because it says “roll” which made em think it was their knife bag that rolled and therefore had more material to protect the knives. But either way even tho it doesn't roll and that confused me, I am still happy with the product.

Messermeister Soft Sided Culinary Tool Box Knife Storage

by Messermeister

4 new & used offers from min price$35.80

“Lots of room, nicely constructed.” – by geekygourmet

I have owned several types of culinary bags and i figured that this one would work better for me because we now have three individuals with the same case as my old one and i got tired of finding stuff in my bag that wasn't mine. Since nobody owns one of these, I figured that i would buy one.

It has a lot of space in it for my knives, and all of my other random things that i carry. The nice thing about this as opposed to the briefcases is that i will know exactly where my knives are, no more unzipping other sections and not find what i need. The plastic tray holds all of my pens, thermometers, and other random things.

The top segment keeps all my other random things reasonably organized. My biggest problem was all of my random things … full review

by Chef Pak

In Stock.

Price: Price:$119.95 & FREE Shipping. Details

“A very good-looking attractive professional backpack” – by DEBRA F. MAXON

My son is an executive chef he loves the bag everything is right at his hand.

by Chef Pak

“… a graduation present from culinary school and it is perfect. I have accumulated alot of tools and gadgets …” – by Amazon Customer

My parents bought me this knife kit as a graduation present from culinary school and it is perfect. I have accumulated alot of tools and gadgets during my schooling and everything fits

Ergo Chef 0012 Chef's Gear Knife Roll Bag, 13 Pocket

by Ergo Chef

Only 11 left in stock – order soon.

Price: Price:$31.99 & FREE Shipping

“Inexpensive, well made knife case / bag” – by Riles

I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this bag. For the $$, I had looked at a local chef store and did not find anything comparable with $20 of this item. It is quite large, so make sure that is what you are looking for being purchasing..I would buy it again or recommend to friends and family. Very nice.

How I rate something:When I review an item, I try to always do so in context of the product and its description. For example, if I bought a vase that said shatter proof, and then drop it on the ground and it shatters, that is bad. But if I purchased a crystal wine glass, and knocked it over on the counter and it broke, I would not say “these glasses are not very sturdy”.

I believe, when possible, in reviewing items what is available … full review

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18 Things Professional Chefs Say You Must Have in Your Kitchen

The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School

It’s time to take stock of what’s in your kitchen. If you’re still using a hand-me-down cutting board and those cheap knives you found on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond when you graduated from college, you're due for an upgrade.

We spoke with two professional chefs—Culinary Institute of America Culinary Arts Associate Professor Lance Nitahara, and Sabrina Sexton, the former lead culinary instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education—about their kitchen must-haves.

1. Three Knives

Both Nitahara and Sexton agree you can skip the full knife set (you know, the one that comes in a fancy wood block) and instead invest in a few essentials.

According to them, all you need are a chef’s knife, a serrated bread knife, and a paring knife. “To me, these three knives would cover basically anything you would need to cut,” Sexton says.

“And if I was stuck on a desert island, and I could still cook, these three knives would be what I would need.”

Sexton also recommends going with forged knives over stamped knives because they are higher in quality and will last longer.

Find it: Paring and chef’s knife, Amazon; bread knife, Amazon

2. Chantry Knife Sharpener

The best way to increase your knives’ longevity, however, is to keep them sharp. Precisely how much sharpening this will require depends on your use frequency and menu. “I would say sharpen your knives when they get dull,” Nitahara says. “If you’re using your chef’s knife on a daily basis, I would say once every week to once every two weeks, depending on what you’re cutting as well.”

While experienced chefs have mastered the art of the sharpening stone, Sexton says that a chantry knife sharpener—one of those gadgets you stand up on your counter and slide your knife through—is easier for beginners and gets the job done.

Find it: Amazon

3. Cutting Board

While glass or stone cutting boards can be pretty, Sexton says wood or plastic is your best bet. “I have a very pretty little marble board that sits out on my kitchen counter, but it’s more for show.

Those are going to dull your knives, so I wouldn't recommend doing heavy duty chopping on glass or stone,” she says. “I think the main thing is that you want something that's hard enough that you don't wear it out and get grooves in it all the time.

” The grooves can lead to a buildup of bacteria—which is why, Sexton says, you should replace your cutting board every couple years.

Find it: Amazon

4. Nonstick Pan

“I wouldn’t recommend getting an entire set of non-stick pans,” Nitahara says. But “one non-stick pan might be good if you do a lot of egg cookery.”

Find it: Amazon

5. Cast-Iron Pan

In addition to your one non-stick pan, you’ll want to get a cast-iron pan.

“Cast iron is an inexpensive way to get a pan that really conducts the heat really well, so it's really good if you want to cook a steak or get a nice kind of sear on a chicken breast or something that,” Sexton says.

“If you're trying to caramelize the surface of something, which really develops flavor in something a piece of red meat or poultry, [a cast-iron pan is] the best sort of go-to thing.”

“They're a little more work, but they last forever,” Sexton says. That work is a process called seasoning your pan—or adding a lubricant so your food doesn’t stick to it.

Find it: Amazon

6. Stainless Steel Pots And Pans

But for most of your cookware, Sexton and Nitahara agree that stainless steel is best. “For the most part, when we’re talking about pots and pans, you want to get something that is a heavier-gauge stainless steel pan,” Nitahara says. “They’re a little harder to wash, a little heavier, but they’re going to last longer. They have better conduction if they are stainless steel.”

Find it: Amazon

7. Rondeau Pan Or Dutch Oven

“A rondeau is kind of what a lot of people refer to as a stew pot,” Sexton says. “It has a fairly wide surface area, but also reasonably high sides—somewhere between 4 to 6 inches high. It’s good if you want to do any braises or stews.”

Find it: Amazon (Le Creuset, $320) or AmazonBasics ($45)

8. Blender

For making soups and purées, Nitahara says a blender is a must. When choosing a blender, he says, it’s worth saving up and shelling out a bit more for something higher quality. “The cheaper you go on blenders and food processors, you get what you pay for,” he says. “If you try to get it on a budget you might be buying [a new] one sooner than you think.”

Find it: Amazon

9. Immersion Blender

For making smoothies, frothing up drinks, or chopping onions and garlic, Sexton says she relies on an immersion blender (or handheld blender).

“It’s a good jumping-off point for a blender because it doesn't take up any particular space; it doesn't have to sit on your counter.

It's pretty versatile, pretty inexpensive, so I just think that's a good go-to tool for things.”

Find it: Amazon

10. Food Processor

When asked if he recommends having a blender or a food processor, Nitahara tells us you should invest in both. “If I had a choice I don’t know which one I would choose because they both are essential,” he says. While a blender is great for smooth purées, a food processor allows you to chop things coarsely.

Find it: Amazon

11. Pressure Cooker

Top Chef fans know that a pressure cooker can be a chef’s best friend when they’re strapped for time (or their worst enemy, if they don’t know how to use one!).

“It can be a little intimidating, but once you learn how to use them they’re so great,” Nitahara says of the appliance.

“I make wild rice in 20 minutes, whereas if you make wild rice in a pot you’re looking at cooking it for over an hour.”

Find it: Amazon

12. Digital Thermometer

For novice cooks, Nitahara and Sexton recommend a digital thermometer. “If you want to roast a chicken or you want to cook meat to a certain done-ness or whatever, an instant read is great,” Sexton says.

“A lot of digital thermometers you don’t have to calibrate,” Nitahara adds.

“I love digital thermometers that have a probe with a cable so that if I’m roasting something, I put that thermometer into the roast, throw that in the oven, and keep my thermometer outside the oven and set the alarm to go off when I have a target temperature that’s reached. That way it’s brainless and I don’t have to worry about it.”

Find it: Amazon

13. Microplane

“Microplanes are awesome,” Nitahara says. “They’re really great if you want to grate things really finely, parmesan cheese and things that. It was originally designed for woodworking.”

Find it: Amazon

14. Wooden Spoon

Since plastic can melt and metal will heat up, Sexton says you’re best off using a wooden spoon when stirring something over a hot stove. Nitahara recommends purchasing a wooden spoon with one flat side, which will make it easier to scrape the bottom of your pan or bowl.

Find it: Amazon

15. Whisk

Look for thin wires when choosing your whisk, Nitahara says. “If you’re going to be making emulsions vinaigrettes, hollandaise sauce, and a few others, if you get your wires too big and thick … you’re not going to be able to emulsify liquids that as well,” he says.

Find it: Amazon

16. Rubber Spatula

Heat-resistant is the name of the game when looking for a quality spatula. “Get a good high temp silicon spatula that can stand temperatures upward of 375, 400 degrees so that you’re not melting your spatula in the pan,” Nitahara says.

Find it: Amazon

17. Salad Spinner

Despite its name, a salad spinner can do a lot more than dry your lettuce. Nitahara also uses his after washing herbs, and “whenever I wash mushrooms I always put them in the salad spinner as well,” he says. “They soak up a lot of water.”

Find it: Amazon

18. Vegetable Peeler

For a better grip, Sexton says she prefers the Y-shaped peelers to the more traditional straight ones.

Find it: Amazon

Bonus: Basic Utensils and Small Wares

In addition to the above, Sexton and Nitahara recommend having some basic necessities on hand, including: metal tongs, a ladle, a slotted spoon, measuring cups and spoons, a corkscrew, potholders, mixing bowls, a can opener, and baking sheets.

A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated for 2019.

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Professional Chef Tools

The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School

by Ateco

In stock on May 7, 2020.

“Size Info For You!” – by Miranda (Chicago)

These are nice, sturdy, round stainless steel cutters. I'm posting a review to save others some heartache regarding the size of the cutters, as they are not given in the seller's description, and the answer posted above is incorrect.

The cutter sizes, from largest to smallest, are as follows:11 cm (not quite 4.5 inches)3.5 inches (NOT 3.75 as listed above)6 cm (not quite 2.5 inches)1.

25 inchesNote that the “handle” end of the cutter is rolled for more comfortable use, making the top of the cutter measure slightly larger than the bottom, which is the part doing the cutting.Is this nit-picky as heck? You betcha. Is this the difference between “Yay! My new cutters are here.

Let's get to work!” and “Crud. I've got to keep shopping. Project delayed.”? It is, indeed, if you need these in a professional capacity.

I needed a 3.75 inch cutter, and had to keep looking (a … full review

Mercer Culinary KnifePack Plus

by Mercer Culinary

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Price: Price:$95.91 & FREE Shipping. Details

“Best pack for a true professional” – by Cat Lady (Alaska)

You won't find a better bag. This uses space perfectly for holding a laptop and knives, as well as other items. It's durable and well made. On top of that, it looks sharp. Buy this bag, anything less is a waste of money.

by UberChef

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“Quite A-Peeling” – by Silanageige (Portland, ME, United States)

I bought this after researching spiralizers as I wanted to find more interesting ways to prepare veggies.

I quickly realized that I didn't really want another appliance taking up space in my kitchen, especially after the novelty wears off, and several reviewers recommended a simple julienne peeler instead.

I'm glad I saw that suggestion, as this UberChef peeler works great; it seems sturdily made and quickly makes neat, narrow vegetable strips. This first thing I made was a cucumber and carrot “pasta” salad, and it took less than 90 seconds.

I used the normal peeler on one side to remove the skins then rested the veggies on a cutting board and whittled them down to a nub with the julienne blade, gave it a quick rinse and was done. Easy.

It takes a little getting used to the angle of the plain peeler, as you … full review

by Healthy Chef Tools

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“Multiple-benefits” – by MLJ

Through a fund-raising event at my school, I had bought a similar sheet for much more money. I d it, but thought I'd check Amazon and find a better price.

The set of 4 was less money that the one first purchased so I worried that these would be too good to be true, but they are amazing. I bought two more sets and mailed to my daughters and they called me checking for cookie recipes.

So if you want a great non-stick mat at a great price and maybe a reason for your grown-up kids to give you a call, then buy these.

The Pampered Chef Mix N Chop #2583

by Pampered Chef

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“It really works!!! A must have!” – by Patricia Murray (Missouri)

Two absolutely essential kitchen items are a stainless steel wire whisk and this thing. It works so much better than I could have ever imagined. Gone is the tedious method of chopping up hamburger with the side of a spatula! I highly, highly, highly recommend this product!!

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery Rosewood Knife Set, Attache Case, 24-Piece

by Victorinox

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).

Price: Price:$834.92 & FREE Shipping. Details

“Great knife set” – by T. S. (United States)

This is a great set of kitchen knives at the price. Forschner Fibrox knives have been top-rated by a lot of different groups, including Cook's Illustrated; I d them even before I knew that, just because of the “Victorinox” stamp on the blades, just my childhood Swiss Army Knives.

These knives handle beautifully and cut amazingly well; I've bought five or six of the “paring' knife in this set over the years (my dog s to chew the handles up, for some reason).

When I wanted to upgrade to a full set of kitchen knives and get a honing steel, I got this set, and it was a perfect purchase: the boning knife made dismembering my first whole chicken an almost comically easy process (although the directions in the Joy of Cooking helped too).

The knives are light and somewhat flexible, and they're made with stamped rather than forged steel, but … full review

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Chef Utensils

The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School
The Pampered Chef Mix N Chop #2583

by Pampered Chef

In Stock.

“It really works!!! A must have!” – by Patricia Murray (Missouri)

Two absolutely essential kitchen items are a stainless steel wire whisk and this thing. It works so much better than I could have ever imagined. Gone is the tedious method of chopping up hamburger with the side of a spatula! I highly, highly, highly recommend this product!!

Kitchen Gadgets Utensil Knives Set – 13 Piece Stainless Steel Block – Spatula, Serving Spoon, Spaghetti Server, Soup, Dessert Ladle, Skimmer, Chef, Bread, Carving, Utility, Paring, Knife & Sharpener

by Stone boomer

“Will cut through all types of meat…” – by adam

This knife set did not disappoint. I was using the steak knife to open up another package and it cut right through the package and then straight through my skin. 5 stitches later and I am praising my awesome new knife set. The stainless steal is awesome. Plus, this knife set allowed me to see the muscle in my hand that I was never able to see before! Highly recommended!

Cuisinart CGS-5020 Deluxe Grill Set, 20-Piece, Stainless Steel

by Cuisinart

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List Price: List Price:$59.99
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“All-in-one for Grilling” – by SassyAthlete

We use all the pieces and it is perfect for all our grilling needs. The quality is great and the hard storage case is a great way to keep everything together and pull out each time we grill. It would be a great gift for someone with a new grill or to have for yourself to have a complete grilling set.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery Rosewood Knife Set, Attache Case, 24-Piece

by Victorinox

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).

Price: Price:$834.92 & FREE Shipping. Details

“Great knife set” – by T. S. (United States)

This is a great set of kitchen knives at the price. Forschner Fibrox knives have been top-rated by a lot of different groups, including Cook's Illustrated; I d them even before I knew that, just because of the “Victorinox” stamp on the blades, just my childhood Swiss Army Knives.

These knives handle beautifully and cut amazingly well; I've bought five or six of the “paring' knife in this set over the years (my dog s to chew the handles up, for some reason).

When I wanted to upgrade to a full set of kitchen knives and get a honing steel, I got this set, and it was a perfect purchase: the boning knife made dismembering my first whole chicken an almost comically easy process (although the directions in the Joy of Cooking helped too).

The knives are light and somewhat flexible, and they're made with stamped rather than forged steel, but … full review

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Kitchen Utensil List of 46 Essential Cooking Items- Listonic

The Amazon Kitchen Tools I Bought After Culinary School

2019 might be the year you move house, or even buy your first home! We at Listonic believe that happiness is homemade and that the heart of any home is the kitchen.

But what if, in your new home, you find yourself bereft of the means to make a satisfying home-cooked meal? We’ll make sure you’re able to get your kitchen set up and ready to cook up a storm with this essential kitchen utensils list.

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Overview

There are umpteen products that you could potentially fill your kitchen items list for a new home.

Depending on your cooking abilities and tastes you may be vying for a treasure trove of kitchen tools and equipment for cooking. Regardless, there’s a foundation to pretty much any kitchen equipment list.

Even the most accomplished culinary maestros will have these essential kitchen accessories in their gastronomic arsenal.

We’ll be sure to go through the list with a fine-toothed comb so you know what you need on your essential kitchen utensils list and why. However, you can skip straight to the free printable list if you want.

Don’t forget to pair this list with our basic grocery list. Doing this will mean you can whip up some tasty basic meals whilst you get your kitchen up and running.

Dos

Look for items in thrift stores/charity shops – you can save a lot of money on second hand, but still perfectly good, kitchen utensils at these places. This is also great for the environment as it’s literally recycling.

Ask friends and families for anything they can donate – people tend to build up a collection of bits and bobs over the years, and this includes kitchen tools. Someone might have a spare set of kitchen shears around that they might be able to donate to you or have a set of pans which they’ve never used.

Check user reviews – Kitchen utensils go through a lot of hard work during their lifetimes. User reviews are a great source of sorting the decent from the flashy, especially when it comes to ranges branded with the names of famous chefs.

These reviews can help you buy equipment that is good to use, and will last longer, whilst making sure what you buy within your price range won’t be a ripoff.

Don’ts

Buy the cheapest available – even if you’re on a budget, false economy is still a thing. There’s no point buying a lot of items on the cheap but finding they break or become unusable after a short while. This will mean you’ll have to go out and buy even more.

But of course, don’t blow your budget. Try and get as sturdy equipment as you can. User reviews can help you when buying new equipment. You might also want to consider buying items at thrift stores/charity shops to pick up some good quality equipment at bargain prices.

Buy something unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll use it regularly – there are plenty of nifty and seemingly handy kitchen gadgets and utensils out there. However, before you splurge on these, ask yourself if it’s something you’ll use a lot. If not, you’ll just end up with something that takes up space and cost you unnecessary money.

But if you really want it, be sure to find recipes that will put you in the habit of using it to get the most it.

Essential Kitchen Utensils List

Now, let’s got through all 43 of our essential kitchen items, whilst telling you why you should have this in your kitchen.

Food Preparation Equipment

Chef’s knife – there are plenty of different types of knives you could buy. But in reality, you only really need one or two. A chef’s knife is undoubtedly the most versatile of knives. You’ll be able to use it for the bulk of your basic cutting, slicing, and chopping needs. Be sure to buy a stainless steel chef’s knife to ensure it doesn’t rust easily.

Paring knife – whilst a chef’s knife is indeed versatile, it can be a little on the large side. Pairing it with a paring knife will afford you the same versatility. It’s smaller in size and has a shorter blade which will give more control for more nuanced preparation.

Bread knife – whilst most bread comes sliced, some certain types of bread, focaccia and panini bread, will need to be cut open by yours truly. To do this, you shouldn’t just use any knife. The serrated edge of a bread knife will enable you to saw through it, whereas a flat knife would just squash the bread.

Knife sharpening/honing rod – all knives become blunt over time, and one of these will certainly put a bit of sharpness back into them. This is particularly important if you don’t have quite enough money to really splash out on a good knife or set of knives, as cheaper knives tend to dull more quickly.

Chopping/cutting board(s) – it’s no good having the best knives in the world if you’ve not got anything to prepare your food on. Whether you choose plastic or good ol’ fashioned wood is up to you.

Ideally, you’ll have several boards for different type of food (raw meat, washed vegetables, fish, dairy). This can reduce the risk of cross-contamination in the kitchen which could result in food poisoning.

Kitchen shears/scissors – these are incredibly versatile and can make your food preparation a lot easier. Use them to cut strips of meat, or just quickly chop up dried fruit or veg.

Vegetable peeler – this will allow you to remove the skin and peel from most vegetables with ease

Garlic press – whilst chopping your garlic is pretty straightforward, using a garlic press can finely mince your garlic to extract all of its flavor. This also reduces the risk of unexpectedly biting into a large piece of garlic in your food!

Grater – try and find one with different surfaces for finer grating and zesting

Kitchen scales – essential for baking, but also good if you’re wanting to control your portion sizes

Measuring jug – measure out your liquid hassle free

Measuring spoons and cups – Whilst most of Europe cook by weight rather than by quantity (cups) in the US, it’s still good to get measuring cups as well as measuring spoons. This will enable you to rustle up some stateside meals without having to go through the faff of converting the recipe’s ingredients.

Mixing bowl – there are times when you’ll need to combine several ingredients together. A good mixing bowl should be large enough to handle a large quantity of ingredients and also allow enough space for the mixing process.

Colander/pasta strainer – use this to wash vegetables and other large objects before preparing. You can also use these to drain boiled produce and pasta once cooked.

Sieve –  this is mainly used for de-clumping flour when baking. But it can also be used to rinse finer ingredients, such as lentils or rice, before cooking. These would usually fall straight through a colander or pasta strainer.

Rolling pin – if you’re planning on making anything with pastry this is a must to evenly flatten out your dough

Can opener – whilst most cans now come with ring pulls, there are still some that require a can opener to get at their contents. A can opener is also really helpful in the event that the ring pull snaps off!

Blender> – some recipes, especially sauces and soup, will require you to blend the ingredients together. This doesn’t have to be some monolithic appliance that dominates your worktop. You can buy smaller and more convenient handheld blenders that do the job nicely.

Cooking Equipment

Frying pan/skillet – an essential piece of kitchenware. You can use this to shallow fry a variety of ingredients.

Saucepans – whilst you will be doing a lot of cooking in the frying pan/skillet, you’ll need a high sided pan too, especially for sauces. We recommend buying at least 2 because it’s highly ly that whilst you have your sauce going in one, you’ll need to cook some carbohydrates, such as rice or pasta, in another. For more flexibility in the kitchen, buy pans of varying sizes.

The type of pans you should buy will be dependent on what sort of stove tops you have. Most pans are suitable for most hobs. However, halogen and induction hobs will need thick based matt surfaces or magnetized metal pans respectively.

Ovenproof dish – if you have an oven, you’re going to need something to bake food in

Roasting tin – this high-sided tin is great for roasting things in, as it lets the juices gather at the bottom

Baking sheet – not just for cookies, but for anything that requires easy slide-off access to remove once cooked. This can also be used underneath an ovenproof dish to make it easier to remove and catch any overflowing food that occurs during the cooking process.

Stirring spoon – you’ll need one for stirring your cooking. We recommend a traditional wooden spoon as it’s less ly to warp or melt in direct heat. However, if you’re too rough, or the spoon is quite old, they can split or splinter.

Slotted spoon – these will be used to remove food from water. The slots in the spoon will allow the majority of water to fall away in the process.

Spatula – this is great for removing food from frying pans/skillets. The slots in the spatula will allow excess grease and fat to fall away whilst removing.

Tongs – these are great for lifting things water, or turning thick meat over in a frying pan/skillet, such as salmon fillets.

Using tongs means you reduce the risk of damaging the meat as you might do by trying to slide a spatula underneath it.

 The best ones to buy are ones with silicone ends which are heat resistant and won’t damage your pans. They can also double as tongs to serve salad with.

Masher – especially good for potatoes, but great for pulping other food such as avocado. Whilst a fork can be used to do this, a masher is far quicker and effective. However, they can be tricky to clean by hand afterward.

Balloon whisk – if you’re making sauces, you’ll definitely want one of these. Admittedly, electric whisks and whisk attachments to hand blenders take a lot of effort whisking. But it’s still good to have one of these around in case of an emergency, or if you’re dressing as a Dalek for Halloween.

Oven gloves – these will help prevent nasty burns when removing things from the oven

Pot holders – these square pieces of fabric make it easy to remove hot pots from the stove and protect your hands in the process. Furthermore, you can place pots on them to prevent the hot surface from damaging your worktops.

Food/meat thermometer – this is essential for ensuring good hygiene in your kitchen. Using one of these can ensure that food is cooked properly and all the way through, decreasing the risk of under-cooked food and food poisoning.

Serving Equipment

Ladle – great for serving up soups, but also for more fluid food such as dahl

Pasta fork – admittedly, this looks more an odd-shaped spoon than a fork. However, it’s incredibly handy for removing and serving pasta such as spaghetti and linguine that would otherwise go through the holes of a pasta strainer/colander.

Pizza cutter – even if you don’t admit to eating much pizza, these are quite good to have. They can also be used to divide up flatbread.

Corkscrew – although many wine bottles now come with screw caps, there’s still plenty that have a wooden or a plastic cork in them. Don’t get caught out by not having one of these about the house.

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