Kitchen Tools Every Beginner Cook Needs
Kitchen Tools Every Beginner Cook Needs: For every beginner cook, starting out can be quite frustrating, especially if you don’t have the basic cooking kitchen tools to use.
The last thing you want in the middle of a recipe is to read an instruction like “whisk the eggs” and not have a whisk on hand. What then do you do if a whisk is what is exactly required? Do you abandon the cooking altogether?
We have listed out the basic cooking kitchen tools you will be needing as a beginner cook to make your kitchen experience awesome and livable.
1. Mixing Bowls
From mixing muffin batters, tossing a salad, or making mashed potatoes, mixing bowls are needed in most recipes. Purchase a set of at least three (small, medium, and large) that nestle inside each other for easy storage.
This pan has slanted sides and can sometimes be referred to as a frying pan. It’s typically used for quick-cooking recipes where you move the ingredients around a lot inside the pan. Opt for a smaller one if you’re cooking for 1 or 2 people, and a large one if you’re cooking for several people like a family of 4 or 6. Don’t forget the cover if you plan on buying one.
3. Measuring Cups and Spoons
As a beginning cook, having a standard set of measuring cups and spoons will make things easier than guessing the actual measurement and your food will come out much tastier, too.
4. Baking Sheets
This is one that you will definitely need if you’re going to dive into recipes that need the oven. Baking sheets are essential for roasting vegetables, baking cookies, and even cooking proteins. The ones available are rimmed and unrimmed.
A saucepan has high sides and is good for many recipes including cooking vegetables, grains, pasta, and of course, sauces. Do look for saucepans with covers, which will help you cook grain dishes. Start with one or two to see what your needs are.
6. Set of Knives
Yes, this may look like “Do I really need a set of knives?”
Why, yes dear. You do.
Although, you don’t need to start your cooking experience by investing in an expensive knife set. Instead, start with a chef’s knife for chopping, slicing, and dicing. A smaller paring knife is used to peel fruits and vegetables, to slice garlic, or to perform other detailed cutting. Simple.
7. Cutting Boards
Do you want to prevent your countertop from being worn out so soon? A good solid surface for cutting will fix this. It’s also perfect for chopping, slicing, and dicing fruits, vegetables, meats and other foods.
8. Basic Utensils
Some basic utensils to have in your kitchen can include:
A whisk for egg dishes or sauces, a spatula for turning roasted vegetables or flipping pancakes, a pair of tongs to grab meat when it’s hot off the stove, and cooking spoons for mixing chili, soups, or sauces when they’re cooking.
Of course, we know that just starting off in the kitchen can feel like a really daunting task, but with these kitchen tools, you’ll hopefully begin to feel more prepared and find more confidence with cooking in no time. Goodluck Chef.