List of Most Useful Kitchen Utensils For Beginners
Having the most essential cooking tools in your kitchen will make your life so much easier. To help you know exactly what tools to start out with, we created a list of the most useful kitchen utensils for beginners. This list describes the uses of 22 basic cooking utensils and is perfect for novice cooks or chefs on a budget.
Although the kitchen world comes out with sleek, trendy, and exciting names of kitchen utensils or gadgets all the time, that doesn’t mean you need to buy every single one to be able to cook well. In fact, the most basic tools are all you need to start cooking delicious meals.
22 Essential Kitchen Utensils List
01. Non-stick frying pan
Every household needs a non-stick pan for breakfast duty since eggs and pancakes are best made on a non-stick surface. It’s also a super versatile pan that can be used for searing meats, sauteing vegetables, and making sauces. Just be careful to use non-abrasive tools on the surface. We suggest these non-stick skillet sets. Buying a two-piece set lets you have two sizes around and makes it possible to cook two things at the same time.
A saucepan is perfect for when you need to cook something with liquids, such as boiling pasta and vegetables or simmering sauces and beans. A 4-quart saucepan is easy to maneuver and is great whether you’re cooking for 1 or 4.
05. Glass baking dish
If you’re cooking, you’re going to be using a knife. If you only have money and space for one knife, get a chef’s knife. Sometimes you will find a set of two which will provide two different sizes like 8” chef’s knife and 4” paring knife. You will use this knife for 90% of your food prep, so buy a nice one and take care of it.
However, we highly recommend getting a serrated knife and a paring knife as well since they serve different purposes – serrated knives let you slice through tomatoes and bread with ease, and paring knives are great for smaller, more delicate jobs, when a big knife just doesn’t cut it.
02. Dry measuring cups
03. Measuring spoons
I personally love wooden spoons. Choose a set that has a variety of wooden spoons so that you can use it for different kinds of cooking. Wooden spoons are not abrasive on your cooking surfaces and they’ll last forever. Just don’t put them in the dishwasher.
04. Liquid measuring cups
01. Cutting board
04. Can opener
06. Blender / Stick blender
07. Salad spinner
08. Fine-mesh sieve
02. Pot holders
With these basic kitchen utensils list, you can cook just about anything without spending a fortune to fill your cupboards with appliances you rarely use.
Rather than buying everything on this list of all kitchen utensils on day one, you can slowly build up a stock of essentials that will make your life a lot easier.