Kitchen Essentials

May 29, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015
KITCHEN ESSENTIALS: Make your kitchen complete by adding these basic supplies. (The Epoch Times)
KITCHEN ESSENTIALS: Make your kitchen complete by adding these basic supplies. (The Epoch Times)

Make your kitchen complete by adding these kitchen staples.

A Good Set of Knives and Knife Sharpener: This includes a chef’s knife, paring knife, slicing knife, and bread knife. Don’t forget to sharpen your knives so they work well.

Stockpot: It is essential for making soups, spaghetti sauces, and pasta.

Dutch Oven: A cast iron pot can go from the stove top to the oven.

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls: Buy a nice set the first time—they will last forever.

Meat Thermometer: This ensures that meat is done to perfection.

Kitchen Scissors: Label it so family members don’t remove it from the kitchen.

Whisks, Wooden Spoons, and Measuring Cups: Only use wooden spoons when cooking. Metal spoons can leave a metallic taste in food. Use a whisk not a fork to blend food.

Food Processor: It chops food without the use of liquid. Get a small one, which costs about $12.00, if you think you won’t use it much. But eventually you will graduate to the deluxe size.

Mixer: The KitchenAid domestic food mixer is an American classic, which hasn’t changed much from the original design patent application of 1937.

Blender: If you like to make smoothies, you may want to opt for a blender carafe made from durable plastic versus a heavy glass.

Cookie Pans and Jelly Roll Pan: Buy a set of each. Especially helpful to have during the Christmas cooking baking season!