Essential Items Every Home Chef Needs

Crafting fine cuisine in your home kitchen requires certain tools to create specific entrees. This is an expensive endeavor when you’re starting out, but once you have these essential items you can craft any dish that comes to mind.

Apron

Purchasing a few quality aprons is extremely important to keeping your kitchen sanitary, and will keep you safe around hot food items. It’s important to have a few aprons so you can replace an apron if it gets burned or too messy to wear. Make sure to buy an apron with a thick material to prevent hot items from burning through the material.

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Kitchen Knives

Sharp knives are essential items for every kitchen. You should keep your knives sharp, so they easily slice through any food item. Most injuries in a kitchen from knives are because the knives aren’t sharp enough. Dull knives do not slice cleanly through food items, which causes the knife to slip and become dangerous to handle.

 

Set of Pots and Pans

You need pots and pans for just about every item you cook. You should invest in a set of pots and pans so everything matches and you have one of each size. Another positive to buying them in a set is that they will all come with a lid. When you buy them separately you will have to try several combinations before settling on the correct assortment of pots, pans, and lids.

 

Potato Masher

Owning a potato masher will save you time and energy in the kitchen. This kitchen tool is incredibly cheap and will turn an exhausting task into a five-minute chore. You will have to use this on a tough vegetable, so make sure to buy a masher with a soft handle that won’t form a blister on your hand.

 

Measuring Cups

There are several recipes that require exact measurements so the dish isn’t overpowered by one ingredient with a strong flavor. You will need to buy several sets of measuring cups. You need a small teaspoon and tablespoon measuring cups, slightly large measuring cups that can hold several ounces, and large mixing bowls that can measure liters. Each of these will have specific uses, and it will be easier to have one of each size rather than measure our several small amounts.

 

Silicone Cooking Utensils

When you use pans with a black protective coating you can’t use metal cooking utensils or it will scrape off the protective coating into your food. You should invest a few dollars in a set of silicone utensils that can be used with any pot and pan with these protective coatings.

 

Dehydrator

Purchasing a food dehydrator will be one of the best investments you can make for your kitchen. You will be able to buy as much fruit as you want without worrying that it will go bad before you have a chance to enjoy it. The second your fruit starts to go bad you just cut it up and throw it in the dehydrator overnight. You will never waste fruit again! Here is a list of delicious recipes you can use with your food dehydrator.

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