You just moved into your first apartment and want to create your dream kitchen. It is important to have the right kitchen essentials, to make that happen.
Sometimes we get too excited and buy a lot of unnecessary utensils that sit in your kitchen for years without being used, because well… You don’t even know how to use them. There are some utensils that make our life easier and help us prepare a delicious meal in a short amount of time.
These 10 kitchen essentials will complete your dream kitchen and will help you create the most delicious dishes you have ever made.
1. A Wooden Cutting Board
There’s rarely a dish that does not involve the use of a cutting or chopping board. There are so many kinds that is hard to choose!
There’s a lot of benefits of using a wooden board. They are kind with knives allowing the knives to be sharper for a longer time than if you use a plastic cutting board. They also do not scratch so easily and the best part is that they’re more sanitary, it’s harder for germs to stick to it.
2. Chef’s Knife
This kitchen essential is the king of your whole kitchen! A Chef Knife is necessary because it allows you to chop, cut, mince and any cutting need you could have without having to switch to another type of knife.
They are heavier and more expensive but every penny will be worth it! You must buy a high-quality Chef Knife when you do the purchase, you can be sure that you will tell the difference once it’s in your hands.
3. Measuring Cups
You need this kitchen essential if you want to finally make the perfect brownie! It is vital to follow the recipe measures in order to get the right result.
The ideal would be to get the full set of measuring cups, not only you will use it for measuring pastries but if you decide to get on a diet, measuring the amount of rice you’ll cook can come handy. You can get them in plastic or metal!
4. A Fine Colander
Have you ever tried to drain Spaghetti in a regular colander or pot lid? A few always slip away, don’t they? That is one of the many reasons why you need a fine colander.
It is also very handy when you are about to make a cake and need to add in the flour, you can sift it in with a colander to prevent lumps from forming in your batter.
5. A Whisk
It is often believed that this kitchen essential is made only to beat in your eggs for that perfect scramble.
This utensil can help you combine the best salad vinaigrette or mix in your dry ingredients into the wet ones when making a cake batter.
6. Dutch Oven
Do you enjoy slow-cooked meals like stews, pot roasts or soups? Than this kitchen essential has to be on top of your list!
7. A Can Opener
It is so hard when you are already cooking, need to add that can of plum tomatoes and realize that you do not have a can opener! You always need to have one close.
8. A Blender
From making the most delicious smoothie to a frozen drink or the perfect pasta sauce, you need a good high-quality blender.
This great kitchen essential can go from the oven to the top of the stove and vice-versa and you can cook almost everything in it.
10. Wine Opener
There’s no celebration night without opening that fine bottle of wine that you were saving for a special occasion!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have all the kitchen essential tools you need. These 10 options will give you a lot to work with!
Which of these kitchen essentials do you have already? Tell us in the comments below!
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