Essential Kitchen Equipment

The history of essential kitchen equipment dates back to ancient civilizations, when simple tools such as stone knives and mortars and pestles were used to prepare food. Over time, more sophisticated kitchen equipment has been developed, such as pots and pans made of metal, and appliances like ovens and refrigerators.

Kitchen equipment saves you time in the kitchen by making it easier to prepare and cook food. For example, a blender can puree soup in a matter of seconds, while it would take much longer to do so by hand. A slow cooker can cook a meal slowly over the course of a day, allowing you to set it and forget it while you go about your day.

As for what is essential kitchen equipment, this can vary depending on your needs and preferences. However, some essential kitchen equipment for most kitchens include:

Knives

  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • 6-inch Prep Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 9-inch Sharpening Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Sharpening Stone

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Cookware

  • 8-Inch Fry Pan
  • 10-inch Fry Pan
  • 2-quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 3-quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 3-quart Saut√© Pan with Lid
  • 8-quart Stockpot with Lid
  • Dutch Oven
  • Grill Pan
  • Roasting Pan

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Baking

  • 9-Inch Round Cake Pan
  • 9-inch Square Cake Pan
  • 13x9x2 Baking Dish
  • 9-inch Square Baking Dish
  • Bundt Pan
  • Baking Sheets
  • Sheet Trays
  • Loaf Pan
  • Standard Muffin Tin
  • Mini Muffin Tin
  • Wire Cooling Racks

Appliances

  • Blender
  • Bread Machine
  • Crockpot
  • Food Processer
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Hand Mixer
  • Stand Mixer
  • Toaster
  • Waffle Iron
  • Griddle
  • Food Saver

Tools

  • Box Grater
  • Can Opener
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Colander
  • Corkscrew
  • 12×12-inch Cutting Board
  • 24×12-inch Cutting Board
  • Ladle
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Mircoplane Grater
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Pastry Brush
  • Rolling Pin
  • Scale
  • Large Spoon
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Griddle Spatula
  • Strainer
  • 8-inch Tong
  • 12-inch Tong
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • 6-inch Whisk
  • 8-inch Whisk
  • 12-inch Whisk

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