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Basic Kitchenware You’ll Need When Starting Out

There are a myriad of devices and machines designed to make everyday tasks simpler.

We’re not a big lover of squeezy pipettes, or general trending gadgets. We recommend you purchase some great basic items.


A small pot is ideal to boil eggs, vegetables or potatoes, and eggs. A bigger one is ideal when you want to make an enormous soup or stew to feed a huge crowd. I have a large one that is perfect for large quantities of bolognaise.

Measuring Jug

Cheap as chips, yet valuable, a large plastic measuring jug isn’t only used to measure liquids, like water or stock, but it can also serve as a impromptu mixing bowl.

Frying Pan

I love a great non-stick frying pan to cook anything from a delicious English breakfast to cooking mushrooms. It’s an essential kitchenware item that is a good investment. It’s possible to buy an elongated frying pan that’s perfect for pancakes and Omelettes.


Fantastic for draining the water from rice, pasta potatoes, vegetables, and pasta. The possibilities are endless. Metal and plastic versions work just as well.


To get the most value and the highest quality, my suggestion is to visit a Chinese supermarket to purchase your wok. They are useful every day, from quick stir-fries to an exquisite curry. Do not fret if you don’t been able to find a wok the large cooking pan is a adequate alternative.


I tried to avoid the sieve since most flours nowadays say that there is no requirement to sieve’ however, I discovered that I needed one at all times for a variety of reasons and baking in particular which is why it’s a great tool to own.

Mixing Bowl

I strongly recommend getting a Pyrex mixing bowl since it’s heat-resistant. Use it to melt chocolate, mixing cake batter making pesto, making home-cooked hamburgers and whipping up fast salad dressings.

Blender Handheld

I use an electric hand blender. The recipes in my book requires the use of a food processor. I use this hand-held blender to make everything from smoothies to soups and drinks.

Chopping Board

I am in awe of large wooden cutting boards. Some are expensive If you’re knowledgeable, you can get the boards at a reasonable price You just need to shop for them. Plastic is also a good choice.

Potato Masher

Fantastic for smashing not just potato, but other veggies such as butternut squash or carrots. Vegetable Peeler A must, particularly to make a delicious roast lunch.

Can an Opener be used?

Imperative for the kitchen, from beans in cans to coconut milk, tuna and delicious canned tomatoes.


Great for grating cheese, however, it is also excellent to grated ginger and garlic.


Although you can whisk eggs quite easily using a fork whisks are extremely helpful in making omelettes because it provides them with a beautiful soft texture. In addition, you’ll require whisks to whip egg or cream whites.


Plastic spatulas are the ideal tool to scrape out all the remnants of the bowl of mixing. It’s also great for when you have to fold the mixture in a gentle manner, such for example, chocolate mousse. Metal versions are useful in situations where you have to lift and empty fried food for example, when you cook breakfast fry-ups.

Wooden Spoon or Spatula

They are extensively used in baking. They’re not as popular in savoury cooking because they can absorb the aromas and flavours of certain foods like garlic, onions, and chillies. But, they don’t scratch the bottom of nonstick pots like metal spoons.

Small Fruit Knife

One of these can make cutting or slicing fruits or vegetables very simple. It’s handy to have for making delicious fruit salad.

Large Knife

My big knife is the most effective tool in my kitchen. I make use of it to chop garlic, meat, herbs and the rest.