Continuing our series on cooking, this week we’ll look at some basics.
Today our topic is the basic equipment you need in your kitchen. If you don’t cook a lot or you are just starting to cook, you really don’t need a lot – despite what people selling kitchen goods may tell you. Focus on items that have multiple uses rather than a single specialized use. For example, unless you are canning cherries or the like, you don’t need a pitter. You don’t need a special egg cooker or dedicated bacon pan or a tart pan. Get the fundamentals in place. If you find you need additional items later, the stores will still be there – or you can put it on your Christmas list!
So what do you need?
And that’s it. That relatively short list will adequately supply a kitchen and allow you to get started with cooking at home.
If you want to add a few extra things to make life even easier, I recommend a small food processor, a microplane, a hand mixer, and a blender (immersion or stand).