Congratulations on moving to your new home. It is now time to figure out which kitchen appliance will fit for your new kitchen. This article is all about all the essential kitchen tools that are recommended when you’re moving into your new apartment. We’re going to categorize them based on their features, and we’ll start with the cutting tools.
Every chef needs a sturdy and durable knife. I recommend testing a few at your local specialty kitchen store to make sure that you find the right fit for you.
Chef’s Knife – since you will be using this for everything, you want to make sure that it is comfortable. Chef’s knives are great for slicing, chopping, dicing, mincing, etc. Just make sure to keep it sharp at all times.
Paring Knife – another must-have is a paring knife. It will help you cut smaller things like fruits, herbs, and vegetables with precision.
A vegetable peeler – A vegetable peeler is better than a knife for getting skins off fruits. Vegetable peelers are also great for making chocolate shavings or vegetable ribbons to give your food a fancy flair.
Oven and cooking tools
You will need a good baking sheet for roasting meats and vegetables. Be sure to find a thicker sheet so that it doesn’t warp in the heat of your oven.
On to cooking tools, I’m going to start off with the spatula. They are easy on your pots and pans so that it doesn’t scratch the surface. The shape of the spoon also makes it really versatile; you can mix, stir, scrape and even spread with it. Tongs are also great when you’re turning heavier foods like meat on the grill or in the roasting pan.
Pots and Pans
Pots and pans also play a vital role in your kitchen. Without these items, you won’t even be able to cook in the first place. Here are the main cooking items you will need:
Sauce Pan – next is a saucepan. This will be your workhorse in the kitchen, and you can use this to steam your vegetables, cook your pasta and rice and also use it to make classic sauces or gravy.
Cast-iron Pan – starting off the list is pots and pans. One of the favorites is a cast-iron skillet. These vary in different sizes, but I recommend a 10 to 12-inch pan. A well-seasoned cast-iron pan is naturally nonstick, so you don’t have to worry about the Teflon issue. The food cooks really evenly on this, and it can also double as a roasting pan for meats in the oven too.
A stockpot – every kitchen should have a really big pot. This pot is great for making large amounts of soups, for boiling massive amounts of pasta or for when you need to make your own broth.
Congratulations on moving into your first apartment, I hope this list of essential tools will help you in setting up your kitchen. Happy cooking!