While there are many fancy tools and gadgets to use in the kitchen nowadays, there are still a number of old-school essential kitchen items that every household needs.
Perfect for cooking (almost) everything, a pan is an easy go-to item for frying up some breakfast, meat, veggies, and more. Use it on the stove, gas stove, or open fire when making your food.
A medium-sized spatula will help you pick-up, flip and turn the majority of items you want to pan-fry. While metal is stronger and more heat-resistant, silicon works well to prevent scratches or damage to the surface of the pan.
From a vegetable knife to a bread knife, there are many options out there, each with their own purpose. It’s best to try to get an all-round balanced set of knives to use in the kitchen for all the chopping and cutting you require for cooking your everyday meals. But they can be pricey. In such cases, an all-purpose chef’s knife will see you in good stead.
If you’re moving into a new home, or starting out for the first time, this little gadget is must-have for tinned foods (and pet food!)
You absolutely need a strong, quality heavy-based cooking pot in your home. These are used for preparing key ingredients such as rice, potatoes and porridge. Don’t be afraid to go for a more expensive option, it’s an amazing kitchen investment.
Best known for its incredible cheese-grating abilities, but can also be used for grating vegetables and fruit to use in yummy dishes, this one is definitely a keeper!
Another trusty tool to use for prepping all your fruit and veg for salads, roasts and other delicious meals; a peeler makes cooking prep much simpler and quicker in the kitchen.
THE WOODEN SPOON
This handy tool has a multitude of uses. Stir, mix, and dish-up your ingredients. The wooden material makes it sturdy and well-equipped for working with tough ingredients.
These are one of those pesky items you can never seem to find when you need it but is a necessity if you’re someone who loves to entertain.
Bake up a storm in the kitchen with a strong metal whisk. Plus, it’s amazing for preventing lumpy gravies and sauces.