I have made this kitchen items list for those who are moving to the new apartment or going to settle into the first home or improving the quality tools of their current kitchen. All the kitchen Items list is made from my two years of Experience, by reading reviews of different professionals, especially who are associated with cooking indoor designers, and I have taken a long and hard look at my own and neighbors kitchen.
LIST OF SMALL APPLIANCES FOR KITCHEN
What is the role of a kitchen? Or why you are going to set up a kitchen? Of course, the first answer is food preparation. As you are going to prepare food, you need various cooking tools. Different portable or semi-portable items are essential for a kitchen. I am going to describe it serially why and how you choose these kitchen items
When you are set up your mind about your kitchen items, the very first thing you have to think about cutting and chopping. I recommend don’t use normal cheap chef’s knife. If you use high-quality knives, it will make your cutting and chopping easier. High-Quality Chefs Knife is sharper, heavier and easier. It doesn’t need to mention that it is more durable than traditional chef’s Knife. You can use it any time of cooking. I always prefer Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook’s Knife for my kitchen.
Cutting board is another important item of your kitchen. How you choose the cutting board? While choosing your cutting board, it should be knife friendly, durable. I used several types of cutting board, some of the cracks after few months, Wrapped. After using several boards, I have found several cutting boards which are durable, gentle on knife blades and easily cleanable. You may try Proteak Rectangular Cutting Board Which origin from Vietnam. I found this cutting board is better than other cutting board.
If you don’t have enough budget for cutting board, you may choose OXO good grips cutting board which is better than other cheaper cutting board
After a period, your sharpened knife may be dull. You will get bored when you experienced your sharpened knife can’t cut correctly and swiftly. At that point, you will miss the sharpener.
You can sharpen your knife by using three different tools. They are
- Sharpening Stones
- Honing Steel
- Straps or Knife Sharpening Machine
You can choose any of the items. My preference is Knife Sharpening Machine.There are two types of sharpening machine Which are manual and Electrical. Electric Sharpener is costly. I prefer Wusthof’s Precision 2 stage sharpener which is easily usable and durable.
For the better test, cooking ingredient should be accurate. That’s why measuring cups are an essential kitchen item. While choosing measuring cups I emphasized on design, accuracy, handle size, durability and easy usability. I preferred stainless steel measuring cups as it is easy to clean and scratch free.
My personal preference is stackable set of measuring cups from Kitchen made
To measure the precise amount of liquid or solid ingredient of cooking, one should use measuring spoons. I realize the importance of measuring spoons when I went to measure ¼th Tablespoon. I bought it, and after few days I didn’t find the smallest one. It lost. Then I have to buy it again, But this time I choose stainless steel measuring spoons from Prepworks which are magnetic and nested. Another good thing I have found that they are designed both sides for the accommodation of liquid and robust ingredients. Surely, This item will add extra value of your kitchen.
Glass Measuring Cup
When you are going to measure liquid in a stainless steel cup, it is highly difficult. But measuring against a fixed line on a clear container is more comfortable. For this purpose Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup is the best according to my experience.
For different types of mixing like mixing salad, spices, etc., you need mixing bowls. While choosing mixing bowl or any other bowls, I always keep in mind about the shape. Plain old mixing bowls are not fit for mixing bowls. This bowl may be stainless steel or glass. But I prefer glass containers because it can use in microwave oven. Plastic or ceramic bowls are not useful. For my different kitchen sizes of pots are needed. I prefer 9-piece mixing bowl set from Luminarc. These bowl sets are impressive in design and durability and comfortable of course.
Washing Vegetable, draining pasta and in many other functions, Colander is my essential kitchen item.I choose those which are non-slip handle, Watering Holes, design and stability and easy to clean. I prefer OXO Good Grips 5-Quart Stainless-Steel Colander. It has soft, non-slip handle & comfortable grip.
Some vegetable is always included in my food habit. So, the Vegetable peeler is an essential item for my kitchen. For Skinning carrot, potatoes, etc. I need a vegetable peeler. It saves my cooking time. For example, without vegetable peeler skinning a potato needs 2/3 minutes but with the help of this kitchen item, I can skin around 30 seconds. It also helps me to keep the good look of any vegetable. I think Piranha “Y-Peeler” from Kuhn Rikon is the best tool. Its blade is long lasting and sharper. It looks very simple but high quality.
To make your Potato mashing exciting, you need a potato Potato Masher. Different style and design are available in store. Don’t choose large potato masher; it makes your drawer hard to close. I prefer flip potato masher from Prepara because it is slim than others and it is made of stainless steel which makes it more durable.Don’t go for a bulky potato masher.