Budget101 Discussion List Archives Pantry Chat Kitchen Essentials

This topic contains 8 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by lmitchell March 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm.

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    2 sets of measuring spoons
    2 sets of dry measuring cups
    2 glass liquid measuring cups
    1-quart liquid measuring cup
    biscuit cutter
    can opener
    citrus juicer
    coffee scoop
    cutting board
    garlic press
    ginger grater
    grater (large & hand-held)
    ice cream scoop
    kitchen tongs (long & short)
    long-handled fork
    meat pounder
    melon baller
    mortar and pestle
    pepper grinder
    potato ricer or masher
    salad spinner
    skewers (metal or wood)
    slotted spoons
    soup ladle
    spatulas, rubber (3 or 4 of various sizes & 1 high-heat)
    strawberry huller
    tea kettle
    thermometers (candy, meat & oven)
    timers (2)
    vegetable peeler
    vegetable brush
    vegetable steamer (collapsible)
    wire whisk or hard rubber whisk
    wooden spoons (4 or 5)

    baking dishes

    baking dishes (multiple sizes)
    microwave-safe casserole with lid
    mixing bowls (4 or more sizes)
    pasta bowl (serving)
    plastic containers (for storage)
    salad bowl (serving)
    small ingredient dishes (various sizes)

    pots & pans
    broiler pan
    cast-iron frying pan
    double boiler
    dutch oven
    frying pans (8″ & 10″) I have more than one
    of each
    large saute pan
    roasting pan
    saucepans (1-qt., 2-qt. & 3 qt.)
    stockpot (8 quart)

    carving knife
    chef’s knife
    kitchen shears
    paring knife (2)
    serrated bread knife
    serrated tomato knife
    sharpening steel
    steak knives

    baking equipment
    angel food cake pan
    baking sheet with rim
    cooling racks (2)
    flat baking sheets (2)
    flour sifter
    glass pie plates (2)
    loaf pan (2)
    muffin tins (2)
    oven baking stone (pizzas and bread)
    pastry blender
    pastry brush
    pastry scraper
    rolling pin
    round cake pans (2)
    springform pan (9″) I have more than one size
    square baking pan (9″x9″)

    coffee maker
    coffee grinder
    food processor
    hand mixer
    heavy-duty blender
    kitchen scale
    microwave oven
    standing mixer
    waffle iron (optional)
    crock pot (optional)

  • #426402

    Wow, I didn’t know I had so much, till I started reading! My biggest kitchen essential would be my microwave! Plus from the $ Tree I found spatulas that can stand heat up to I think 500*.

    Plus they are brightly colored-easy to find! ps-a lot of this I don’t have…

  • #426405

    I have most of it but would never consider a crock pot an optional item! Food processor might be optional, the coffee maker and grinder would most certainly be optional, but never a crockpot!

  • #434852

    I probably don’t have a lot of these things. I love my crockpot so much I have 2 sizes of them. My favorite thing to do is dump recipes.

    I’m teaching my son how to as I am learning more about them.

  • #434874

    I’m another one that has just got to have my Crock Pots. Love them!!!
    I so agree they’re NOT optional. But then again, neither is my coffee pot.

  • #437809

    I don’t think the word optional should be next to crock pot. That should be under The Life Saving/Time Crunch list of Must Haves…but thats just me. lol

  • #437813

    Also, what is a strawberry huller?

  • #437814

    A strawberry huller is a little tool that pinches the stem and leaves and removes them and leaves the strawberry whole and lovely looking for those great strawberry pie recipes, etc.

  • #437832

    I think I have a little ways to go. I thought you might need 2 measuring cups. thanks for the list. I saved it to see what I need.

  • #437930

    Thank you, brchbell. I thought that is what it did, but never seen one before and obviously never used one.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Pantry Chat Kitchen Essentials