Cooking Essentials

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Cooking Essentials
Pots and Pans A saucepan, large soup or pasta pot, large and small saut pans are the basics you'll need in the kitchen.
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Bakeware Muffin tins, a loaf pan, a sheet pan... stock your kitchen with items necessary for the type of baking you like to do.
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Adding Flavor Olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, onions and garlic are some kitchen basics for adding flavor to your food and should always …
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Baking Ingredients Flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder are baking staples to have in the pantry at all times.
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Spices Every kitchen should be stocked with around 15 or so essential spices such as basil, cinnamon, paprika and nutmeg, just to name a fe…
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Measuring Cups and Spoons Unless you're a gourmet chef, it's essential to have these on hand in order to follow a recipe. Bakers may want t…
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A Box Grater and Microplane Grater A box grater is great for grating cheese or carrots, and a microplane grater yields more delicate shavin…
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A Standing or Handheld Mixer An American classic that does everything from mixing dough to whipping eggs or cream. Either a handheld or sta…
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Instant Read Thermometer This item is the key to ensuring your meat is done to perfection.
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Colanders and Sieves You need a large colander for draining pasta or salad greens, and mesh sieves are helpful for straining pulp or lumps …
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Food Processor For quick chopping, mincing or pureeing a food processor a great time saver.
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Mixing Bowls and a Rubber Spatula Having multiple mixing bowls is necessary when cooking a full meal or multiple recipes. Rubber spatulas a…
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Cutting Boards Stock your kitchen with multiple cutting boards. This way you'll avoid cutting your onions and strawberries on the same surf…
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Knife Set A good chef's knife and a paring knife are the most important knives to own. Be sure to sharpen them so they work to their full p…
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Cooking Essentials
Wooden Spoons and Whisks Wooden spoons are perfect for stirring sauces soups or batters. Whisks are great for beating eggs or dissolving so…