Fulfill your cooking and baking needs with these essential kitchen tools

From cooking websites, cooking shows and kitchen stores all raving about must-have kitchen items that will make your cooking experience easier, it has become difficult to separate essential tools from the not so useful items. Some items are however definite must-haves in your kitchen:

Chef’s Knife

It is the most important kitchen tool that slices chops and dices vegetables, meat, cheese and even fruit. You should use the 8-inch chef knife that is easier to handle. It is better to buy a high quality knife that may be a bit expensive but will serve you for years.

Chopping Board

A good chopping board is important for a kitchen as you use it every time you cook to chop vegetables or meat. Chopping board comes in plastic, bamboo or wood. If you use a wooden chopping board, proper maintenance is required by washing it immediately after use.

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Measuring cups are accurate allowing you to use the ingredients you need for cooking using both liquid and solid ingredients. Plastic cups are cheaper but metal cups last longer. It is important you use measuring cups with clear measurements engraved into the cups instead of stick-on.

Measuring spoons measure small amounts of ingredients that can’t be measured by cups.

Mixing Bowls

A set of mixing bowls is a must-have kitchen item. They are used for mixing sauces, salads and even beating eggs. Glass bowls are more recommended as they don’t retain odor and easier to clean.

Colander

Boiled pasta needs to be drained and that’s where a colander comes in. a steel colander comes in handy as it is durable and has good handles that won’t slip.

Thermometer

A thermometer is a necessity in the kitchen enabling you to cook foods at the right temperature especially turkey. Ovens that have precise temperature control make this easier but not most homes have ovens with precise temperature regulation.

Make sure that you have these 6 items and you won’t go wrong!