Ten Essential Tools for the Home Cook

I’m assuming you already have an oven and stovetop.  And hopefully a grill.  A microwave is not necessary.  Outside of those appliances, here are the tools I’ve learned are absolutely necessary to cooking at home effectively. 

  1. Three quart pot:  For boiling water, making soup or stew, and steaming veggies.
  2.  12 inch non-stick frying pan:  For sautéing veggies and protein, making bacon and eggs, and frying burgers, chicken, and fish.
  3. Tongs:  For flipping protein, tossing veggies, and just generally grabbing stuff.
  4. Flat Spatula:  For flipping fish, grilled sandwiches, burgers, and eggs.
  5. A really sharp chef’s knife: For slicing, dicing, chopping, mincing, and general cutting.  Not to mention self defense.
  6. A cutting board: To cut stuff (see above) without destroying your knife or countertop.
  7. Strainer: For draining pasta and washing veggies.
  8. Medium mixing bowl: For mixing ingredients and, most importantly, tossing chicken wings in sauce.
  9. Baking Pan/Casserole Dish:  For baking, broiling, and roasting.
  10. A Fork:  To get food from plate to mouth.

What Say You!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s