It’s easy to get seriously excited about expanding your kitchen repertoire. And in debt buying for that kitchen. Here are kitchen-related things you really need and how to use them efficiently.
You need two knives, minimum:
- Chef’s knife
- Pairing knife
The third option is a bread knife, if you see yourself cutting bread. There are other types – here’s a run down.
Knives require maintenance, which means knowing the difference between sharpening and honing. So a sharpener and a honing steel should be included. And a cutting board – plastic or wood, the debate continues.
Pots and Pans
You want at least two pots, and a pan. The choice is yours about whether the pan should be non-stick Teflon or cast iron. It can be really nice to have both. Cast iron will last a long time, if you maintain it.
Scale and Thermometer
Depending on what you’re doing, you can get away without these until actually needed.
- You want a scale you can calibrate (you can do it with pocket change)
- It’s crucial to get a quality thermometer, rather than cheap