Every true foodie wants to cook and dine in style. If you have just moved into a new home or are revamping your old home, you will need to stock up new cutlery. Making this list can be exhausting; there is ovenware, dinnerware, baking devices, cooking utensils, saucepans, pressure cookers, electric appliances and last but not the least tableware. To make matters confusing, you have to take your pick from a plethora of spoons and ladles to stir through your cookery and dollop the ration on your plate. I think this gives you the whole picture. Assorted for you here is a comprehensive list of utensils and appliances that we just cannot do without in our home.
1. Kick start with tableware
Firstly buy tableware for your abode like dishes, cups, glasses and a collection of spoons and forks. Both table as well as tea spoons are a must. Purchase serving bowls of various sizes, gravy boats, platters, serving dishes and tureens to dish out entrees and the main course to guests. Also amass dinner plates, quarter plates, desert saucers, soup bowls, cereal bowls, etc. Pick out different types of glassware for all beverages â coffee mugs, tea cups with saucers, tumblers, table glasses, wine glasses, cocktail glasses, shot glasses, beer stein, pint glasses, champagne flutes, etc. Stock up more crockery than you use every day keeping in mind times when you will throw a party.
2. Essentials to fix meals
Itâs impossible to cook without pots, pans, skillets, saucepans, microwave or baking dishes, etc â so amass these too. Also, hoard up ladles, spatulas, whisks, etc needed for cooking up your food. Some essentials for food preparation are blenders, mixers, peelers, graters, tongs, skewers, cutting boards, and a knife set. Go for a durable plastic cutting board instead of a wooden one. Usually a complete knife sets will have different types of knives like chef’s, carving, utility, boning, paring, cleaver, steak and a serrated knife. While stockpiling knives, many people miss out on a bread knife that you will need at your breakfast table every day.
3. For the finicky cooks
Slicers that cut out your fruits, vegetables and meats into sumptuous slivers and wedges are a handy addition. It is also impossible to cook meals without colanders, strainers, and mixing bowls. Cutting and liquefying tools also make work in the kitchen real easy. Some fussy at home chefs might also require a garlic press, electric beater, crab cracker, nut crackers, can opener, pepper mill, lemon squeezer and zester, etc. If you have always fancied serving in style then also gather toothpicks or cocktail sticks, fondue forks, lobster picks, chopsticks, and grapefruit spoons.
4. Gizmos you cannot do without
Ovens, microwaves are some essential gadgets in your kitchen. Other appliances that you might require for cooking up fare are toasters, waffle makers, egg makes, muffin cookers, juicers, tea or coffee brewers, etc. Additionally steamers, roasters, rice makers, cook ovens, dough blenders, meat tenderizers, measuring cups, etc come in handy while cooking. Slow cookers, casseroles, and pressure cookers make preparing some dishes a cakewalk. Jars, canisters, and airtight bags of glass, ceramic or plastic are great for storing your food.
5. More equipment for foodies
If you have a thing for Italian viands, stock up a pasta maker to produce fresh dough pasta with spinach, bell peppers and other healthy greens. A meat grinder is good for families who like their meats and steaks made from freshly ground mince. Barbecue fans will need to stockpile a grill, griddles, skewers, tongs, fork, corn holders and a marinating brush. Those with a sweet tooth should opt for an ice cream maker. Also, a coffee maker can churn out a cuppa hot chocolate whenever you want. Another basic for whipping up all the sweet treats is bakeware â add to your cache baking sheets, molds, measuring cups, spoons and pans for cakes, loaves, pies, muffins, etc.