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The Essential Tools for A Perfect Kitchen

Presenting The Ultimate List of Essential Kitchen Tools

The Essential Tools for A Perfect Kitchen – There does come time to create all of these yummy recipes that you have found and saved on Pinterest.

When you realise that you don’t have any of the preparation tools you need to make them! These are the kitchen tools that you want that are an integral part of your kitchen essentials.

Maybe it’s time to stop spending all that extra money on ordering in and instead invest in new kitchen tools that will not only save you money in the longer run but also help you attain a feeling of achievement.

I have picked some of my favourite and most essential tools that will help you meal preparation like a pro! Oh, and leave you eating like you are a culinary chef!

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Chef's Knife - Your Primary Knife

Use to chop, slice, dice and mince all types of vegetables, fruits, meats and fish.

Your Chef’s Knife, particularly your most important of kitchen essential tools, should be an investment in your love of food and cooking.

Quality Chef knives are one of those kitchen tools that will reward you with safe, enjoyable performance every day and inspiration over a lifetime. And all the while your skills will grow using the right tools for the right jobs.

If you’ve only ever used a cheap chef’s knife for as your kitchen preparation tools, switching to a high quality knife will be a night and day difference.

A Chef’s Knife is designed to be a cook’s primary knife. I recommend you choose one of these as your first knife, which you can use to chop, slice, dice and mince all types of vegetables, fruits, meats and fish.

Premium Chef's Knife

Global G-2-8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife
Global G-2-8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife

This knife is made from a single piece of high quality CROMOVA 18 stainless steel and has a large blade so this knife can be used for most of your needs. The ice hardened, convex edge can hold a sharp edge for a long time.

It has an ergonomic handle with a dimple pattern making it comfortable and slip resistant, useful for repetitive slicing.

The Japanese knife’s perfect weight is achieved through the hollow handle that is filled with sand for ideal balance.

You can use such Japanese chef knives for slicing vegetables, chopping meats, or cutting fruits for a healthy fruit salad.

This knife will be your most valuable player, no matter what type you pick. In my opinion, the Global G2 fits really nicely here.

Budget Chef's Knife

Victorinox Swiss Classic Carving Knife, Stainless Steel Vegetable & Fruit Cutting Straight Blade Knife for Professional and House Use, Black, 20cm, Swiss Made

Coming in much cheaper than the premium option, Victorinox built work horse (Victorinox Swiss Classic Carving Knife) is guaranteed for a lifetime against defects in material or workmanship. It is ergonomic, slip-resistant, handles well and is comfortable for long use.

It is made from 100% recycled, martensitic stainless steel that makes the product flexible hence less breakable.

Carving Knives are designed to stand up to anything on your cutting board. Their ergonomic handles and balanced design make carving a breeze.

Their blades are thin and sharp so you can slice as thin as you like and as consistently as you need.

Paring Knife - Your Smaller Knife

Use to chop, slice, dice and mince small vegetables, fruits, meats and fish.

The perfect companion to the Chef’s Knife, the paring knife can tackle all of the precision cuts and fine-detail work in your kitchen.

Sometimes a chef’s knife is too big for the task at hand—that’s why you need a great paring knife as well.

When it comes to peeling fruits and vegetables, precision cuts, and random small jobs, a dependable and razor-sharp paring knife will prove its worth over and over again.

If you plan on doing much in-hand cutting (holding a small food in your hand as you cut it, such as “turning” carrots, “fluting” mushrooms or peeling apples), I recommend the 3″.

Since paring knives are small and meant for delicate work, highly durable build quality seems less of a requirement. You may find that in this category, quality stamped knives are on a more even playing field with forged knives.

But don’t underestimate how frequently this little paring knife gets used; whether it is stamped or forged, you’ll want a good one!

Premium Paring Knife

Global 3" Paring Knife

This paring knife is perfect for peeling potatoes, Peaches and apples. Loved by professional chefs around the world, this knife is an excellent choice of essential tools for the serious home cook as well.

The thin and razor sharp blade allows the cook to cleanly slice through foods, preserving the integrity of the ingredient and maximizing its flavour. The handle has its own unique darkened dimples for a non-slip grip.

Because the knives are very light weight, they reduce hand fatigue. A smooth contour and seamless, all stainless construction that eliminates food and dirt traps.

One of those kitchen tools that is made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. It’s edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well stainless-steel handle moulded for comfort, and is dimpled for a safe grip.

Budget Paring Knife

Mercer Culinary Millennia 3.5-Inch Paring Knife, Black

Combining the versatility and value your business requires with the professional quality you’ve come to expect from Mercer Culinary Cutlery, this knife is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen!

Use it to peel, trim, and slice through fruits and vegetables. This makes it ideal for use in any home, bakery, sandwich shop, cafe, or restaurant.

This knife’s high carbon, stain-free steel blade effortlessly cuts through a variety of foods in your commercial kitchen. Its small, spear point allows the user to easily cut through thick crusts or skins.

Each knife features an ergonomic handle with textured finger points, which makes it comfortable for use day after day.

It features a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and durable polypropylene for a long life and a no-slip grip.

Chopping Board or Cutting Board

Used as a surface to chop or cut food items.

Chopping board, also referred to as cutting board, is one of the kitchen tools that can be used as a surface to chop food items as a one of the preparation tools. A chopping board may be made of various materials such as wood, plastic, glass & even stone.

It is quite important to easier to clean cutting boards as these are likely to contaminate food if not cleaned properly. Also, having a proper chopping board is important as it protects the knife from going dull too soon.

Further, it makes it easy to chop different food items like meats, vegetables, nuts and others without creating any mess in the kitchen.

Most commonly, plastic cutting boards are used in the kitchens owing to their durability and easy maintenance. However, in the recent times, the wooden chopping boards are again gaining popularity. Check out my recommendations.

Premium Chopping Board

Premium Grade-A Teak Wood Cutting Board Cured with Organic Beeswax, Reversible with Juice Groove

This board is crafted with teakwood that is over 25 years old. The dense fibres of teak mature over time, creating one of nature’s most sturdy and reliable woods. It takes 25 years for teak to reach prime quality.

It’s during this time that it develops high silica and rubber content, creating a hydrophobic repellent. These components help prevent water decay and rotting.

This cutting board is cured with organic beeswax, which creates a natural barrier against unwanted invaders. It gives a hydrophobic coating that prevents water from penetrating the wood.

The board design has a juice groove. It is a reversible wood cutting board, crafted with the perfect balance between sturdiness and versatility. It cleans very easily and keeps your knives sharp.

Budget Chopping Board

Chopping Board for Kitchen - Cutting Board Ideal for Cutting | Chopping | Slicing | Kneading | Mincing of Vegetables | Fruits | Meat | Dough

This chopping Board is made out of Stainless Steel 304 grade with 1.5 mm thickness, which is the best food grade stainless steel available in the world.

This cutting board innovatively uses food-grade 304 stainless steel to eliminate the breeding of bacteria and mould from the root and ensure the surface of cutting board is clean and tidy.

It is designed with perfect handle and 0.59” thickness for carrying and storing. It comes handy not only in the kitchen, but also for outdoor camping, parties, etc.

Stainless steel chopping boards are very easy to clean. You can wash it just like any other utensils & that too with confidence that there are no leftovers / remnants in the cut marks / grooves.

This one of the kitchen tools is a perfect of preparation tools for you to cut vegetables, fruits & meat.

Multi-Functional Can Opener

Used as a surface to chop or cut food items.

A good can opener doesn’t need to be complicated or decked out with fancy features, but it should easily and reliably open cans of all sizes.

Above all, a can opener should work every time – It should not slip as I open the can, and I want it to cut through the lid cleanly and safely as one of the more efficient kitchen tools.

Fundamentally, the qualities you want in a can opener are reliability (not falling off the can or leaving an uncut segment), comfort, and leverage, that is, a powerful mechanical advantage.

Most of the pros I spoke to recommended getting a traditional can opener that cuts through the top of the can (that is, not a safety model), because traditional openers last for decades.

And, here are the two reliable options for you.

Premium Can Opener

Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Master Opener for Cans, Bottles and Jars, 9 x 2.75 inches, Red

One of the multi-purpose kitchen tools. This is a premium five separate opener functions within a single gadget – open standard and ring-pull cans/tins, crown-cap (beer-style) bottles, screw-top (PET) bottles and jars with ease.

Automatically attaches via ‘lock-on’ technology that grips the lid (no need to clamp it on) and long handle provides extra grip/leverage.

It is designed to be safe. It opens cans/tins without cutting the metal, which leaves no sharp edges on the rim or lid.

This also prevents cross-contamination/maximise hygiene (opener doesn’t make contact with the contents of the can/tin).

Budget Can Opener

Victorinox Stainless Steel Tin:Can Opener, Multipurpose Tool for Household, Camping, Parties, Black, 18 cm, Swiss Made

A can opener with a twist, literally: This can and tin opener comes in a stainless steel finish that is unbreakable, and can be twisted to open the trickiest of crowns.

From the handle which is easy to grip and strong to withstand the test of time, to blades and tools that are meant to cut, open, peel in one go, these are meant to make life easy for customers.

Made up of 100% recycled stainless steel, this product comes with a strength that can stand the test of time and will be of utility for a long time.

Consider it a product that will serve generations to come and be a vintage part of your life. And it comes with a lifetime warranty.

Measuring Cups

Used for precisely measuring the volume of liquid or solid cooking ingredients.

A measuring cup usually measures the quantity of liquids and solid ingredients in units of measurement such as litres, grams and many more. Measuring while baking and cooking is very important.

You don’t want to add too much or too little yeast or sugar to your cakes and breads. You also don’t want to add more water and make your curry very runny.

Every traditional cookbook as well as recipes over the Internet suggest using measurements for your recipes, because you get to be more organised that way.

Measuring cups come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and designs. Measuring cups are constructed in a variety of materials like plastic, glass, metal and many more.

You can get measuring cups of various types of measurements and use them separately for liquids and solids. These measuring cups are mostly microwave-safe, so you can use it to melt ingredients like butter.

Both of these measuring cups options are dishwasher-safe and very durable.

Premium Measuring Cups

KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, Stackable Set, Silver, 6 Pieces

There’s nothing worse than baking a cake for a party only to have it turn out dry and flavourless! If you want to stop the guesswork & measurement nightmares!

Opt for the premium elegant and stylish 6-piece measuring cup set from Kitchen-Made. A perfect set of 6 stainless steel, highly polished, nesting measuring cups.

These are made of polished stainless steel finish so they won’t bend, rust or break. They are manufactured in one-piece so the handle will never fall off.

The weighted handle makes scooping out dry ingredients easy with accurate measurement markings in six different cup sizes. It’s the perfect solution to using plastic cups and reducing your plastic footprint.

Budget Measuring Cups

KitchenAid KE058OHAQA Classic Measuring Cups, Set of 4, Aqua Sky:Black

A KitchenAid set of 4 measuring cups. These measuring cups work with both wet and Dry ingredients.

Each cup contains a matte exterior with a gloss interior, as well as a black soft grip containing the stand mixer icon.

Crafted from durable, BPA-free plastic, each cup has its size printed in easy to read letters on its handle in both standard and metric units.

The measuring cups nest within each other and are held together with a thick plastic ring to secure easy organization and storage.

These measuring cups are dishwasher safe, making clean up quick and easy. These measuring cups comes with a 1-year Hassle-Free replacement warranty.

Measuring Spoons

Used to measure an amount of an ingredient, either liquid or dry, when cooking.

Measuring Spoons are kitchen tools used for food preparation in restaurants, cafeterias, cooking schools, residential kitchens & other food service industries.

Measuring Spoons are essential tools & may made of aluminium, plastic or stainless steel.

Nesting spoons provide capacities stamped on spoon or handle for user convenience. Plastic spoons feature bright capacity markings and plastic O-ring for holding spoons together. Steel rings & magnets are also available on some steel models.

English and metric capacity markings are usually available on these models. These are dishwasher safe.

And, available spoon styles are round, oval, and square shovel with spoon capacities of 1/4 tsp, 1/3 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, and 2 tbsp.

Available types include 4-piece sets, 5-piece sets, 6-piece sets, & individual spoons. Here are my two options for your kitchen.

Premium Measuring Cups

Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons, Set of 5

These dishwasher safe magnetic measuring spoons feature an easy grip surface & magnets to keep them nested together while storing. The set includes 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp & 1 tbsp.

These kitchen tools have an ergonomic design. The narrow end is designed to fit most spice jars & the round end is perfect for liquids. A flat base allows the spoon to rest on the counter top without spilling the contents.

Budget Measuring Spoons

Homepixi Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons Set, Fits in Spice Jar (Set of 6)

Budget measuring spoons. No more worrying about rusting or bending. Get this set that looks beautiful, performs incredibly and will seemingly last forever. Spoons are made of heavy duty premium quality dishwasher safe stainless steel.

The rectangular design of spoons is narrow to fit into most spice jars. You won’t need to shake spices onto the spoon and spill and waste less of your expensive spices.

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Bowls for All Your Cooking and Baking - Mix It Up

Mixing bowls are a definitely necessary kitchen tools for any kitchen. Whether you’re a baker, accomplished home chef, or simply serving microwave popcorn you need mixing bowls.

Mixing bowls can come with a variety of features, from lids that snap on for storing, stackable to store, attachments that make mixing simple. They are essential tools for any kitchen.

Premium Mixing Bowls

Duralex Mixing Bowls

Clear, durable Duralex prep bowls in two sizes ensure every spice, herb and liquid flavoring is pre-measured and ready to use. Also ideal to keep favorite seasonings at hand while preparing marinades, rubs, soup stocks or sauces, even without pre-measuring.

Made in France by the inventors of tempered glass, these Duralex bowls streamline baking, storing sugar toppings, coloured icings. Two sizes: 4-oz. and 6-oz. are perfect serving dishes for sour cream, condiments, dips or bread dipping oils.

Tempered for cold or hot ingredients, these Duralex bowls withstand temperature extremes from -4 to +212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Budget Mixing Bowls

Kitchen Khemistry Mixing Bowls

Bored of using the regular mixing bowl at home. Steel ones give durability but lack designs and attractiveness. Here is a budget but unique range of mixing bowls with blue colour and silver lining.

The mixing bowl is heavy enough to counter the tendency to slide around during manual mixing or kneading/ yet light enough to allow you to hold the bowl in one arm easily while the other can be used for beating the mixture.


Mixing Bowls for All Your Cooking and Baking - Mix It Up

Colander set – 2 collapsible colanders (strainers)

A necessary of kitchen tools to have in your kitchen, a colander can be put to use in a variety of situations. A colander works for draining most foods like spaghetti, pasta, potatoes, broccoli, green beans, carrots, spinach and other veggies.

You can use these kitchen tools to rinse your salad leafs, fruits and fresh vegetables. These colanders have an ergonomic, space-saving design. They are foldable, so they do not take up much needed room in your kitchen cupboards.

They are dishwasher safe and microwave oven suitable. These kitchen colanders are composed of non-toxic, environmentally friendly rubber base and handle, and green silicone. Heat-resistant up to 302ºF, they can be immersed in boiling water.


Conveniently compact and easy-to-use peeler

Fruit & vegetable peeler

Cooking is an art where you draw with taste and dress with colours. As the master of your kitchen, you deserve the right kitchen tools to express your creativity.

This is when this Victorinox Peeler comes in handy. Its double edge is ready to face the firmest peels while its ergonomic handle makes peeling as fun as it is easy.

Capable of peeling huge quantities, these peelers are for both professional chefs and at-home cooks. They are also conveniently compact and easy-to-use. These high carbon stainless steel blades are a result of the right alloy mix making it flexible for your use.



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The Essential Tools for A Perfect Kitchen – There does come time to create all of these yummy recipes that you have found and saved on Pinterest.

When you realise that you don’t have any of the preparation tools you need to make them! These are the kitchen tools that you want that are an integral part of your kitchen essentials.


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