KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

A wonderful list of helpful tools for every kitchen by Ina Garten11.16.12

Ina has the best list in my opinion (and the best kitchen on the planet):

Here it is!

A GOOD SET OF SHARP KNIVES by Wüsthof, including a chef’s knife, a paring knife, a slicing knife, and a bread knife

ALL-CLAD POTS: small and large sauté pans, small and large lidded pots, and a large stockpot

ONE LARGE ALL-CLAD ROASTING PAN. You can make something small in a big one, but you can’t make something big in a small one.

One medium and one large LE CREUSET ROUND DUTCH OVEN

I cannot imagine not having my KITCHENAID MIXER K45

Ditto my CUISINART PRO CUSTOM 11 FOOD PROCESSOR, with its slightly bigger bowl

A set of STAINLESS-STEEL MIXING BOWLS (try a restaurant supply house). I also have a set of 10 clear glass bowls that you can get at Williams-Sonoma for about $38 — the best value in the world. ** WS white mixing bowls.

On the counter, I have a big pot of WOODEN SPOONS AND RUBBER SPATULAS

I have another pot with WHISKS AND MEASURING SPOONS. All available from a restaurant supply place — they shouldn’t be fancy.

A CHEF’S CHOICE ELECTRIC KNIFE SHARPENER

A BOOS BUTCHER BLOCK CUTTING BOARD

A MEAT THERMOMETER

For potholders, I use BLACK OVEN MITTS

A stack of HALF SHEET PANS. They’re about 13″ x 18″ each with a one-inch rim. I use them for roasting vegetables, baking cookies and brownies, and lots of other tasks.

OTHER IMPORTANT SUPPLIES FOR THE KITCHEN:

ten inch dinner plates

eight inch salad plates

8” dessert plate

flat soup plates

cups with saucers

small glass bowls for fruit or ice cream

bar glasses

large/round 14-16” rectangular platters

salad bowls-white/wood/glass

teapot

pitchers small for cream, medium for sauces/gravy, large for juice/water

sugar bowl

salt and pepper in open dishes

attractive baking dishes

votive candle holders

 

Here is my condensed list:

Le Crueset

white mixing bowls

bosch mixer

white spatulas

wooden spoons

half sheet pans

one all clad sauce pan

good set of knives

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lanée
    Posted 11.16.12 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Links, please!

  2. Elise
    Posted 11.16.12 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    This would be great for everyone who tries to fill out a gift registry.

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