Essential Kitchen Tools

Whether you moved to your first home or you’re ready to start utilizing your kitchen, you will need some basic and essential kitchen tools to get started. Every home should have these basic cooking items whether you like to cook or stay away from the stove as far as possible. Every kitchen will need the following:

Cookware Set- A cookware set will include a number of different types and sizes of pans. Look for a set that has at least five different options such as a sauté pan, a large pot, a small and a large sauce pan, and a skillet. You will find many different options such as various colors and styles to choose from including nonstick pan sets, stainless steel and cast iron sets. This will mean that whatever your kitchen style or preference, you will find a cookware set to suit your needs.

Baking Pans- Baking pans can be used not only for cakes, brownies, pies or other sweets they can be utilized for your savory dishes as well. Some bakeware sets will include a muffin pan, a cookie sheet or pan, a loaf pan and a cake pan. Bakeware sets make it more convenient to purchase everything at once rather than shopping for all the items individually. Other baking pans to look for include a pie dish and mixing bowls.

Knife Set- Every kitchen needs to have a proper knife set. Without sharp or proper knives you won’t be able to cut, chop, or peel your ingredients properly. There are many different knife sets you can choose from such as stainless steel or ceramic knives.

Cooking and Baking Tools- Some key cooking and baking tools that you will utilize often or even daily include:

  • Measuring cups and Spoons
  • Cooling Rack
  • Rolling Pin
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Peeler
  • Zester
  • Wooden Spoon Set
  • Tongs
  • Cutting Boards
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Prep Bowls
  • Strainer
  • Reusable Baking Cups


These are your essential kitchen tools and accessories that you will need in order to prepare your meals. Once you are more comfortable in your kitchen you will be able to expand your cooking and baking tools and look for other items that will make baking more fun. Items such as candy molds and other baking tools will help you bake better and make your presentations look more appealing and professional. You might even decide that you have a knack for baking and start selling your delicious and beautiful goodies.