As with all my recipes a good set of kitchen utensils should not cost you the earth. Here are a list of the items I use all the time. You don’t need to spent hundreds but you do need to find quality items.
An essential when cooking, I use three main knives regularly. A small paring knife for peeling and fine work, medium sized for chopping vegetables and meats. A large for chopping larger items such as meat joints and large vegetables.
As with your knives a good steel is also great to have as you can keep your knives constantly sharp and as such in good working order. Despite our go to response a sharper knife is actually safer as it’s less likely to slip off what you are cutting and onto your fingers.
Great for snipping herbs, opening packets, and getting into hard to reach areas of food for example when skinning and boning a chicken.
Measuring cups and spoons
A standard item but essential in cooking to ensure you not only get the recipe correct but that you also keep your creations consistent.
Spoons and spatulas
you will obviously be stirring, folding and moving things constantly so a good set of these is needed. You don’t need hundreds but a couple of each is ideal.
Essential for combining ingredients prior to cooking. If you need more than one get different sizes so you can stack them inside each other saving you space too.
When making sauces, desserts and more it may be necessary to get air into your mixture or even get some lumps out you may have accidentally put in.
A good set of tongs will help you grab hot food and also turn it over without taking the hairs off your hands.
Not only for potato mash, can be useful for mashing vegetables, pushing butter through food and more. Never underestimate a good masher.
Great for baking and rolling out pastry, it’s also good for flattening meat to make escalopes, crushing ice, nuts and whatever else you need broken down.
Chances are you will not be using all of every ingredient you buy when making something so these are a must for you to keep things fresh until you need them again.
Good for brushing water and/or milk over pastry or even egg to give it a nice glaze or finish.
A good food processor is also nice to have, have a look at this one, it’s great for soups and also has attachments for milling dry ingredients like nuts and is pretty decent value for what is does.
Another great to have item. This is great for delicious moist meats and sticky ribs as well as tasty stews and other great dishes.