essential kitchen needs

There are so many kitchen utensils and gadgets.  Over the years I have purchased a few that I find myself not needing or something else just works better.  Too many items just clutter a kitchen and simply are not worth it.  These items are essential and are really needed in every kitchen.

  • Chefs knife
  • Serrated bread knife
  • Paring knife
  • whisk
  • Slotted spoon
  • Soup ladle
  • Microplane
  • Cheese grater
  • Food processor
  • Stand mixer (if you bake)
  • Good mixing bowls
  • Turner spatula (metal and plastic)
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Different size pots
  • Small, medium and large frying pans
  • Medium pan with lid
  • Stock pot
  • Colander and strainer
  • Plastic and wooden cutting boards
  • Griddle
  • Different size casserole dishes
  • Muffin, cake and bread pans
  • Different size cookie sheets, with and without edge
  • Coffee maker
  • Large and medium serving bowls and platters or dishes
  • Potato peeler (unless you want to use a knife)
  • Can opener
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Toaster or toaster oven
  • Potato masher
  • Pastry brush