Setting up a kitchen doesn't just involve putting up a lovely floor, clean slabs, working chimney, easy-to-use sink, proper stove, etc. These things are necessary, but you are not going to need them mainly in cooking. What you will require for cooking food is a set of utensils, cookware, bakeware, and some other important kitchen supplies, with these supplies you can cook food even on a mountainside although we don't suggest you do that. Therefore, we have made up a list of kitchen supplies that every cook should have in their kitchen; if you are in the process of setting up a kitchen, this list is for you. However, even if you already have a well-set kitchen, tally your kitchen supplies with our list so that if you have missed something, you can get it now. Having said that, let's move on to the list.
Can there ever be a kitchen without a knife? We don't think so; a knife is the most used kitchen tool. You have to cut the meat; you need a knife for that, you have to cut vegetables, you need a knife for that, you have to cut food to serve you need a knife for that. Is there any food, vegetable, or meat that you can cook without using a knife even for once? No, right? Now there are dozens of knives, but you don't need to get them all; the 8-inch knife is the perfect shape and size knife suited for all purposes.
Where there is a knife, there has to be a knife sharpener as the knife gets dull with time, so if you need those proper and clean cuts, you have to invest in a good knife sharpener. People also take their knives to the shop for getting them sharpened, but that is very time taking and you also need to pay money every time you go there. Thus, invest in a knife sharpener once and for all, and you are free to sharpen your knife at any time of the day or night.
Having a good cutting board is essential in every kitchen; it makes cutting and chopping so much easier. Do you have a habit of cutting your fingers? Cutting boards are made for people like you; besides that, the neat and clean cutting and chopping that one can do with the help of a cutting board is no way near to hand-cut and chopped stuff.
The kitchen is for cooking so; obviously, you will need some things to cook your food, that's what we call cookware. Cookware includes a long list of items, but it is not necessary to get them all; you can get some of the things, and you will be good to cook all types of foods in your kitchen. We suggest you get non-stick cookware as they make cooking easy because then nothing sticks on the cookware's surface. You must get a skillet, a saucepan, a stockpot, and a wok in cookware.
Different foods with different textures, consistencies, and structures require different utensils, and thus you will have to get them all. However, it can get overwhelming with the number of choices that are there in the market, but we have made a list of utensils for you that will be enough for your kitchen. Utensils don't just include spoons. Although spoons are needed for everything, cooking, serving, and eating, there are some other things. However, don't just get spoons for cooking but also get wooden dinnerware set for eating food and wooden because wood is the safest material for eating food. The other utensils you will need are a peeler, meat mallet, wooden spoon, slotted spoon, spatula, whisk, ladle, rolling pin, and tongs.
If you are into baking, then it is right to bake food in proper bakeware because other pots and pans are designed to be put in the oven, and thus any mishap can occur. Therefore, if you like to bake cakes, get cake molds; if you want to bake chicken, get a colander. You can use a colander for baling vegetables, cookies and almost everything.