Needed Cooks Tools
|A simple one that turns easily is all you need. An electric one that takes up precious countertop real estate is really not needed. Most cans are now flip-tops anyways.
|Even if you don’t drink wine, you should pick up a cheap wine opener. Wine makes a nice housewarming gift, so someone is bound to bring you a bottle sooner or later.
|Whether you bake or just need to get to the bottom of the mayonnaise jar, rubber scrapers come in handy. A large one and a narrow tiny one should be sufficient for most any scraping job.
|The easiest way to tell if your meats are cooked properly.
|Whether you’re grating vegetables for salads or cheese for pasta, a grater comes in handy.
|A small sharp knife is used all day in the kitchen.
|Even if you don’t eat meat, a few of these come in handy for cutting most anything.
|A large serrated knife is needed to slice fresh bread and other delicate items.
|A basic connected set with 1/4, 1/2, 1t & 1T is perfect for baking or any recipe.
|Either a one cup measure if you don’t do much baking or a set of connected cups (1/4C, 1/3C, 1/2C, 3/4C, 1C) if you are a baker.
|Peeling vegetables is extremely difficult without one of these.
|Make it much easier to grab large foods like corn on the cob out of boiling water.
|When you want to leave the liquid behind.
|For turning most anything you cook on the stove.
|For stirring, get plastic if you use non-stick pans and go with stainless steel if you opted for stainless steel cookware.
|For serving soups and stews.
|A good pair of cooking scissors can not only cut open any packaging, but will also cut through meats and vegetables with ease.
Some tools though, if you’ve already got them, may deserve a second chance and be more useful for a different purpose.