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´╗┐Essential Cooking Supplies

by HealthyLivingTrends.com

Having the proper cooking supplies is essential for anyone want to improve their culinary skills in the kitchen. But what are the proper cooking supplies? Here is a basic list of what any would be chef should have.

Essential cutlery is an important component of cooking supplies.
- Chef's knife six inch and eight inch - these knives are ideal for cutting vegetables, large fruits, pies, pizzas, or quiche. The smaller knives are preferred because they are lighter and easier to handle.
- Carving knife - ideal for cutting meats on or off the bone.
- Serrated knife - ideal for slicing bread or cake. These knives can also be used to slice tomatoes because they do not squish them.
- Paring knives - ideal for peeling, chopping, slicing, and dicing. It is recommended that two to three these are available.

Having the right pots and pans is essential to cooking supplies.
- Nonstick skillet eight inch and ten inch - these pans saut├ę, stir fry and make omelettes with ease.
- Sauce pans with lids two quart and four quart - these pans can melt butter, simmer sauces, heat canned foods, cook vegetables, make soup, steam rice, prepare hot cereals, and reheat leftovers.
- Large stockpot with lid eight quart - this pot can boil pasta, simmer stews, simmer chilies, simmer soups, and make homemade stock.
- Dutch oven with lid - this pot can bake rice pilafs, casseroles, stews, oven roast veggies, slow cook pot roasts, and braise meats.
- Roasting pan with v-shaped rack - the rack elevates the meat so it does not stick to the pan. Without the rack it can roast vegetables and potatoes.
- Vegetable steamer

Basic baking equipment is a necessary cooking supply.
- Baking sheets
- Bundt pan
- Cake pans - two nine inch ones
- Cookie cutters
- Glass baking dishes - eight inch, seven by ten inch, and an eight by twelve inch.
- Loaf pans - two four by nine inch pans
- Muffin tins
- Parchment paper
- Pastry brush
- Pie dish
- Pie ring
- Pie weights
- Ramekins
- Rolling pin
- Springform pan
- Tart Pan
- Wire rack

Basic cooking utensils are necessary cooking supplies
- Basting brush or bulb baster
- Bowls - graduated set
- Canisters
- Citrus press
- Citrus reamer
- Cutting boards
- Garlic press
- Ginger grater
- Hand grater
- Kitchen shears
- Kitchen twine
- Ladle
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Meat mallet
- Meat thermometer
- Microplane grater
- Openers
- Pepper mill
- Plastic storage containers
- Potato ricer
- Pot holders
- Salad spinner
- Spatulas
- Spoons - slotted and solid
- Strainer
- Timer
- Tongs
- Vegetable peeler
- Whisk
- Wooden spoons

Basic appliances are necessary cooking supplies
- Blender
- Coffeemaker
- Crock pot
- Electric coffee bean and spice grinder
- Electric hand mixer
- Food processor
- Grill
- Microwave
- Rice cooker
- Toaster