Essential Items for Home Cooks
Most of the meals that you cook for your family involve some sort of cookware, so having a quality set that you can depend on is vital. Sure, you can go with a cheaper set, but trust me on this, you will be replacing pieces so often that it just pays to make more of an investment in these much used items. This Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12-Piece Stainless Cookware Set with Lids contains all of your essential pieces and I love the stay cool handles.
Ask any professional chef and they will tell you that you cannot compromise on a good set of knives. If you are a home cook, listen to the pros and invest in some quality knives. When I think quality knives, the first name that pops into my head is J.A. Henckels.
This J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Forged Synergy 16-Piece East Meets West Knife Block Set includes 16 pieces: 3-inch paring knife, 3-inch vegetable knife, 6-inch utility knife, 8-inch bread knife, 8-inch carving knife, 7-inch hollow-edge santoku knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, six 4.5-inch Steak Knives (stamped blades), 9-inch sharpening steel, kitchen shears and a hardwood knife block. You will be all set to make kitchen magic for years to come!
When it comes to cooking, I am a casserole queen. I make a casserole at least once a week because they are so quick and easy. If you love casseroles as well, then you need a baking dish with a lid such as this Pyrex Basics 4.5 Qt. Glass Baker with Red Lid. The lid really helps with keeping leftovers fresh or transporting casseroles.
If you plan to do any entertaining, then a roasting pan is a must. I use mine for every major holiday, whether I am preparing a roast, turkey or ham. This Cooks Standard 10 Qt. Stainless Steel Roasting Pan is made of heavy gauge stainless steel that has even heat conduction. I love how the v-shaped rack allows for collecting liquid while food is roasting.
Every kitchen needs a set of Corningware, and this French White 12-Piece Ceramic Bakeware Set is one that I received as a wedding present. I use it constantly, as I love that I can cook and serve in it. The set has a classic look that makes it great for any occasion.
I am all for making life easier, and getting all these bakeware essentials in one place, makes life easier. CuisinartChef’s Classic 6-Piece Black Bakeware Set includes two 9 inch round cake pans, 9 inch square cake pan, 9 inch loaf pan, 6-cup muffin pan, and a 17 inch baking sheet. This is a great starter kit that will give you a lot of versatility in your baking.
Slicer and Dicer
There are some tasks in the kitchen that are time consuming and not very fun. Chopping and dicing are two such tasks. That is why I always have a slicer and dicer like this MegaChef 8-in-1 Multi-Use Slicer, Dicer and Chopper on hand. This multi tasking kitchen tool will eliminate countless hours of meal prep and save you time in the kitchen. It slices, dices, grates and chops perfectly uniform vegetables in no time at all.
Whether you are trying to eat healthier or just want to make sure your recipes are precise, a kitchen scale is an invaluable tool to have on hand. This Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale is one of the lightest kitchen scales on the market. It is sleek and provides super accurate measurements.
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