Must Have Kitchen Tools
What do you need to get cooking today? Well, you already have the desire, the next step to take is to get some good cookware.
You can purchase inexpensive, high quality kitchen sets and tools from most grocery and department stores. Price is not always a good way of judging quality or is the presence of a celebrity chefs name or picture on the box. I know you want to take Mario Batali and Paula Dean home with you but, don't be fooled!
What should I look for?
Your tools should be comfortable for you to use and should feel sturdy and strong. Always pick up your kitchen tools and see if they feel good in your hands. Awkward styling, loose construction, and flimsy light material are signs of bad kitchenware.
Where do I get good cookware?
You can get solid cookware a lot of places for a good price. The first stop I always make when I am looking for a new tool is the local grocery store, Walmart,Target and Amazon. They always have something useful and inexpensive for the kitchen.
My next spot always surprises people; I like to check out the shelves at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. This is where you can get some really great equipment at a big discount. I love going through all of the, out of box, slightly scratched, no price tag section for the really good deals.
The best place to find a good deal on kitchen supplies is a second hand store and garage sale. You can find very expensive and often high quality stuff for pennies.
What do I need to get cooking today?
You don't need a lot to be a great cook, but you will need...
I have found that non stick pans are ok for a new cook, but not that great in the long run. If you heat a non stick pan too much or scratch the surface of the coating, it will start to come off in your food and that is gross. If you want a good inexpensive pan that will last a lifetime, go for 8-10 inch cast iron or stainless steel pan. They are really heavy duty, cheap, easy to find, non stick and with a little love, will last a lifetime.
Now you know what tools you need to get cooking today, now let's get Crackin'!