Must-have cooking tools.

You can purchase inexpensive, high-quality kitchen sets and tools from most grocery and department stores and online retailers. Your tools should be comfortable for you to use and should feel sturdy.

Price is not always a good way to judge quality when buying kitchen tools. Signs of bad kitchenware include uncomfortable design, loose construction, and light material. You should not purchase items that feel flimsy or awkward to you.

I find a lot of great kitchen gear on and at stores like IKEA, Target, and the local grocery store. You don't need a lot to be a great cook, but you will need...

  • Medium Saucepan

  • Medium Pot with Lid

  • Colander / Strainer

  • Dry Measuring cups

  • Wet Measuring cups

  • Measuring Spoons.

  • A Sharp Chef's Knife

  • Plastic Lettuce Knife
    For kids in the kitchen!

  • Plastic or wooden
    cutting board

  • Ladle

  • Tongs

  • Wooden Spoon

  • Rubber Scraper

  • Spatula

  • Medium and small mixing bowls.