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A Beginner’s Guide: Stocking Up On Essential Cookware And Kitchenware

If you are just getting acquainted with the room in your house in which you can prepare food, the first thing you should know is that it is called a kitchen. Did you know this one? Of course, I know you did. But, I would so like to hear different suggestions for the name. “Food burner? That thingy that feeds you?” If you have a creative solution, please, DO share it.

But, let’s stop kidding around for a short while. At least as long as it takes us to learn some basics. I don’t know about you, but as a beginner in the world of cooking, I wouldn’t want to burn my kitchen down on the first try. I don’t know what would be worse – the fact that I no longer own a kitchen, or all the teasing and laughing I’d get from my friends and family. I would have to move to a different country to avoid their comments.

Therefore, when starting out on this adventure, do it carefully and cautiously. But, also, give yourself some freedom to experiment. I know this sounds paradoxical, but that’s the exact recipe for becoming a cooking master. What’s that? No, I didn’t say “cookie monster”, I said “cooking master”. You might want to learn these kitchen terms, you know.

And what’s the first step towards turning you into a chef par excellence? Well, guess what, it’s shopping. I bet you like the sound of this. But, no, I’m not talking about buying that cute, fancy bag that was on sale. I’m talking about shopping for the most necessary tools in order to even be able to step into the kitchen.

Read more about that here: 

Stocking Up

In order to stock your drawers with the most essential instruments, you have to act strategically. There is no point in getting just about anything you come across. To be honest, if you don’t know much about cooking, there’s a fair chance that you might make a few mistakes here and there. And, of course, a few mistakes won’t make a difference. But, imagine spending hundreds and thousands of things you probably won’t need.

So, don’t just storm out to the nearest shop. Do some planning ahead. A few online searches won’t do you harm. Why you might even buy everything you need online if that seems like an easier option. For me, it definitely is, since I can read about the product in a separate tab before deciding to put it in the cart.

Now, I guess your kitchen is not completely empty. You probably have some glasses, plates, silverware, and a pan here and there. If you are a total beginner like me, then you probably own more cute tea and coffee cups than the things you put in the oven. In any case, you have some freshening up to do. You don’t become the next Jamie Oliver with a bag of instant coffee and a spoon to stir things up.

In order to really stir things up, you should look for the best tools online like the Our Place essential kitchenware. Wait until your friends see that, huh? Now they will definitely have nothing to laugh at. In fact, I’m pretty sure they will envy me… I mean, envy you. So, here’s my list of three beginner’s indispensable kitchen tools.

Chef’s Knife

Naturally, if you are planning on preparing a meal or two, you will have to do some cutting. You can’t just put a whole tomato in a salad, can you? And you can only imagine how difficult it would be to prepare a whole beef. After all, you are a beginner and not a pro.
So, the first thing you want to invest in is a good, sharp chef’s knife. In addition to it having a sharp blade, you want the knife to have a fitting handle too. It has to be easy to use. Of course, pay attention to the material and choose a durable product. You don’t want to have to replace it weekly.

Cutting Board

Now that you have a knife, you need something to use it on. It wouldn’t be very wise to damage your countertop by cutting directly on it. That’s why your next vital kitchenware is a cutting board. These can be made from various materials, but everyone seems to agree that the wooden ones are the best. And who am I to argue with the experts? Read this.


How would you be able to do any cooking at all without this marvelous invention? Depending on what you exactly need, you might choose among saucepans, frying pans, and all kinds of different pans. Nowadays, there are even those multi-purpose pans that do the work of a bunch of additional cookware. That might be just the thing a beginner needs.


jennifer londe said…
wow this nice one tips to all the beginner mommy my nakuha din akong idea tuloy mommy thank you.
Essential kitchenware it is the most important tools before you can cook, chefs knife, chopping board and a pan. I usually learn to have this before I learn to cook. Gisto q complete tools and matagalang gamit. Thanks for sharing this Mommy Dhes and maraming makaka adopt ng tips mo dto. Godbless and stay safe��
Unknown said…
Mahalaga tlaga to mamsh sa mga magsisimula palang. Thank you for sharing mamsh
Unknown said…
Mahalaga talaga to mamsh sa mga magsisimula palang. Thankyou for sharing Mommy Dhess
Nhet Mendoza said…
Totoo po to. Mas gusto ko pa mamili gamit sa kusina kesa personal things ko kaso ang mamahal lang pero ang gaganda. Wala nga kmi chef's knife ang mahal kasi.

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