Five Basic Kitchen Tools

Five Basic Kitchen Tools

Five Basic Kitchen Tools

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” – Julia Child

If you love to eat, it’s a good idea to grasp the basics of cooking so you can make your favorite meals whenever you want without relying on anyone else. To make cooking easy and enjoyable, you must fill your kitchen up with items that help make the cooking process easy, which means having all the essential kitchen tools. 

We’ve put together a list of must-have kitchen tools for you:

The purpose of blenders is to mix, puree and chop food. Most of the food dishes require tomato puree or some sort of masala combination that comprises of herbs and spices. This is when the blender comes in handy. If you’re willing to spend 20 minutes of your time blending spices by hand, how about using a blender that speeds up the process far more and gives you extra time to catch up the show on Netflix that’s eagerly waiting to be watched? Blenders only take 2-3 minutes at max. Granted, they might be costly but if the process saves more than 17 minutes of your time, then don’t you think it’s worth it?

Chef’s knife has a number of uses; mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts. It gives a professional touch to the food, and makes the cooking process easier than before. The knife cuts different varieties of meat and vegetables into even slices and cubes, making the food appear far more appealing. 
If you cook as a hobby, then get yourself a chef’s knife to make the cooking process easier.

Cutting boards have made modern day cooking far easier than before. Wooden boards are preferred over the glass or stone ones merely because of the material and their longevity. For heavy chopping purposes, wooden boards are much reliable and won’t leave scratches and marks too quickly. This way one is not required to change their cutting boards every few years only if the right one is bought.

If you’re just a beginner, these utensils are a must for you. They will give you the confidence you need to make an extraordinary dish, and will help you use just the perfect amount of ingredients. With such appliances, now you wouldn’t have to add your own estimates as a beginner and will ease the process far more for you. 

A spatula doesn’t have just one, but many uses. It’s a hand held tool which is used for flipping, lifting or spreading. They’re available in a variety of shapes, forms and sizes and each one functions differently; some are used for flipping and stirring the food in pots and pans, some are used to scrape food from the dishes, while others are used for serving purposes. The addition of this very utensil could be extremely helpful in your kitchen collection. 

Having all these kitchen appliances would ease the cooking process, and would make it even more enjoyable for you. 


Being a Pakistani, food has always been my comforter, be it me getting happy over a happy meal or my father asking me to go to school just to get sweets in return. Food is not just about eating, its a sentiment that connects people with each other. I started writing for Food Tribune because of my love for food.


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