5 Essential Kitchen Items That You Should Invest In

Kitchens are a room that you need to use every day. It is a place where you can whip up old favourite recipes, or be adventurous and try your hand at cooking something new. To make the experience of cooking easier, you need to ensure that you have the right kitchen equipment. Some of them you can save money on, but there are other essential items that it is better to invest in. Whether you are trying to kit out your first home, or you are working out which items you need to invest in, the list below will help you out.

Kitchen Knives

When it comes to preparing the ingredients for any recipe, old or new, you will need a good quality kitchen knife to be able to chop up the ingredients that you need properly. The better the quality of the knife that you buy, the easier it will be for you to chop things up. If you buy a cheaper one, the blade can be dull, making cooking more of a challenge, and the likelihood of you injuring yourself higher. 

Good quality pans

When you buy pans, you want them to be durable and last a long time. That is why it is essential to purchase quality cookware. Aluminium cookware lasts a lifetime, is lightweight, and is a great conductor of heat, so they are great at heating food quickly. This makes aluminium pans a popular addition to any cookware collection.

Some types of kitchen pans that can be useful to have in your cookware collection are a cast-iron skillet, a frying pan, and your regular saucepans. 

Slow cooker

A slow cooker is an excellent addition to any kitchen. It is not something that you need to spend an excessive amount of money on, but if you want it to last, you should buy a mid-range one. They are such a useful piece of equipment to own because you can throw your ingredients in, in the morning, and then after work, you will come home to a fully cooked meal. There are so many things that you can make in a slow cooker that you will never get bored, and it will take away the temptation of eating out after a long day.

Food processor

A food processor is not something that you necessarily need right away, but it can become a handy piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. It can help speed up the chopping of vegetables, the whipping up of dough and make making a sauce from scratch easy. If you are going to buy one, it is worth investing in one that has a variety of different attachments that you can use for different jobs. 


A food thermometer is crucial if you like to cook a lot of meat. It can help you to make sure that you never serve undercooked food. There are a variety of different types of thermometers that you can choose from, including instant-read thermometers with probes, and cooking alarms that are thermometers that you leave in the meat, which beep when it reaches the correct temperature. What you choose will depend on your budget and what you are cooking.

Liz x

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