Kitchen Essentials List: 71 of the Best Kitchen Cookware, Utensils, Tools More
If you’ve ever attempted to purchase cookware for a new kitchen.
. or simply tried to improve the quality of tools in your current kitchen.
. you’ve probably found that stocking up on high quality kitchen essentials is much more difficult than it should be.
And this makes sense, doesn’t it? Nowadays everywhere we look there’s someone telling us to buy their product that will supposedly make our lives easier. I’m sure all of the following sound familiar:
- Cooking TV show hosts recommending their products
- Branded cooking sets from your favourite celebrity chef
- Kitchen stores stocking unusual, “one-trick-pony” items
- Infomercials aggressively selling cheap gizmos
- Kitchen websites promoting every item as a “must-have”
and so on. Instead of all this increased choice making our lives easier, it’s made it that much more difficult to separate the quality from the junk. So we decided to test all the kitchen equipment we could get our hands on to solve this problem and make stocking a minimalist, high-quality kitchen as easy as possible.
Here’s what we learned.
The Best Minimalist Kitchen Essentials: Cookware, Utensils, Equipment, Tools, Appliances More
When we started our cooking journey, we were full of confusion and frustration as we began our search for the best cookware and essential kitchen tools for minimalist cooks. When you start with no knowledge, the learning curve is immense.
But after years of refining our cooking techniques, creating and testing simple recipes, learning how to plan our meals, and building a customizable meal planning service for busy folks like us, we learned exactly which tools one needs (and doesn’t need) to stock a fully functional and multi-purpose minimalist kitchen.
Note: We’ve tried to make it easy to navigate this kitchen essentials list and find what you need right away. For this reason, we’ve organized our recommendations in to general categories (click to jump to any category):
And each of these categories contains items that are categorized into recommended, premium, and budget picks. That is, except those rare items that combine such high-quality and great value that they stand alone as a clear winner.
Let’s dig in to the best high quality and versatile kitchen essentials that provide the most value for your money.