How to equip your kitchen for cooking [Infographic]

Cooking at home is full of benefits: It leads to a higher-quality diet and better health and weight, it’s less expensive than take-out or restaurant meals, and it gives you the ability to control ingredients and portions. Cooking at home also doesn’t have to mean expensive ingredients or a bunch of fancy equipment. Equip yourself with the following essential kitchen tools, plan your grocery list, and get cooking!

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How to equip your kitchen for cooking

Food prep equipment

  • Colander
  • Box grater
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons and cup
  • Plastic cutting board
  • Peeler

Hand tools

  • Knife sharpener
  • Chef’s knife
  • Utility knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Slotted spoon
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tongs
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Can opener
  • Food thermometer

Baking and roasting dishes

  • Baking sheets
  • 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish
  • Pizza pan
  • Pie pan
  • Casserole with lid
  • Loaf pan

Pots and pans with lids

  • Fry pan
  • Stockpot
  • Saucepan
  • Sauté pan

Powered appliances

  • Crockpot
  • Toaster
  • Hand blender

Cool off hot foods

  • Cooling rack
  • Hot pad

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