Essential Kitchen Tools

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While we all have our own little favorite kitchen gadgets, there are only a few real kitchen essentials necessary for a smooth-running, productive kitchen. A pared-down kitchen tool drawer is easier to keep organized, clean, and useful. The fewer tools you own means your reliable stand-bys are at hand, not buried in a quagmire of random doodads.

At least half the knives on the market, as well as a good percentage of the rest of the kitchen equipment sold for home use […] [are] a tin fiddle, a con-job foisted off on the nonprofessional public. — Supper of the Lamb by Robert Capon

Essential Kitchen Tools

A Simplified Pantry’s Essential Tools List

Knives & sharp instruments

At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. […] The woman who wants to cook well needs a sharp knife and a good eye. Supper of the Lamb by Robert Capon

A woman with a cleaver in mid-swing is no mere woman. She breaks upon the eye of the beholder as an epiphany of power as mistress of a house in which only trifles may be trifled with — and in which she defines the trifles. A man who has seen women only as gentle arrangers of flowers has not seen all that women have to offer. Unsuspected majesties await him. Supper of the Lamb by Robert Capon

You see, I am not against gadgetry all together — especially when it is as effective as a vegetable peeler, and enables you to fob off onto ten-year-olds the job of peeling carrots and potatoes. Supper of the Lamb by Robert Capon

Mixing tools

Cooking & baking tools

Essential Kitchen Tools

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