basic equipment needed to cook

Jane Whittaker


When I first got married my hubs was in the Air Force and we lived in Germany. I had zero cooking experience and zero things to cook with.
You really only need a few things to get you started and here is my list.


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for regular cooking:
1 small
paring knife
2 large
knife for chopping
cutting boards, both of which can go in the dishwasher. you need one for meat and one for veggies
1 large
pot for cooking spaghetti and making soup
1 medium
sauce pan
1 large
fry pan, make it teflon
electric mixer
for baking:
2 sets measuring cups (tupperware has one with 3/4 and 2/3 cup sizes)
2 sets measuring spoons
9x13 baking pan
8 inch baking pan
muffin pan
2 cookie sheets
flour sifter
pie plate
rolling pin
loaf pan
other handy stuff:
can opener
several spatulas, if your pans are teflon, plastic please
few large cooking spoons, one slotted
rubber scrapers in several sizes
hand grater for cheese and chocolate
soup ladle
first appliances to add:
electric knife
slow cooker

How to Make basic equipment needed to cook


  • 1This list I know isn't complete by any means.
  • 2Pick things up as you can afford them and as you need them, if that is financially posible.
  • 3I have purposely left some things out like round cake pans because a 9x13 pan will make a cake also.
  • 4Buy things that can multi task the paring knives and chopping knive will take place of many many items.

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About basic equipment needed to cook

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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