Whether you're a casual home cook or a dedicated professional, the right kitchen utensils will make your cooking more efficient and fast-track the time it takes to prepare ingredients for food. From humble potato mashers and innovative salad spinners to basic must-haves like whisks, tongs and can openers - there's a kitchen utensil to make life easier and transform you into a master chef! Before you dive in, consider what type of cooking you do the most, your available budget, your kitchen space and the quality of product you require to get the job done to perfection.
Various types and categories of kitchenware
Kitchenware is a huge category filled with many types of products that make cooking fun, easier and quicker. We've broken them down into the following sub categories:
Storage solutions. This is where you'll find food and pantry storage containers, drawer organisers and more.
Kitchen utensils and gadgets. These kitchen tools make food prep a breeze, from zesters, mandoline slicers and scrapers to slotted spoons and chopping boards.
Mix and measure. This type of kitchenware includes products such as mixing bowls, thermometers, measuring spoons and kitchen scales.
Too many kitchen utensils and kitchenware can make a small kitchen look cluttered and disorganised. Make sure that you consider the size you have available and purchase items that will fit neatly within it. Drawer organisers can be used to maximise drawer space and be filled with small items like ice-cream scoops, peelers and can openers. When it comes to cookware and equipment, items such as mixing bowls, colanders and strainers can be stacked inside each other to save space.
Features to consider when choosing kitchen equipment
Considering these features will help you to choose kitchen equipment and utensils that are right for your needs:
Quality - The quality of your cooking equipment will be a deciding factor in how well it performs and its longevity.
Material - You can find products made from stainless steel, glass, wood, silicone, non-stick, cast iron, plastic and more.
Energy efficiency - If you're using electric appliances and equipment, consider how much energy it is likely to use and what impact it will have on electricity bills.
Dimensions - The dimensions of your kitchen equipment will be determined by the available space. Toasters and mixers can squeeze in anywhere but larger coffee machines, juicers, slow cookers and other appliances will require more counter space.
Style and design preference - It's important to think about how your cooking equipment will fit into your kitchen decor and whether it suits your personal style.
Versatility - A versatile piece of equipment will allow you to use it for several kitchen tasks and help you to save time and money.
Price - If your budget allows, it's best to stick to products that are in the mid-range or above as these will give you the best balance between affordability and performance.
Essential kitchen utensil recommendations every home needs
If you're just starting to grow your collection, here are some kitchen tools and cooking utensils you'll find yourself reaching for again and again:
A set is a fantastic way to save money when buying kitchen utensils while getting several different types and sizes in one purchase. We have bamboo spoon sets by Davis & Waddell, mini whisk sets by Cuisena and the Oxo Good Grips Grilling Tongs and Turner Set which is excellent if you love BBQ cooking. For a great space-saving solution, the Joseph Joseph Nest Utensils come with a slotted spatula, slotted spoon, spaghetti server, solid spoon and ladle that fit neatly inside each other and hang on a stand so you can keep them together.
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What are the best kitchen utensils to use?
When it comes to the best kitchen utensils and kitchen accessories to use, there's no right or wrong answer. Your collection will depend on the type of cooking you do and your individual preferences. However, there are some items that get used more than others and will make food preparation and cooking easier and quicker.
Consider adding a peeler, measuring spoons, grater, can opener, measuring jug, ladle, tongs, a scraper and a whisk to your collection and expanding as your skills grow.
What is the most used kitchen utensil?
The most common kitchen utensils are ones that are simple in their function but can be used to complete a wide range of kitchen tasks for preparing any meal. These utensils are used more than any others; tongs, graters, chopping boards, slotted spoons, peelers, can openers, spatulas and whisks.