5 Kitchen Essentials You Simply Can’t Live Without


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98% of Americans said that cooking at home is the preferred way to make a meal. 

There’s no question about it that cooking at home in the kitchen is where people like to make delicious food and enjoy good company. 

But if you’re going to make delicious food in your home, you’re going to need what kitchen essentials you’re going to need to make this delicious food. 

Here are five kitchen essentials you absolutely cannot live without. 

1. A Chef’s Knife

HENCKELS Classic Razor-Sharp 8-inch Chef's Knife, German Engineered Informed by 100+ Years of Mastery

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  • ULTRA-SHARP BLADES: Superior professional-level sharpness that ensures precision cutting.
  • STAYS SHARP LONGER: Professional, satin-finished blade boasts precision cutting and is finely honed for long-lasting sharpness.
  • EFFORTLESS CUTTING: Enjoy easy meal prep with minimal effort with this lightweight, easy-to-use knife.
  • KITCHEN TASKS: Slicing, chopping, and mincing vegetables, fruits, and herbs, to cutting through large slabs of meat and disjointing bones, and more.
  • QUICK CLEAN UP: No-fuss cleanup, in the dishwasher or by hand. Stain and rust-free blades.

A quality chef’s knife is sharper and heavier. There is a huge difference in the sharpness and quality of the knife compared to other knives.

When you purchase a quality chef knife, you won’t only notice the difference, you’ll notice how much longer this knife lasts.  

2. Cutting Board

Wood Cutting Board Set - Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove - Kitchen Chopping Board for Meat (Butcher Block) Cheese and Vegetables | Heavy Duty Serving Tray w/Handles (3)

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  • : Our bamboo cutting board, coming in a convenient set of 3, offer 9x6”, 12x8”, & 15x10” options, making this your all in one multipurpose use kitchen essential, allowing you to easily complete all of your cutting, meal preparation, and even serving needs. There’s an option for every need, small for quick fruit chopping, medium for more space or multiple vegetables, and large for slicing and dicing whole meat, rolling out dough, or even use as a charcuterie board.
  • - : Designed for multipurpose use and easy handling, our wooden cutting board features built in carrying handles, so you’ll be able transfer ingredients to your stove without hassle. The chopping block can also be used as a serving tray or cheese platter, super easy to carry from kitchen to table, or be used to pass out finger foods at your next dinner party or event. You won’t have to worry about having butter fingers & dropping your food with these thoughtfully carved grips
  • -, : Our smooth bamboo wood is gentle on your knife blades, keeping them from quickly dulling, so you won’t have the extra kitchen task of often sharpening knives. The cutting boards for kitchen are easy and comfortable to strategically cut, slice, and dice on. With a special resin lacquer top coat around the wood to help prevent scarring, scratching, staining and other visible signs of wear, your set of kitchen boards will also be protected from collecting bacteria.
  • : These professional grade cutting boards can be used anywhere from industrial restaurant kitchens to your own home for daily cooking. Thoughtfully crafted with deep juice grooves, each of these chopping boards catch liquid runoff from meat, fruit, & other ingredients. Cleanup is a breeze without having to worry about spills and countertop messes. Additionally, you’ll easily be able to seamlessly transfer ingredients from your prep station to the stove for cooking.
  • - : Our brand, ROYAL CRAFT WOOD is committed to providing our customers the best possible support and satisfaction. That’s why we offer a comprehensive customer support program with a 1-year warranty, a money-back guarantee, and 24/7 customer support. We understand the importance of standing behind our products and ensuring our customers are delighted

A cutting board is essential to cutting and preparing your food. You want a cutting board that is able to durable because you’ll most likely be cutting on it when you cut food. 

You can find more information on kitchen essentials, specifically the must-have kitchen essentials of the season, check out our website.  

3. Cookware

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set, Nonstick Kitchen Cookware with Stay-Cool Stainless Steel Handles, Black

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  • Included with the set: 8" fry pan, 10"" fry pan, 1-quart sauce pan with cover, 2-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart saute pan with cover, 6-quart stockpot with cover
  • Hard-anodized aluminum cookware is durable and resists corrosion and warping
  • Durable, 2-layer nonstick interior prevents food from sticking and makes cleanup effortless
  • Long silicone handles stay cool on the stovetop
  • Oven-safe up to 400 degrees F, so you can easily go from stovetop to oven

Cookware is basically pots and pans. These are critical if you want to make any water-based dish or if you want to make a stove-top dish.  

You can use cookware for deep dish items to basically any kind of meal you want. It adds more variety to want you to want to cook. 

Cookware is also great for baking if it’s simmering some caramel over the stove or making vanilla pudding in a pot.  

4. Utensils

Silverware Set, ENLOY 20 Pieces Stainless Steel Flatware Cutlery Set, Include Knife Fork Spoon, Mirror Polished, Dishwasher Safe, Service for 4

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  • Classic Design --- Mirror finished, elegant patterns, heavy-duty 20-pieces flatware sets include / 4 Dinner Spoons / 4 Dinner Forks / 4 Steak Knives / 4 Salad Forks / 4 x Dessert(Tea) Spoons. They are made of durable 18/0 stainless steel in premium quality and they have classic design.
  • Deformation Resistant --- The fork, knife and spoon are heat resistant and rust resistant. Dishwashing liquids can be easily removed while washing. Easy to clean.
  • Outstanding Quality --- This flatware never needs to be polished, making care and maintenance easy. This flatware is dishwasher safe, making clean up easy and convenient.
  • Excellent design --- Excellent design of comfortable and long handle to these flatware sets. Exclusive durability. These flatware sets adopt durable stainless steel material and mirror polishing processing technique.
  • Perfect For Use --- The set is perfect for 4 people family daily use, gathering, parties, family dinner, apartment, cabin, home, camping, hotel, restaurant, formal dinners, party, etc or when you need extra flatware set.

If you have cookware, you’re going to need cooking utensils for pots and pans. You need utensils so can take food from pots and pans and serve it to yourself or guests. 

Basic utensil includes forks and spoons. You may also want a butter knife, a serving spoon, oven glove, a timer, a whisk, or something else. 

5. Bakeware

Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Bakeware Set Baking Cookie Sheets Cake Muffin Bread Pan, 10 Piece, Latte Brown with Cranberry Red Grips

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  • SET INCLUDES: Two 10-inch x 15-inch cookie pans, Two 9-inch round cake pans, 9-inch square cake pan, 2 loaf pans, 9-inch x 13-inch rectangular cake pan with lid, 12-cup muffin and cupcake pan
  • EVERYDAY DURABILITY: This Rachael Ray nonstick bakeware set features heavy gauge steel construction with rolled-rim bake pan edges designed for easy, everyday use
  • LONG-LASTING NONSTICK: The baking pans feature long-lasting, latte-colored nonstick inside and out to provide excellent food release with quick cleanup
  • COMFORT AND CONTROL: Silicone grips on the bakeware pan handles offer plenty of solid, comfortable grasp, even with potholders
  • DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE: Oven safe to 450 degrees F, the nonstick bakeware set includes all the essential bake pan shapes for everything from cake making to cookie making to roasting and more

While we mentioned cookware as something that is critical for cooking, bakeware is just as important. 

Bakeware is important if you love desserts. If you enjoy making cookies, cakes, or cupcakes, then bakeware is a necessity. 

Bakeware typically includes muffin pans, cake pans, pie pans, and other kinds of baking dishes. 

All of these baking essentials are designed to help you make any kind of food the best possible way. 

You Need Kitchen Essentials to Make the Best Food

When you have these five kitchen essentials, you prepared to cook or bake any meal for you and your guests. 

Having these essential items for your kitchen not only makes you ready to dine in your kitchen, but it also makes your kitchen that much easier to prepare.

You won’t have to worry about finding a sharp knife, what utensils you need to cook something, if you have a proper baking dish, or if you have quality pots and pans. 

For more information on kitchen essentials, including 6 tips on how to become a better cook, check out our blog.   

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