7 Kitchen Essentials Every Home Needs

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandra Nickel REALTORS

Whether you enjoy cooking or not, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the various tools, appliances and contraptions that collect on your kitchen counters and in your cabinets. The truth is, you probably do not need much of what you have collected over time.  Here is a list of seven kitchen essentials that every kitchen needs:

  • Chef’s Knife - One knife that features a straight blade capable of cutting everything from meat to vegetables to cheese is a must have for every cook. Look for a knife that is light-weight and durable with a slip resistant handle. With the right knife, slicing and dicing will be comfortable and safe. Top 5 Chef's Knives of 2020

  • Cutting Board - Look for a quality carving board that can be used for cutting meats and poultry. Professional chefs most often recommend plastic cutting boards because they are durable and will last a long time. In addition, they can be washed easily by hand and are dishwasher safe. However, they can be harder on knives than wood or bamboo. 13 Best Cutting Boards 2020

  • Peeler - If you cook with a lot of fresh veggies, a good peeler is a must! This prep tool should be sharp and easy to maneuver. Look for one that has a comfortable handle. The Top 5 Vegetable Peelers to Make Your Life Easier

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons - When you are following a recipe, you will want precise measurements. That means you will want a nice set of measuring cups and spoons. Look for them in stainless steel with riveted handles for a better grip. The Best Measuring Cups for 2020

  • Stand Mixer - While pricy, a quality stand mixer just might be your best friend in the kitchen! You can prepare just about anything with this powerful appliance that can tackle any job from kneading dough to whipping cream. 10 Best Stand Mixers for 2020

  • Baking Sheet - The right baking sheet can make all the difference in how your baked goods turn out. Find a sheet that can cook everything from cookies to fries to vegetables. Remember that there is a difference between cookie sheets and baking sheets.  A quality baking sheet will cook evenly and give you great results! The Best Baking Sheet for 2020

  • Skillets - Skillets are very versatile and can be used to prepare a plethora of recipes. Since you will likely be using a skillet frequently, it will pay off to invest in a top-of-the-line option. You will want one that provides even heat distribution and excellent heat retention. The 9 Best Skillets of 2020

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of Professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

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Comments (3)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sandra. A stand mixer? Interesting although my wife would agree with you. Enjoy your day!

Nov 12, 2020 05:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good  morning, Sandra Nickel all good points to list.... all are necessary for cooks!!

Nov 12, 2020 06:08 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Sandra Nickel these are very good list of kitchen essentials every home needs.

Nov 12, 2020 05:44 PM