CHEFS Catalog Insight on Kitchen Essentials
Get These Kitchen Essentials from CHEFS Catalog
Home cooks need an equipped kitchen to make wonderful food for themselves and to entertain guests. After all, you can’t chop veggies without an excellent chef’s knife, and you can’t stir fry those veggies without a high-quality saute pan or wok. There are many tools and utensils you can buy to complete your kitchen, but some might be more essential for you than others. Let’s look at some items every kitchen needs from CHEFS Catalog.
Any old knife won’t cut it. You need a humble but high-quality chef’s knife to do your daily chopping, dicing, and slicing. You can start with a two-piece set or go for an 18-piece set. It really depends on how many knives you need to feel good about your work in the kitchen. A Wusthof knife set is a great place to start. CHEFS Catalog also carries other premium cutlery brands, including Shun, Wolf Gourmet, and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.
A good knife requires an equally suitable cutting board to go along with meal prep. Opt for a thick, solid maple wood board that will last for years as long as it’s properly cared for. You should also have a few lightweight poly boards on hand for quick chopping tasks.
Saute Pan or Skillet
A saute pan is similar to a skillet except a saute pan has taller, straight sides. That means you have more surface area in which to sear, scramble, stir, and saute. CHEFS Catalog has every style, size, and brand of saute pan you can imagine. You can cook a whole meal in a nice a saute pan—such as risotto or stir fry—and only have one dish to clean.
Wood Spoon & Silicone Spatula
Like a good knife, a sturdy wood spoon feels nice to hold. It’s also practical, can withstand heat, doesn’t scratch most cookware, and can scrape bits off the bottom of pans when making a pan sauce after searing a steak, for example.
Get every last scrape of cake batter out of your mixing bowl with a useful silicone spatula. Silicone spatulas are also an excellent complement to enameled cast iron or ceramic cookware as they won’t scratch it and will keep the finish safe for years.
Pots & Pans
When it comes to cookware, consider your purchase an investment. You want to find a great set that will allow you to do the kind of cooking you enjoy doing while also providing opportunities to try new things. A good all-around choice is stainless steel with an inner layer of copper or aluminum because it conducts heat well and is durable. If you like the look of copper though, go with copper cookware that has a layer of stainless steel on the interior of the pan for easy cleanup and an heirloom-quality finish.
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