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Kitchen Essentials: Cooking Equipment
There is a lot of debate on what kind of gear you should have to be a well-equipped home cooking kitchen. The truth is you don’t need much equipment to cook a huge variety of dishes. Much of what we have in our kitchens, while we like to have gadgets (and there is nothing wrong with having a ton of stuff in your kitchen), isn’t all necessary to be a successful home cook. I certainly wouldn’t want you to avoid getting in the kitchen because you feel like you don’t have the right gear to be successful.
Kitchen knife (cook/chef knife)
A note about pots and pans: materials
Skillet/Saute Pan w/lid (pan preferably oven-safe)
Lodge L8SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch
Cuisinart 722-30G Chef’s Classic 12-Inch Skillet with Glass Cover
All-Clad 4403 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 3-Quart Saute Pan with Lid / Cookware, Silver
Sauce Pan w/lid
Cuisinart 419-18P Contour Stainless 2-Quart Pour Saucepan with Cover
All-Clad 4203 with Loop Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Sauce Pan with Loop Helper Handle and Lid Cookware, 3-Quart, Silver
Pot for pasta and stock
Aside from collecting different sizes of the equipment mentioned before, you may want to look at these other pieces.
Non-Stick Frying Pan
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