Equipping your kitchen
It’s said that a bad workman blames his tools, but having good kitchen equipment can cut your work time in half and make it a lot more pleasant.
Setting up a kitchen for the first time can be confusing and expensive.
I recommend buying a few things each week, starting with the most essential. You will need plates, cutlery and glasses of course, the classic Duralex heat safe glasses work for hot and cold drinks and have a timeless elegance, a good buy in my opinion.
Start with saucepans and a good quality knife then add the rest of the list below as you see fit.
A good quality, medium size knife Steel, or knife sharpener
Tongs x 2
A good pepper grinder
Colander or sieve
Stainless steel saucepans, not non-stick. They will last forever and can be used for baking as well as on the stove top. Make sure they have a heavey base and well-fitting, steel lids.
Frying pan (skillet) with a lid
Small milk saucepan
Medium size saucepan
Whisk (a fork works for small quantities) Steamer