Being a home chef is fun, especially when you have a well-arranged kitchen that looks organised and feels functional. The functionality of your kitchen area can only be increased if you populate it with the necessary items and get rid of all the other stuff. So, to make you learn more about the must-have cookware for your kitchen, we have come up with this blog. Here, we’ll give you a list of the essential kitchen utensils for your home and tell you how they can help you perform better as a home cook.
Let’s get started!
Essential Kitchen Utensils Used for Cooking and Frying
Here is the list of all the essential kitchen equipment for your home that you can use for cooking and frying.
Wok (Karahi): It is one of the most commonly used cooking utensils, which are used to make spicy and sizzling dishes having names inspired by Karahi itself like Chicken Karahi or Mutton Karahi. Woks come in a variety of shapes and sizes with a starting price of around PKR 1,500.
Frying Pans: Almost every other household in Pakistan have them. A frying pan is that essential cooking equipment for your home that is used to fry and prepare many different types of food items. Nonstick frying pans are easily available in the market with a starting price of under PKR 1,000.
Saucepan: You may not have known it by its name but you might already have it in your home. Saucepans are commonly used to prepare different types of sauces and syrups for cooking as well as reheating food in smaller quantities. The starting price of a saucepan in Pakistan is under PKR 1,000.
Pressure Cooker: Whether it’s about boiling chickpeas or preparing mutton or beef dishes, the pressure cooker is another essential cooking equipment for your home. It is generally categorised among expensive cooking utensils for your kitchen with a starting price of around PKR 4000.
Stainless Steel Kettle: A majority of people are tea lovers in Pakistan. They have teas multiple times a day even when they are home. This is why a kettle is one of the most important kitchen essentials for your home. There are electrical kettles available as well but they fall into the appliance category, which we’ll discuss later in this blog. The starting price of a stainless steel kettle in Pakistan is around PKR 1,500.
Cooking Pots: A cooking pot is one of the most useful kitchen equipment for your home that comes in a variety of sizes. The size of the cooking pot you choose depends on the number of people you have to cook for. A normal-sized cooking pot, enough to cook for 4-5 people, has a starting price hovering at PKR 2000.
Essential Kitchen Utensils for Cutting and Chopping
Let’s take a look at the must-have cookware for your kitchen you’ll need as a home chef to precisely cut and chop ingredients for your dish
Knives: Counted among the must-have cookware for your home kitchen, knives can be of different types. Chef’s knife and butter knife are the two essential kitchen utensils for every home cook. The price of a good quality knife in Pakistan starts at around PKR 300.
Butcher’s Knife: It is a very important member of the family of essential kitchen tools for your home. Butcher’s knives are extremely sharp and must be stored inside a cabinet and drawer when not in use. The starting price of a Butcher’s knives set in Pakistan is around PKR 2000.
Kitchen Scissors: Kitchen Scissors, also known as Kitchen Shears, are also very essential kitchen tools for your home. They can be used to cut open the packaging, seals of food products as well as meat items. Kitchen scissors of good quality in Pakistan are available with a starting price of under PKR 1000.
Other Essential Kitchen Appliances and Equipment
Populate your space with these essential kitchen appliances and equipment.
Peeler: Peeler is also considered among essential kitchen utensils for your home. They turn out to be very useful to peel off even the thinnest of skins from fruits and vegetables. The price of a good quality peeler starts at around PKR 300.
Can Opener: Different types of food items and beverages that we consume come in tin can packaging. Well, tin can packaging can be easily opened using a can opener. This is why it is one of the must-have cookware for your home kitchen. A stainless steel multi-purpose can opener may cost as low as PKR 1000.
Tong: Tongs used in the kitchen come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used for different purposes. They are among some essential cooking utensils for your kitchen. You can use them to handle hot food items and mix up different types of salads. The starting price of a kitchen tong in Pakistan is around PKR 300.
Whisk: Whisks are used either to beat eggs and mix different types of food batters. It is one of the most important kitchen tools, which is available in Pakistan for as low as PKR 200-500. Electric whiskers are also available in the market. These essential kitchen appliances have a starting price under PKR 1000.
Blenders and Mixers: Blenders grind semi-solid ingredients, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, into purees. They can be used to make ice creams, sweet sauces, and milkshakes. Good quality blenders and mixers come with a starting price of around PKR 3000.
Chopper: Choppers function more or less the same as blenders and mixtures. However, they can also be used to mince meat and chop down and mix up other solid food items. They have a starting price of PKR 3000, on average.
Microwave Oven: Nowadays, your home kitchen is incomplete if you don’t have a microwave. It is among those essential kitchen appliances for your home that may be regularly used to reheat food, make popcorns, and cook some of the microwave-based food recipes. The starting price of a microwave oven in Pakistan is around PKR 8000.
Toaster: Counted among the must-have kitchen tools for your home, Toasters help you prepare crisp toasts for breakfast every morning. They come in different sizes with multiple toasting settings. The price tag of a toaster in Pakistan can be as low as around PKR 5000.
Electric Kettle and Coffee Maker: While mentioning some of the must-have kitchen tools for your home, we can never miss out on the names of electric kettles and coffee makers. Both help you prepare caffeine-based beverages that turn out to be mood boosters in the morning. Price tags of electric kettles and coffee makers are more or less the same and start at around PKR 6000-7000.
Note: Here are some handy tips to clean each of the kitchen appliances mentioned above.
These were all the must-have kitchen utensils for every home cook. If you know about any other essential kitchen equipment for your home that we should mention in this list, feel free to let us know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love it when our readers interact with us and share their valuable suggestions.
You can also take a look at some other kitchen-related blogs, listed as under:
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- Tips to Organise a Messy Kitchen
- Spice Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen
- Home Kitchen Safety Tips
- Some Amazing Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas
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