Cast iron pans have heavy, thick bottoms with sides that can uniformly maintain heat for an extended time. These pans provide lovely sear to scallops and steaks.
Use them to make cornbread or cobblers because they go straight into the oven (and all these other delights). They have a rustic appeal that may be used from the stove to the table.
Lastly, they’re practically unbreakable. If you learn how to care for this kind of skillet properly, it will last a lifetime. All in all, it is another must-have for having a smooth experience in your kitchen every day.
Another kitchen must-have on our list is the Dutch oven. If you’re cooking for a small group, a 5 quart will suffice, but if you’re feeding a lot, a 7 quart will do. You can use the pan for the stovetop or the oven, allowing you to sear meat before slowly cooking a stew in a low oven for hours. (It’s similar to the first slow cooker.)
You can use the Dutch oven instead of the large saucepan mentioned above. Also, bake bread with a highly crackly crust in the Dutch oven. They’re pricey, so save the money to buy this kitchen item.
Whether it’s quickly softening butter or slicing zucchini for healthy muffins, having this multi-purpose shredder at the most inconvenient moments is a blessing. Although it requires a bit of effort than a food processor, it is still a must-have item.
From grating cheese over sandwiches to carrots for salads, this thing is a life-saver! You may need to put extra effort into this must-have to prepare a delicious meal. Make sure to find the one with different surfaces so you can use it for multiple purposes in the kitchen. The best thing is, its compact design and shape make it easy to store.
Do you hate it when the kitchen gets messy while cooking? Well, this is the perfect solution. Although it may seem obvious, having different mixing bowls is essential. Glass/metal is far better than plastic because they are less porous. They will not get stained or have foul odors.
A set of large mixing bowls to make cake mixes, chop salads, and oil vegetables is something your kitchen would need. The smaller bowls resist 1 to 2 cups and are ideal for practicing mise en place, helping you to be organized and keep your kitchen clean while cooking.