Yellow Star
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8 Kitchen Essentials Required By Every Home Cook


Kitchens need good blenders. It makes delicious sauces, creamy soups, healthy smoothies, and more.

Dutch Oven

I also love Dutch ovens. Soups, stews, sauces, and bread all be made in these strong covered pots.

Cast-Iron Skillet

 It works nicely on the stovetop and in the oven for sautéing veggies and cooking frittatas.

 Food Processor

This 7-cup Cuisinart processor has attachments for chopping, pureeing, shredding, and slicing vegetables and cheese, making it suitable for a range of recipes.

Best Cookware

In addition to the cast-iron pieces above, I propose a basic set of pots and pans, comprising a small and medium saucepan, ordinary and covered skillet, and stock pot.

Wooden Spoons

I stir and sauté with a wooden spoon! This OXO set of three spoons—large, medium, and small—has a firm grip for mixing.


This fish turner can be used to flip pancakes, omelets, and other delicate items.


Draining pasta, cleaning canned beans, and washing vegetables require a decent colander.