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30 Essential Tools for Cooks

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Good cooks have the tools to do the job quickly and easily. Some are indispensable.

Rated 0 points - posted 10 years ago by moochacha in category Food & Drink.
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Full length apron with pockets Report Abuse
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Gas stove or ceramic cook top Report Abuse
Both heat up and turn off quickly. Not everyone is comfortable with gas.
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Dishwasher Report Abuse
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Quality recipe books Report Abuse
We're only as good as our recipes and our imagination.
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Stainers & Collanders Report Abuse
-2 points - added 10 years ago by moochacha - 1 comment
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Make that StRainers
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Quality vegetable peeler Report Abuse
It can make the difference between hating or loving to peel veggies.
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Skillets - small and medium Report Abuse
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Wok or electric frying pan Report Abuse
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Set of glass pie plates - 8", 9" 10" Report Abuse
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Slow cooker or crock pot Report Abuse
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Set of casseroles - round, oval, oblong Report Abuse
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Cheese grater / lemon zester Report Abuse
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Metal baking pans - round, square, oblong Report Abuse
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Measuring cups - Liquid measure Report Abuse
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Measuring cups - Dry measure Report Abuse
If you don't measure accurately, the product won't turn out.
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Set of wire whips Report Abuse
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Woods spoons & rubber spatulas Report Abuse
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Stand mixer Report Abuse
Saves so much work and does it better than we can.
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Salad spinner Report Abuse
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Food chopper or processor Report Abuse
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Turbo oven Report Abuse
Cooks quickly, browns, seals in juices, is portable, uses far less heat than a full-size oven & some even clean themselves.
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Quality, stainless steel saucepans Report Abuse
Aluminum can cause Alzheimer's, non-stick can pollute the air and our lungs/body.
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Enamel-clad cast iron dutch oven Report Abuse
Goes from stove top, to oven, to freezer
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Medium glass cutting board Report Abuse
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Large wooden cutting board Report Abuse
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Sharp knives Report Abuse
Very sharp, god quality sudoku, paring, bread, boning knives are not an option.
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Deep fryer Report Abuse
Once in a while it's okay to deep fry, and if you need one, you need one.
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Pot holders and extra-long oven mitts Report Abuse
Long mitts prevent the racks from burning your arms.
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Large turkey roaster Report Abuse
There is no substitute.
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Set of 6 ramekins Report Abuse
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