Kitchen Essentials List

At Spice Union, we’re all for great taste.  However, it’s important to have the right tools to master any recipe.  With years of

experience working in the kitchens of some of the world’s top rated resorts, we bring you our Kitchen Essentials List.


Knives:

  • 10” Chef knife with high carbon stainless steel blade

  • 8” Chef knife with Japanese high carbon steel blade

  • 6” Boning knife with Japanese high carbon steel blade

  • 12” Slicing knife

  • 12” Serrated bread knife

  • 3.5” Paring knife

** When buying knives, be sure to try them out in the store before you buy.  Consider the shape of the handle, comfort in your hand, handle material, shape of the blade as it glides with your cutting stroke and most importantly, the quality of the steel.

 

Equipment:

Food processor

High-speed blender

Counter top stand mixer

Meat thermometer

Digital scale

Pepper mill

Salad spinner

** When buying kitchen equipment, purchase to the maximum of your budget.  You get what you pay for, so buy quality brands with good track records and good warranties.


Kitchenwares:

  • Metal tongs:

    • 2 ea Medium size

    • 1 ea Large size

    • 1 ea X-Large size for the grill

  • Spatulas:

    • 2 ea Small rubber spatulas

    • 3 ea Medium rubber spatulas

    • 2 ea Large rubber spatulas

    • 2 ea Wooden spatulas

    • 1 ea Slotted spatula

  • 2 ea Wooden spoons

  • Slotted spoon

  • 2 ea 4 oz Ladle

  • 5 Qt Colander

  • 2 Qt Colander

  • Fine mesh strainer

  • Medium size mortar & pestle

  • 2 ea 1 Qt Measuring cup

  • 2 ea 2 Cup Measuring cup

  • 2 ea Set of Measuring spoons

  • 2 ea Set of Measuring cups

  • Box grater

  • Micro-plane grater

  • Whisks:

    • 1 ea 8” Balloon whisk

    • 2 ea 12” Balloon whisk

    • 1 ea Silicone coated whisk

  • 14” Rolling pin

  • 2 ea Quality vegetable peeler

  • Can opener

  • Potato masher

  • Pastry brush

  • 2 ea Silicone baking mats

  • Set of nesting stainless steel mixing bowls

  • Cutting boards:

    • 1 ea 8 x 10” Polypropylene cutting board

    • 2 ea 12 x 18” Polypropylene cutting board

** As a general rule, we prefer commercial grade kitchenwares.  Look for a commercial kitchen equipment outlet in your area or shop online.  Most of the time, you will find that commercial grade kitchen wares, while less ‘pretty,’ are made to last, have fewer gimmicky features and stand up to years of use. Most commercial grade kitchenware is made to be dishwasher safe.


Pots, Pans and Baking Dishes:

  • Sauce pans:

    • 2 ea 2 Qt Thick bottom stainless steel clad sauce pan

    • 2 ea 1 Qt Thick bottom stainless steel clad sauce pan

  • Sauté pans:

    • 2 ea 10” Thick bottom stainless steel clad sauté pan

    • 1 ea 14” Thick bottom stainless steel clad sauté pan

    • 2 ea  7” Non-stick sauté pan

    • 2 ea 10” Non-stick sauté pan

    • 1 ea 14” Non-stick sauté pan

  • Stock pots:

    • 1 ea 6 Qt Thick bottom stainless steel clad stock pot

    • 1 ea 8 Qt Thick bottom stainless steel clad stock pot

    • 1 ea 16 Qt Thick bottom stainless steel clad stock pot

  • 1 ea 16” Thick bottom stainless steel clad roasting pan

  • 1 ea 15” Enamel coated roasting pan with lid

  • 1 ea 12-14” Cast iron frying pan

  • 1 ea 10 Qt Dutch oven

  • 1 ea 5 1/2 Qt Dutch oven

  • 3 ea 13 x 18” Half sheet pans

  • Baking dishes:

    • 2 ea 9 x 9” Glass or ceramic baking dish

    • 2 ea 9 x 13” Glass or ceramic baking dish

** Pots, pans and bakeware are also best bought at kitchen equipment outlets or online.  Look for pots and pans with riveted handles, not welded.  Never throw hot pots and pans into a sink of water; over time, this will warp the metal and the pan will never sit level again.  Again, purchase to the maximum of your budget.  You get what you pay for, so buy quality brands with good track records and good warranties.
 

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