Chapter 23Kitchen Utensils and Appliances In this chapter, you will learn about • Kitchen utensils • Cookware and bakeware • Small appliances • Large appliances
Kitchen Utensils and Appliances Objectives • Identify basic kitchen utensils and pieces of cookware and bakeware and explain their uses. • Describe the purposes of common kitchen appliances.
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KitchenUtensils • Utensil: a hand-held, hand-powered tool used to prepare food. • What is the most commonly used utensil in your kitchen?
MeasuringUtensils • Spatula: a narrow utensil used to level dry ingredients in dry measuring cups and measuring spoons.
MeasuringUtensils • Dry measuring cups: Used to measure dry ingredients such as flour or sugar.
MeasuringUtensils • Liquid measuring cups
MeasuringUtensils • measuring spoons: used to measure ingredients in smaller numbers
Cutting Utensils • Serrated blade: a blade with a sawtooth edge.
Cutting Utensils • Paring knife: Used for smaller foods
Cutting Utensils • Chef’s knife: All purpose knife, used for cutting or dicing
Cutting Utensils • cutting board: Surface to cut on
Cutting Utensils • peeler
Cutting Utensils • kitchen shears
Cutting Utensils • can opener
Cutting Utensils • grater
Mixing Utensils • mixing bowls: To combine ingredients
Mixing Utensils • large spoons: Used to stir
Mixing Utensils • rubber spatulas: To stir and mix
Mixing Utensils • pastry blenders
Mixing Utensils • Sifters: To take the lumps out of flour
Mixing Utensils • Rotary beaters: To mix ingredients
Cooking Utensils • Tongs: used to turn or lift foods.
Cooking Utensils • Ladles: large, deep spoon used to serve punches, soups, and stews.
Cooking Utensils • kitchen fork
Cooking Utensils • wide spatula or turner
Other Kitchen Utensils • Colander: a bowl with many holes used for draining liquid from foods.
Other Kitchen Utensils • strainer and slotted spoon
Other Kitchen Utensils • bottle opener
Other Kitchen Utensils • Rolling pin: used to flatten dough
Other Kitchen Utensils • timer
Other Kitchen Utensils • thermometer
Cookware and Bakeware • Cookware: pots and pans used on top of the range to cook foods.
Cookware and Bakeware • Bakeware:items that are used in an oven.
Cookware and Bakeware • Double boiler: a small pan that fits inside a larger pan.
Cookware and Bakeware • Skillets: pans that have wide bottoms and fairly low sides and are used mainly for frying and panbroiling foods.
Discuss • What is the most commonly used piece of cookware in your house? • From what material is this piece of cookware made?
Small Appliances • Appliance: a piece of kitchen equipment run by gas or electricity. • Portable appliances: small kitchen appliances that can be easily moved from one place to another.
Discuss • List some small appliances you might find in a kitchen. • toasters • electric skillets • blenders • electric mixers
Large Appliances • Major appliances: the main cooking and food storage appliances in the kitchen, as well as dishwashers and trash compactors. • Name the large appliances in your home. • What appliances do you envision in the kitchen of the future?
Super Sleuth • Who invented the first usable dishwasher?
Super Sleuth • Answer: Josephine Cochran invented the first usable dishwasher in 1886.