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Kitchen Equipment & Utensils

Kitchen Equipment & Utensils. Paring knife. Small knife to peel fruit Also good for slicing or chopping tiny foods. Serving spoon. Also comes in slotted version- which can be used to serve foods cooked in liquid. Serrated Knife. Saw-tooth blade

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Kitchen Equipment & Utensils

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  1. Kitchen Equipment & Utensils

  2. Paring knife • Small knife to peel fruit • Also good for slicing or chopping tiny foods

  3. Serving spoon • Also comes in slotted version- which can be used to serve foods cooked in liquid

  4. Serrated Knife • Saw-tooth blade • Used to cut breads and pastry without crushing them

  5. Liquid Measuring Cups • Liquid ingredients only! • Available in various sizes • Metric & English

  6. Pastry Blender • Used to CUT-IN fats into dry ingredients • Also good for smashing foods like potatoes, bananas, and avocadoes

  7. Graters • Used to shred or grate foods such as cheese or carrots

  8. Vegetable Brush • Used to scrub vegetables and fruits- to remove dirt and pesticides

  9. Muffin tins • Come in a variety of sizes • Grease individual cups, or use with paper liners

  10. Can Opener To open lids on cans

  11. Metal Spatula • For evening off the tops of measuring cups • Also work well for spreading and frosting

  12. Mixing Bowls • Containers to mix and blend ingredients • Come in several sizes

  13. Dish Drainer/Rack • Drains Dishes after washing • Located under sink in each kitchen

  14. Rolling Pin • For rolling out dough • Also good for pounding and smashing of foods

  15. Hand-mixer • Detachable beaters • Good for batters and thin doughs • Heavy doughs will burn out motor

  16. Turner • To turn or flip food without piercing it

  17. Rubber Scrapers • Used for scraping all of the product out of mixing bowls, etc. • Used to FOLD-IN • Do not use over direct heat

  18. Dry Measuring Cups • Dry ingredients only! • Usually come nested in 1/4c., 1/3c., 1/2c. and 1c.

  19. Garlic Press • Most presses require you to peel the garlic clove first • Also good for fresh ginger

  20. Cutting Board • Protects counter when cutting with a knife • Can be wood, plastic and other various types of material

  21. Sauce Pan • Come in variety of sizes • Straight sides • Deep

  22. Dutch Oven • Large pot- many uses • Got its name from the early settlers who used it for baking cakes, casseroles, etc. over an open fire place

  23. Colander/Strainer • To drain foods cooked in liquid • To remove fat from ground beef • To wash fruits and veggies • Strainer has wire mesh material

  24. Cooling Rack • Allows for better air circulation around cooling food

  25. Cake Pan • Common in 8”, 9”, and 10” sizes • Has straight sides • Some have removable bottom

  26. Frying Pan/Skillet • Used to sauté, pan fry and pan broil

  27. Peeler • Used to pare (remove skin from) fruits and vegetables

  28. Measuring Spoons • Dry & liquid measurement tool • Usually nested in 1/8t., 1/4t., 1/2t., 1t. and 1 T.

  29. Sifter • To aerate dry ingredients for baking • Avoid getting the sifter wet- tap out over garbage and wipe with a clean, damp cloth

  30. Baster • Used for basting (adding moisture &/or flavor to foods while cooking) • Also used for removing fat drippings

  31. Kitchen Shears • Snips foods such as vegetables, doughs and meats

  32. Juicers • Allows you to get more juice out of citrus fruits than squeezing by hand

  33. Ladle • Used for serving liquid foods and drinks

  34. Food Processor • Quick and convenient way to slice, shred, chop, mix, etc. • Beware of very sharp blades!

  35. Jelly-roll pan • Basically, a cookie sheet with sides • Used to make a jelly-roll cake • Also good for baking foods that may emit a liquid, juice or fat

  36. Cookie Sheet • No sides allows for even air-flow and cooking of foods

  37. Pastry Brush • Used to brush on liquids such as melted fat, egg wash, or glaze • Also used to apply marinade when grilling

  38. Wire whisk • Used to incorporate air into foods • Do not use for thick batters or doughs

  39. Double Boiler • Cooks food over water (steam heat) rather than direct heat, which prevents scorching • Great for melting chocolate & marshmallow • Also used for egg & cream based sauces, puddings, etc.

  40. Wooden spoons • Used when stirring hot things • Avoid using with colored food • Avoid soaking in water • Won’t scratch non-stick surfaces

  41. Casserole Dish • Used to bake casseroles • Used in oven and microwave only!

  42. Egg Separator • For separating egg yolk from the egg white

  43. Chef’s knife • Used for slicing, dicing, chopping, etc. • Curved tip allows for rocking motion which helps with speed and accuracy

  44. Blender • For mixing liquids Ex. Milkshakes, frozen drinks, salad dressing

  45. Stand Mixer • 3 attachments Wire Beater- good for thin batters Dough Hook- for mixing & kneading bread doughs Paddle- good for cookies & thick batter

  46. 9x13 Pan • Rectangular baking pan • For cakes, brownies, etc.

  47. Loaf Pan • Comes in a variety of sizes • For baking yeast breads, quick breads, and “meat” loaves

  48. Canisters • To store dry ingredients • Nested in various sizes

  49. Pizza Cutter • To cut pizza- duh! • Also good for cutting dough

  50. Meat Fork • To serve meat • Also used as a stabilizer during slicing

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