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Everything you must have to succeed in the kitchen. I’ve included splurge and steal items to help you budget out your 💵 and spend it on what’s most important to you!
A must have. Seriously. You need knives and you need good ones to prevent kitchen injuries.
Along with good kitchen knives come good cutting boards! I like a mixture of plastic and wood – plastic to go in the dishwasher after using them for raw meat and wood because they last so much longer. But, plastic or wood I always get the kind with grooves to keep juices from making a mess on the counter.
Steal Wood Cutting Boards:Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove (3-Piece Set) – Kitchen Chopping Board for Meat (Butcher Block) Cheese and Vegetables | Anti Microbial Heavy Duty Serving Tray w/Handles
Can & Jar Openers
Not the most glamorous kitchen items, but definitely things that you appreciate when you need it! Also, the jar opener is essential if you can’t, you know, open jars easily 🙋🏻♀️
Steal Can Opener: Can Opener, Food Grade Stainless Steel Can Opener Manual Smooth Edge Heavy Duty Tin Opener with Ultra Sharp Cutting Wheel Easy-to-Turn Knob Comfortable Non-slip Grips for Seniors with Arthritis
Measuring Cups & Spoons
I prefer metal cups and spoons because the measurements on the plastic ones usually wear off and then you have to answer questions from your husband constantly asking, “what is this cup? which one is 1/2 a cup?”. You know. I’ve heard. From a friend…
Splurge Measuring Cups & Spoons: U-Taste 10 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set in 18/8 Stainless Steel