How to Select Cooking Utensils

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Update time : 2021-12-03 16:39:13

When you are ready to purchase new cooking utensils for your kitchen, you want to be sure to select cooking utensils that will be useful in your kitchen. You may need these utensils because you are starting a new home, or you may be replacing utensils in your older kitchen that have worn out. Follow a few basic guidelines to help you make a good decision.
Method 1Utensil Sets
Decide if you want to purchase a set of utensils or if you will purchase utensils individually.
  1. The cost of a set of utensils will typically be more economical than buying utensils individually. Sets typically contain basic kitchen tools. When you buy utensil sets, your utensils will all match.
  2. Buying your cooking utensils individually will give you better control over each individual utensil that you buy. You will have the opportunity to buy the best of everything.
Method 2Types of Utensils
Pick the utensils you will need for your kitchen. There are many kinds available, but you don't want to buy too many and have them in the way.
  1. You will want to buy spoons, such as stirring spoons, straining spoons and ladles. A long handled spoon and a long handled fork are also good to own. You should also purchase a pair of tongs.
  2. Spatulas are a must. Decide how many different sizes and types that you need. You may want to purchase both plastic and stainless steel.
  3. You will need to purchase a wire whisk, a pizza cutter, a can opener, a peeler and a grater. You will definitely need measuring cups and measuring spoons.
  4. You may also want to purchase some specialty kitchen tools such as a masher and a zester. There are lots of tools that are available, but only purchase what you think you will actually use.
Method 3Materials of Utensils
Choose between wooden, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, plastic and Teflon utensils. 
You may need to think about the type of pots and pans you own and choose kitchen tools that work well with your other kitchen equipment. You will want to make sure that the utensils you choose will not scratch your pots and pans. Some types of utensils, like copper utensils, may need to be cleaned more thoroughly than others.
Method 4Quality of Utensils
Buy the best quality utensils according to your budget. Invest in a good set of utensils that can be used for several years.
Method 5Storage for Utensils
Purchase a storage container for your utensils. A vase or tall container to set by your stove is a handy place to keep your kitchen tools. Make sure to place them where they are easy to find and easy to get to when needed.