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    If you were restocking your kitchen from scratch, what would you say the essentials are?

    Utensils, implements etc?

    Groceries?

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    Thermomix
    Ummm, fry pan, stock pot.
    Dinner plates, side plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, knife set, bread board, chopping boards, tongs, egg flip, serving spoons.
    Mugs, tea cups, glasses.

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    I would say a good saucepan set teflon not S/S, a good chopping board I got this for birthday (http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?...tail&ID=132148) and it's so nice to work with and a thermomix. Also a tupperware brand can opener and good garlic press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyawayfree View Post
    If you were restocking your kitchen from scratch, what would you say the essentials are?

    Utensils, implements etc?

    Groceries?
    I think the absolute basics are a really good chopping board, some good knives, some good quality pans, a sieve, colander, grater, and that's probably about it really, for essential basics at any rate.

    Pantry items - for me would be flour, sugar, vinegar, seasonings, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin etc

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    I love cooking!! A good knife block, I hate Teflon because it's carsongenic (sp)? I use heavy based saucepans & love stainless steel. Le Creseut set for baking casseroles and doing vegetables etc.. A bamix, juicer, food processor, nothing plastic!!

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    Oh I didn't read the next part doh blonde moment all your staples.

    Cutlery set, dinner set, glass set, grater, wooden spoon, chop sticks (we eat lots of Asian food), rice cooker I'm hopeless at cooking perfect rice! And I would also say Pyrex I love it

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    I used tonight;
    Saucepan
    Chopping board
    Baking pan
    Pasta saucepan/strainer
    Veggie peeler
    Micro plane ( cheese grater)
    Lemon zester
    Tongs
    Wooden spoon
    Spatula
    Square cake tin
    Kitchen aid
    Egg flip
    Knives of various sizes
    Measuring jugs
    Mixing bowls
    Measuring spoon
    Kitchen scale
    Baking tray

    Plus I'd be lost without my salad spinner, mini fry pans, big sauté pan, salad tongs, serving spoons/tongs, platters, bean peeler, melon baller, garlic crusher, potato ricer , rolling pin and baking stuff!

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    Basics in my pantry now:
    Plain flour
    Self raising flour
    Spelt flour
    Pizza flour
    Baking powder
    Castor sugar
    Stevia
    Brown sugar
    Olive oil
    Flax seed oil
    Chia seeds
    Sesame seeds
    Poppy seeds
    White vinegar, red vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, balsamic and apple cider vinegar
    Yeast
    Cocoa powder
    All herbs/spices
    Salt
    Pepper
    Almond meal
    Pine nuts
    Sweet chili sauce
    Chinese cooking wine
    Tamari
    Honey
    Maple syrup
    Macadamia nut butter
    Almond butter
    Peanut butter
    Tahini
    Hoi sin sauce
    Jasmine rice
    Brown rice
    Quinoa
    Bean curd noodles
    Rice paper wraps
    Vermicelli noodles
    Pasta ( various)
    Rice crumbs
    Bread crumbs

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    Default Re: Kitchen essentials

    An oven that works would be nice :haha:

    Decent pantry / cupboards too.

    Actual products,

    Kettle, toaster, Slow cooker, big electric fry pan, electric steamer set, stick mixed with chopped accessory, cheapo mixer, small set of pots & 1 large pot (i rarely stove cook anything ).

    Smaller utensils - decent knives, a good pair of scissors, wooden spoon, ladle type things.)
    Baking utensils (i prefer metal ones, havent got the hang of silicone)

    Food

    Diced tomato
    Lentils
    Kidney beans
    Corn
    Random mix of pastas
    Chicken tonight sauces / maggie etc sauces
    Tomato puree
    Tomato paste.


    Meats
    Beef
    Mince
    Chicken
    Snags
    Rissoles
    Silverside.


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    So appliances/utensils...

    A cutlery set
    Dinnerware
    Glasses and mugs
    A few sharp knives
    Tongs
    Potato-Masher
    Wooden Spoons
    Slotted Spoot
    Serving Spoon
    Measuring Cups and Spoons
    Grater
    Can Opener
    Vege Peeler
    Bottle Opener (some sauces have lids that need one)
    Metal Skewers
    Scales
    Strainer
    Various Containers
    Mixing Bowls/Salad Bowls
    Baking Trays
    Casserole Dishes
    Cake Pans in varying types
    Saucepans in various sizes, with lids
    A Steamer insert
    Various frying pans
    I also use these little clips that you use on packets to re-seal them for later, I use them heaps
    Jugs

    Also...

    Paper Towel
    Oven Mits
    Tea Towels
    Wash clothes/sponges/scourers/etc
    Washing liquid
    Glad Wrap
    Aluminium Foil
    Baking Paper

    Foods I would deem as essentials for my kitchen...

    Flour - plain and SR
    Baking Powder (not bicarb)
    Salt
    Sugar
    Pepper
    Various herbs and spices
    Gravy powder
    Breadcrumbs
    Stock - liquid, cubes or powder
    Weetbix
    Variety of sandwich spreads - jam, honey, vegemite, peanut butter, etc
    Cheese
    Eggs
    Milk
    Bread
    Frozen veges
    I always keep a frozen pizza in my freezer too, in case we're really poor or I'm sick or something
    Pasta
    Rice
    Tins of diced tomatoes
    Garlic paste
    Tomato Paste
    Baked Beans
    2 Min Noodles
    Marg/Butter
    Long life milk (as a "just in case" measure)
    Oyster Sauce
    Tomato Sauce
    BBQ Sauce
    Mustard
    (Most people would prob have mayo too... but i hate it...lol)
    Tinned Fruit
    Crackers
    Fruit and Veg (fresh)

    They're probably the things that are ALWAYS in my house... then I just of course buy what I need.


 

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