Kitchenware - Tools and Equipment
To cook properly, you must have the proper kitchenware. Kitchenware is any tools, utensils, appliances, dishes, and cookware, that can be used in the process of food preparation, cooking or baking, or the serving of food. I have listed the necessary kitchenware you need for all the recipes on this site.
You don't need anything fancy or expensive. You can buy cheap ones as long as they work. They are available in many different types of stores. However, if you would like to pursue cooking professionally or plan to cook for a long time, then investing in higher quality tools and equipment is recommended.
A knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen and for cooking. There are many different kinds of knife but I recommend using a Japanese style gyuuto knife. It is versatile and can be used for cutting meats and vegetables.
A cutting board is a durable board on which to place material for cutting. The kitchen cutting board is commonly used in preparing food. It is essential because you are able to cut things without damaging your knife or dirtying your food.
Peelers are used for peeling the outside layer of vegetables and fruits. They are especially useful for carrots and potatoes.
Pots and Pans
Pots are usually used for cooking soups, and pans have various and versatiles uses, such as cooking meats and vegetables.
Rice cookers are used to cook rice and keep rice warm. It is useful because it cooks rice perfectly and keeps it warm and fresh for days. It is the best option for cooking steamed rice.
Wooden spatulas are used to stir and move items around in pots and pans as you cook. They are useful because they do not heat easily, and do not scratch the pons and pans.