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decent can opener
Canned goods are a pantry essential. Now I’m not advocating
stocking up on cans of Campbell’s soup, but canned diced tomatoes,
low-sodium chicken broth, pre-cooked beans and the like, are all
incredibly useful to have on hand. You will, therefore, be requiring a
can opener. I like the ones with a nice rubber grip [I think both
Rubbermaid and XOXO offer versions].
decent vegetable peeler
A vegetable peeler will allow you to quickly [and at a minimal risk
of injury], peel carrots, potatoes, apples, and whatever else your
little heart desires to have de-skinned. As with the can opener,
something with a good rubber grip works best.
mighty useful implements include: a slotted spoon, a ladle, a cheese
grater, a wire mesh strainer, a whisk, a large wooden spoon, a bread
knife, a set of measuring spoons/measuring cups, a large mixing bowl.
There’s a tool for virtually every kitchen task you could possibly
imagine – and quite a few for processes you’d never have thought
could have benefited from the availability of a special tool created
expressly for that specific purpose [apple corer, egg slicer, garlic
press, anyone?] – but keep the eleven basics listed above on hand and
you’ll find you have what you need to quickly and easily create just
anything you could think of to whip up for dinner.
Print out this shopping list
and start gathering supplies!