What are your kitchen essentials?
December 4, 2011 2:08 PM Subscribe
Let's say you're starting from scratch and outfitting a minimalist kitchen. What do you buy?
posted by sharkfu to home & garden (35 answers total) 76 users marked this as a favorite
By minimalist kitchen I mean: you have neither the space nor the money to buy everything your heart desires. You need the essentials, but since you're not getting everything, you're willing to pay a little bit for quality where you think it counts.
Example: maybe you finally realized you don't need and will never really use the full 17 piece knife set, but one of your essentials is a 6" chef's knife, and you're glad you splurged on a _____ brand knife (Shun? Wüsthof? J.A. Henckels) because it might last for life. Or maybe you're glad you saved money and went with the Victorinox, which has been just as good?
I'll take any suggestions, from pots and pans (stainless steel or non-stick?) to cutlery to appliances to small utensils. Thank you for your suggestions.