Utensils That Are Must-Haves In Kitchen If You’re Living Alone
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In recent times, moving out of a parent's house due to work has become a common phenomenon. Although moving out can be a liberating experience, it comes with its own challenges. Finding a new home to stay in, setting up the place to feel like a home away from home and taking care of the little things can be tiring at times.   

However, the biggest challenge is setting up the kitchen. For many, the kitchen has been an unexplored territory in your parents' home. Until you move out, you may not realise the tools and techniques your parents used to create delicious meals every day. When setting up your own kitchen, it is essential to focus on proper planning. First, think about what you’ll cook daily and buy utensils and cookware accordingly. This article will provide you with the basic list of utensils that every Indian kitchen must have for solo living. Take a look:    

  • Knife, Peeler, And Chopping Board   

First of all, a good-quality kitchen knife, along with a peeler and a chopping board, is the base of every kitchen. These tools are essential for preparing any food item efficiently. Whether you’re chopping vegetables, peeling fruits, or slicing meats, these tools play a crucial role in the kitchen.    

  • Spoons And Forks  

For enjoying your meals comfortably, stocking up on a set of spoons and forks is essential. You can opt for a variety of sizes and styles to be usable in different types of dishes, from soups to salads to main courses and desserts.    

  • Plates And Dishes  

These are the most crucial utensils that are a must-have in all kitchens. Invest in a set of durable plates and dishes required for serving meals and snacks. If you have a microwave, you can also choose microwave-safe options for convenience. Also, get a mix of sizes that suit your needs.    

  • Bowls  

These are versatile utensils that serve many purposes, from mixing ingredients to tossing salads and serving soups, curries, or cereals. Opt for bowls that are made of durable materials like ceramic or glass, which can withstand everyday use.    

  • Kadhai   

A kitchen seems incomplete without a kadhai. Invest in medium size kadhai for making curries, stir-fries, and deep-fried snacks. Always opt for a non-stick kadhai that is easy to clean and maintain.    

  • Saucepan  

From boiling milk to making tea, a saucepan must serve your purpose. You can also make rice, soups, or sometimes boil vegetables in a saucepan. Choose a medium-sized saucepan with a sturdy handle and a tight-fitting lid so that it can also be used to store food.    

  • Cups And Mugs  

Whether you’re kickstarting your day with a morning cup of coffee or enjoying a refreshing beverage in the evening, a set of cups and mugs comes in handy. Look for options that are microwave-safe and heat-resistant for added convenience.    

  • Mortar And Pestle Set 

Cooking becomes easier when you have to grind items with a mortar and pestle, although in small amounts. It is better to invest in a mortar and pestle before you buy a grinder. Opt for the set made from granite or marble for durability.    

  • Pressure Cooker   

This is time-saving cookware that can cut down on cooking time, especially when you’re in a hurry. From cooking rice, lentils, stews or even non-vegetarian items, a pressure cooker is one of the most useful pieces of cookware. Buy a mid-size or a big one, as you can easily prepare food if guests come over.    

  • Ladle Set  

Your kitchen must have a few ladles for cooking and serving purposes. Different ladles have different uses. For example, a slotted ladle is for deep-frying, whereas a flat ladle is for making parathas. Look for options with long handles for easy handling and serving.