Kitchen Utensils

 

There is a huge variety of utensils available to assist the cook in a range of tasks around the kitchen. These include tools to flip, turn or lift foods, gadgets to open cans and bottles, and equipment to strain, funnel and scoop liquids.

In this section, we've put together a guide to the some of the more important items you should have in your kitchen.

Can Openers
Remove the lids from cans quickly and efficiently with a tin opener ...
Chopping Boards
Helping you make the choice between wooden, plastic and glass cutting boards ...
Corkscrews
Uncork your wine with ease, using a waiter's friend, butterfly, screwpull or the 'ah-so' corkscrew...
Forks
Selecting metal or wooden cooking forks ...
Funnels
Funnels can be used to decant liquids, jams and preserves, and to help release steam from pies ...
Gravy Strainers
Enabling the cook to separate the fat away from the gravy ...
Ice Cream Scoops
Use for scooping and serving ice cream, sorbets and puréed vegetables ...
Palette Knives
An excellent tool for spreading fillings or for turning crêpes or Scotch pancakes ...
Rolling Pins
Choosing the right rolling pin to enable you to produce smooth sheets of pastry ...
Salad Spinners
Gadgets to dry your freshly washed leafy salads ...
Spatulas
A look at the differences between wooden, rubber, plastic and silicone spatulas ...
Spoons
A look at the use of wooden and metal spoons for beating, mixing and stirring ...
Timers
A digital or wind-up timer can help to ensure that your food is cooked to perfection ...
Tongs
An indispensable tool for turning steaks, tossing salads or arranging food ...
Turners
Lift and turn food quickly and easily ...
Whisks
A great tool for emulsifying, blending, smoothing and introducing air into foods...