After graduating from university, I have moved in and out of different houses several times due to various reasons, such as the increasingly high rent, heavy traffic jam, or personal job change. Then this year I finally moved into an apartment that I could afford by myself. Compared with before, the most exciting thing for me was that I set up my first kitchen in my life. Imagined that in the morning, I could make fluffy hash browns, delicious bacon, fried eggs or orange juice for myself instead of queuing up long time for outside snack. While in the evening or on the weekend, I could build up my cooking skills by practicing a lot.
Everything was ready except the kitchen equipment. I first started with rang hood, cutting board, food storage container and kitchen cleaners. Then in the following one month, I filled in my kitchen with some essentials that I thought were necessary for me to cook some basic meals.
Induction cooktop: A basic appliance that can meet most of my cooking needs. It can be used to boil or simmer, deep-fry and stir-fry, saute, steam and sear, slow cook, barbecue almost anywhere and without an open flame.
Frying Pan: Perfect choice for searing, sauteing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting and frying. A ceramic or marble coating stainless steel frying pan is strongly recommended for it can keep food from sticking and make clean-up easy and quick.
Stock Pot: Ideal for cooking pastas, stews, soups and more. When choosing a stock pot, I always paid much attention to features of better heat conductivity, non-stick inside, easy-to-clean-up and safety factors.
Ceramic Kitchen Knife Set: Obviously, a must-have. It is used for slicing and dicing fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, bread and more. Ceramic material can stop the blades from transferring odors from one food item to another, thus retaining the original taste of food.
Flavored Water Bottle Fruit Infuser: A great bonus for creating my own juice water. Add half a lemon or my favorite citrus fruit to the bottle and twist. Then add water and shake. Just in seconds, a cool flavored drink will come out.
Electric Kettle: Absolutely indispensable and convenient addition to almost any kitchen. Whenever I want to have a drink, it can provide a fast and efficient way to boil warm tea for me.
Of course, there are also other items, such as bowls, plates and other utensils.
So, how about your kitchen ? Do you like cooking? Please join us and customize your own kitchen.