Top 5 things you need in the kitchen

@crishabs (111)
Philippines
February 28, 2007 4:16pm CST
What are the top 5 things/gadgets/spices/seasoning you really need in your kitchen? These are the things you definitely need while cooking. For me it would be a non-stick pan, italian seasoning, oven mittens, blender or food processor, and bouillon cubes :) How about you?
8 responses
• United States
28 Feb 07
1) A nice and sharp knife. I like cutting the meat myself, use the knife when peeling potatoes, carrots... I just find it very hard to cook when the knife is not sharp enough... and it kind of gets on my nerves... 2)A nice skillet. I love those old fashioned skillets, with a thick bottom. I don't find myself very comfortable using those teflon skillets... 3)Garlic Powder & Pepper. Gralic powder is my husband's favourite, he adds it to almost everything and I just keep on adding black pepper to virtually anything too. 4)Music. I can't cook without music... I need to have something on the background while cooking. The food comes out better with it! 5) Ham & Cheese. That's my favourite. I add ham and cheese to everyhting I can...hahhaha!!!!
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
My top 5 things that I absolutely need in my kitchen are 1)my big soup pot. I make alot of soups and I make big batches. I've tried to make it in smaller pots but it doesn't work out. 2)GARLIC!! I love garlic and use it in everything. Right now I have fresh garlic, a jar of minced garlic in the fridge and some garlic salt. I own a garlic press and a garlic slicer but it's so much easier and faster just to chop it up myself. 3)Bags of mixed dried beans. I've always got these in my cupboard. They are a great base for soups and they thicken them nicely. 4)a toaster. I'd live on sandwhiches if I could. LOL. Anything and everything is great when you put it between 2 slices of toasted bread. And it's the first kitchen appliance my children learn to use. Now when they are bugging me for something to snack on I can just tell them to make their own :) 5)honey. There are just so many health benefits to honey. It's great for you and it tastes so good.
@crishabs (111)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I just want to say that i love garlic! It should be in my top 5! ;p hard to decide on my top 5 things now... :D
@gugabape (164)
• Brazil
1 Mar 07
1)Food...all kind of food 2)Happyness...If have happyness in your kitchen...you can do anything 3)Coca Cola (I luv it) 4)Patiently 5)Good Luck
@rusty2rusty (6769)
• Defiance, Ohio
1 Mar 07
The five things I need in my kitchen are as follows : 1.hot pot holders or oven mittens 2.sharp knife 3. crock pot 4.refridgerator 5.everglade seasoning
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
for me its 1. tefal non stick wok - for a wok is all purpose you can fry,make soups there and you can cook anuthing there 2. beef cubes or chicken cube or anything for seasoning 3. flour and cheese - I can use it on lots of dishes my family loves to eat 4. tefal non stick heavy duty tong where in you can separate it and use the other half as a fryer or laddle 5. oven mittens and hand towels
• United States
1 Mar 07
Wow-I am a pretty avid cook and I love to be in the kitchen! My kitchen actually lacks a lot of necessities as I am still working on building my collection of proper utensils, cookware, etc. But let's see my top 5-LOL split in to catergories because one is just not enough! Utensils: Spatula, Pyrex casserole dish, colander, food processor, and liquid measuring cup. Ingredients: Butter, milk, garlic, Mrs. Dash, and basil. But of course I could go on and on and on...LOL
@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
1 Mar 07
the top five for me are: non-stick spray, garlic, cheese, stirring spoon and my knives. these are the things I probably use most often.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
28 Feb 07
for me the top five would be non stick pan, tinfoil, knife, italian seasonings, butter. But I would prefer to add microwave to the list as number six. One time we lost gas power there was trouble on the line, I cooked the entire meal with a coffee maker [close as I could get to boiling water] and electric frying pan. I can always curl up a towel or even old t-shirt if I can't find my oven mitts.