5 Kitchen Tools Every Cook Must Have In Their Kitchen

You don’t need to be a professional chef to be an amazing cook. With quality kitchenware and utensils, you can level up your gear, skills, and meals – making you the pro chef of your home! Just like a carpenter needs good woodworking tools, and a sommelier needs a wine opener – there are 5 kitchen tools every home chef needs in their kitchen.

Whether you are learning to cook or are a seasoned culinary genius, the tools on this list increase efficiency, precision, and skill.

1. Meat Tenderizer Marinade Injector

Want to cook juicy, tender steaks or savory pork chops? This meat tenderizer and marinade injector will give you tender, flavorful meat that would impress even Gordan Ramsey. The superior design features three-needle like applicators that infuse the meat with your marinade. The remaining 20 stainless steel blades soften the meat giving you enhanced flavor and texture. This tool can be used on steak, lamb, beef, chicken, pork, or fish.

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2. Silicone Spatula

Silicone spatulas are a versatile kitchen utensil found in every chef’s kitchen. Henry Wesley, the executive chef of 8UP, says that his must-have tool is a silicone spatula, “It can be used for anything from flipping omelets to scraping cake batter off bowls. Plus, they won’t scratch up your pans like a metal instrument, and you can put them in the dishwasher, unlike wooden spatulas.”

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3. Iron Wok Pan

Woks are phenomenal for heat distribution and great for stir-fry’s, vegetables, and fried noodles. A proper wok made of iron; it’s durable and great when seasoning food. This food-safe cast-iron wok is the perfect tool for creating fast, efficient meals. Looking for inspiration? Check out Rachael Ray’s wok pasta primavera recipe.

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4. Filet Knife

If you want the kitchen tools of a professional chef, you must have a high-quality filet knife. A filet knife provides you with excellent control and precision, allowing you to expertly debone a fish, make carpaccio, devein foie gras, prepare chicken cutlets, and more. A good filet knife must be razor-sharp, made of stainless steel, and be flexible, so it can maneuver easily.

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5. Vegetable and Fruit Grater

Susan Feniger, owner and chef at Border Grill in Las Vegas and LA, says her favorite kitchen tool is a grater and mandolin. An all-in-one device will allow you to grate, grind, julienne, and slice. It will maximize kitchen space while allowing you to easily prepare fresh vegetables. To be worthy of a chef’s kitchen, it must-have stainless steel blades and slip-resistant features for safe use.

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You don’t need to fork out hundreds of dollars for professional kitchen equipment. In fact, many chefs will tell you that their must-have kitchen tool cost the least. Turn from home cook to home chef with these 5 kitchen tools every home chef needs in their kitchen.

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