While kitchen tools may not be at the top of your list for things to spend your disposable income on, you might want to reconsider. By investing as little as a hundred bucks on ten essential tools, you can outfit yourself for years of quality cooking in your kitchen. You can go about this spending spree in several ways, depending on what your budget affords. William Sonoma is an obvious choice, though they tend to jack up the prices quite a bit. If you have a bit of cash you want to invest in these tools, I’d suggest Sur La Table (www.surlatable.com). They have a wide selection of every tool for every job or task you might ever need to do in the kitchen. You can invest in some really quality knives at Sur Le Table, and if you can find a store they’ll sharpen them and give you a demo.
To outfit your kitchen on a budget, head to Bed Bath and Beyond (www.bedbathandbeyond.com). You can buy a set of assorted kitchen tools for as little as seven bucks. You can also buy some pretty decent knives there, including sets of two or three knives for as low as nine dollars (shoot for ones in the thirty dollar range for durability). Catch all store Target (www.target.com) also has a well-rounded selection of kitchenware, including sets of pots and pans that will serve you well. That’s a topic for another article, but below find my ten tools to get your kitchen in cooking shape.
For my full list and additional tips, see my post on Bachelor Kitchen