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Kitchen Equipment & Utensils Paring knife Small knife to peel fruit Also good for slicing or chopping tiny foods Serving spoon Also comes in slotted version- which can be used to serve foods cooked in liquid Serrated Knife Saw-tooth blade Used to cut breads and pastry without crushing them Liquid Measuring Cups Liquid ingredients only! Available in various sizes Metric & English Pastry Blender Used to CUT-IN fats into dry ingredients Also good for smashing foods like potatoes, bananas, and avocadoes Graters Used to shred or grate foods such as cheese or carrots Vegetable Brush Used to scrub vegetables and fruits- to remove dirt and pesticides Muffin tins Come in a variety of sizes Grease individual cups, or use with paper liners Can Opener To open lids on cans Metal Spatula For evening off the tops of measuring cups Also work well for spreading and frosting Mixing Bowls Containers to mix and blend ingredients Come in several sizes Dish Drainer/Rack Drains Dishes after washing Located under sink in each kitchen Rolling Pin For rolling out dough Also good for pounding and smashing of foods Hand-mixer Detachable beaters Good for batters and thin doughs Heavy doughs will burn out motor Turner To turn or flip food without piercing it Rubber Scrapers Used for scraping all of the product out of mixing bowls, etc. Used to FOLD-IN Do not use over direct heat Dry Measuring Cups Dry ingredients only! Usually come nested in 1/4c., 1/3c., 1/2c. and 1c. Garlic Press Most presses require you to peel the garlic clove first Also good for fresh ginger Cutting Board Protects counter when cutting with a knife Can be wood, plastic and other various types of material Sauce Pan Come in variety of sizes Straight sides Deep Dutch Oven Large pot- many uses Got its name from the early settlers who used it for baking cakes, casseroles, etc. over an open fire place Colander/Strainer To drain foods cooked in liquid To remove fat from ground beef To wash fruits and veggies Strainer has wire mesh material Cooling Rack Allows for better air circulation around cooling food Cake Pan Common in 8”, 9”, and 10” sizes Has straight sides Some have removable bottom Frying Pan/Skillet Used to sauté, pan fry and pan broil Peeler Used to pare (remove skin from) fruits and vegetables Measuring Spoons Dry & liquid measurement tool Usually nested in 1/8t., 1/4t., 1/2t., 1t. and 1 T. Sifter To aerate dry ingredients for baking Avoid getting the sifter wet- tap out over garbage and wipe with a clean, damp cloth Baster Used for basting (adding moisture &/or flavor to foods while cooking) Also used for removing fat drippings Kitchen Shears Snips foods such as vegetables, doughs and meats Juicers Allows you to get more juice out of citrus fruits than squeezing by hand Ladle Used for serving liquid foods and drinks Food Processor Quick and convenient way to slice, shred, chop, mix, etc. Beware of very sharp blades! Jelly-roll pan Basically, a cookie sheet with sides Used to make a jelly-roll cake Also good for baking foods that may emit a liquid, juice or fat Cookie Sheet No sides allows for even air-flow and cooking of foods Pastry Brush Used to brush on liquids such as melted fat, egg wash, or glaze Also used to apply marinade when grilling Wire whisk Used to incorporate air into foods Do not use for thick batters or doughs Double Boiler Cooks food over water (steam heat) rather than direct heat, which prevents scorching Great for melting chocolate & marshmallow Also used for egg & cream based sauces, puddings, etc. Wooden spoons Used when stirring hot things Avoid using with colored food Avoid soaking in water Won’t scratch non- stick surfaces Casserole Dish Used to bake casseroles Used in oven and microwave only! Egg Separator For separating egg yolk from the egg white Chef’s knife Used for slicing, dicing, chopping, etc. Curved tip allows for rocking motion which helps with speed and accuracy Blender For mixing liquids Ex. Milkshakes, frozen drinks, salad dressing Stand Mixer 3 attachments Wire Beater- good for thin batters Dough Hook- for mixing & kneading bread doughs Paddle- good for cookies & thick batter 9x13 Pan Rectangular baking pan For cakes, brownies, etc. Loaf Pan Comes in a variety of sizes For baking yeast breads, quick breads, and “meat” loaves Canisters To store dry ingredients Nested in various sizes Pizza Cutter To cut pizza- duh! Also good for cutting dough Meat Fork To serve meat Also used as a stabilizer during slicing Apple Corer-slicer Push down over apple to core and slice at one time Pie Pan Recognizable by its slanted sides Tube Pan Named for the air tube running up the center of pan- allows for heat circulation and even cooking Cakes are inverted on tube while cooling, for volume Funnel For transferring ingredients to smaller containers Also used to make funnel cakes! The End!!
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