Essential ToolsCan, Jar & bottle opener A good handheld can opener is a must. Innovative ergonomic designs make them easy to operate. Jar and bottle openers are essentials as well.grater & Zester Essential tool for grating and shredding cheese, vegetables, chocolate and more with different surfaces from extra fi ne to extra coarse.Food Mill & Masher The food mill produces purées by forcing soft solids through a perforated disk while leaving the hard solids behind.Canning & Preserving When preserving, you'll need a steel boiler or pressure cooker, canning jar rack, funnel, jar lifter and a set of quality jars with lids. garlic PressA hinged device that provides leverage to quickly compress garlic through perforations as an alternative to mincing.Colander, strainer & sieve A strainer or colander is used to separate solids from liquids. A fi ne mesh is particularly useful if you like to make sauces. A coarse mesh is good for straining liquid from large pieces of cooked food. Cooking utensils You'll need both slotted and solid spatulas, turners and spoons, plus ladles, brushes, skimmers, tongs and whisks. Register for more than one of each, especially if you'll be working with another cook.
Measuring tools Every kitchen should have both measuring cups (liquid and dry ingredients) and spoons (dry ingredients). A scale is a great way to get perfectly precise measurements. Mixing bowls Bowls with 1-qt. to 6-qt. capacities are a must. Bowls that nest are easier to store. Available in a variety of materials and colors.handheld strainer Tool with a mesh cavity useful for straining fi ne particles from sauces, straining tea, removing liquid from food and more.Mandoline & slicerInterchangeable blades quickly and evenly slice, crinkle cut and waffl e cut vegetables or fruits to your desired thickness. timerEvery kitchen needs a timer or two. Digital timers are easy to read, while analog models need no batteries.thermometerAn indispensable tool that takes the guesswork out of roasting and lends itself handily to a variety of other kitchen tasks.whisks An indispensable kitchen basic for whipping and blending ingredients. Available in an array of shapes an sizes.salt & Pepper Mills Available in various shapes and heights, hand-powered or automatic, often with anti-corrosion grinding mechanisms.Peeler Peel skin from produce, make curls from hard cheese, remove strips of orange and lemon zest, create chocolate shavings and more.Find more tools at surlatable.com 17