So, you have been dating for quite some time now and probably eating out every now and then. But things are about to change now that you’ve tied the knot. That means there will be less nightly meet-ups at your favorite restaurant. Having home-cooked meals will now take center-stage. You cannot practice your culinary skills without the right tools, so you have to ensure your kitchen has the required essentials to make your life easier.
However, there is just one problem. With so many options to choose from, it can be daunting to get exactly what you need. You might end up buying ridiculous items that you may never even use. Not to worry though; we have created a list with essentials that you are bound to use on a daily basis. Use this as your guide to buying only the must-have items in your kitchen.
Practically speaking, it is hard to get anything done in the kitchen if you don’t have a good working surface. There are so many reasons for having a wooden cutting board. The first and obvious one is practicality, but there is also the aesthetic factor. Just make sure you buy one that is beautiful enough to stay on your countertop all day long.
A wooden cutting board can also double up as a serving tray for chili fixings or taco toppings. For sanitary reasons though, avoid putting raw meat on a wooden cutting surface. Have some cheap plastic ones for that purpose.
A good set of knives
An excellent set of knives should be at the very top of the list of your kitchen essentials. Make sure you pick one that will give you years of good chopping experience. The best way to do this is going out and testing different knives in your local store. You need to personally try out a variety of different models and brands so as to determine which one works best for you.
A stand mixer
It may seem like this is not a necessity, but an excellent stand mixer is a real lifesaver, especially for those who love baking. You will be able to whip that cream, make that pie crust, or bake that cake. Whether you want to set your own family baking tradition or you are already a fun of the kitchen, this tool is a must-have.
A set of pans
You may not realize it but a good quality pan set is all you need for your cooking needs. Forget about those mismatched ones you have been using in your house and get the real deal. Stainless steel models are highly recommended for their functionality and style.
Mornings can be very busy, especially for newlyweds. Ease your problems by investing in a good quality coffee maker that will help get out of the house on time. Having coffee in the house will also give you time to catch up before heading in different directions if you don’t work together.
When starting out as a newlywed couple, there are some basic kitchen items that you shouldn’t miss. Hopefully, this guide has helped you get exactly what you need and not what you want. You can use it even when making your wedding registry.