Kitchen tool sets are the perfect gift for anyone who spends a great deal of time in the kitchen. They are elegant, efficient, hygienic, and functional. They provide cooks with all necessary essentials in the kitchen, in one handy receptacle. Best of all, they keep kitchen counters clean and free of clutter as one cooks.
Kitchen tool sets also come in a variety of colors to match any decor, including aquamarine, silver-burgundy, classic black, rosewood, and
Kitchen tool sets can be found across North America, online and in store, with free shipping available at a variety of online retailers.
How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tool Set
Choosing the perfect kitchen tool set does not have to be a difficult process. First, one must assess their needs. A simple set is recommended for beginner or simple cooks, while a more extensive set is perfect for those with more experience, or who enjoy complex recipes.
Additional factors include color, material type, and budget. In addition, one should determine which items will be durable and long-lasting.
It is recommended to research products beforehand, including reading reviews and visiting company websites.
Kitchen Tool Set Types
A basic set of kitchen tools includes spoons, tongs, spatula, whisk, and ladle. Additional tools can be added based on needs. Moving past the basics, a more advanced kitchen tool set can include a potato masher, slotted spatula, and measuring spoons.
Kitchen tools sets come in a variety of types. Materials include nylon, silicone, plastic, wired silicone, Teflon, wooden, bamboo, and stainless steel.
Plastic kitchen utensils are the least durable, while stainless steel utensils are considered most durable. They also withstand exposure to heat and rust. Silicone kitchen utensils are heat-resistant, strong, and dishwasher safe. However, they have been known to absorb the flavor of certain foods. Wooden kitchen utensils look beautiful, but can crack or splinter after exposure to high temperatures. Combination kitchen utensils, including those with a silicone head and stainless steel handle, are great for those who want the best of both worlds.
Wooden spoons are great for making soups and sauces, while wired silicone are perfect for roux-based sauces and salad dressings. Silicone spatulas work well for scrambled eggs and dough, while metal spatulas ae perfect for flipping cookies or pancakes.
In addition, many eco-friendly options are now available at a variety of retailers as well. Many are also PFOA, lead, and cadmium free.
Costs of Kitchen Tool Sets
The cost of kitchen tool sets depends on a variety of factors, including brand, type, and size. While budget kitchen tool sets can be found, it is important to assess products for durability.
Plastic kitchen utensils are the most budget friendly; however, they are also the least durable. This will become more expensive in the long run, as these tools will have to be replaced.
Kitchen tool sets range from $21 USD for a basic 4-piece nylon set, including spatula, soup ladle, skimmer, and whisk.
For approximately $38 USD, one can buy a 7-piece nylon set, including soup ladle, spatula, cooking spoon, masher, spaghetti ladle, slotted turner, skimmer, and stand.
Starting at $100 USD, one can buy a17-piece kitchen tool set, including slot turner, basting spoon, slotted spoon, stainless steel tongs, silicone spatula, peeler, can opener, utility whisk, four measuring cups, and five measuring spoons.
25-piece stainless steel, nylon, silicone, and plastic sets can also be found for approximately $150 USD. These include stainless steel bottle opener, ice cream scoop, cheese grater, cheese slicer, meat slicer, potato masher, whisk, can opener, pizza cutter, and potato or vegetable peeler. In addition, nylon slotted spoon, slotted turner, ladle, and tongs. The set also includes silicone spatula and plastic measuring cups and measuring spoon set.
Top 10 Kitchen Essentials
Many kitchen tool sets contain a great deal of the top 10 essentials recommended for one’s kitchen. The full list includes knives, cutting boards, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, can opener, colander, vegetable peeler, spoons (whisks, spatulas, and tongs), meat thermometers, and towels and potholders.
Additional items that are handy in the kitchen are chef’s knife set with an 8 or 9-inch blade, garlic press to help save time chopping, and grater to shred, shave, zest, and dust. Other kitchen tools include kitchen shears, lemon press, microplane grater, cutting board, paring knife, serrated bread knife, knife sharpener, Y-shaped vegetable peeler, corkscrew, instant-read thermometer, probe thermometer, pepper mill, salad spinner, skimmer, nutcracker, tea strainer, pizza cutter, kitchen torch, coffee grinder, meat tenderizer, mortar and pestle, fine mesh strainer, and timer.
For those who want to create extravagant masterpieces, additional recommendations include a pastry brush a pastry cutter, melon baller, and mandoline.
Kitchen tool sets can easily be found in a variety of North American in-store and online retailers.