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Aug 09, 2019

Starting out Kitchen Must Haves

Building up a new home can be somewhat daunting and so expensive! When it comes to your kitchen, which is an area you will be spending a great deal of time in, it is so important to ensure you have your basics and overtime, build up your portfolio of equipment. From cast iron pans to coffee plungers, Kath shares her expert advice on your newlywed must have kitchen essentials list. Lets get right to it!

  • x2 Cast Iron/Non Stick Frying Pans
  • X3 Saucepans (Small, Medium & Large)
  • x1 Steamer Rack That Fits Over Your Saucepan
  • x1 Good Roasting Pan
  • x1 Stainless Steel Colander
  • x3 Mixing Bowls (Small, Medium & Large)
  • x1 Box Grater
  • x2 Baking Sheets
  • x1Muffin Tray
  • x1 30cm Cake Tin
  • x1 Loaf Pan
  • Set of Wooden Spoons
  • Spatulas
  • x1 Vegetable Peeler
  • x1 Can Opener
  • x1 Whisk
  • x1 Soup Ladle
  • x1 Pasta Spoon
  • x1 Bottle Opener
  • Set of Serving Spoons
  • x1 Cork Stop

Chefs top tip! Try and get the best quality for your budget and ensure you spend time researching and speaking to store consultants.


Do some research on knives and try and spend a bit more on these. Good quality knives will ensure you get the best out of them and eases up your cooking process. Now doesn’t that sound divine?Using a rectangular casserole dish, layer the lasagne as follows:

  • x1 Chefs Knife
  • x1 Carving Knife
  • x1 Paring Knife
  • x1 Bread Knife

Kath recommends investing in Victorinox knives! Perfect item to put on your gift registry. 

To ensure you have longevity with your knives, make sure you use the correct boards. Wooden and plastic boards are best. Only use glass or marble boards for pastry and chocolate work.

The only set of knives you’ll ever need!
  • Set of Measuring Cups
  • Set of Measuring Spoons
  • x1 Measuring Jug
  • x1 Digital Kitchen Scale
  • x1 Electric Hand Beater
  • Coffee Plunger (Splurge and purchase a coffee machine)
  • Good Tupperware and Storage Containers
  • x2 Platter Dishes
  • x2 Casserole Dishes (x1 Round & x1 Rectangular)
  • x2 Salad Bowls (They double up as pasta bowls #winning)
  • Set of Ramekins for Sweet & Savoury Dishes

There you have it ladies and gentleman, the ultimate kitchen essentials starter pack. Your guests will think you are a seasoned professional with this handy list. Remember to share this article with your bridal besties – transitioning into wife life has never been easier! Click on the block below to visit Banks Kitchen Shop and start building up your collection today.

Katherine Ballantyne

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