New homeowners have enough on their plates, never mind trying to remember what kitchen appliances they need from the get-go. Oven mitts are probably right up there at the top of the most-forgotten list. We always remember the basics – the fridge, the freezer, the kettle, and the microwave.
When kitting out a new kitchen for the first time, it is important to remember everything that you need to operate within the kitchen. For new homeowners, the commodities are pushed aside by the stresses of moving and kitting out the rest of the house.
What do I need for my first kitchen?
Whilst we’ll never forget the kettle that makes our morning coffee or the oven that’s going to cook our first meals, there are many utensils we are bound to forget in our first kitchen. Even the most simple things that we often take for granted.
Make sure to get all your chopping utensils first. The knife and the cheese grater are essential because they cannot be replaced with any other tool. You will also need a cutting board so you don’t ruin your new countertops.
If you’re a keen baker, then don’t forget the measuring implements. Scales and mixing bowls should be staples if you plan on making any cakes or cookies.
The can opener is one of the most important items in a kitchen. If you find that your can doesn’t have an easy peel-off ring, or if it accidentally falls off, then there will be absolutely no other way to open them except for this nifty tool.
With utensils out of the way, we cannot forget the critical appliances:
The refrigerator is a kitchen appliance that keeps food safe and fresh while it’s stored. It can be used to cool drinks, store produce and meat, make cheese or yogurt dishes – the list goes on.
The fridge might not seem like an essential item in your home but without this trusty machine, many of our favorite recipes will never be created. From saving leftovers for later to keeping juices cold during those hot summer days there are few things as important as a fully functioning freezer section at any given time.
A freezer is one of the most important appliances in a kitchen. It’s used to keep food safe and fresh by storing it below the freezing point, which keeps bacteria at bay. A freezer can also be good for making ice cream or frosting cake layers quickly.
Every kitchen needs an oven – it is a place of creativity that cooks the dishes you love to share with your friends and family.
Ovens are needed in every home because they transform boring ingredients into delicious, savory meals for all to enjoy.
As a new homeowner, it is important to have the right tools. Microwaves are one of those essential kitchen appliances that you will need in order to make some favorites like popcorn or grilled cheese sandwiches. Microwave ovens can help simplify cooking by providing an easy option for making common dishes without having too much skill required on your part.
A toaster is one of the most iconic pieces of kitchen equipment. It’s small and unassuming but with a simple push down on its lever, it can produce perfect toast for whichever meal you’re cooking up in your new home.
A toaster has long been an essential part of every household. Small and sometimes unobtrusive; nonetheless this ancient appliance can make delicious breakfast or snack items that are crucial to everyone’s diet.(1) As such, there’s no better way than by using our trusty appliances!
Everyone knows that tea is the perfect drink for any type of occasion. Whether you’re feeling low and need a pick-me-up, or are just looking to wind down after an exhausting day at work, there’s nothing like sinking into your couch with some hot herbal tea in hand! One thing we often forget about making our favorite beverage however is boiling water before steeping.
You can’t get by without a washing machine. It’s the only way, besides handwashing, to keep your clothes clean and make sure they don’t smell funky. Having one of these appliances in your new home is essential to ensure that you are keeping on top of your wellbeing, as well as your new home.
The dishwasher is one of the most underrated kitchen appliances. It’s easy to load, and you can set it on a timer for when you’ll be home. When your dishes are done being scrubbed by hot water and soap, they’re spotless – no more messy pans or burnt pots needing an extra rinse cycle.
How do I stock my kitchen for the first time?
No one likes being caught without the basic necessities and new homeowners are no exception. Make sure you don’t forget to stock up on those important items such as salt, pepper, oil or whatever else your recipes might require. Dried and canned foods, with long expiry dates, can live in your cupboards as long as you need them to.
- Canned tomatoes
- Soy sauce
- Canned soup
These are all fantastic for making food in a pinch. Whilst a new homeowner has plenty more to worry about, it’s nice to have some reassurance that there is always some food in the kitchen cupboards.