Minimal kitchens

It’s so easy to be sucked in to thinking you a need a special thing for everything. I remember the first time I realised I didn’t need a juicer when I saw someone in a movie squeezing a lemon with their hands!

I don’t  have a minimal kitchen but I’m working on it. This is what I think is the bare minimum. It allows for baking and inviting four people over for dinner. Many items are multipurpose. There’s no coffee maker or rice cooker because I don’t use them.

  • large stainless steel soup pot
  • small stainless steel saucepan – this is more for energy efficiency
  • kettle
  • stainless steel frying  pan
  • wooden spoon, large serving spoon, sharp knife, flipper
  • hand beater – I have a highly geared old fashioned hand beater
  • a bamix
  • set of six dinner plates and bowls (luxa style ones are more likely to be multipurpose)
  • set of six mugs, tumblers and wine glasses – I know miss minimalist only has tumblers but I really like to have wine in a wine glass!
  • set of six knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons
  • bottle opener, tin opener
  • grater
  • chopping board
  • large sifter – this can double as a colander and be used to sift flour
  • loaf tin, muffin tin, baking tray
  • pyrex mixing bowl/salad bowl
  • pyrex square dish – for lasagne, puddings, and pies
  • small Pyrex casserole pot with a lid that doubles as a bowl. Not only can these go in the oven, refrigerater and freezer but can also be used as a double boiler inside a saucepan
  • measuring spoons and measuring cup

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