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Kitchen Checklist

Many people move into a new home in the summer.  College grads getting a "grown up" job and more permanent housing, newlyweds establishing their home, and families moving over the summer break.  Whether you are moving this summer or just re-stocking and organizing your current kitchen, use this checklist to ensure you have a functional cooking space.

Cookware essentials:

  • Two sizes of frying pans
  • Three or four sizes of pots/saucepans
  • Baking sheet
  • Roasting pan
  • Muffin tins
  • Two sizes of casserole dishes


Food prep items:

  • Three sizes of cutting boards
  • One dedicated cutting board for meats
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Set of nesting mixing bowls
  • Set of small bowls for spices or sauces
  • Grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Colander



  • Knife set, including a nice chef's knife
  • Wooden or silicone spoon set
  • Slotted spoon
  • Ladle
  • Whisk
  • Pizza cutter
  • Potato masher
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Meat thermometer
  • Zester


Storage essentials:

  • Jars or canisters for food storage
  • Spice rack and spice jars
  • Fruit bowl
  • Knife block or wall-mounted magnet
  • Drawer organizers
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