What's in your knife kit? (kitchen essentials)

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by kjwatt, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. kjwatt

    kjwatt

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    I'm a bit of a gear freak and I love to know what other people consider to be kitchen essentials whether it's professional, home, or anything  in-between.

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    Instead of a roll or tool-kit I use a percussionists stick bag (drummer in another life).  I keep the following:

    Chef's knife w/blade guard

    Paring knife

    Microplane Zester

    Silicone spoon and spatula (for mixing and non-stick pans)

    Flexy metal spatula (for delicate proteins and general pan scraping)

    12 in. metal tongs

    Stainless steel measuring spoons

    Medium sized slotted spoon

    1/4 cup measuring cup (for creating common volumetric denominations)

    Digital scale

    Lighter and matches

    Small exacto knife

    Pocket thermometer

    Black sharpie

    Digital timer

    Waterproof medical tape

    Nexcare paper medical tape

    Bandaids and antibiotic cream

    2 clean bandanas (double as potholder or hair-net)

    Rolled up apron (just in case)

    If i was traveling and could take a few more items it would be a metal mixing bowl, cutting mat, and cast iron pan <---good for gas, electric, open flame AND induction.
     
  2. tranquillo

    tranquillo

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    Here is what I have in my bag ... this is the standard kit where I am studying 

    Chef's knife

    Paring Knife

    Filleting Knife

    Boning Knife

    Turning Knife

    Palate Knife 

    Steel 

    Stone 

    Wooden Spoon

    Spatula (for cakes) 

    Slotted Spoon

    Large metal spoon

    Piping bag with four different nozzles

    Peeler

    Food thermometer 

    Fork

    Knife

    Spoon (tasting) 

    Large metal whisk

    Corer 

    I think that's it ... I can't recall what else I have in there