The Only 10 Kitchen Tools You'll Ever Need

September 15, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement | Kitchen & Dining
The Only 10 Kitchen Tools You'll Ever Need - The HipVan Blog

Unless you're a professional chef, there are probably a million and one things you don't actually need in your kitchen. Unfortunately, they look so good on the shelves that you end up buying them anyway! We've been through it too!

A fully equipped kitchen does make us feel like a MasterChef, and inspire us to cook once in a while. But we only really need a handful of tools & utensils to make a good meal for the family. Especially with puny little kitchens, the less the better! This is the only list you need when shopping for your kitchen. Read on to see what are the 10 essential things you need!

1. Knife

If we could only choose one knife, it would be the chef's knife. It can handle all kinds of cutting needs, and find one that has a good grip!


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  • Efficient Chef Knife
    $20.40 SGD
  • Premium Forged Chef Knife
    $44.70 SGD
  • Precision Forged Chef Knife
    $36.50 SGD

Efficient Chef Knife, Premium Forged Chef Knife, Precision Forged Chef Knife.

2. Chopping Board

Chopping boards need to be hardy and high-quality! Choose wooden boards instead of plastic, as bacteria stays on the surface of the latter. Wood cutting boards on the other hand, might seem more porous, but it is actually harder for bacteria to seep in!


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  • Chop2Pot - Green
    $37.00 SGD
  • Connect Knife Block and Chop Board
    $78.00 SGD
  • Oval Oak Chopping Board
    $44.50 SGD

Chop2Pot - Green, Connect Knife Block and Chop Board, Oval Oak Cutting Board.

3. Vegetable Peeler

Sure, you can peel vegetables with a knife, but don't underestimate the efficiency of a vegetable peeler! With a good peeler, you can cut down your food preparation time significantly, and make cooking a much more enjoyable experience.


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  • Easy Peasy Peeler - Red
    $5.90 SGD
  • Slideguard™ Double Peeler
    $10.90 SGD
  • PowerBlade Peeler
    $16.90 SGD

Easy Peasy Peeler - Red, Slideguard™ Double Peeler, PowerBlade Peeler.

4. Frying Pan

A frying pan is a must-have in any kitchen. You should invest in a better skillet as you will be using it for a long time. For egg-lovers, get a non-stick frying pan, but stainless steel ones are better for sauces and searing meat and vegetables. If you had to choose one, we would definitely go for the stainless steel ones.


The Only 10 Kitchen Tools You'll Ever Need - The HipVan Blog
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  • Induction Ready Ceramic Fry Pan - Black
    $24.00 SGD
  • Indubasic Ceramic Non-Stick Round Mini Fry Pan
    $21.90 SGD
  • 10" Cast Iron Frying Pan
    $58.00 SGD

Induction Ready Ceramic Fry Pan - Black, Indubasic Ceramic Non-Stick Round Mini Fry Pan, 10" Cast Iron Frying Pan.

5. Large Pot

A large pot is essential for cooking stews and pastas. If you live alone, get a small one for smaller food portions.


6. Liquid Measuring Cup

You definitely can't cook without a measuring cup! Get one that is microwaveable so you can even use it to heat up milk or water in the microwave.


The Only 10 Kitchen Tools You'll Ever Need - The HipVan Blog

7. Mixing Bowls

Don't be tempted to get all differing sizes! Just get a large and a small one and that will be enough.


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  • Hachi - Orange
    $61.90 SGD
  • Mix Bowl Set
    $32.00 SGD
  • Kobachi - Black
    $28.40 SGD

8. Spatula

The most important tool you need to flip those eggs and pancakes.


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  • Jamie Oliver Slotted Spatula
    $22.90 SGD
  • Scrapey Spatula - Red
    $9.90 SGD
  • Spatulart® Cupcake Spatula
    $29.00 SGD

9. Food Mincer

Another great tool to have for food preparation is a food mincer for garlic, ginger, nuts and more! Chopping garlic is a tedious and time-consuming process but with a food mincer you can really cut down on your food preparation time.


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10. Colander

For rinsing all your vegetables, fruits and draining pasta!


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  • 6 pcs Strainer & Bowl Set - Green
    $29.90 SGD
  • Collapsible Colander - Orange
    $30.10 SGD
  • Drain, Tilt & Serve Colander - Violet
    $18.80 SGD