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List of Kitchen Utensils and Kitchen Appliances
- Baking Parchment
- Baking Sheet
- Baking Tray / Baking Dish
- Balloon Whisk
- Bottle Opener
- Bread Bin
- Bread Knife
- Butter Knife
- Cake Slicer
- Can Opener
- Carving Fork
- Casserole Dish
- Chef’s Knife
- Chopping/cutting Board(s)
- Cookie Cutter
- Cooling Rack
- Counter/ Counter Top
- Cupboard/ Cabinet
- Deep Fryer
- Dish Drainer
- Dish Rack
- Dish Towel
- Dish Washing Liquid
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Double Boiler
- Egg Beater
- Egg Slicer
- Food Processor
- Food Turnercolander
- Food/meat Thermometer
- Frying Pan
- Frying Pan (stainless Steel or Nonstick)
- Frying Pan/skillet
- Garbage Can
- Garbage Pail
- Garlic Crusher
- Garlic Press
- Gas Stove
- Gratin Dish
- Hot Pot
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Ice Maker
- Ice Tray
- Kitchen Chair
- Kitchen Foil
- Kitchen Knife
- Kitchen Paper
- Kitchen Scales
- Kitchen Scissors
- Kitchen Shears/scissors
- Kitchen Table
- Kitchen Tool Organizer
- Kitchen Towel
- Kitchen Utensils
- Knife Set
- Knife Sharpener
- Knife Sharpening/honing Rod
- Lemon Squeezer
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Meat Mallet/ Meat Tenderizer
- Microwave (oven)
- Microwave Oven
- Mixing Bowl
- Mufffin Tray
- Oven Gloves
- Oven Mitt
- Ovenproof Dish
- Paring Knife
- Pasta Fork
- Pastry Brush
- Pastry brush
- Perforated Spoon
- Piping Bag
- Pitcher (or Jug)
- Pizza Cutter
- Plastic Containers
- Plastic Wrap/clingfilm
- Plastic Zipper Bags
- Pot Holders
- Potato Masher
- Potato Peeler
- Pressure Cooker
- Refrigerator (commonly “fridge”)
- Regular Spoon
- Roasting Tin
- Rolling Pin
- Scouring Pad
- Serving Bowl
- Serving Spoon
- Slotted Spoon
- Souffle Dish
- Spice Box
- Spice Rack
- Steak Hammer
- Stirring Spoon
- Storage Jar
- Tea Towels
- Trash Can/ Garbage Can
- Tureen (or Bowl)
- Vegetable Peeler
- Wooden Spoon
List of Kitchen Utensils and Appliances Definitions
The apron is an item of clothing worn by someone who works in the kitchen to protect their clothes.
Baking parchment is a paper used to line baking pans for baking bread or pastries. It can also be called greaseproof paper or a baking sheet.
Baking Tray / Baking Dish
Baking trays/dishes are used to bake pastries.
A balloon whisk/ whisk has a number of loops, which are used to beat eggs quickly.
A bin is a container used to store rubbish or garbage. It can also be called a trash can or a garbage can.
A blender is a type of kitchen appliance used to blend food.
Definition:: A bottle is a container with a narrow neck used for liquids.
A bottle opener is used to open bottles of beer or other liquids.
Bowls are containers for holding or mixing ingredients or small
A bread bin is used to keep bread fresh. Also called a bread box.
A bread knife is used to slice bread.
A burner is a part of a stove in which the flame comes from in order to
A butter knife has no sharp edges and is used to spread butter onto bakewared.
A cabinet is an enclosed storage unit used for kitchen wares. Can also be called a cupboard.
A cake slicer is used to cut cakes into equal pieces.
A can opener is used to open tin cans.
A canister is a type of container used to store dry goods such as sugar and flour.
A carving fork is used to hold meat down while it is being carved.
A casserole dish is used to bake and serve food.
A chef’s knife is a large, heavy knife with a straight blade that
A chopping/cutting board is a hard, smooth surface used to cut
Chopsticks are used to pick up food, such as rice and noodles.
A cleaver is a heavy knife that has a rectangular blade.
A coffeemaker/coffee machine is a kitchen appliance that makes coffee.
A colander is a bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used to drain water from food.
A cookbook is a book with instructions on how to prepare and make different types of food.
A cookie-cutter is a kitchen utensil used to cut out different shapes of dough.
Cookware is all the kitchen utensils used to cook food.
A cooling rack is a frame with closely spaced wires used to cool freshly baked items such as cookies.
A corkscrew is a kitchen utensil with a spiral metal rod and a handle attached to one end. It is used to remove the cork from a wine bottle.
The counter/countertop is the flat surface of a kitchen unit.
A cup is a small, often handle-less container usually made of china that holds liquids.
Cutlery is an old word for knives.
A deep fryer is a type of cooking utensil used to cook food by submerging it in hot oil.
Dish Drainer/ Dish Rack
A dish drainer is a flat surface used to drain dishes after being washed.
Dish Towel/ Cloth
A dish towel/cloth is a type of household linen used to dry dishes.
Dishwashing liquid is a type of cleaning fluid used to wash dishes.
A dishwasher is a kitchen appliance used to wash dishes.
A double boiler is a container used to cook food by placing it above (not in) boiling water.
An egg beater is a kitchen utensil used to mix eggs.
An egg cup is a small bowl used to hold an egg.
An egg slicer is a utensil used to cut boiled eggs into slices.
A faucet is a tap used to control the flow of liquid from a pipe.
Flatware is the word used in the US for cutlery.
A food processor is an electrically powered kitchen utensil used to process food.
A food turner is a kitchen utensil used to turn and lift food while cooking.
A food thermometer is a kitchen utensil used to measure the internal temperature of cooked food.
A fork is a kitchen utensil with a handle and a number of long, thin prongs used to pick up food.
A freezer is a unit for storing frozen food items.
Frying Pan/ Skillet
A frying pan/ skillet is a utensil with a long handle and a flat, circular base. It is used to fry food over heat.
A funnel is a utensil used to transfer liquid from one container into another.
A garbage can is a container used to put rubbish in. Can also be called a bin or trash can.
Garlic Crusher/ Garlic Press
A garlic crusher is a utensil used to crush garlic.
A gas stove is a type of cooking stove that uses natural gas or propane as its source of fuel.
A glass is a material used to make transparent containers for liquids.
A grater is a kitchen utensil used to grate food into pieces by rubbing it against the sharp edge.
A gratin dish is a deep, round/oval oven dish used to bake foods covered with sauce or cheese.
A hot pot is a type of cooking utensil used to cook food by submerging it in boiling water.
Ice Cream Scoop
An ice cream scoop is a utensil used to serve ice cream.
An ice maker is a device used to make ice cubes.
An ice tray is a container used to freeze water into cubes.
A jar is a type of glass or plastic container.
A jug is a type of container with a spout and handle, made from glass or plastic.
A juicer is a kitchen utensil used to extract juice from fruit.
A kettle/ tea kettle is a type of pot used to boil water.
A kitchen chair is a piece of furniture used in the kitchen to sit on.
Kitchen foil is a type of thin metal sheet used for wrapping, cooking, and baking.
A kitchen knife is a utensil with a sharp edge used for cutting food.
Kitchen Paper/ Paper Towel
Kitchen paper is a type of paper towel used for cleaning and drying utensils or food in the kitchen.
Kitchen scales are a set of weighing scales used to measure the weight of food items.
Definition: Kitchen shears are a type of scissors used in the kitchen.
Definition: A kitchen table is the primary piece of furniture used in the kitchen.
Kitchen Tool Organizer
Definition: A kitchen tool organizer is a storage system used to organize kitchen utensils.
A kitchen towel is a type of cloth used to dry or clean kitchen utensils.
A knife block is a storage system used to store knives.
A knife set is a set of kitchen knives.
A knife sharpener is a device used to sharpen knives.
Knife Sharpening/honing Rod
A knife sharpening rod is a device used to sharpen knives.
A ladle is a type of spoon used to serve liquids.
A lemon squeezer is a utensil used to extract juice from lemons.
A lid is a cover used to seal or close things.
A magnet is an object made from magnetic materials.
A masher is a device used to mash food.
A matchbox is a type of box used to store matches.
Measuring Cup/ Jug
A measuring cup is a type of cup used to measure liquids, with marked measurements.
A measuring spoon is a type of utensil used to measure small quantities of liquid or solid.
Meat Mallet/ Meat Tenderizer
A meat mallet is a utensil used to flatten and tenderize meat.
A microwave oven is a device used to cook food by emitting microwaves.
A mixer is a kitchen utensil used to blend ingredients.
A mixing bowl is a deep, wide container used to mix ingredients.
Mortar and pestle
A mortar is a bowl, typically of stone or wood, used to crush ingredients; a pestle is a heavy, blunt club-shaped object used to crush the ingredients.
Muffin Tin/Cupcake Pan
A muffin tin is a metal container with a muffin-shaped cup, used to bake muffins.
A mug is a type of cup with a handle, typically made of ceramic or glass.
A napkin is a small square of cloth used to clean the hands.
A nutcracker is a device used to crack nuts.
An oven is an enclosed space in which food may be baked.
Oven mitts are oven-safe gloves.
An ovenproof dish is a container used in the oven.
An oven rack is a piece of metal used to support objects in the oven.
A pan is a round cooking utensil used to cook food in oil or water.
A paring knife is a small kitchen/utensil knife. It is used to cut fruit and vegetables into small pieces.
A pasta fork is a utensil used to serve different types of pasta.
A pastry brush is a utensil used to spread oil, sauce, etc., onto food.
A peeler is a kitchen utensil with a blade used to remove the skin of fruit and vegetables.
A peppermill is a device used to grind peppercorns.
A perforated spoon is a kitchen utensil with holes. It drains the liquid from food before serving.
A pestle is a heavy, blunt club-shaped object used to crush the ingredients. (See: mortar and pestel)
A piping bag is a cone-shaped bag used to pipe out batter or frosting.
Pitcher (or Jug)
A pitcher is a container in which liquid may be stored.
A pizza cutter is a device used to cut round food.
A placemat is a type of pad used to protect the surface underneath items.
Plastic Containers (or Boxes)
A plastic container is a type of container typically used to store food.
Plastic wrap/clingfilm is a type of plastic used for food storage.
Plastic Zipper Bags
A plastic zipper bag is a type of container, typically used for storing and sealing food.
A plate is a flat container used to hold food.
A pot is a round cooking utensil used to cook food in water or oil.
Pot holders are kitchen utensils used to protect hands.
A potato masher is a kitchen utensil used to mash potatoes.
A potato peeler is a kitchen utensil used to remove the skin of fruit and vegetables.
A pressure cooker is a round cooking utensil used to cook food quickly.
A ramekin is a small bowl used to bake and serve food.
A refrigerator is a kitchen appliance used to keep food cold.
A regular spoon is a type of spoon used in the kitchen. One tablespoon is larger than a regular one.
A roaster is a large cooking utensil used to cook food in an oven.
A roasting tin is a cooking utensil used to cook food in an oven.
A rolling pin is a device used to roll out dough.
A saucepan is a cooking utensil used to cook food in liquid.
A scoop is a small spoon used to remove items from a container.
A scouring pad is a kitchen utensil used to remove dirt from surfaces.
A serving bowl is a large bowl used to hold or serve food.
A serving spoon is a type of spoon used to serve food.
A sieve is a kitchen utensil with holes used to separate large particles from smaller ones.
Silverware is cutlery made of silver.
A sink is typically built into the structure of a kitchen and it is used for washing dishes, etc.
A sink strainer is a kitchen utensil with holes used to separate food from water.
A slotted spoon is a type of spoon with holes used to remove items from a liquid.
A soufflé dish is a round cooking utensil used to cook food in an oven. It is larger than a ramekin.
A spatula is a kitchen utensil used to lift and turn food.
A spice box is a container used to hold spices.
A spice grinder is a device used to grind or crush spices.
A spice rack is a container used to store spices.
A sponge is a kitchen utensil used to clean.
A spoon is a type of household utensil used to stir, lift and serve.
A steak hammer is a kitchen utensil used to tenderize meat, which can be either acrylic or metal.
A steamer is a cooking utensil used to cook food in steam.
A stirring spoon is a type of spoon used in the kitchen. It’s great for stirring drinks.
A storage jar is a container used to hold dry foods.
A stove/range is a kitchen appliance used to cook food using gas or electricity.
A strainer is a kitchen utensil used to separate smaller items from larger ones.
A straw is a tube used for drinking.
A tablecloth is a cloth put on the dining room table.
Tableware is cutlery and dishes used to set a table.
A tart tin is a round metal container used to make tarts.
Tea towels are kitchen utensils used to dry dishes. Made from linen or cotton.
A teapot is a small kettle used to make tea.
A teaspoon is a small spoon.
A thermos is a container used to keep beverages hot or cold.
A timer is a device used to measure and indicate time.
A toaster is a kitchen utensil used to toast bread, which can be either manual or electric.
Tongs are kitchen utensils with long handles used to hold, lift or turn food.
Trash Can/ Garbage Can/ Bin
A trash can/garbage can is a container used to hold garbage.
A tray is a large, flat container used to hold or serve food.
A tureen is a large deep dish with handles used to serve food such as soup and stew.
A washbasin is a type of sink used to hold water.
A whisk is a kitchen utensil used to beat eggs, cream and sauces.
A wok is a bowl-shaped cooking utensil used to fry, stir fry or steam food.
A wooden spoon is a type of kitchen utensil. They are made of wood.
A zester is a kitchen utensil with a row of sharp holes used to remove the zest from fruit.
This list includes the names of all common kitchen utensils with pictures.
In addition, this list includes descriptions of the kitchen utensils and appliances so that you know how they’re used and what they’re called. Finally, this list includes alternative names for kitchen utensils that you hear in different parts of the world.
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