KITCHEN TOOLS AND UTENSILS

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BASTER

A utensil used to spread liquid or juice on meats or other foods.

BOX GRATER

A utensil with various blades on each side used to shred or
slice food or zest
fruits.

BRUSH

A utensil used to apply egg washes on pastries, or sauces and glazes on meats.

CAN OPENER

A tool used to open food cans.

COLANDER

A utensil used for washing or draining vegetables, fruits, pastas, and other foods.

COOKIE CUTTER

A shaped cutter that is often used when making cookies or pastries.

FISH SPATULA

A special spatula used to flip or move fish or other delicate food items.

FOOD CHOPPER

A kitchen tool that makes quick work of chopping nuts and vegetables.

GARLIC PRESS

A utensil used to create minced garlic.

INSTANT-READ-THERMOMETER

A utensil used to instantly measure the temperature of food.

JUICER

A utensil used to draw out juice from fruits.

KITCHEN SHEARS

Scissors used to cut food. Often used to cut through poultry breastbones,
cutbacon to a desired length, or snip herbs or other small veggies.

LADLE

A utensil used to serve soups and other liquids like sauces and gravy.

LIQUID MEASURING CUPS

Cups used to measure liquid ingredients - measurements are shown on the sides in fluid ounces as well as fractions of a cup, and milliliters.

MANDOLINE

A tool used to create uniform slices as a food item slides along the surface and is
cut by the blade.

MASHER

A utensil used to smash foods, often potoates.

MEASURING SPOONS

Spoons used to accurately measure ingrediencts when following a recipe.

MEAT TENDERIZER

A utensil used to make a piece of meat thinner as well as more tender.

NUT CRACKER

A utensil used to crack the hard shells of nuts.

OVEN SAFE THERMOMETER

A utensil used to measure the temperature of food. This type of thermometer is safe for use in the oven.

PASTA SPOON

A utensil used to serve dishes with noodles. The ends of the spoon work as teeth to grab and hold the pasta.

PEELER

A utensil used to remove the skins or peels of fruits and vegetables.

PIZZA WHEEL

A utensil used to cut pizza or rolled pastries and other types of dough.

RICER

A utensil used to smash foods into a noodle-like consistency, often potatoes.

ROLLING PIN

A utensil used to flatten and enlarge dough while making pastries.

SCOOP

A specialized spoon used to serve or portion out food. Often used to create
melon balls, measure cookie dough or serve ice cream.

SIEVE

A utensil used to break up clumps and give more volume to dry ingredients.

SLICER

A utensil used to create thin, uniform slices of soft foods, like hard-boiled eggs.

SLOTTED SPOON

A utensil used to help drain foods that are in liquids.

SPATULA

A utensil used for scraping a bowl, spreading, or mixing.

SPOON

A utensil used to help evenly distribute heat through a dish by constantly moving
it around.

STRAINER

A utensil used to strain liquids or sift dry ingredients.

TONGS

A grasping utensil used to grab, turn or move food while cooking.

TURNER

A utensil used to transfer hot, flat foods such as cookies.

WHISK

A utensil used to mix or add air to liquids.

ZESTER

A type of grater used to pull the peel off of citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges,
and limes.

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