Dorothy’s Kitchen Essentials

Dorothy’s Kitchen Essentials


One day, when Dorothy Bradshaw of Vintage Senior Services was cleaning up in her kitchen, she realized that most cookbooks don’t show or explain what the basic utensils needed are. Dorothy has been teaching children (ages 5 and up) how to cook for years and is a strong believer in beginners knowing the equipment being used with cooking or baking. Here is Dorothy’s list of kitchen essentials for novice cooks: 

Having the most essential cooking tools in your cupboard will make your life so much easier. Although the kitchen world comes out with sleek, trendy, and exciting kitchen gadgets all the time, that doesn’t mean you need to buy every single one to be able to cook well. In fact, the most basic tools are all you need to start cooking delicious meals. And after you’ve saved all that money on home-cooked meals, you can check out other advanced tier of kitchen tools.

With these items, you’ll be able to cook just about anything.



  • Instructions on properly washings hands.
Wash hands to for the duration of the Happy Birthday song.
  • Glass measuring cup
Glass measuring cup
  • Spatula (rubber & metal)







  • Wooden spoons
Wooden spoons








  • Metal measuring cups 
Measuring cups










  • Measuring spoons
Measuring spoons







  • Tongs
Kitchen tongs








  • Bowl
Mixing bowl









  • Skillet
Skillet pan







  • Pot
Pot with lid







  • Whisk







  • Peeler









  • Can opener
Can opener






  • Colander
Metal colander







  • Cutting board
Wooden cutting board with knife







-Signing off, Brown Sugar 


Thank you for this list, Dorothy!

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