How to Organize a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Be organized in your kitchen. Save time by keeping your work surfaces clutter-free. If you are going to spend a while cooking, whether just for yourself or for a party of friends, it will make your time in the kitchen much more pleasant if you enjoy your surroundings.

Take a look around your kitchen and make sure that things are stored in the areas you use them. Take stock of your equipment and make sure you have the right tools to help you.

Always buy the best kitchen items you can afford. Look after them and they will last a lifetime. Good pots and pans are essential. The best materials are stainless steel, either with aluminium or copper bases, glass ceramic that are fine to use on the stove, in the oven or microwave, and enamel-coated cast iron.

Make a wish list. Next time you are asked what you would like, have your list to hand. The smallest things can save so much time and can change your attitude to cooking overnight! See how your kitchen stacks up.


  • Set of 4 nesting mixing bowls
  • Good-quality kitchen scales with both grams and ounces
  • Large glass measuring jug with liquid measurements
  • Set of stainless steel measuring cups
  • Set of 4 measuring spoons
  • Pestle and Mortar
  • Good-quality garlic press
  • Vegetable peeler with flexible blade
  • Good quality salt and pepper mills
  • Flexible rubber spatula
  • 2 stainless steel whisks

  • 3 wooden spoons
  • Heavy-duty can opener
  • Heavy-duty bottle opener
  • Large stainless steel colander
  • Stainless steel flour sifter
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Long-handled slotted spoon
  • Bulb baster
  • Meat thermometer
  • Citrus zester
  • Fruit corer
  • Kitchen timer
  • Soup ladle
  • 4-sided metal grater
  • Butcher-block chopping board
  • Kitchen string
  • Pastry brush
  • Kitchen shears
  • The cutting edge
  • Have a good selection of knives to hand – make sure that they are stored properly and kept sharpened.
  • 2 paring knives – 10cm/4in blade
  • Cooks knife – 15cm/6in blade
  • Chef’s knife – 20cm/8in blade
  • Carving knife – 25cm/10in blade
  • Bread knife – serrated blade
  • Sharpening steel

Kitchen aids

  • Heavy-duty food processor
  • Toaster
  • Electric hand-held mixer
  • Kettle
  • Coffee pot
  • Baking trays
  • Ovenproof 23cm/9in glass pie dish
  • Baking sheet – 46 x 30 x 2.5cm (18 x 12 x 1 in)
  • Springform cake tin – 23cm/9in
  • Loaf tin – 23 x 13 x 7.5cm (9 x 5 x 3in)
  • 2 round cake tins – 23cm/9in
  • Rolling pin
  • Wire rack
  • Muffin or Yorkshire pudding tin

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About the Author: Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

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