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Finally Renovated My Kitchen -- What are the Essentials?

Seeker19104 | Jan 21, 201211:22 PM

After nearly thirty years of living in my Philadelphia row home, I now have a well-organized kitchen with up-to-date appliances, more-than-adequate story space, and pleasing design. (Love my copper counters and built-in cutting board!)

As I move things in, I am becoming acutely aware I want cooking tools that are going to be used frequently rather than clutter. I firmly believe one cannot organize clutter.

So far I have my cast iron small fry pan, large fry pan, Dutch oven; stainless steel stock pot, sauce pans, large fry pan. Recently bought a Cuisinart blender highly rated for making smoothies that I love and a set of five glass prep bowls. Still holding onto a Black and Decker toaster oven that works well.

What do you think is essential to have in a kitchen for someone who enjoys cooking from scratch? (A friend has called me a "natural cook." I understand the basics and can improvise, too.)

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