My two best friends and I just signed the lease on our first house. We love to cook and we're trying to come up with a list of essentials so that we can split them up and buy what we need.
We're college students, so we're required to have a dining plan. Two of us eat in co-ops, where we can take ingredients home with us if we like (mostly basics). All this is to say that we'll be doing a moderate amount of cooking. We looooove to cook and two of us have had jobs cooking.
Right now we have:
Knives (santoku, bread, pairing, tomato, and some cheapies).
Cutting boards (plastic and bamboo)
A stick blender
pop corn popper
3 minifridges (we'll probably sell 2, keep one as a beer fridge, and use the money from the other two to reinvest in other equipment)
spoons and other stirrers
Right now we want:
A food mill, and probably a microwave.
We can just kind of accumulate stuff as we need it, but our college is in the middle of no where so it'll be walmart stuff mostly unless we plan ahead and buy things over the summer.