9 Essential Must Have Kitchen Items That You Need

9 Essential must have kitchen items that you need Photo by Cat Han on Unsplash

Are you setting up your kitchen for the first time ever or just looking for freshening up your kitchen space?

Here are some essential kitchen items that will make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable.

Sharp Edge Cutting Knives!

Prepping food can become miserable real soon, if your kitchen is not equipped with a decent knife set. Now you may find a lot of kitchen knives out there, but you must look out for three basic knives; an 8-10 inch long chef’s knife, a serrated knife and a paring knife. Always look for the sharp edge, even if that means investing some extra money. Buying the best knives can save you a lot of hassle and will also last you for many years.

Cooking Pots 

If you don't have this essential kitchen item, then everything else is pretty much useless. Get yourself the best kind of cooking pots. Whether it's steel or ceramic, invest in good cooking sets and they will last longer than any of your other kitchen items. 

Reusable Paper Towels

The kitchen tends to always get messy so you’ll need to have these handy. Paper towels for kitchen are essential. However, stocking up and using many paper towels can damage the environment, which is why MioEco's all Organic Cotton Reusable Paper Towels are a must have in the kitchen that will save you money and the environment. 

Measuring Cups and Spoons 

On your must have kitchen items list, you should have a set of measuring spoons and measuring cups separately for dry and wet ingredients.


If you are a complete beginner, then you must start with a standard 9 by 13 baking pan with an additional 8 inch square shaped glass baking dish. As you work your way up in the kitchen, you might start adding in more utensils to your bakeware. Some of them can be pizza and roasting pans. 

Storage Containers 

Storage containers can be a fun multipurpose glassware that does more than just hold your leftovers. Investing in good glass storage containers is also more about being conscious of the wellbeing of your health. Plastic containers might be easier to handle and may be cheaper in price, but they come at the cost of your health. Plastic is known to release harmful chemicals, when heated up in microwave ovens. So it’s best to avoid plasticware as much as possible. 

Electric Blenders and Juicers 

Blenders and juicers are an absolute must have kitchen tools for all of your wet recipes. From making smoothies to salad dressing, all liquid can be pretty much tackled with these two kitchen items. 

Cutting Boards 

Cutting boards can be important especially if you wish to maintain hygiene in the kitchen. Keep one cutting board for raw proteins while another one for your fruit and vegetables. Make sure to thoroughly clean them to avoid any form of cross-contamination. For handling hot dishes or cooked food, do consider keeping a wooden cutting board as well.

Reusable Kitchen Sponges 

Keeping your kitchen space clean can speak volume about your personality and that is exactly why a reusable kitchen sponge should be on your must have kitchen items list. Again, there are a variety of sponges but we highly highly recommend you to always opt for an eco-friendly sustainable kitchen sponge that is efficient in its cleaning but gentle on the environment. 

Quality Utensils

Having a good collection of utensils can be very helpful in making your recipes better. If you are making a list of kitchen must haves for a new home, then here are some starter utensils for your list; 

  • Vegetable Peelers 
  • Wooden Cooking Spoons 
  • Non Stick Spatulas 
  • Meat Mallet 
  • A stainless steel wire whisk

You can now shop all kinds of trendy utensils and accessories with Happy Sinks! Find some quirky and latest accessories for your new kitchen items here