Today I want to talk about how to equip your homestead kitchen. These are, what I feel, are essential tools for making your homestead venture a success; but as I always say, there may be more to add. I have included some basics as well as some larger equipment for you.
Homestead Kitchen: Basic Essentials
A Solid Wood Cutting Board – I know a lot of people switched to plastic a few years back but did you know that a study from the University of Michigan found that “more bacteria are recovered from a used plastic surface than from a used wood surface.” Get yourself a good wooden cutting board, learn to care for it, and it will be a staple in your kitchen. Check out this maple cutting board!
Rolling Pin – No they aren’t just for chasing around the bad guys in old cartoons. I rolling pin is the tool for bakers, pie makers and those who like to roll and cut biscuits. I really like the French style rolling pins but whatever works for you is the one to get.
Good Set of Knives – A truly awesome set of knives can run you several hundred dollars; but when you can make the investment I suggest you do so. Until then consider a set that can, at least, be sharpened – like this.
A Mandolin Slicer – Ok, this may not qualify as an essential but my time is valuable and this shaves of a lot of it in the kitchen. Not to mention I get consistent thickness in all my slices – SCORE! I have this model and it has worked great. Just watch those fingers!…