A Checklist for Your New Kitchen

Having the right inventory of cookware, tools, gadgets, and utensils in your new McAdams Homes’ kitchen will make cooking more enjoyable and give you more time to enjoy family, friends or even new neighbors. Maybe you want to update some items or wish to expand your culinary prowess? Take a look at the list of essentials below for some ideas on how to stock your new McAdams’ kitchen. Oh, the possibilities! 

Food Prep. Professionals will tell you that setting up beforehand is a must. Mise en place, a French culinary phrase which means “everything in its place,” is a tried-and-true plan of action when it comes to cooking whatever is on your menu. In a nutshell, you gather the ingredients and tools you need. Put your knife skills to work, make sure everything is measured out and in its own bowl. Getting your ingredients prepared ahead of time will require:

  • Various cutting boards, including one dedicated for meats
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Small bowls for spices and/or sauces
  • Grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Colander

Utensils and Tools. You will also need the following tools to help in preparing and cooking:

  • Knife set, including a chef’s knife
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Wooden or silicone spoon sets
  • Slotted spoon
  • Ladle
  • Whisk
  • Pizza cutter
  • Tongs
  • Spatulas
  • Meat thermometer
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Rolling pin
  • Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer and Immersion Blender
  • Strainers

Cookware. No matter what your level of culinary expertise is, here are some items that will help:

  • Frying pans
  • Multiple sized pots and saucepans
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Roasting pan
  • Dutch oven
  • Muffin tins
  • Casserole dishes

Organize. Your kitchen will feel complete when your items are organized and easy to find. One of the great features of a McAdams’ home is the kitchen storage. From the pantry and island to the granite countertops and 42″ cabinetry, you’ll find plenty of space for all your tools and items. 

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