When I was first out on my own, I bought all the junk I thought you needed for a kitchen. Looking back, I wish I would have known better, thinned things down a bit and bought good essentials to work with. In my own personal kitchens I can measure most amounts by hand or by other methods, so I've left measuring cups and spoons off this list, you might want to add them to your own!
• 1 good knife
• 1 cutting board
• 1 high temp silicone spatula
• 1 wooden spoon
• 1 stock pot (to boil water/make stock)
• 1 thin/flexible spatula
• 1 cookie sheet
• 1 well-seasoned cast iron skillet
• 1 roasting pan
• 1 glass mixing bowl
For other ideas on what kitchen basics should include, make sure to check out our sister site, The Kitchn as they've recently rounded up their own list of basic tools that they couldn't live without (which is what you see in the photo above). They've also made a nice list of things that are worth spending the extra money on to make sure you have enough cash left to hit the laundromat and still get the perfect skillet!
What kitchen basics would be a must for your own list? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan