Kitchen Prep Survival Guide: Pieces for Every Cook
For all levels of experience and skill, cooking is easier when you’ve got the right equipment. There are endless possibilities when stocking your kitchen, but the task doesn’t have to be difficult.
We’ve put together a helpful survival guide that will make the process quick and efficient. Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re well seasoned in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered!
When you’re a beginner starting from scratch, make sure that all of your equipment is durable and versatile. You’ll have it for a while. Focus on functionality to make stocking up quick and affordable. The more jobs a tool can do for you, the more you need it in your kitchen. Some essentials to start with:
MIX AND MEASURE IT
- The Pyrex® 2 Cup Measuring Cup is one of the most versatile (and popular) kitchen essentials.
- The Pyrex® Smart Essentials 2.5 Quart Mixing Bowl can handle many dishes. The handy lid helps you easily store those salads or freshly cut fruit to enjoy later, or chilled cookie dough to bake later.
The Pyrex® 3 Quart Oblong Baking Dish with Lid is a utility player for every kitchen. From cakes to casseroles, this dish has you covered.
More cooking means more leftovers! Save any size of almost anything with a Pyrex® Simply Store 20 Piece Set .
Once you have the basics covered, and you’re becoming more adventurous in the kitchen, add a few more pieces to your lineup. As your cooking and baking needs become more specialized, so should your equipment. Take your culinary exploits to the next level with these:
SIZING THINGS UP
Bigger jobs will require bigger tools.
- We recommend adding our best seller, the Pyrex® 4 Cup Measuring Cup, and stocking up on handy mixing bowls with lids in a variety of sizes.
- The Pyrex® 6-Pc Mixing Bowl Set will handle nearly any recipe with ease.
POP IT IN THE OVEN
A growing kitchen and a developing cook will need bakeware in a variety of shapes and sizes to prepare a variety of recipes. Make sure to have this group at the ready:
- A Pyrex® Easy Grab™ 2 Quart Casserole with Lid .
- A Pyrex® Easy Grab™ 8″ Square Baking Dish with Lid .
- A Pyrex® Easy Grab™ 1.5 Quart Loaf Dish with Lid .
STORAGE CHOICES GALORE
Stock up on storage versatility with the airtight and leak-proof Pyrex® No Leak Lids™ 10 piece set . Color-coded lids boast easy vent tabs for storing and reheating your favorite leftovers.
Now that you’ve honed your skills and are confidently venturing into expert territory, it’s time to kick it up a notch. As your talents and savvy progress, you may want to share your culinary creations. These pieces make it fun and easy to serve a crowd, whether at home or on-the-go:
Great for specific recipes or as mini prep pieces, the Pyrex® 10 Ounce Custard Cup, 4-Pack are perfectly sized dessert bowls that can also help you keep track of numerous ingredients for more complicated dishes.
Cooking up a storm?
- Measure it all out with the Pyrex® 8 Cup Measuring Cup with Lid and combine in the Pyrex® Smart Essentials® 4 Quart Mixing Bowl .
BAKE AND TAKE
Want to bring your masterpiece on a road trip?
- Use the Pyrex® Portables® 9-Pc Easy Grab™ Double Decker Set to keep your dishes snug and warm.
IN THE CLEAR
Constructed of durable glass that won’t stain, warp or bend, Pyrex® Premium Glass Lids Storage is a chef’s go-to for heavy-duty food storage. Plus, the innovative, airtight and leak-proof glass lids are 100% oven safe – from top to bottom!
Whatever your skill level today, be sure to stock your kitchen with versatile pieces that’ll carry you into your culinary future. From easy to advanced, preparing recipes is always more enjoyable with the right tools and helpers.
YOUR TURN: What prep piece is most used in your kitchen?