Kitchen Utensils Worksheets
All About These 15 Worksheets
This series of 15 worksheets offers an engaging and comprehensive learning experience for students to develop a strong vocabulary related to cooking and kitchen tools. Through a variety of activities and exercises, students will expand their knowledge of common kitchen utensils, improve their understanding of their functions, and enhance their overall culinary literacy. By completing the exercises in these worksheets, students will:
- Use pictures as visual clues to identify the names of common kitchen tools or utensils;
- Trace the names of various kitchen tools;
- Draw pictures of different kitchen utensils;
- And broaden their vocabulary while gaining an appreciation for the utility of the many kitchen tools or utensils we use everyday.
Overall, this series of worksheets on kitchen utensils facilitates vocabulary acquisition, comprehension, and application. Through engaging activities that involve matching, identifying, tracing, and drawing, students develop a strong culinary vocabulary foundation. These worksheets provide practical and creative opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of kitchen utensils and enhance their overall culinary literacy skills.
What are the Common Kitchen Utensils?
You cannot cook without the correct kitchen utensils. Going into a kitchen can be overwhelming, but as long as you have all the tools in your cupboard, you will feel more confident and at ease. However, you do not need to buy every single kitchen gadget you can find. Instead, you only need basic ones to cook some of the best meals.
To help you get started, we have listed some of the common kitchen utensils every kitchen should have for basic cooking purposes. With these items, you will be able to prepare any dish you want with ease!
1. Non-Stick Frying Pan
If you are a breakfast person, you definitely need a non-stick frying pan. After all, pancakes and eggs taste good when they aren’t burnt from the bottom.
The best part about this pan is that it is versatile enough to be used for searing meat, making delicious sauces, and sauteing vegetables. To ensure that this pan lasts you a very long time, make sure not to use any harsh tools on the surface while washing it.
Look for aluminum pans or stainless steel ones for better lasting. We recommend getting a two-piece set so you can prepare two dishes simultaneously!
2. Chef’s Knife
A knife is a chef’s closest friend. Invest in a good knife that will last you for many years, even if that means spending a little more than you hoped. Stainless steel knives that are carbon-plated will remain sharp for many years, but if you are looking for more options, you can always go to a specialty store and look around.
When searching for a knife to buy, look for one that you can hold easily. The knife should feel balanced – not too heavy or light, so you can easily control it. A knife is one of the most common kitchen utensils you will use every day, so make sure to try it out before making the final purchase.
3. Spatula (Metal and Silicone)
You need a good quality metal or plastic spatula to flip, toss, and serve food. This will help you toss eggs and pancakes, sauté meat, bake salmon, roast vegetables, and loads of other things in the kitchen. There is absolutely no way you can live without a metal spatula.
Another spatula that you need is a silicone one. This will help you scrape the sides of a food processor or mixing bowl, swirl frosting onto a cake you just baked, or fold eggs into your brownie batter. It is crucial that your spatula is made with silicone and not rubber, as rubber spatulas tend to melt when exposed to heat. We recommend keeping two separate silicone spatulas- one for baking and one for cooking with garlic since garlic leaves its smell behind.
4. Measuring Cups and Spoons
Eyeballing ingredients is not the safest option, especially if you are new to cooking. Having a set of measuring cups and spoons makes your job ten times easier. The best part is that measuring spoons can also scoop out dried herbs and spices!
As a baker, measuring cups are crucial. How else will you measure out the liquid and dry ingredients? Measuring cups and spoons make cooking more efficient and convenient, especially when making vinaigrettes and sauces. The cups and spoons always stick together, so you do not have to worry about losing them!