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Ultimate Kitchen Must-Haves for Newly Wed

Congratulations! You just got married. And even more remarkable, congratulations on the opportunity to reorganize your kitchen. Kitchen must-haves are necessary for newlywed couples to make kitchen spaces effective

The kitchen is the heart of your home, and the right gadgets and appliances are the essence of a “homely” living environment. When you say “I Do,” you bid farewell to those evening hookups at your favorite restaurant and hello to enjoying home-cooked meals. 

But first, you must ensure your kitchen is on par with the essential kitchen items. The items below are what you need to channel your inner Gordon Ramsey. 

1. Induction Stove

Although a gas connection may take a while to set up, the induction stove is a great lifesaver. From boiling water to everyday cooking, an induction stove greatly benefits a newlywed couple. 

2. Tea Pot

All beautiful mornings begin with a nice cup of coffee or tea, so investing in a worthy teapot is vital. Furthermore, teapots make your kitchen look pretty by adding a sweet pop color. 

3. Stand Mixer

A stand mixer is a brilliant investment, even if you haven’t learned to bake. Plus, it comes with different attachments that help minimize the number of separate devices for purchase. It enables you to replace an ice cream maker, pasta maker, meat grinder, juicer, food processor, and more. 

There are different brands of stand mixers, and you have to be sure to get a high-quality brand that can even last you a lifetime if taken care of well. 

4. Knives

Great quality knives are must-haves in a proper kitchen. A well-maintained and sharp knife can help you do everything in your kitchen. When deciding on the best knife in your kitchen, you must physically test out different knife models and brands to determine the best ones.

5. Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls come in nesting sets; this might be what you need. Get two batches if you enjoy baking. Stick with stainless steel or glass, which may also double up as a boiler. Whatever you choose, steer clear of (cheap) plastic mixing bowls, which will need more frequent replacements. 

Also, the ones that come with lids are nicer but optional. 

6. Tongs

Tongs are a must-have in the kitchen because you need them for many activities, such as barbecuing, frying, easy grabbing when a fork, spoon, or spatula won’t do, etc. Get metal or silicone-tipped tongs for barbecuing or nylon or silicone-tipped for regular and nonstick cooking. 

7. Kitchen Shears

Good quality kitchen shears help cut through packaging, vegetables, bones, and more. The best part is that you can take them apart for sanitizing and cleaning. Some brands have built-in screwdrivers, fish scalers, nutcrackers, can openers, and bottle openers. 

8. Quality Copper and Stainless Steel Cookware Set

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Quality cookware is a must-have in your kitchen, and you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on it. Keep in mind that you may not need nonstick options as you think. So, look for heavy-bottomed options with durable copper or stainless steel material. 

9. Whisks

You’ll need a set of rust-resistant, sturdy metal balloon whisks in different sizes for tasks such as baking. A silicone or nylon whisk is excellent for thick mixing and mashed potatoes, and a French or flat whisk is for cooking or sauces because they reach pan corners and edges.

10. Y-Peeler

The number of Y-peelers you need depends on the number of people who use your kitchen at a time. You’ll need more than one if several people are helping in the kitchen. 

11. Immersion Blender

You won’t need a regular blender unless you’re big on milkshakes or smoothies. If you need it, you can have it. Otherwise, an immersion blender is just sufficient. 

Look for brands with the highest motor speeds that can chop, blend, and crush ice. You can submerge the blender in pots or pitchers to blend sauces, soups, or milkshakes. Also, the best model comes with a chopping and blending attachment, a whisk attachment, and a blending cup. 

12. Chopping Board

A chopping board is essential for your kitchen for cutting meats, vegetables, and bread. The best brand comes with a deep dripping groove, especially the ones meant for chopping meats. 

13. Can Opener

Can openers make cooking faster, especially the electric or ergonomic models? Ergonomic models don’t take up too much counter space, but your decisions depend on your cooking and your amount of counter space.

Handheld models are cheaper, but electric options have better blades and motors.

14. Microwave

A microwave has become an essential addition to the kitchen; we definitely can’t imagine life without one. It’s a lifesaver, and we use it almost every day. Ensure you pick the right one because it must fit the wall or bridge wall cabinet, so you must plan properly. 

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