Identifying Kitchen Utensils Ms. Cilurzo Dry Measuring Cups Use: Measures dry ingredients Ex: Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Solid Fats Liquid Measuring Cup Use: Measures liquids • Ex) Oils, water, milk etc. • Place on a leveled surface and check at eye level for accurate measuring Colander Use: Strains Larger Quantities of Food Ex: Pasta, Vegetables Wooden Spoons Use: Stirs hot foods Ex: Soups, Sauces Pastry Brush • Use: Used to brush sauce onto food, glazes on desserts, greasing cake pans, etc. • Ex) egg wash for a golden brown color on pastries Measuring Spoons Use: Measures smaller amounts of liquid and dry ingredients Ex) sugar, salt, flour, vanilla etc. Whisk • Use: Beats, whips, stirs, and mixes food • Ex) Used to scramble eggs Tongs • Use: Picks up salad, turns chicken, hot dogs, etc. Rubber Scraper • Use: Scrapes sides of bowls, folds in egg whites or whipped cream Pastry Blender • Use: Mixes and cuts fat into flour Turner • Use: Flips burgers, turns pancakes, eggs, etc. Pasta Spoon Use: Picks up and drains water from pasta Can Opener • Use: Opens lids on cans safely. Garlic Press • Use: Crushes garlic by pressing garlic cloves through the fine holes on the garlic press. Peeler Use: Peels vegetable and fruit skins. Ex) carrots, potatoes, apples, etc. Spatula • Use: Levels dry ingredients, spreads icing on cakes Slotted Spoon • Use: Spoon used for straining. • Ex) pasta Sauce Pan Used on top of a stove for heating food and reducing sauces. Sauté Pan/Frying Pan Use: For foods that needs to be stirred, scrambled, or flipped over as it cooks in a small amount of butter, oil, or liquid. Egg Separator Use: Separates egg whites from yolks Pizza Cutter Use: Cuts pizza into uniform slices Ice Cream Scoop Use: Scoops Ice Cream Paring Knife • Use: Small knife that is ideal for peeling. Ex) Removing seeds from fruits or vegetables, chopping herbs Utility Knife Use: a utility knife is between a chef's knife and paring knife in size. Medium size knife used to chop meat and vegetables Bread Knife/Serrated Knife Use: Cuts soft bread without crushing it. Serrated edges make it easier to cut. Chef’s Knife • Use: All-purpose large knife used to chop meats and vegetables Grater Use: Shreds cheese and vegetables Egg Slicer Use: Slices eggs into uniform pieces Mixing Bowls Use: Mixing containers Sifter • Use: Combines dry ingredients by incorporating air and removes lumps for uniform texture. • Ex) Flour, Cinnamon, Sugar, Powdered Sugar Zester Use: Obtains zest from lemon and citrus fruits. Melon Baller Use: cuts melons into uniform pieces Apple Slicer/Corer • Use: Removes core from apples and cuts them into uniform pieces Cutting Board • Use: Protects counter when cutting, Base of all cutting. • Ex) Meats, Fruits, Vegetables. Pizza Pan Use: Flat pan used to bake pizza Rolling Pin Use: Stretches and rolls dough, such as pie crusts, cookies, and biscuits Cake Pan Used to bake cakes into different shapes Muffin Tin Used to bake muffins and cupcakes Pie Plate Used to bake pies Loaf Pan Used to bake bread and cakes into the shape of a loaf Meat Fork Use: Fork used to pick up meat Kitchen Shears • Use: Snips string, dough and cuts vegetables and meats. Only used in the Kitchen. Potato Masher • Use: Breaks up/Mashes solid foods • Ex) Mashed potatoes or applesauce. Meat Tenderizer Used to tenderize slabs of meat in preparation for cooking the meat. Griddle • Use: Used for large quantities of foods like fried eggs, hamburgers, pancakes, and omelets that must be turned to cook on both sides. Wok • Use: High heat cooking • Ex) For stir-frying.