Identifying Kitchen Utensils

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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.

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