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10 things your kitchen shouldn’t be without

Confession: I’ve got a kitchen aid for everything and anything. Take the Swiss Vermicelles press, for instance. I’ve got one. How about a cherry pitter? Yip, got one of them, too. I even have an oyster knife.

Given how well my kitchen is kitted out, I don’t like cooking at friends’ houses. They never seem to have the basic kitchen aids I need. I thought there were certain things that belonged in every kitchen?! I’m flabbergasted when I see people cutting an onion on a mini chopping board without a decent knife. And then, for want of a better pan, they chuck it in something too big just to braise it.

It literally brings tears to my eyes. I hope you’ll put me out my misery by taking this checklist of the 10 most important kitchen aids to heart. If you’re lucky I might even come round and cook you a three-course meal.

Kitchen knife
Let’s deal with the most important things first. You need a proper kitchen knife. None of these little «prep knives». They’re only good for peeling onion and garlic or opening your latest delivery from Galaxus. For kitchen use you need a big utility knife. I promise you: you’ll be able to chop vegetables much quicker.

Shun Premier chef's knife (20cm)
CHF 240.–
Kai Shun Premier chef's knife (20cm)
Kai - Quality and perfection, based on a centuries-old culture and tradition of Japanese samurai forging.
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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
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Classic Ikon (20cm)
CHF 92.10
WÜSTHOF Classic Ikon (20cm)

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Tranchiermesser 19cm (19cm)
CHF 38.–
Victorinox Tranchiermesser 19cm (19cm)

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Pans
Every kitchen needs 4 pans as part of a basic set-up:

  • a small saucepan for (who’d have guessed it?) sauces, steaming vegetables, rice or hard-boiling eggs. You can even use it to iron clothes.
Apollo (18cm, Stainless steel, sauté pan)
CHF 138.–instead of 199.–1
Demeyere Apollo (18cm, Stainless steel, sauté pan)

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  • approx. 4 – 6 days
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  • a stockpot for soups, pasta and broths. I beg of you, please don’t cook your pasta in smaller pans.
Stockpot (20cm, stockpot)
–43%
CHF 42.80instead of 74.801
Sambonet Stockpot (20cm, stockpot)

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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
  • St Gallen: approx. 20.08.2018
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  • a non-stick frying pan: if you’re feeling confident, go for a steel or cast iron one. But be warned, they’re not for beginners.
skillet (28cm, cast aluminium, Frying pan)
CHF 59.20
AMT skillet (28cm, cast aluminium, Frying pan)
AMT - The best pan in the world!

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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
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  • a roasting pan for things like roasts, stews and goulash. As roasting pans store heat well, they’re ideal for anything that has to be in the oven or on the stove for a long time.
La Cocotte (30cm, Casserole/Stewpot)
CHF 204.–
Staub La Cocotte (30cm, Casserole/Stewpot)
Premium quality for unforgettable moments in the kitchen. Each product is unique and the result of traditional craft from the heart of France.
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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
  • St Gallen: approx. 20.08.2018
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Measuring jug and measuring spoons
Yes, I know you don’t need to follow a recipe and you can just do all the measuring by eye. But then what happens? Your soufflé doesn’t rise and your rice is waterlogged. You get the picture. Once you’re armed with a decent measuring jug and a few measuring spoons, you’re more likely to serve up culinary delights than flops.

  • Gourmet (1000ml)
  • Gourmet (1000ml)
CHF 29.40
WMF Gourmet (1000ml)
Exact reading of very small quantities. Indication of the measuring scales in litres, millilitres, cups and grams.

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  • Kriens: approx. 20.08.2018
  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
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  • Nest measuring spoon set
  • Nest measuring spoon set
  • Nest measuring spoon set
CHF 19.90
Joseph Joseph Nest measuring spoon set
Nest measuring cup set is an extensive set of eight measuring cups, which can easily be put together for storage.
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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
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Chopping board
Swiss people love talking about «little» this and «little» that – you know, all those «li»s on the end of words. It would be great if we could put that out our head for a second and buy a decent sized chopping board. That way chopped onion would land in the pan rather than on the floor or on the worktop.

Chopping board large
CHF 51.40
Jamie Oliver Chopping board large
Invite Jamie Oliver into your kitchen.
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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
  • St Gallen: approx. 20.08.2018
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Grater
The four-sided grater is a classic when it comes to kitchen aids. With this in your hand you can whip up rösti, grated cheese, Swiss carrot salad (rüeblisalat), cucumber slices or grated nutmeg. Just mind your fingers!

Four-sided grater
CHF 29.80
WMF Four-sided grater

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  • Lausanne: approx. 20.08.2018
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Slicer
Over ten years ago now my brother ordered a «V slicer» from a TV shopping channel for my Christmas. He meant it as a kind of joke but the last laugh is on me, as it’s getting constant use to this day. You can obviously just use a kitchen knife, but chopping vegetables with a slicer is much quicker and more precise.

Hand-held blender
Sometimes we want to be transported back to the days when we were spoon-fed mushy food. That’s why every kitchen should be equipped with a hand-held blender. It’s also ideal for soups or mayonnaise.

  • Mono 140
  • Mono 140
  • Mono 140
CHF 101.–
Bamix Mono 140
The hand blender for the modern and versatile kitchen!
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  • Gastro 200
  • Gastro 200
  • Gastro 200
CHF 173.–
Bamix Gastro 200
The high performance Swiss quality product with multi-purpose blade, beater, beater and wall bracket.
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Sieve
Who wants lumps in a sauce or kernels in a raspberry compote? Didn’t think so. If you feel like being creative you can also use the sieve to sprinkle icing sugar on a cake or to save a burnt tart.

  • Pro (20cm)
  • Pro (20cm)
  • Pro (20cm)
CHF 28.50
Kela Pro (20cm)
With Kela kitchen equipment, cooking and roasting in your kitchen is a real pleasure. These high-quality kitchen accessories complete your kitchen equipment.

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  • St Gallen: approx. 20.08.2018
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Casserole dish
You don’t always have to whip up a dish worthy of a Michelin star restaurant. Pasta bake is a classic to have up your sleeve for an easy weeknight meal. I mean, can you really beat crusty grilled cheese? To mix things up, you could add courgette to the cheese. But who’d want to do that?

  • Classic
  • Classic
CHF 26.40
Pyrex Classic
Pyrex makes cooking fun! The high-quality products by Pyrex add clever functions to your kitchen.

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Cooling rack
If your quiche has browned but is still squidgy inside, you need this magic cooking device. Your oven will already have a rack and that will do in a pinch. But if you bake regularly, it’s worth investing in a couple of extra cooling racks.

3-tier stackable cooling rack
CHF 42.30
Ibili 3-tier stackable cooling rack

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When I flew the family nest over 15 years ago, I suddenly had to cook for myself. But it wasn’t long until this necessity became a virtue. Today, rattling those pots and pans is a fundamental part of my life. I’m a true foodie and devour everything from junk food to star-awarded cuisine. Literally. I eat way too fast.

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User road1983

Amen Bruder. Nur bei der Raffel schätze ich diese Würfeldinger nicht sonderlich. Lieber mehrereStahlreiben, wie sie früher hergestellt wurden (findet man im Brockenhaus). Für Käse gibt es lasergeschärfte Raffeln. Die Hände sollte man dann aber definitiv von der Reibfläche fernhalten.

05.07.2018
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User timo

Das beste Messer bringt nichts, wenns nicht scharf ist. Viel öfter bekomm ich das Grauen in fremden Küchen, wenn ich dann tatsächlich mal ein Messer bekomme und feststelle, dass man diese selbst den Kindern zum spielen geben könnte, so stumpf sind sie. Mit _stumpfen_ Messern verletzt man sich!

08.07.2018
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User timo

Viele glauben dass extrem scharfe Messer eher dazu führen, dass man sich verletzt. Meist passiert sowas wenn man viel Kraft aufwenden muss - was bei richtig scharfen Messer in der Regel nicht der Fall ist. Also ich würde jederzeit einen Messerschärfer als unerlässlich auf Platz 1 sehen.

08.07.2018
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User timo

Muss ja nicht gleich das Set aus 6 zweiseitigen, japanischen Schleifsteinen und Lederriemen sein, ein Wetzstahl tut es meist schon und wer damit nicht umgehen kann, greift zu alternativen, da gibt es ja zahlreiche.

08.07.2018
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User timo

Sollte man aber auch bei der Messerempfehlung bedenken. Die Japansichen Messer sind spitze, prinzipiell auch schärfer und sehen toll aus - sie (gut) zu schärfen ist aber bei weitem nicht so leicht wie bei einem "deutschen" oder Schweizer Stahl. Auch sollte man wissen das viele der Damast-Messer zum rosten neigen und entsprechender Pflege bedürfen.

08.07.2018
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User jettaman

Dann kann ich ja gleich die Motorsäge nehmen

12.07.2018
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User Roimungstrupp

Ein Wetzstahl hilft eigentlich nur bei klassischen küchenmessern aus weicher gehärtetem Stahl wie Wüsthof und ähnliche. Dabei wird lediglich die "gerollte", also umgeknikte, Schneidfase wieder aufgerichtet. Ab 58- 59 hrc, also sicher bei VG- 10 Klingen und den meisten Asiatischen Messern führt am Wasserstein und Leder eigentlich kaum mehr etwas vorbei.
Dabei reichen aber eigentlich 2 steine, einen Grobe mit c.a. einer 250er -400er Körnung und ein 1000er-2000er. Dazu ein Lederriemen mit Politurpaste. Damit kriegt man jedes Messer auf eine gute Gebrauchsschärfe.
Diese Messerschärfsysteme zum durchziehen zerstören Lediglich die Schneide.

27.07.2018
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User road1983

Zudem ist der Schmortopf, den du empfiehlst, zu klein. 21 cm Durchmesser... na ja, für einen Ego-Schmortopf...

05.07.2018
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User Anonymous

Staub La Cocotte (30cm, Bräter/Schmortopf) viel spass :D

06.07.2018
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User Simon Balissat

Danke für den Tipp, ich habe jetzt den La Cocotte 30 cm verlinkt. : )

09.07.2018
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User P@ric

Ein "Auskühl-Gitter" als Top10 der wichtigsten Dinge in der Küche? Ich wusste nicht mal dass e so was (unnützes) gibt. Hätte ich im Ranking ersetzt durch einen anständigen Korkenziehen/Flaschenöffner. Den brauche ich jedenfalls häufiger :)

10.08.2018
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