Recommended Cooking Tools
"It is not necessary for you to buy anything to become a good cook. But to excel at cooking, make sure your kitchen is ready for cooking with the right tools and equipment, they will help with safety, accuracy and consistency of results.
Below is a summary of the tools and equipment I recommend you have in your kitchen to get started. Check the list below to see what you're missing and click on the item to see more details." - Chef Todd
My Favorite Tech Tool:
because they take all the JOY out of the cooking process.
However, the tools that help you measure, quantify,
and add consistency to your cooking are AIDS, not crutches.
The "Meater" smart thermometer tells me when to STOP cooking,
an important thing to know.
Must-Have Cooking Tools:
These are the tools every cook must have in their kitchen to start cooking
with dependable and repeatable METHODS while ignoring recipes.
It starts with QUANTIFYING your cooking through measurable temperatures.
In the professional kitchen, the right tool for the right job is essential. It’s the same with the home kitchen. When you flip, stir, turn, or whisk to incorporate air, the tool you use will dictate the outcome."
Useful in all WCC Lesson Weeks 1 thru 48 plus bonus videos.
I get asked this question a lot: "What Pots/Pans do I need and which are the best (brands) to buy?"
Here are my favorites...
You will not see Cast Iron used in WebCookingClasses, but many people like it.
Nice to Have:
These items are not essential for great cooking, but they are awesome pro tools to have when you are ready...
"This is the mixer I use in my house for all baked goods, cakes, icings, mashed potatoes and any other product that a hand mixer would struggle with. The bowl raises to meet the mixer attachment rather than tilting which keeps the kitchen and mixer clean."
"I use this exact model in my own home kitchen for pureeing soups and vegetables without having to dirty additional bowls. The immersion blender goes right into the sauce pan for quick work of any puree task."
"No matter how good your knife skills are, you’ll never turn something into a liquid with a chef’s knife. This food processor is seen in many of the WebCookingClasses.com videos in uses from soups to sauces and ravioli stuffing."
"The ability to make fresh pasta is one of the greatest benefits from the WebCookingClasses curriculum, but hand rolling and pressing can take a lot of effort. This mixer attachment makes quick work of any pasta dough task."