Your First Kitchen: Outfit it for Less than $200

by | Nov 19, 2012 | Apartment Decorating | 0 comments

Your first kitchen can be exciting, whether it’s a tiny galley style or a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen.  But the task of outfitting the kitchen in your apartment can be daunting.  Zillow helps you get exactly what you need for less than $200 smackers.
You need a saute pan, which can be had for about $45.  Make sure you choose an all-metal pan so it can go from stovetop to oven and one with a heavy bottom so you won’t burn your food.  As far as knives, you need a sharp 8-inch “stamped” chef’s knife, meaning the blade is machine-stamped.  Choose a wood or plastic handle and go ahead and spring for a paring knife while you’re at it.  These knives together should cost you about $40 online.
A stockpot is essential and can be used to make soup or to boil water for pasta or veggies.  You should be able to find a good one for $25.  Throw in a smaller lidded saucepan with a handle for approximately $15.  For $10, you can pick up a cutting board.  Just don’t choose glass, stone or anything super hard because the surface isn’t good for your knives.
For $5, get a strainer or colander and a baking sheet and a wire rack for $30 total.  Just be sure your baking sheet will fit in your oven!  Wooden spoons have a whole slew of uses and can be found in sets of three for $15 on the web.  Lastly, pick up a pair of 10-12 inch tongs for $10.  Bon Appetit!
Ready to get cooking in a new apartment?  Call Apartment Experts South today!

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