Peeling, mashing, pressing, grating ... and that’s just potatoes. With all the things you do with food, having the right kitchen utensils for all the different jobs makes life a lot easier. And when good quality is this affordable, you know you're getting the right tools at the right price.
You’ll find the right tool for every kitchen task in our utensil range. From colanders to salad spinners, every recipe is within your grasp thanks to our selection of kitchen utensil sets.
What kind of kitchen utensils does IKEA sell?
Whether you’re the hunt for mugs, mashers and mandolins – or cutters, corkscrews and cake knives – our vast kitchen utensil collections have got something for everyone, available both in store and online. An affordable, well-equipped kitchen could soon be yours.
What are the most important kitchen tools?
When you’re starting a new home, it’s a good idea to gather all of your kitchen essentials in one go. Don’t leave yourself straining pasta in a sieve instead of a colander, or delicately slicing cheese because you’ve still not bought a cheese grater.
Great kitchen utensils are needed regardless of what kind of meal you’re cooking. Be it quick lunch boxes for work, or advanced three-course dinners on Saturday evenings – you need proper tools.
It won’t just make cooking easier and way more effective, it’ll also make it more fun. When things don’t go as planned, it’s easy to get frustrated, whether it be about being your most creative, or notoriously following a recipe from A to Z. With our easy-to-use kitchen gadgets, you never have to worry about that again. It’ll be all play and no work!
A well-equipped kitchen needs a good set of cookware with a variety of pots and pans. But having a good set of utensils is just as important. So which ones do you truly need?
First, you have the base necessities, such as a good set of kitchen knives and heat resistant spoons and spatulas. These are a must for any cook, and if you’re just getting started with your kitchen, make sure to get a cooking utensil set.
Then, you have the highly specialized tools, such as herb scissors or a burger press. These, while not required, can still make specific jobs a whole lot easier. Finally, you have the in-betweens; utensils that you don’t think about too often, but you’ll really wish you had once you’re trying to make something. These include things such as:
When it comes to food perfection, precision is key. Whether you’re following a recipe or being creative with leftovers, getting the proportions just right can be the difference between a feast and a failure.
You might be thinking that you don’t need measuring spoons – you can just use your regular teaspoons and tablespoons instead. But unfortunately, they cannot guarantee exact measurements. So, without measuring spoons, how are you going to know if you get the proportions right? And this aspect is especially important when baking, where exact measurements are far more important than it is when cooking.
It may not look like much, but the peeler is a really useful time saver in the kitchen. And you can use it in tons of creative ways too! Peeling potatoes and root vegetables are the obvious ones, sure. But have you ever tried using your peeler on onions? You're guaranteed to get those thin slices you've always longed for. Try decorating your food with slices of lemon zest, or your desserts with chocolate shavings. And then there's the sharp end meant for potato eyes, but it works perfectly for hulling strawberry stems as well.
They may look like regular scissors, but they’re far more than that. And they might surprise you with their unexpectedly diverse areas of use. They are most commonly used for fish and poultry, but many will grab them to trim vegetables or to cut flower stems, freshly washed herbs, and spicy peppers.
If you already have everything we’ve mentioned above, perhaps it’s time to get yourself something that’ll elevate your work in the kitchen. A mandolin, for example, is an awesome kitchen gadget. It’ll save you loads of time when prepping, and you’ll get slices so thin you can’t believe you ever used knives for this sort of delicate cutting. While you’re at it, maybe you should up your chopping board game too? Most of us have one or two similar ones. But for really professional usage, you should get them in different materials, and they should be color coded. Why? To make sure you can keep track of which one is which, as you should always work with raw and cooked food on separate boards.