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Equipment
You can get by with surprisingly little when you’re self-catering. The more you get into your cooking, the more gadgets you’ll probably want. It might be an idea to make it known around Birthday/Christmas time!

Basics

Medium saucepan
Frying pan or Wok
Baking tray
Large spoon for cooking
Sharp knife
Can opener
Chopping board
Weighing scales
Medium mixing bowl
Measuring jug

Some extras

Fish slice
Potato peeler
Cheese grater
Wire whisk
Large mixing bowl (ovenproof would be really useful)
Pair of tongs
Small saucepan
Rolling pin
Sieve
Potato masher
Colander

Luxury items

Food Processor
Blender/Liquidizer
Electric Whisk

A ‘Slow Cooker’ is great for gently cooking stews & Italian sauces during the day while you’re out, so you just serve it when you get home.