13 Types of Baking Molds and Pans

Baking Molds and Pans 1.  Banneton A lined basket used for shaping bread doughs during proofing stage. 2.  Baking Pan A square or rectangular pan used for baking any food items. 3.  Cake Pan A straight sided pan in various shapes and sizes used for baking cake. 4.  Cake Ring A stainless steel rings used for shaping and holding layered desserts with fillings. 5.  Hotel Pan A rectangular pan used for baking and steaming breads and other baked items. 6.  Loaf Pan A rectangular pan used for baking loaf breads.…

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42 Important Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tools 1.  Ball Cutter or Melon Ball Scooper or Parisienne Knife A cup-shaped or half sphere cutter with handle used for making small balls out of fruits and vegetables. 2.  Bamboo Skewer A wooden stick with one pointed end and one flat end used for holding chunks of food items together. 3.  Bamboo Sushi Mat A strips of bamboo formed into a mat used for making sushi. 4.  China Cap A cone-shaped strainer used for straining sauces, soups and stocks. 5.  Chinois or Fine China Cap Same as china…

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14 Kinds of Knives

Knives 1.  Boning Knife A thin and pointed knife for about 6 inches long. Typically used for boning raw poultry and meats. The one with stiff blades are used for heavier work. The one with flexible blades are used for lighter work like filleting fish. 2.  Butcher Knife A broad, heavy and slight curved knife used for cutting, sectioning and trimming raw meats in the butcher shop. 3.  Channel Knife A special kind of knife used in decorating fruits and vegetables. 4.  Chinese Cook’s Knife A kind of knife similar…

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7 Useful Measuring Devices

Measuring Devices 1.  Ladle A measuring device with a long handle used for measuring and portioning liquids. 2.  Measuring Cups Plastic or stainless steel cups used for measuring both dry and liquid ingredients. Sizes: 1, ½, 1/3, ¼ and 1/8 cup 3.  Measuring Spoons Plastic or stainless steel spoons used for measuring a small amount of both dry and liquid ingredients. Commonly used for measuring seasonings and spices. Sizes: 1 tbsp, 1 tsp, ½ tsp, ¼ tsp and 1/8 tsp 4.  Scoop A measuring device with a lever for the…

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16 Types of Cooking Pots and Pans

Cooking Pots and Pans 1.  Sauce Pot A less shallow, medium depth and straight sided pot to make stirring or mixing easier. Generally used for sauces, soups and other liquids. Sizes: 6 to 60 quarts 2.  Stock Pot A deep, large and straight sided pot used for preparing stocks or in simmering large quantities of liquids Sizes: 8 to 200 quarts 3.  Stock Pot with Spigot Faucet or Spigot allows the liquid to flow easily without removing the solid food items inside the stock pot. Sizes: 8 to 200 quarts…

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8 Barbecue Tools and Equipment

1.  Aluminum Foil Used as a wrapper for maintaining the heat of the food inside during and after cooking. 2.  Bamboo Skewer Used for holding foods together.  Typically small food items such as shrimps. 3.  Griller Used for cooking foods. 4.  Offset Spatula Used for turning foods easily while grilling it. 5.  Pastry Brush Used for basting sauces to keep foods moist. 6.  Tong Used for picking the food without losing any juice. 7.  Water Jug Used for extinguishing any flare-ups caused by fat dripping. 8.  Wire Brush Used for…

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