Tools & Equipments
MEASURING TOOLS are kitchen utensils used primarily to measure the volume of liquid or bulk solid cooking ingredients such as flour and sugar, especially for volumes from about 50 mL (2 fl oz) upwards. Measuring tools may be made of plastic, glass, or metal. Smaller measuring spoons mostly used to measure things such as flour, water, or any type of liquid.Using measuring cups and scales will ensure that you follow a recipe the correct way. Since a recipe is essentially a mathematical equation using food or ingredients, measuring cups and scales function as the calculator.
KITCHEN KNIFE is any knife that is intended to be used in food preparation. While much of this work can be accomplished with a few general-purpose knives – notably a large chef’s knife, a tough cleaver, and a small paring knife – there are also many specialized knives that are designed for specific tasks. Kitchen knives can be made from several different materials. There are three essential knives you need for any stage of cooking. A chef’s, carving and paring knife.
KITCHEN UTENSIL is a hand-held, typically small tool or utensil that is used in the kitchen, for food-related functions and aiding in many preparation and production tasks. A cooking utensil is a utensil used in the kitchen for cooking. Other names for the same thing, or subsets thereof, derive from the word “ware”, and describe kitchen utensils from a merchandising (and functional) point of view: kitchenware, wares for the kitchen; ovenware and bakeware, kitchen utensils that are for use inside ovens and for baking; cookware, merchandise used for cooking.
A partially overlapping category of tools is that of eating utensils, which are tools used for eating. Some utensils are both kitchen utensils and eating utensils. Cutlery (i.e. knives and other cutting implements) can be used for both food preparation in a kitchen and as eating utensils when dining. Other flatwares such as forks and spoons are both kitchen and eating utensils. Other names used for various types of kitchen utensils, although not strictly denoting a utensil that is specific to the kitchen, are according to the materials they are made of, again using the “-ware” suffix, rather than their functions: earthenware, utensils made of clay; silverware, utensils (both kitchen and dining) made of silver; glassware, utensils (both kitchen and dining) made of glass. These latter categorizations include utensils — made of glass, silver, clay, and so forth — that are not necessarily kitchen utensils.
KITCHEN GADGET is a hand-held, typically small tool or utensil that is designed to perform a food-related function. While home appliances and small appliances are powered by electricity or gas, gadgets are hand-powered. Some gadgets, such as the hand mixer, have corresponding electric appliances, such as the electric mixer. Therefore, Other gadgets do not have a corresponding appliance, except perhaps at the industrial level, which would be considered an industrial machine.
COOKWARE generally it can refer to the cooking pots and pans that is used during cooking and is intended to be placed on a stove or range, and this type of cookware should be durable enough to withstand its usage.
BAKEWARES are types of food preparation containers commonly found in the kitchen. It comprises cooking vessels intended for use inside an oven. Some utensils are both cookware and bakeware. The choice of material for bakeware items has a significant effect on the item’s performance (and cost), particularly in terms of thermal conductivity and how much food sticks to the item when in use. Some choices of material also require special pre-preparation of the surface – known as seasoning – before they are used for food preparation.
MAJOR KITCHEN EQUIPMENTS or DOMESTIC APPLIANCES are usually defined as a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, or food preservation, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. An appliance is differentiated from a plumbing fixture because it uses an energy input for its operation other than water, generally using electricity or natural gas/propane. An object run by a watermill would also be considered an appliance. The term white goods or whiteware is also used for these items, primarily where British English is spoken, although definitions for the term “white goods” can differ. In the United States, the term white goods more commonly refers to linens rather than appliances. Major appliances have become more technically complex from the control side recently with the introduction of the various Energy Labelling rules across the world. This has meant that the appliances have been forced to become more and more efficient leading to more accurate controllers in order to meet the regulations.
Major appliances are differentiated from small appliances because they are large, difficult to move, and generally fixed in place to some extent. They are often considered fixtures and part of real estate and as such they are often supplied to tenants as part of otherwise unfurnished rental properties. Another frequent characteristic of major appliances is that they may have substantial electricity requirements that necessitate special electrical wiring to supply higher current than standard electrical outlets can deliver. This limits where they can be placed in a home.