Kitchen Intermediates: Casserole Dish

Along side your baking dish and your dutch oven, a casserole is a good addition for your oven cookware.

Kitchen Intermediates: Blender

This common kitchen appliance is a descendant of the drink mixer, most commonly found in restaurants and drug store lunch counters.

Kitchen Intermediates: Egg Pan

A cast iron skillet is a basic necessity. Other useful skillets would be a sauté pan, which has rounded sides making flipping food easy. But probably the best second pan to have is an egg pan.

Kitchen Intermediates: Griddle

A griddle is a flat surface, usually metal in the developed world, that’s used for cooking all sorts of foods. It’s kind of like a large, flat fry pan.

Kitchen Intermediates: Food Processor

While it has saved many cooks a lot of time, it hasn’t been quite as dependable as most of us hope for taking up that very valuable countertop space.

Kitchen Intermediates: Dutch Oven

There are three basic types of dutch ovens, only one of which is a true dutch oven. Most dutch ovens are really just big pots.

Kitchen Intermediates: Saucepans

In addition to the medium-large saucepan, I recommend having at least one other size. A small saucepan, about one to one-and-a-half quart size, is very useful.

Making Time to Cook Worth It

Having time to cook when you’re single is a matter of strategy. If you plan ahead you can eat better without being tied to the kitchen.

Things To Remove From the Kitchen

There are things a kitchen can do without, like rarely used tools or appliances. What else needs to be removed from the kitchen?

Take It Slow, Even In Summer

For my money, a slow cooker is a useful appliance. Although it’s not usually worth keeping on the countertop all the time, it is worth finding some storage space for when you’re not using it.