Planning to set up your kitchen? 

Let me walk you through the most crucial phase of setting up your kitchen right i.e., choosing electrical appliances, dining essentials and more. Since you are bound to invest a lot of money, here I'm to ensure all your money is spent on the right tools. 

Below, I've compiled a list of all the kitchen essentials that you cannot miss out on for a convenient, high-quality kitchen. Let's get started with- 

Summary

Dining Essentials

Storage Essentials

Cleaning Essentials

Final Words

Kitchen Appliances

Microwave

Undoubtedly, gas stoves are irreplaceable. However, a microwave has certain advantages to offer making them a must-have appliance in addition to a gas stove. Re-heat your refrigerated food within a snap of your finger, credits to microwave ovens. Also, pretty much every pre-made food has directions to be cooked in the microwave making it a must to have appliance.

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Juicer

Not only are juicers a great tool for squeezing fruits into juice but also they’re able to juice vegetables as well letting you save ample of your time.

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Blender

For making smoothies or frothing up drinks, you can rely on a blender to make this possible with minimum efforts. A blender is meant to make your work easier and faster in the kitchen.

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Refrigerator

From keeping the juice chilled and ice cream frozen to storing the leftovers and greens, a refrigerator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in the kitchen ensuring freshness of your staple foods.

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Toaster Oven

A toaster oven is a versatile appliance that has more uses than the name suggests. Besides making toast, a toaster oven can cook pizzas, bake potatoes, roast vegetables, and even bake cookies!

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Coffee maker

If you drink a lot of coffee, you need a coffee maker in your kitchen. It will keep you from having to buy it out all the time. You can also avoid instant coffee.

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Dining Essentials

Flatware

To enjoy a bowl of soup without a spoon and a plate full of salad without a fork is indeed impossible which makes a good set of flatware one of the first things to buy for your kitchen. It is essential to have standard four-person flatware set with 4-piece place settings. 

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Plates

It sounds pretty basic, but it’s worth the mention. Besides letting you enjoy your food comfortably, plates can make or break the aesthetics of your dining room. So, whether a set of stainless-steel plates or fancily designed glass plates, make a choice only after thorough consideration.

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Bowls

BFF to late-night scoops of ice cream, bowls are a necessary dining ware for any kind of slurping. Also, if you're only making a tiny amount of something, like salad dressings or scrambled eggs, they can also be used as mixing bowls.

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Glasses

Whether for sipping water or for cool beverages, just assume you need glasses of four for everything. Glasses go right along with your dishware in the table setting world. If you are the kind of person that enjoys drinking from wine glasses, get yourself some.

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Mugs

Mugs are the perfect vessel for all hot and steamy drinks. What’s more, is they’re perfect for baking quick and easy mug cakes. Make sure to keep yourself stocked up with at least four coffee mugs. You’ll need them for that early morning cup of soothing tea, or a soul-warming dose of hot chocolate.

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Storage Essentials

Airtight containers

Airtight food storage containers are great for storing your rice, pasta, dry baking ingredients, and snacks, and even organize your spice packets and meal mixes. They will help you find what you need in your pantry at a glance and keep ingredients fresh.

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Zip-Top Bags

A box of resealable bags will never steer you wrong. It keeps food fresh for longer periods and prevents freezer burns when kept in the refrigerator or pack your lunch for work. Their uses are quite endless.

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Chip Clips

If you’re running out of storage boxes or even otherwise, you can always look forward to using the chip clips to keep the food fresh while avoiding vacuuming. After all, nobody likes stale potato chips.

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Plastic Wrap

Another storage essential has to be the plastic wraps. You can use it to wrap things up or seal in leftovers, as long as it doesn’t keep sticking to itself preventing food from perishing, extend its shelf-life, and maintain the quality of food.

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Cleaning Essentials

Trash can

To eat healthy, maintaining hygiene is the key which makes the trash can a basic necessity for a kitchen. You really can’t go without one.

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Trash bags

You can’t just dump everything in the trash can. They're also extremely sturdy and can handle being carried when full without you having to worry that they'll tear and spill garbage everywhere.

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Kitchen towels

Everybody needs towels in their kitchen for drying dishes, wiping up spills, dusting, and regular cleaning. But towels aren’t something most people give much thought to when stocking their minimalist kitchen.

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Sponges

Look for heavy-duty scrub sponges to scour any tough stain job over counter space. Most importantly, replace your kitchen sponge every week or two, it is the best way to prevent the spread of infection-causing bacteria.

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Dish Soap 

You’ll need dish soap to wash your dishes. Even if you have a dishwasher, you’ll still need dish soap for the things that can’t go in it.

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Cabinet Liners

Not just the outer space like countertops but also the shelves and drawers need your attention. Liners for shelves and drawers are great for keeping the interior spaces of your kitchen clean and safe. 

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Final Words

Besides the essential prep tools and cookware to stock up, the above-mentioned list includes EVERYTHING you need to have in your kitchen for a fun, easy to cook experience.