If you're a guy and you're reading this, you likely care about having the right tools in your kitchen that will make you seem like a pro at hosting, even if you have no clue what you're doing. Whether you want to outfit your bachelor pad with the right chef essentials to impress your date or to prove to your buddies that you have more class than they do, the info I’m about to spill will do wonders to boost your hosting confidence.
Start with the basics!
Gentlemen, we're talking about silverware here. If you're still using plastic forks and spoons, you're one step behind. Invest in quality silverware (not made out of silver unless you are incredibly extra, ironically).
Fancy scroll work or nature designs on your forks, knives, and spoons aren't necessary. Opt for basic. It's classy. Be sure to have enough silverware for eight guests.
Get extras (and make it double)
Two words, guys: Wooden spoons. Likely wielded by your grandmother during your naughtier and younger years, wooden spoons are incredibly useful. Their long handles prevent your hands from getting too close to the hot steam of a boiling pot, plus they look good sitting in a holder on your counter top.
Geek out on techy kitchen appliances
We aren't referring to the fridge, stove, or microwave. Those are too obvious. Let’s be honest you’ve probably already seen the new smart fridges and if you haven’t you should ask Mr.Google. Instead, focus on adding the following items to your kitchen arsenal:
A blender (yes, you need one)
A hand mixer or counter top mixer
A can opener
An Aeropress (for coffee)- If you don’t know now you know! Tired of grounds in your french press clogging the drain? No time or patience for a pour over? If I could have nothing else in my kitchen I would still have this!