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Lesson 28. Tools for this course

Basic Cooking Tools
Stove
Freezer
Blender of some kind (Spice, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart)
Pots, pans, bowls
General utensils such as pairing knives, potato scraper, ladles, spoons, spatulas
Whisk
Strainer, tulle fabric (pink cloth in this picture), or cheesecloth for plant milks
Mortar and pestle
Double boiler (I have two pots rigged up that function as my double boiler.)

Super-Duper Cooking Tools and therefore Optional Cooking Tools
Microwave
Dry grinder such as a blender like Spice or other
Pressure Cooker
Slow-Cooker
Rice cooker
Electric fry pan
Muffin pan


Most of these things can be bought at thrift stores. The only thing I would recommend buying new is the pressure cooker. Buy a pressure cooker next time there’s money in the budget. You’ll be amazed at your improved cooking time because of the pressure cooker. Your repertoire of dishes will grow.


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Left to right: pressure cooker with three compartments; two pressure cookers, idli steamer pots to make rice dumplings

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Pressure cooker with three compartments.

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Pressure cooker with three compartments.

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Dumpling steamer aka idli pot to make rice / lentil dumplings.


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Rigged up steamer to make rice / lentil cakes when you don't have an idli rice / lentil steamer above.

  

 


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Rice cookers I bought at thrift stores for a few dollars.

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Makeshift double boiler to make plant milks.


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Updated November 2018
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