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New Housewife's Kitchen Utensil List - 1883

Lists of Kitchen Utensils - 1883

The following lists are given for the purpose of assisting those who are about to furnish their kitchen in selecting the necessary articles. With kitchen utensils, as with everything else, the purchaser must first consider the extent of his resources; and it is frequently the case that articles must be dispensed with which everyone acknowledges it is desirable to possess.

The lists are made out for a large, a medium, and a small set of kitchen utensils. There is one consideration which should not be forgotten, and that is that a clever cock will produce a good dinner with utensils that would be considered a sufficing excuse for total failure by an inefficient one, and in nothing is the skill of the workman shown so much as in the way he can manage inconveniences.

Whether the supply of kitchen utensils be limited or ample, it cannot be too strongly insisted upon that they should be kept scrupulously clean. Cleanliness is the soul of good cookery.

It has been already said that every utensil should be cleaned properly each time it is used, and that not one should ever be put away dirty. The kitchen should be kept clean and well ventilated, and when the cooking is over should be perfectly free from smell.

The sink should be scoured every day with boiling water and a little soft soap, then thoroughly rinsed. If the kitchen is small and inconvenient, there is all the more need that care should be taken to keep it clean, and to preserve in good order the utensils which have to be kept in it.

Articles to be Found is a Large, Well-Appointed Kitchen

  • 1 Large Wooden Meat Screen, with Hot Closet
  • 1 Basting Ladle
  • 1 Cradle Spit
  • 2 Polished Iron Meat Spits
  • 2 Holdfasts for Joints
  • 1 Dripping Pan, with Well
  • 1 Meat Cleaver
  • 1 Saw
  • 1 Bottle Jack
  • 12 Stewpans, in sizes, 1 pint to 9 quarts
  • 6 Iron Saucepans, in sizes
  • 2 Iron Saucepans, with Steamers, 6 to 8 quarts
  • 2 Gridirons
  • 1 Bain Marie, with 6 Stewpans, 1 Soup Pot, and 1 Glaze Pot
  • 1 Braising Pan, with Drainer and Fire Cover
  • 1 Digester
  • 1 Preserving Pan
  • 1 Preserving Spoon
  • 1 Sugar Boiler
  • 1 Fish Fryer, with Drainer for Frying Fish
  • 2 Sauté Pans
  • 1 Omelet Pan
  • 1 Tea Kettle
  • 2 Frying Baskets
  • 2 Fish Kettles, different sizes, and 1 Fish Slice
  • 1 Set Poultry Skewers
  • 1 Set Meat Skewers
  • 3 Cook's Knives
  • 12 Tinned-iron Spoons, in sizes
  • 1 Root Knife
  • 8 Tinned Meat Hooks
  • 2 Dishing-up Forks
  • 1 Pair Steak Tongs
  • 1 Cutlet Bat
  • 1 Chopping Board and Knife
  • 1 Trussing Needle
  • 2 Larding Needles
  • 1 Salamander
  • 1 Toasting Fork
  • 1 Weighing Machine and Weights, to weigh up to 28 lbs.
  • 1 Marble Mortar and Hardwood Pestle
  • 4 Hair Sieves
  • 1 Wire Basket for Salad
  • 1 Brass-wire Sieve
  • 3 Block-tin Gravy Strainers, different sizes
  • 1 Spice Box
  • 1 Bread Grater
  • 1 Egg Whisk
  • 1 Egg Slice
  • 1 Dozen Patty Pans
  • 3 Tartlet Pans
  • 1 Dozen Mince Pie Tins
  • 1 Box Paste Cutters
  • 1 Paste Jagger
  • 1 Box Vegetable Cutters
  • 3 Baking Sheets
  • 1 Marble Slab for Pastry
  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 Coffee Mill
  • 1 Jelly Bag and Stand
  • 6 Jelly Molds
  • 3 Cake Molds
  • 3 Pudding Molds
  • 1 Vegetable Mold
  • 1 Mincing Machine
  • 1 Freezing Pot
  • 1 Freezing Pail
  • 1 Spattula and 1 Ice Pudding Mold, or
  • 1 Piston Freezing Machine
  • 1 lce Closet
  • 1 Corkscrew
  • 1 Block-tin Colander
  • 1 Tin Funnel
  • 1 Flour Dredger
  • 1 Sugar Dredger
  • 3 French Vegetable Scoops
  • 1 Filter

Medium Set

  • 1 Wooden Meat Screen
  • 1 Bottle Jack
  • 1 Dripping Pan and Stand
  • 1 Basting Ladle
  • 3 Iron Saucepans
  • 3 Block-tin Saucepans
  • 1 Tjarge Boiler
  • 1 Iron Digester
  • 1 Iron Saucepan and Steamer
  • 2 Enameled Stewpans
  • 1 Fish Kettle
  • 1 Fish and Egg Slice
  • 1 Paste Board and Rolling Pin
  • 12 Patty Pans
  • 2 Tart Pans
  • 1 Paste Jagger
  • 1 Gridiron
  • 2 Frying Pans
  • 1 Omelet Pan
  • 2 Sets of Skewers
  • 1 Hair Sieve
  • 1 Jelly Bag
  • 1 Flour Dredger
  • 1 Pair Steak Tongs
  • 1 Bread Grater
  • 1 Toasting Fork
  • 1 Kettle
  • 2 Larding Needles
  • 2 Jelly Molds
  • 2 Pudding Molds
  • 2 Cake Molds
  • 1 Meat Chopper
  • 1 Chopping Board and Knife
  • 1 Set of Scales and Weights
  • 1 Filter
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Spice Box
  • 6 Tinned-iron Spoons
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Gravy Strainer
  • 1 Box Cutters
  • 1 Coffee Mill
  • 1 Pestle and Mortar
  • 1 Saw
  • 1 Egg Whisk
  • 2 Baking Tins

Small Set

  • 1 Meat Screen, with Bottle Jack, Dripping Tin, and Basting Ladle
  • 1 Digester
  • 2 Iron Sauce pans
  • 2 Iron Stew pans
  • 1 Boiler
  • 1 Fish Kettle and Slice
  • 1 Enameled Saucepan
  • 1 Gridiron
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Omelet Pan
  • 1 Spice Box
  • 1 Filter
  • 1 Paste Board and Rolling Pin
  • 1 Flour Dredger
  • 12 Patty Pans
  • 1 Hair Sieve
  • 1 Jelly Bag
  • 2 Pastry Cutters
  • 1 Chopping Board and Knife
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Gravy Strainer
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Baking Tin
  • 1 Set of Skewers
  • 1 Set of Scales and Weights
  • 1 Jelly Mold
  • 1 Cake Mold
  • 1 Pudding Mold
  • 2 Large Iron Spoons
  • 1 Kettle.
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