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straighttalker Tue 27-Sep-16 21:39:47

I'm finally moving into my house in October at the end of a very long house renovation...Have been housesitting for a relative in the interim.

All my kitchen basics are in storage (plates, cutlery, glasses, mugs, microwave, 1pot, toaster/kettle), but pretty much everything apart from these things was recycled, given away, or binned as past its useful life.

All food also used up or given away.

So what I need - please and thank you mumsnetters - is suggestions for kitchen essentials, food (dry stuff, cupboard essentials) and non-food (pans, pots, baking necessaries) so I can start shopping at Ikea/Argos and moving them into the kitchen prior to our big move in.

I like baking, and would use a good few spices/herbs in cooking so these will all need replenished.

I know I could just move in and see what I need then, but I like being prepared!

MammouthTask Tue 27-Sep-16 21:47:29

A frying pan, a casserole and a set of pan would be my starting point.

Then sugar, flour, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, spices, mustard, herbs etc,,

Dishes to prepare a salad, mix dough etc.. (I have the metal ones from IKEA).

Ditsy4 Tue 27-Sep-16 22:44:29

A fry pan or wok. A slow cooker. A set of pans. A good set of knives. A set of glasses so you can celebrate.
I like to bake too but sometimes think I have tins I don't need. I think you could get a loaf tin, a round tin and a tray bake one. Lakeland often have offers. A set of measuring spoons and a set of cups. A set of scales. A good quality mixing bowl, spoon and a spatula.
Pyrex is often in charity shops.they seem to be back in fashion. I have some I inherited and they are really useful.
If you go to an independent health food shop you can buy small amounts of herbs and spices. There are usually lots of spice racks among Christmas stock.If you buy sugar, flour the rest of the baking ingredients can be added one or two at a time to each shopping list.
What an exciting time for you.

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 27-Sep-16 22:49:05

Slotted spoon and can opener. Box of wine. Jug. Tea towels.

wobblywonderwoman Tue 27-Sep-16 22:55:48

A large frying pan/saute pan with a lid. This is my essential - use most days

Decent can opener. IKEA baking tins & pyrex glass dish (for casseroles or Shepard's pie- mine has a lid to store in the fridge)

I gave a hand blender (Philips) and mini chopper for onions (electric) and carrot

Baking tins etc

Decent potato peeler and knife

Slow cooker

Spices - Cajun, BBQ and garlic salt are my everydays. Pesto and sweet chilli

Other things I use a lot- butter dish, decent bread board, pre cut tin liners for cakes. Cooking bags (you know the ones for fish in the poundshop- or turkey bags- they keep your oven clean(

wobblywonderwoman Tue 27-Sep-16 22:57:46

don't even box of wine and a jug

Welcome to my world grin

bookbook Tue 27-Sep-16 23:15:03

ooh , I will give it a go too!
set of pans
frying pan
a casserole dish that can go from hob to oven
tin opener
as good a set of knives that you can afford
fleximat coloured chopping mats
whisk/electric mixer with blender attachment
2 x7" cake tins
1 heavy duty baking tray
Store cupboard
Salt /pepper
Flour/sugar/baking powder/bicarb of soda
stock cubes/lea and perrins/lemon juice/mustard
Paprika/chilli flakes/tomato puree/ garlic paste/basil/thyme/oregano/bay leaves
oil - sunflower/olive
I have more than likely forgotten something essential!

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