Food Preparation

Check out our extensive range of food preparation, and find all the tools, utensils, equipment and gadgets that you need to create the perfect dish. We have a huge variety of food prep products to choose from, including jugs, boards, pots and bans, knives, weighing and measuring tools and more! Whether you are shopping for everyday essentials or more specific kitchen gadgets, make the most out of your kitchen and shop our food preparation selection online or instore.

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Can I purchase food preparation from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Find everything that you need to whip up a delicious meal in our comprehensive food preparation range at Spotlight. With bowls, knives, utensils, tools, equipment and more, this includes an eclectic mix of food prep tools, essentials and utensils, with everything that you need to create your culinary masterpiece. Whether you are a baking beginner or a culinary master chef, we are confident that you will discover the food prep solutions that you need right here. Shop the range online or at your local Spotlight store today for top quality food preparation essentials at our fabulously low prices.

What are the kitchen essentials that I need?

Having the essential cooking tools in your kitchen will help you to create a diverse mixture of meals and baked goods. Whether you are shopping for a new home or just checking to see if you have everything, check out our handy guide below for a breakdown of the kitchen essentials that every home needs.

Boards: Shop chopping boards for a safe surface to cut and prepare food. The one that you choose is a matter of personal preference, but we do recommend having several options available.

Knives: With pairing knives, bread knives, carvery options, and even electric ones, there are so many different kitchen knives to choose from. Check out our knife sets for a combination of the essential pieces.

Measuring: Baking is a science and measurements are essential, shop measuring jugs, cups or scales and make sure that your culinary creation is on point every time.

Bowls: If you love to bake, a good quality mixing bowl is an essential. It is also important to have bowls for serving food and preparing meals. Whether you opt for metal, plastic, or ceramic, you can never have too many bowls.

Pots and pans: Within this range, you can discover the selection of pots and pans that we have available at Spotlight. The number of pots and pans that you will require will depend on what you tend to cook the most and for how many people. However, there are a few pots and pans that we think every home should own. A non-stick frying pan, saucepan, and a good size stock pot will help to ensure that you can always cook the basics.

Utensils: At Spotlight, we have just about every utensil imaginable, as well as tons of other tools and gadgets. A good sized serving spoon, ladle, and spatula are the basic necessities, but consider the meals that you are likely to cook the most and the utensils and gadgets that you will require for these.

Do you have any food prep tips?

Preparing food does not have to be complicated, and with the right ingredients and correct equipment, you can create delicious meals that the whole family will love. Check out our handy hints below for effective and safe food preparation, every time.

  • Always wash your hands before you begin cooking and after handling any raw food, the bin or doing anything else. Hands spread germs, so keep your family healthy and make sure that they are constantly clean when you are preparing food.
  • Raw meat, especially poultry, can contain harmful bacteria which are killed during the cooking process. It is important that you ensure that raw foods are consistently kept away for food that is ready to eat.
  • Use different chopping boards to prevent cross-contamination. Often in professional kitchens, you will find that the chopping boards are in different colours, with a colour for each food type.
  • It is always important to make sure that your food is cooked to the correct temperature, and a thermometer is a great way to ensure that meat is cooked to perfection.

How should I clean and maintain my food preparation essentials?

Some of our products are dishwasher safe, and it is important to check the manufacturer's instructions. Simply wash with hot soapy water and dry with a clean cloth. Only use a soft sponge or cloth as bristles or scouring pads could result in scratches. Whatever you select from this range, we recommend that you avoid the use of harsh chemicals, such as chlorine and bleach.

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