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 items at Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Spotlight stocks food preparation items for everyone from beginners to professionals. Anyone who is interested in preparing delicious meals, cakes, or other foods knows that working with the right tools and equipment makes the job much easier and the results much better, so make sure you have everything you need in the kitchen. From everyday basic utensils like pots, pans and knives to more specialist equipment like ice cream makers and pasta machines, you will find it all here at Spotlight.
What are the basic food preparation items every household needs?
Of course, this will depend on your preferences, lifestyle, and taste, but here are some of the basic ingredients every chef will need time and again:
Knives:A sharp, medium sized chef's knife, a serrated bread knife, a smaller vegetable knife, a sharp-pointed filleting knife and a vegetable peeler should not be missing in your kitchen drawer. Choose from individual knives or buy a complete set.
Cutting board:A cutting or chopping board is essential for protecting your work surfaces and can also play an important part in kitchen hygiene. Choose from wooden boards or choose flexible polypropylene boards. Prevent cross-contamination by using different boards for different food groups (green for vegetables, yellow for cooked meats, red for raw meats, blue for fish and white for bread and flour-based products)
Measuring Cups, jugs or spoons:When following a recipe, getting accurate measurements is vital to get the best results and taste. Make sure you can weigh and measure your ingredients by using scales or by having some measuring cups and/or spoons. Liquids are most easily measured in a jug which has the markings on the side.
Bowls: You can never have too many bowls in the kitchen! Choose from melamine, plastic, glass or metal for easy use during food preparation. Of course, pretty decorative stoneware or porcelain bowls are also nice to have, especially for serving food.
Pots and pans: Pots and pans are available in a huge range of sizes, materials and styles. Depending on the number of people you are feeding, you will want to have a selection of different sized sauce pans and frying pans. Optional extra's include ribbed grill pans, woks and roasters.
Utensils and gadgets:Here, the list is virtually endless. Basic items you will need include a can opener, colander, sieve, spatula, grater, potato masher, scissors, a juicer, knife sharpener, whisk, wooden spoons, slotted spoon, rolling pin, garlic press and tongs, but you can extend the range with more specialist items such as pasta servers, pizza cutters, apple corers and much more.
What else is included in the range?
Have fun with the kids by using our talking toast moulds which create messages on slices of toast, make your own ice lollies and popsicles with our various moulds, or opt for fancy presentation with our spiral vegetable slicers. Browse the whole food preparation range today to discover what is on offer.