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Measuring Tools. Liquid Measuring Cup Made of glass or plastic. Extra space at the top allows you to carry without spilling. Has a spout for easy pouring. Dry Measuring Cups Used to measure dry and solid ingredients. A basic set includes: 1 cup, ½ cup, 1/3 cup, and ¼ cup. Measuring Spoons - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Measuring Tools Liquid Measuring CupMade of glass or plastic. Extra space at the top allows you to carry without spilling. Has a spout for easy pouring.

    Dry Measuring CupsUsed to measure dry and solid ingredients. A basic set includes: 1 cup, cup, 1/3 cup, and cup.

    Measuring SpoonsUsed to measure small amounts of dry and liquid ingredients. Most sets include: 1 Tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, teaspoon, and teaspoon.

  • KnivesUtility KnifeAll purpose knife used to cut and slice many foods.

    Paring KnifeUsed to peel, cut, and slice small fruits and vegetables.

    Bread KnifeHas a serrated or saw tooth edge that makes cutting bread and cake easy.

    Boning KnifeHas a strong tip and narrow, flexible blade to make it easy to separate meat or poultry from the bone.

  • Slicing KnifeUsed to slice meat and poultry.Chefs KnifeUsed for cutting, chopping, and slicing.

    Kitchen ShearsUsed for tasks such as cutting dried fruit, parsley, or chives, or snipping the skin from poultry.PeelerUsed to remove thin outer layer from vegetables.

    Knives & Other Cutting Tools

  • Other Cutting ToolsGraterUsed to shred cheese, potatoes, and carrots, and to grate citrus peels and nutmeg.

    Cutting BoardComes in a variety of sizes. Protects the counter or table while youre cutting.

  • Mixing EquipmentPastry BlenderU-shaped wires capped with handle. Used to cut fat into flour for making pastry dough.WhiskFlexible wires held together by the handle. Used to blend, stir, and beat.SifterA container with a blade that forces dry ingredients through a fin wire screen. Used to get rid of lumps or to mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Mixing SpoonsUsed to mix, beat, and stir. Can be made of wood or plastic.Mixing BowlsCan be made of glass, plastic, or metal. Often sold in sets of different sizes.

  • Cooking & Baking ToolsUtility Fork/ Meat ForkHas long, strong tines that aid in lifting, carving, and turning various cuts of meat.Meat ThermometerUsed to measure the internal temperature of meats and poultry.TongsUsed to turn foods or to transfer them to another container. Slotted SpoonUsed to lift solid pieces of food from cooking liquid or sauce.

  • Cooking & Baking ToolsLadleUsed to spoon soup or stew.ColanderUsed for draining liquid from foods such as cooked pasta. Rubber ScrapperHas a flat, flexible blade. Used to scrape batter from containers. Also used to fold ingredients into one another. Rolling PinUsed to roll out pastry, biscuit, or cookie dough.

  • Cooking & Baking ToolsPastry Brush/ Basting BrushUsed to brush sauces or glazes on food.Straight Edge SpatulaHas a long, flexible blade with straight, dull edge. Used to level off ingredients when measuring, and frosting baked foods.TurnerUse for turning foods such as eggs and pancakes, and to remove food from baking sheets.Wire Rack/ Cooling RackUsed as a place to cool cookies and other foods.

  • Cookware for the RangeSaucepanHave one long handle. Come in various sizes, usually with covers. Used for cooking foods on top of the range.PotsHave two small handles and are generally larger than saucepans. Used for cooking foods on the stovetop, but some may be put in the oven. SkilletAlso called frying pans. More shallow than a pot or saucepan. Used for browning and frying foods.WokA pan designed for stir-frying. Deeper than a skillet. angled sides are wider at the top than the bottom.

  • Cookware for the RangeSteamer BasketUsed for steaming foods such as vegetables. It is inserted into the saucepan to hold the food above boiling waterDouble BoilerA two-part saucepan for gently heating delicate foods without burning them. Boiling water in the lower compartment heats food in the upper compartment. Casserole DishesCovered or uncovered containers used for baking mixed dishes. Usually made of heat resistant glass, pottery, or ceramic. Roasting PanShallow pan used for roasting meat and poultry. Has a rack on the bottom to keep meat and juices separate.

  • Baking PansCake PanPie PanMuffin Pan

    Loaf Pan

    Baking Sheet/Jelly Roll Pan

  • Small Cooking AppliancesToaster OvenCan toast, bake, and brown small amounts of food.Electric SkilletCan fry, simmer, steam, roast, and bake. Has a temperature control.CrockpotCooks foods at a low temperature over many hours. Allows for safe cooking all day while youre away.

  • Mixing and Cutting AppliancesBlenderUsed for blending and liquefying foods. Can also grate, chop, and mince. Food ProcessorUsed to slice, grate, shred, chop, grind, and mix a variety of ingredients. Can also be used to knead dough.MixerMixes and beats ingredients. Comes in hand-held and stand models.

  • The Right Tool for the Job?_____________________- Peeling, cutting, and slicing small fruits and vegetables. _____________________-Shredding cheese._____________________- Cutting fat into flour._____________________- Stirring ingredients together._____________________- Whipping cream._____________________- Lifting solid pieces of food from a cooking liquid.

  • The Right Tool for the Job?7. _____________________- Stir-frying vegetables and small pieces of meat.8. _____________________- Draining liquid from cooked pasta.9. _____________________- Scraping batter from containers.10. _____________________- Serving soups and chili.

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