Outfitting Your Kitchen for Under $175

Outfitting Your Kitchen for Under $175. How to get the essentials for your kitchen for less. | Shiny Happy Bright

If you're starting out in your first place or looking to do an inexpensive kitchen refresh, here's a list of what I consider essentials for the home cook's kitchen. I've scoured Amazon for good deals on highly rated items, and put together a list below of their prices and where you can buy them.

These are items for the starter kitchen and you may find yourself wanting to eventually upgrade, but it's a good idea to get the basics and then decide what's important for you to upgrade. Maybe it's a high end chef's knife or an Epicurean cutting board - but before you make that financial commitment - see if you can do with just the basics.

Here's a list of what you definitely need in a kitchen:

  • A variety of sauce pans and stock pots, as well as a frying pan
  • Knife set - chef's knife and paring knife must be included
  • Spatulas & Spoons
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can opener
  • Grater
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cutting Boards
  • Baking Sheet
  • Bread pan & muffin tin
  • 9x13 pan

Does this include a fancy mixer? No, but you've got mixing bowls, a spoon, and ARM power (get stirring!) Does this include a blender, juicer, or food processor? No, hello knives and grater! Get chopping.

There's lots of other things I would recommend you purchase as time goes on (honestly, I really do love my food processor and fancy chef's knife - you can check out what I use in my shop), but I'll put those in another, upcoming list on outfitting your kitchen for under $500. Appliances can really add up, so you want to make sure you really will get good use out of them. For instance, I bought a juicer on a whim 3 years ago and I've used it 2 times. That was not a well thought through purchase!

Without further ado - here's where you can purchase the lovely items in the above graphic:


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