This is the first of a series of articles of terms you should teach your kids as you cook together. It could save you much time and frustration in the future.
baking pan – Square or rectangular pan used for baking and cooking foods in the oven. The most common sizes are 9” x 13” and 8” square.
biscuit cutter – A round outline, usually made from metal, used to cut biscuits from dough.
colander – Large perforated bowl used for rinsing food and draining pasta or other foods.
cookie sheet – Large rectangular pan with no sides or half-inch sides, used for baking cookies and other foods.
cutting board – Made from wood or plastic; provides a surface on which to cut foods.
electric blender – Glass or plastic cylinder with a rotating blade at the bottom. It has different speeds and is used for mixing, blending, grinding, and pureeing.
electric mixer – Two beaters that rotate to mix ingredients together. Used for mashed potatoes, cake batters and other mixing job.
grater – Metal surface with sharp-edged holes used for shredding and grating foods such as vegetables and cheese.
- paring knife – Knife with a small pointed blade used for trimming and paring vegetables and fruits and other cutting jobs that do not require a large knife.
- peeler – Handheld tool that removes the peel from fruits and vegetables.
- sandwich spreader – Knife with a dull blade designed to spread fillings on bread.
- table knife – Knife used as a utensil at the table.