High-quality, basic tools and equipment is the secret weapon of a homestead kitchen. More than anything else, kitchen tools will get the biggest workout; so go for quality over quantity which will last you a lifetime if well-cared for.
1. Canning Jars, Bottles, Jugs, Corks and Reusable Lids
Think ahead. Purchase a variety of volume-sized jars all with wide-mouths. Make sure you save all of your wine and beer bottles which have all the same sized mouth. Purchase corks instead of bottle caps
2. Stock Pots, Kettles, Cast Iron & Enamel Cookware
Think high quality and big, really big. When you begin to process all of your own meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit and grain, you quickly understand that bigger is better in this instance.
3. Knife Set with Sharpener and Cutting Boards
A 10” Chef’s Knife, Bread Knife, Paring Knife, Butcher Cleaver, Boning Knife, Kitchen Scissors and a Carving…
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