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Number 2: Knives. If you can find a set that comes with a wooden block, shears and at least a chef knife, a car ving knife, paring knives and perhaps a bread knife, that’s exactly what you need. Try the Utopia Kitchen 13-piece Set, which costs about $ 26.
Number 3: Pots and pans. You can go broke on pots and pans, or you can go smart with a high- quality basic set like the Cook N Home 12- Piece Stainless Steel Set. You want to make sure you have at least one skillet, a couple of saucepans and a larger pot for soups and stock. Each piece in that set comes with a glass lid. It costs about $ 55.
Number 4: Measuring cups and spoons. The Accor 11- piece Measuring Set fills the bill. It only costs about $ 16.
Number 5: Dish towels. You’ll save a ton of money using these instead of paper towels. A 24-pack of white cotton professionalgrade towels, like the set from Utopia costs about $20.
Number 6: A strainer. The Bellemain MicroPerforated Stainless Steel 5- quart Colander is perfect for all of your colanderization ( Is that a word?) needs. It costs about $ 16.
Number 7: Tongs. The OXO Good Grips 12- inch Stainless Locking Tongs are my first choice. The price is about $ 12.
Number 8: Baking dishes. You want Pyrex baking dishes. With the 2- piece Pyrex Basics Oblong Glass Baking Dish Set, you can bake a cake and a casserole at the same time! The set costs about $ 17. Fire Extin-