27 products you will need to prepare food when you'll move in your first apartment

An essential checklist for young adults

So you’re ready for the Great Adventure? About to living alone (or with the – current – love of your life), in your very own apartment?

Here’s a selection of essential items you’ll need to prepare food when moving into your brand new digs.

Check whether you already have these household essentials in your boxes, to make sure you’re prepared for your exciting journey of independence!
everything you need first apartment checklist
A bag sealer is a device or machine that uses heat to seal the sides of a bag together, thus closing it.


A jar is a type of glass container with a screw-on lid.
A gas lighter is a small handheld device that is used to safely ignite the flame of a gas stove burner.
A pepper mill is a small device that grinds pepper corns to bring out the aromas.


A wok is a large, circular cooking pot that is commonly used in China to cook and prepare food at extreme heat.
A casserole is a large, deep ceramic or glass bowl, that is used to cook dishes in the oven.
A cake tin, also known as a cake pan, is a type of metal container that is used to bake cake in.
A salad spinner, or salad tosser, is a kitchen utensil that is used to wash salad and remove excess moisture afterwards.
A blender is an appliance that is used to mix food together to make a liquid substance.
A pasta spoon is a particular type of spoon with a hole in the middle, that is used to remove long spaghetti strings or other kinds of pasta from boiling water.
An oyster shucking knife or stabber is a short type of knife with a large handle, that is used to safely pry open oysters.
A steamer is a kitchen appliance that is used to steam food by circulating hot steam through a closed vessel.
A cleaver or chopping knife is a very large and heavy knife that is used to cut large pieces of meat.
An asparagus steamer is a high pot in which asparagus can be prepared upright.
A zester is a small kitchen utensil that is used to grate zest from lemons and other citrus fruit.
A skewer is a long stick made of metal or wood, that is used to hold multiple pieces of food in line.
An apron is a garment that is worn to protect the clothes during cooking.
An ice cream maker is a kitchen appliance that is used to prepare ice cream at home.
A recipe book is a book which details the exact preparation of recipes.
A vegetable chopper is a kitchen device that is used to chop and cut vegetables into small bits.
A carving fork, also known as a meat fork, is a kind of fork that is specifically designed to cut larger pieces of meat, a Thanksgiving Turkey for instance.
A measuring glass is a glass container with graduation, used to measure quantities of liquid needed for the preparation of food.
A mandoline slicer is a kitchen utensil that offers a safe way of cutting and slicing vegetables into very thin slices.
A tagine is a type of North African ceramic pot that is used to prepare a dish with the same name.
An avocado tool is a kitchen utensil that is used to safely cut, open and empty an avocado.
An ice cube tray contains a number of rectangular slots in which water is poured. When stored in a freezer, this water forms ice cubes.
A Weck jar is a type of transparent glass jar that is used for the airtight preservation of food.

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