If you don’t have time to cook, it’s better to do the best you can with what you have.
To help you get started, here are 11 simple ways to use a few basic kitchen tools to improve your cooking.
The basic tools that are easy to get hold of are:•Cookware and plates: They have an almost indestructible look that makes them ideal for a range of tasks, from washing dishes to chopping vegetables.•Potable water: They come in a range that’s convenient for anyone, from children to the elderly.•Cooking oil: They are widely available and can be used for a wide variety of dishes.•Piping and bowls: They’re also useful for pouring sauces and flavouring food.•Food processors: They offer the same benefits as a cooking stove, but the cost can be steep.•Stovetop or stovetop rack: These are great for holding small things like fruit, vegetables and eggs.•Rack toaster: They make great storage containers for eggs, toast and other food.
But before you throw everything away, it helps to know what you need.
For a list of all the most popular items you can use, click here to download the Food & Cooking Guide.
If you need help deciding which items to buy, see our guide to buying things online.
You can also check out our guide on how to buy a good cookbook.
If there’s something you don-t need in this list, check out the list of 10 books you can’t live without.