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Kitchen vocabulary

A kitchen is a room where you cook or prepare meals, and wash dishes. 

Kitchen vocabulary

Here is the list of things in the kitchen with definitions and example sentences.


also liquidizer  
an electric machine used for making soft food liquid  
  • I used a blender to purée the strawberries. 


(also casserole dish) a large deep dish with a lid, used for cooking meat, vegetables, etc. in an oven 
  • Heat the oil in a large casserole dish. 


a bowl with a lot of small holes in it, used for draining or washing food 
  • Rinse the mushrooms in a colander under running water. 


US cabinet 
a piece of furniture with doors, shelves and drawers used for storing things 
  • I spent some time organizing the kitchen cupboards. 
The kitchen tools vocabulary

Food processor 

a piece of electrical equipment with blades, used for cutting and mixing food 
  • He chopped onions in a food processor. 


US Refrigerator 
a piece of equipment in which food and drinks can be stored at low temperatures  
  • I put the bottle back in the fridge. 

Frying pan 

a shallow metal pan with a long handle, used for cooking something in hot oil or fat 
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. 


US teakettle 
a metal or plastic container with a lid, handle and spout, used for heating or boiling water 
  • Steam rose from the kettle. 


a large deep spoon with a long handle, used for serving liquids 
  • a soup ladle


a piece of equipment used for mixing foods 
  • Put the eggs and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer. 


a piece of equipment shaped like a box with a door, used for cooking and heating food 
  • a microwave oven 
  • a gas/an electric oven  

Rolling pin 

a piece of cylindrical wood used for making pastry smooth and flat 
  • Take the rolling pin and roll out the dough thinly. 


US pot 
a deep round pan with one long handle used for cooking food 
  • I boiled the water in a saucepan 


US sifter 
a tool consisting of a wire or plastic net attached to a frame, used for separating solids from a liquid or smaller pieces of something from larger pieces 
  • Pour sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl. 

Tin opener 

US can opener 
a small tool used for opening tins of food 
  • How did you open it without a can opener? 


an electrical device used for making sliced bread crisp and brown by heating it on both sides 
  • I put two slices of bread into the toaster. 

Chopping board 

US cutting board 
a wooden board that is used to cut foods on 
  • Dice the carrots on the cutting board. 


a small kitchen tool made of wire that you use to stir eggs or cream 
  • Using a whisk, beat the egg white. 


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