If you are just getting into cooking - welcome! I have exciting news: it doesn’t take a lot of “stuff” to get started. In fact, start with just what you need now (pan, knife, cutting board) and add to it from there. As you stock your kitchen, I recommend buying the best quality you can afford every step of the way so you aren’t wasting money upgrading or replacing broken or damaged items in the future.
Below is my list of kitchen essentials. As you refer to this list, consider what you want to start cooking and prioritize what you feel you really need to get started and grow from there. I created categories and ranked items within each category in what I consider to be most beneficial to have on hand in your kitchen.
Pots & Pans:
I hope you find this list to be a useful reference. Let me know in the comments what kitchen tool you can't be without.
I am an animal loving-Vegan runner, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga and I love to cook and eat flavorful plant-based food.