A To Z Kitchen Vocabulary List

Cooking is an art that can be mastered with a little practice and the right vocabulary. Here is a list of kitchen terms to help you on your way:

Al dente- A cooking term that means “to the tooth.” The food is cooked until it has a slight resistance when bitten.

Bake- To cook food in an oven.

Baste- To moisten food while it is cooking with a sauce, fat, or gravy. This adds flavor and prevents the food from drying out.

Beat- To combine ingredients by stirring them vigorously. This can be done with a spoon, whisk, or mixer.

Blanch- To briefly cook food in boiling water before plunging it into ice water. This stops the cooking process and helps maintain the color and flavor of the food.

A To Z Kitchen Vocabulary List

Kitchen Items Starting With A:

  • Apron

Kitchen Items Starting With B

  • Blender
  • Breadbox
  • Bottle
  • Bowl
  • Boil
  • Butter Dish
  • Bread Knife

Kitchen Items Starting With C

  • Cutting Board
  • Cooker
  • Cookware
  • Chopsticks
  • Colander
  • Cutlery
  • Cooker
  • Cafetiere
  • Chip Pan

Kitchen Items Starting With D

  • Dish Rack
  • Dutch Oven
  • Dessertspoon

Kitchen Items Starting With E

  • Egg Slicer
  • Egg Beater

Kitchen Items Starting With F

  • Frying Pan
  • Fork
  • Flour Sifter
  • Fish Slice
  • Fruit Bowl

Kitchen Items Starting With G

  • Grater
  • Glasses
  • Garbage Can
  • Glass
  • Grinder

Kitchen Items Starting With H

  • Honey Pot

Kitchen Items Starting With I

  • Ice Pick
  • Ice Bucket
  • Iron Skillet
  • Icing Bag

Kitchen Items Starting With J

  • Juicer
  • Jug

Kitchen Items Starting With K

  • Kitchen Island
  • Kettle

Kitchen Items Starting With L

  • Ladle
  • Leftovers

Kitchen Items Starting With M

  • Meat Grinder
  • Muffin Pan
  • Mandoline
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mould

Kitchen Items Starting With N

  • Nut Pick
  • Nutcracker
  • Nesting Bowls

Kitchen Items Starting With O

  • Oven Mitt

Kitchen Items Starting With P

  • Paper Towels
  • Pastry Cutter
  • Plate
  • Pot
  • Pizza Wheel
  • Potholder
  • Poacher
  • Potato Peeler

Kitchen Items Starting With Q

  • Quiche Pan

Kitchen Items Starting With R

  • Refrigerator
  • Rolling Pin
  • Rotisserie

Kitchen Items Starting With S

  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Shears
  • Spice Jar
  • Salad Bowl
  • Steak Knife

Kitchen Items Starting With T

  • Tablecloth
  • Trash Can
  • Timbale
  • Teapot
  • Trivet
  • Toaster
  • Tagine

Kitchen Items Starting With U

  • Utensils

Kitchen Items Starting With V

  • Vegetable Brush

Kitchen Items Starting With W

  • Waste Basket
  • Wok
  • Whisk Broom

Kitchen Items Starting With Y

  • Yogurt Maker

Kitchen Items Starting With Z

  • Zester