Learn things in the kitchen vocabulary with pictures.
A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. The main function of a kitchen is serving as a location for storing, cooking and preparing food but it may also be used for dining, entertaining and laundry. Therefore, there are many different appliances (toaster, refrigerator, cabinet, cupboard, dinner table…) & utensils (apron, bowl, teapot, oven glove, rolling pin, grater…) that used in the kitchen.
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Things in the Kitchen Vocabulary
- Refrigerator – an appliance or compartment which is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink.
- Cabinet – a cupboard with shelves or drawers for storing or displaying articles.
- Cupboard – a recess or piece of furniture with a door and typically shelves, used for storage.
- Microwave – an oven that uses microwaves to cook or heat food.
- Gas range – a large cooking stove in which the combustion of gas is used as the source of heat.
- Rice cooker – an appliance used for cooking food, typically consisting of an oven, hob, and grill and powered by gas or electricity.
- Toaster – an electrical device for making toast.
- Kettle – a container or device in which water is boiled, having a lid, spout, and handle.
- Grill – a device on a cooker that radiates heat downwards for cooking food.
- Pedal bin – a rubbish bin with a lid opened by means of a pedal.
- Dinner table – a table on which dinner (or other food) is served and eaten.
Kitchen Utensils Vocabulary
These are many utensils that used in the kitchen:
- Apron – a protective garment worn over the front of one’s clothes and tied at the back.
- Teapot – a pot with a handle, spout, and lid, in which tea is brewed and from which it is poured.
- Grater – a device having a surface covered with holes edged by slightly raised cutting edges, used for grating cheese and other foods.
- Chopping board – a board on which vegetables and other types of food are chopped.
- Pie plate – a shallow metal or glass dish with sloping sides in which pies are baked.
- Colander – a perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food after washing or cooking.
- Chopsticks – each of a pair of small, thin, tapered sticks of wood, ivory, or plastic, held together in one hand and used as eating utensils especially by the Chinese and the Japanese.
- Whisk – a utensil for whipping eggs or cream.
- Strainer – a device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid.
- Spoon – an implement consisting of a small, shallow oval or round bowl on a long handle, used for eating, stirring, and serving food.
- Fork – an implement with two or more prongs used for lifting food to the mouth or holding it when cutting.
- Cleaver – a tool with a heavy, broad blade, used by butchers for chopping meat.
- Ladle – a large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup or sauce.
- Cutlery – knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food.
- Frying pan – a shallow pan with a long handle, used for cooking food in hot fat or oil.
- Cooker – An appliance used for cooking food, typically consisting of an oven, hob, and grill and powered by gas or electricity.
- Pressure cooker – An airtight pot in which food can be cooked quickly under steam pressure.
Cups and Glasses Vocabulary
Cups are used for quenching thirst across a wide range of cultures and social classes, and different styles of cups may be used for different liquids or in different situations.