Home for Pesach for the first time ever? This Pesach kitchen master list is for you. Hosting your 20th seder? This list is for you too.
I know you might be wondering how that introduction above makes sense at all. Let me explain.
In this post, I will divide up all the kitchen gear into three categories.
1- Making Pesach for the first time: THE ESSENTIALS
2- The Fully Stocked Pesach Kitchen
3- Nice to Have But Mostly a Luxury
That’s the place we go to browse and maybe treat ourselves with something new, l’kovod yom tov.
In truth, you do not need much to make a beautiful Pesach meal. One can say all you need is a good knife and a pot. We’ve tried to keep our essentials list as basic as possible. If you’re not home for Yom Tov, you can make do with less. But if you are, here’s a list of what you need to get by.
Press on each item for a direct link to a product we use, love and recommend. Everything on this list has been tried and true.
NOTE: As of Sunday, March 22, Amazon is showing arrival dates as April 21 on most items as they are not shipping what they deem are non-essentials. We are adding links to BedBathandBeyond.com so you have an alternate place to buy and have it arrive before Pesach.
Ladle Get this at BBB
Cutting boards (this set has large and small, in different colors which you can divide for milchig and fleishig). Get this at BBB
Several knives: this one is a good all-around chef’s knife that isn’t too expensive. You’ll need a bunch of regular knives (see “essentials”) and a larger knife for slicing roasts. Get the Victorinox 8-inch knife here. Get Victorinox 10-inch knife here. For basic knives, see above.
If you’d rather not buy a set, you’ll need:
Stockpot perfect for soups (comes in different sizes too)
Fish pot comes with a lot of inserts that I do not use, but the shape is great for cooking lots of fish
Fry pan (large one to fry chicken cutlets for a crowd)
Immersion blender (this Braun model is great. Another one of us owns this more affordable alternative. Both give you a useful mini food processor as well). Get the Braun immersion blender at BBB Get a more affordable immersion blender.
Lots of towels: like these which are great all around, or these for drying hands (they come in many colors). We love these thin muslin towels for drying delicate items like glasses. These towels by Magnolia Home (Target) proved to be pretty and very absorbent. Get towels at BBB
Salad bowl also to be used for cut-up fruit
Sifter (to sift potato starch for cakes) get this at BBB
Electric griddle (see this post)