When creating the perfect short-term let experience for your guests, you must provide some kitchen essentials! A well-stocked kitchen help shows your experience and thoughtfulness as a host.
At some point, most travelers will want to heat some leftover restaurant food or at least make a simple meal in your kitchen - especially if they are staying safe and socially distancing. Don’t make guests work hard to find the items that they need in your kitchen.
Here is a list of 5 essentials for your kitchen
Sharp Knives & chopping board
If your kitchen has dull knives, at some point you’re going to hear about it in your reviews. Home cooks use knives for many cooking steps and they’ll be highly frustrated if your kitchen doesn’t have quality knives.
Have a chopping board on hand as well so that your guests won’t end up chopping on your countertops or plates.
Oven Mitts and Pot Holders
Oven mitts and pot holders are essential for protecting the safety of your guests if they decide that they want to cook using the stove or oven. Make sure that you hang them in a highly visible place near the stove so that guests can easily find them when they’re ready to cook.
Pots and Pans
If you want your kitchen to be well-stocked, invest in quality cookware that includes pots and pans for both the stovetop and oven. While a small pot and a large pot should suffice, make sure that you also have at least one average-size pan.
Another great idea is to have pans especially for the oven, such as an oven tray and a casserole dish. This will allow guests to prepare more than one thing at a time and choose the best cookware for the job.
Silverware and Utensils
Stock enough forks, spoons, and knives for the maximum amount of guests you can host at a time. You should also make sure that you have a spatula, ladle and tongs so that guests can easily mix ingredients as they cook.
You know the basics: plates, bowls, mugs, and cups. Multiple plate and bowl sizes are also ideal to have on hand. As with the silverware, make sure that you have enough dishes for at least a family of four to ensure that everyone can eat at the same time.
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