Single men (and women) can’t live on take-out alone, and a knowledge of delivery apps won’t likely impress potential significant others. Isn’t it time you consider investing in a well-equipped kitchen? Splurge on a pricey blender or fancy glassware if you want, but as a 52-year-old bachelor myself, here are the basic tools any bachelor pad kitchen needs.
Plastic or wood? Let the cutting board debate rage on, but I prefer these plastic boards. Trust me on this: Those easy grip handles come in handy for bachelors who are breaking in a new (read: “super sharp”) chef’s knife. Just remember to use a designated board for fruits and veggies and another board for meats.
Speaking of a chef’s knife, this really is a must. One good chef’s knife can basically replace an entire knife set. This 8-inch stainless steel model will cut, dice, slice, chop and even cut meat off a bone (or finger if you’re not careful). Keep this baby sharp and clean, and it’ll last you through bachelorhood and beyond.
I assume that if you’ve lived this long on the planet, you probably already have a good non-stick pan and a pot to boil water in. But what every bachelor really needs is this cast iron skillet. Yes, buy the pre-seasoned one – you’re probably too busy maintaining a man cave and fantasy football league to worry about seasoning a skillet. One last plea: Before you make the same mistake that I did last year, buy the accompanying black silicone handle cover!
Follow along with recipes or cooking tutorials by putting your tablet into this adjustable stand. Its rubber pads will keep your tablet safe from sliding off the counter when you spill the milk.
It’s time to retire that beer funnel and consider a mixology set like this one. The items all match and they’re conveniently stored in this attractive bamboo stand. It’s sophisticated enough to place on your bar cart or bookshelf. We love how all the tools fit snuggly in the stand – no chance they’ll slide out and fall to the floor. The only thing you’re missing is the booze and the house guests.