Moving to a new home but not sure what should you buy?
Here’s the checklist of essential appliances and housewares for home and kitchen.
Major Appliances for Home & Kitchen
When you are moving to a new house or just renovate your kitchen, you’ll need to fill it with essential appliances to prepare foods and comfortably live in it.
- Refrigerator – a must for every home!
- Air conditioner
- Washing machine – a must if you don’t want to visit Dobi weekly
- Dryer – useful if you don’t have a balcony
- Water filter – must for water in Malaysia
- Water dispenser
- Water heater
- Microwave oven – handy helper in the kitchen
- Air fryer – handy helper in the kitchen
- Rice cooker – a must for Malaysian!
- Stove (electric or gas) – a must for families who cook
- Coffee machine
- Bread toaster
- Electric kettle
- Pressure cooker
- Food processor
- Dishwasher – optional
- Electric hood – optional
It’s not a complete kitchen if you only have the appliances and no tools.
Here are some of the important tools and cookwares for your kitchen:
Important tools for kitchen:
- Frying pans of various size
- Pot with lid – for soup or liquid-based dishes
- Grill pans
- Steamer pot
Do you bake? If yes, here are some essential tools for baking.
- Baking tray
- Pastry brush
- Measuring jug
- Loose-base cake tin
- Roasting tin
- Muffin tin with lid
- Mixing bowl with lid
- Pastry cutter
- Flour sifter
Kitchen Tools & Utensils
If you cook at home, a well-equipped kitchen is what you need.
A complete kitchen is what makes your house feel like a real home instead of a rental home.
Useful kitchen tools and utensils:
- Spices rack/holder
- Knifes rack/holder
- Knife set
- Spoons, forks, and chopsticks rack/holder
- Measuring cups
- Kitchen tools holder
- Mixing bowls (various size)
- Washing basket (for ingredients)
- Canister set
- Hot pads
- Wood or metal spatula
- Kitchen scissors
- Large spoon
- Cutting boards
- Kitchen towel
- Dishwashing sponge
After you cook, what else do you need?
Yes, you need dishes and silverware to serve your foods. Always prepare a few extra sets in case you have guests or you yet to have time to wash the used dishes plates.
Useful tablewares for the kitchen:
- Chopsticks (for Chinese families)
- Salad forks
- Western knives
- Dish plates
- Bowls for rice and soup
- Small plates for fruits and desserts
- Cups for water and beverages
- Serving platter
- Sauces set
You also need cleaning tools to maintain the cleanliness of your home.
Some of the essential cleaning tools are:
- Floor mop
- Vacuum cleaner
- Scrub brush
- Rags for cleaning purposes
- Long bottlebrush
Linens (fabrics) are essential for every home.
You wouldn’t sleep on the floor, right?
For bedroom use:
- Pillow covers
- Blanket covers
For bathroom use:
- Large towels for bath
- Hand towels
For kitchen use:
A lot to prepare?
Yes, there are many little things required to make a home more ‘complete’ and convenient, unless your life concept is toward simplicity.
However, these essential appliances and housewares are definitely worth it in building a better lifestyle home.