Whether you are into meal prepping or like to save money by not eating out, you’ll need basic tools in your kitchen to at least make sure that you can fry an egg. Even if you don’t have fancy appliances, these are some of the basics every minimalist should have.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge is a long-time name in the cast iron game. A good cast iron skillet will let you grill those steaks for lifetimes to come.

This beautiful, quality cookware is family-owned and made in the USA. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

This kitchen classic enhances the cooking process by evenly distributing heat and locking in the optimal amount of moisture. Le Creuset’s French ovens blend the best of the past with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality.

OXO Good Grips Nylon Ladle

The Nylon Ladle is perfect for portioning and serving soups, stews and chili.The design is simple yet functional. There is really nothing to dislike about this, especially that low price!

Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife

Shun knives’ are known for their exquisite beauty and ultra-premium performance.

Shun is actually a word used to describe local, seasonal food when it is at the peak of its flavor and freshness—at the peak of its perfection.

Each piece of this fine kitchen cutlery takes at least 100 individual steps to complete and will definitely be something you appreciate even just by having it in your hands.

Peugeot Paris Chef u'Select Stainless Steel 9" Pepper & Salt Mill Set

While you might know Peugeot for their cars, their salt and pepper mills are actually one of the best in the world.

Exceptionally well-crafted, the Paris pepper and salt mills from Peugeot are traditionally styled, brushed stainless steel finish.

All-Clad D3 Stainless Fry Pan

All-Clad D3 Stainless is the perfect choice for anyone who loves to cook both simple and professional quality meals. Beyond the classic stainless-steel style, you will find a well-constructed, high-performance, easy to use skillet for all, from beginner to culinary artist.

All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware Set

There are quite a bit of pans on this list, but I know some minimalists would love a hassle free cooking experience more than anything.
The premium All-Clad Nonstick pans will be one to do the job.

There you have it, these are really the basics anyone should have to get started with easy meals. Have something that you think needs to be on here? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it in.