A dough scraper is a tool used primarily to clean surfaces of dough and flour. They can also be used for cutting dough into pieces, scooping up pieces of dough or ingredients such as diced onion, and to clean rolling pins with.
A doughnut cutter is a special hand-held and operated cutting tool for making doughnuts. In rolled out dough, it cuts out a circle, and then a small circle at the centre of that circle. Using a doughnut cutter To use, you roll out the doughnut dough first, then press the cutter into the dough, and…
A dumpling strainer is a tool for lifting a dumpling (particularly an Asian dumpling) out of the water it was simmered in.
Dutch ovens are generally large, wide, stout pots that can be made from a variety of metals. Some are oven safe. There are two main categories: modern ones meant for use on modern stoves, and more traditional ones made for use over open wood fires.
An Économe peeler is a popular make and style of vegetable peeler in France. It is considered the classic, default vegetable peeler in France. The blades on it are fixed and do not swivel.
An egg corral (aka egg ring, pancake ring) is a steel round ring used to contain and mould eggs while cooking them.
Egg cups are small dishes used to serve boiled eggs in. They came into their own under the Victorians. Highly-decorative porcelain ones appeared in sets.
An egg cutter is a tool is to cleanly slice the top off a boiled egg that hasn’t been peeled. There are many different types of models.
An egg slicer is a two-part device for slicing a peeled, boiled egg into thin, uniform slices of egg. The bottom has a hollow in it in the shape of an egg. The top is connected to the bottom via a hinge. The top consists of a frame with fine wires running through it. You…
An egg timer is a simple timing device designed to measure cooking times for making boiled chicken eggs. It also can be used for cooking other items with short cooking times.
Electric frying pans are frying pans whose heat source comes from an electrical element attached to them.
An Esky is a Australian portable insulated food cooler with a hinged lid or removable lid, depending on model and vintage of the model; it is a common item in many Australian homes.
Espresso machines are machines designed to brew coffee very quickly. They do this by driving water under pressure through the ground coffee. In general, they can be very expensive coffee brewing machines, easily ranging up to $1,000 US (2019 prices.) The most expensive models are piston models. Next best are pump machines, with the least-expensive…
A fat separator is a device which uses gravity and time to separate fat from meat juices.
A firkin is a small, wooden, straight-sided, covered tub that was used to store and ship butter in. There was no standard size. It was not actually a good way to store butter: spoilage regularly occurred.
A fish plank is a board for cooking a fish on over a grill. It is also useful for any food that benefits from the low and slow cooking that indirect heat can provide over a flame.
A fish slice is an elongated cooking spatula with slots or slits in it, allowing liquid or fat to drain a bit off the food being lifted.
Flan moulds are moulds for making the Spanish-style dessert flan of custard and caramel sauce. The moulds come in various sizes and are made from various materials. Oval ones with tall sides are made of aluminum; you improvise covers with tin foil. Stainless steel ones tend to be round, and have lids that you latch on….
A flan pan is a round, shallow cake pan. The bottoms may be flat or raised, fixed or false bottoms that detach. The edges are frequently but not always fluted.
Flat whisks are good for blending in low-sided pots. They can also be used as a “strainer spatula” for lifting things such as poached eggs out of water.
Flippers are tools used to turn food over while cooking, typically in a frying pan or on a griddle. They can be made of metal or plastic.
A flour dredger looks like a large salt shaker, but it is designed for sprinkling flour. The holes in it on the top are wider than they would be for a salt shaker.
A flour duster is a tool for sprinkling flour. You can use it to dust surfaces for rolling pastry or kneading dough, dust bread dough before going into the oven, or dust baking pans.
A fluted tube pan is a pan for baking cakes in. It has fluted sides, and a hollow tube coming up through the middle. You can buy them in various sizes.