1. Enameled Cast Iron Pot
A pot like this can be used for anything from boiling pasta to baking casseroles to frying veggies. Being able to move from the stove to the oven makes this a worthy essential for even the tiniest of kitchens.
2. A Multipurpose Mug
3. The Basic Utensils
Don’t forget forks, knives, and spoons, but also the bigger tools like a wooden mixing spoon, plastic spatula, plastic serving spoon (you don’t want to use metal on your enameled cast iron), kitchen shears and a can opener.
4. A good set of knives
A utility knife, pairing knife, and chef’s knife should be sufficient for whatever you need to cut.
5. Measuring Cup
Something like this can be used to measure ingredients for a cake, but also for heating and serving gravy and sauces, or if you’re in a real pinch, I admit I have made and eaten ramen from a measuring cup before.
6. Pizza Stone
This is not simply for making delicious pizza. With a pizza stone you also get a cookie tray, hot plate, and cutting board.
7. Collapsible Salad Spinner
Colanders are a must for draining pasta and veggies, but there’s no reason one should take up all your cupboard space. This collapsible salad spinner gives you not only a colander, but also a collapsible mixing/salad bowl and a salad spinner and takes up so little space.
And there you have it, the only seven items you need for a fully functional kitchen (okay I may have stretched it a little by grouping the utensils as one). Obviously, this is just a basis, depending on how fancy you want to get, there are many more options, but be sure to keep a look out for the multipurpose items that really put your cupboard real estate to good use!