Learn English with pictures: 22 things in the kitchen

Measuring cup

Learn English Words - Measuring Cup

Use a measuring cup to measure how much of each ingredient you need to use in the recipe. Many measuring cups are labeled in cups, ounces and milliliters.

Can opener

Learn English Words - Can Opener

There is also an automatic type called an electric can opener.


Learn English Words - Peeler

Use a peeler to peel (remove the skin from) fruits and vegetables.


Learn English Words - Grater

Use a grater to grate or shred food into small pieces.


Learn English Words - Colander

A colander is often used to drain (remove the extra water) from cooked pasta.

Sieve / Strainer

Learn English Words - Sieve

A sieve or strainer is often used to separate liquids from solids.


Learn English Words - Whisk

A whisk is used for mixing.




Learn English Words - Ladle

A ladle is used for serving soup.


Learn English Words - Pan

A pan is often used for frying food (cooking in oil).


Learn English Words - Pot

A pot is often used for boiling food (cooking in water).

Lid / Cover

Learn English Words - Lid

This top part of the pot is called a lid or cover. It can be made of metal or glass.

Oven mitt & Potholder

Learn English Words - Oven Mitt & Potholder

An oven mitt (on the left) and a potholder (on the right) help protect your hands when you touch hot pots and pans.

Baking pan

Learn English Words - Baking Pan

A baking pan is used for baking (cooking things in the oven) foods such as cake and cookies. There is also a variation called a roasting pan that is used to cook meat.


Learn English Words - Tongs

You can use tongs to pick up food.

Utensils (Knife, Fork, Spoon)

Learn English Words - Utensils

You use a knife, fork, and spoon to eat food. Together, these items are called utensils.


Learn English Words - Bowl

You can serve soup, salad, or fruit in a bowl.


Learn English Words - PlateYou can serve food on a plate.

Plastic container

Learn English Words - Plastic Container

You can put leftovers (food that you will save for later) in a plastic container.

Sandwich bag / Ziploc bag

Learn English Words - Sandwich Bag

You can also preserve food in a sandwich bag. One very popular brand of sandwich bags is Ziploc, so some people call these Ziploc bags.

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