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The holidays are prime season for guests, and hungry guests at that. And if your days of just ordering a pile of pizzas are over, but you’re still starting out on your own and haven’t quite assembled your Gordon Ramsey-level kitchen yet, we may have found the solution for you.
The Equal Parts Prep Set is basic yet comprehensive, simple yet stylish, and most of all, amazingly useful. This kitchen starter kit contains 21 pieces of essential kitchenware, all durable and dishwasher-safe, and designed with easy storage in mind.
Best of all? This package comes with Equal Parts’ Text a Chef service, which is worth the price of admission all by itself. It’s not a bot or a search engine. It’s real, live culinary experts, available 7 days a week, at the ready with grocery lists, recipe ideas, meal prep help, and any other kitchen conundrum that needs solving in real time. Food newbies and aspiring Iron Chefs alike can benefit mightily from this service.
Now armed with expert advice and inspiration, the Prep Set itself is everything you need to get your meal ready. The 8-inch, full-tang Everyday Knife makes slicing a breeze, and the oak wood Cut & Serve Board will give you a smooth even cutting and chopping surface for years to come.
The three mixing bowls (5 qt, 3 qt, and 1.5 qt) give you all the versatility you would otherwise need a cabinet full of bowls to match. They’re made for mixing, attractive enough to use for serving, and come with sealing lids for leftover storage. And, like the rest of this great set, they’re dishwasher safe. And they nest for easy and compact storage, along with the colander that will let you wash your fruits and vegetables and also drain your pasta.
The Equal Parts Prep Set also comes with a full complement of measuring cups and spoons and a five-piece utensil set that covers your basic cooking needs. The utensils — whisk, spatula, tongs, slotted spoon, and slotted spatula — are ergonomically friendly, easy on the eyes in their basic black finish, and sturdy enough to endure a long life of regular use.
Equal Parts will ship this great set to you, or as a gift to your favorite host, for free. And on the very off chance you decide you’d rather stick with the mish-mash of mismatched plastic containers, hand-me-down bowls, and whatever else you could poach from Mom’s kitchen, they’ll take the set back for free. But trust us when we say that’s an unlikely scenario once you host your first party and dazzle your friends with your newfound cooking prowess. (The Text a Chef friend can be your little secret.)