Sep182012

Stocking Your Kitchen, 1888 (Behind the Magic)

A list of necessities for the kitchen of a Middle Class Victorian family of four in India, 1888.

Victorian Tea Boxes New Zealand Museum

  • 6 Stewpans of saucepans, of sizes, with covers
  • 2 Frying-pans
  • 1 Omelet-pan, enameled
  • 1 Large kettle with cock
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Wire fryign basket
  • 1 Egg poacher
  • 1 Large boiler
  • 2 Small tin saucepan
  • 1 Mortor and pestle
  • 1 Curry stone
  • 1 Gridiron (kind of like a brazier)
  • 2 Iron charcoal stoves
  • 1 Roaster
  • 1 Chopper
  • 1 Saw
  • 6 Kitchen knives
  • 6 Forks
  • 6 Metal spoons
  • 1 Gravy strainer
  • 1 Potato muller
  • 2 Graters
  • 3 Dredgers
  • 2 Ladles
  • 1 Whisk
  • 12 Bowls, of sizes
  • 1 Coffee mill
  • 1 Coffee roaster
  • 1 Set scales and weights
  • 1 Meat safe
  • 1 Hair sieve
  • 2 Wire sieves
  • 1 Jelly-bag
  • 1 Mincing board
  • 1 Paste board
  • 1 Rolling-pin
  • 24 Dusters and cloths
  • Moulds a discretion
  • Pie dishes

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“Creatures of the inferior races eat and drink; man only dines . . . Dining is the privilege of civilization.”
~ Beeton

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