Vocabulary - Kitchen

This is a list of vocabulary items related to kitchen

Fitted Kitchen and Free- standing kitchen

A fitted kitchen is a kitchen where all the units have been bought together, and they are assembled according to a plan. A free-standing kitchen however is one where the units are not necessarily bought together at one time.


Cupboards (or cabinets) are either at floor level or at eye level.

1.In the eye level cupboards you might find dry goods (such as flour, sugar, rice, pasta, spices) and maybe glasses and crockery (plates, bowls etc).

2.In the floor level cupboards you will find different items.

  • Pots (any of various types of container, usually round, especially one used for cooking food) and pans (saucepans for cooking pasta etc; frying pans for frying food); baking tins and roasting tins (for cooking food in the oven); and serving dishes made from either glass or china.
  • Other kitchen implements can also be found in floor level cupboards such as a blender (an electric machine used in the kitchen for breaking down foods or making smooth liquid substances from soft foods and liquids ) and kitchen scales (for measuring and weighing food).
  • There is often a drawer in the top part of a floor level cupboard, where various items are kept, such as:
    a. cutlery - US usually silverware (knives, forks and spoons);
    b. aluminium foil (metal paper),
    c. cling film (thin plastic wrap),
    d. freezer bags,
    e. bread knife,
    f. tin opener,
    g. corkscrew (to open bottles of wine),
    h. potato peeler (to take the skin off potatoes),
    i. a rolling pin (to roll out pastry).
  • On the top of the floor level cupboards you often find a worktop or work surface, where you can prepare food. These surfaces are sometimes made of marble, or hard wood, and they can be easily cleaned. Some people keep a toaster or microwave on the work surfaces, along with things they need frequently, such as oil, salt, or various sauces.


British English cooker American stove. It's a large box-shaped device which is used to cook and heat food either by putting the food inside or by putting it on the top. It works with gas or electricity. A cooker often includes an oven and four rings.


Also refrigerator. A kitchen equipment which uses electricity to preserve food at a cold temperature. A fridge-freezer (US usually refrigerator-freezer) is divided into two parts for preserving food, one of which is a fridge and the other a freezer


A machine that washes dirty plates, cups, forks, etc.


A water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe and generally a piped supply of water.

Kitchen table

Larger kitchens also contain a kitchen table and chairs, so you can eat in the same room.

Exercise on kitchen vocabulary.