Can You Name All These Items You'd Find in Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen?

Jacqueline Samaroo

What's the name of this item? It comes in handy when there is delicate cutting to be done in the kitchen.

Gordon advises that when purchasing any knife, you should "hold it in your hand and make sure it feels right for you." He points to the handle of the knife as a key feature, since grip and weight both affect the level of control you have when using the knife.

Can you name this item often used when Chef Ramsay is cooking with hot oil?

Gordon recommends buying a frying pan with a metal handle, so it can go from stove to oven. Also, buying one with a heavy bottom will ensure even distribution of heat as you cook.

Chef Ramsay says that maximum flavor and texture are two key ingredients about which pair of items shown here?

Chef Ramsay points out that a wide and heavy mortar (bowl) gives you better control as you pound spices with the pestle. A well-made pestle-and-mortar set can last a very long time.

Beating a batch of eggs is super easy when Chef Ramsay uses this kitchen tool. Can you name it?

When it comes to whisking, the proper technique will give the best results every time. A side-to-side motion works much better than going round in circles.

The tool shown here often gets called a strainer, but do you know its other name?

The Master Chef advises viewers to get a sieve with a long handle and hooks. That way, it can be balanced over a pan or bowl while you work.

You've probably seen Gordon cook mouthwatering stews in this item, but can you name it?

Chef Ramsay links the casserole to "good home cooking." He points out that a cast-iron casserole dish conducts heat so well that you can turn your stove burner or oven to the lowest heat setting and cook your meal "naturally" in it.

Do you recognize this cutting tool, which the Master Chef advises you to keep well sharpened?

Gordon reveals that he sharpens his knives both before AND after using them. He also highlights the importance of weighted handles on your knives so they are comfortable to use and you are confident using them.

Which of these heat sources does Gordon suggest you use as a finishing tool?

The Master Chef refers to the blowtorch as a "smoking gun," which helps you to "show off at a dinner party." He names potatoes au gratin, fish and crème brulee as dishes for which a blowtorch could come in handy.

Metal, plastic and wood—Gordon's favorite—are all options for making which kitchen item shown here?

According to Chef Ramsay, a good chopping board "will be your friend for life." He points out the versatility of a heavy-duty, durable wooden chopping board, as it can be flipped over, so you can use one side for vegetables and the other for fish or meat.

Are you familiar with this tool? Its serrated edge is great at cutting through crusts.

This is one of three basic knives which the Master Chef suggests should be in every kitchen. Its serrated edge also makes it ideal for carving and slicing meat.

Gordon often explains why size matters when selecting one of these items. Do you know what it's called?

According to the Master Chef, a large saucepan allows you to make pastas and stews, as well as cook in bulk in order to economize. He recommends getting a saucepan with a heavy bottom, as it will conduct heat better.

Can you name this item Chef Ramsay sometimes uses when he needs to shave off slivers of cheese?

Gordon recommends getting a stainless-steel peeler with a swivel blade for quick peeling with as little waste as possible. He points out that the peeler can be used on vegetables, cheese and chocolate.

Do you recognize the sometimes-clingy material shown in this picture?

Plastic wrap is one the most versatile tools to have in your kitchen, but Gordon Ramsay found another clever use for it: The Master Chef jokes that he covers the license plate of his Ferrari in plastic wrap to avoid speeding tickets as he drives around in the middle of the night!

Chef Ramsay suggests that each kitchen should have one of the item shown here. Can you name it?

The first electric toaster was invented in the late 1800s and has gone on to become a staple in most homes. Gordon advises that you get the four-slice type instead of the single or two-slice.

Like Gordon, you have probably used this item for scrumptious oven-cooked dishes. Do you have any idea what it is called?

The multipurpose baking tray is well-appreciated by Chef Ramsay, who names whole fish and bread as two items you can bake on it. He advises getting a solidly built one that will not buckle with heat and will last you a long time.

Can you name this item the Master Chef reaches for on many occasions while in the kitchen?

The box grater comes with three different types of cutting edge, so you can grate ingredients to the degree of fineness you require. Conveniently, the fourth side is a slicer. Gordon suggests that a stainless-steel one with a solid handle is best.

Gordon advises that you buy a lid with this item to make it much more versatile. What is its name?

Chef Ramsay mentions sauces and rice as the kinds of thing you will want to cook in your medium-sized saucepan. He also reveals that having a lid for your saucepan will allow it to heat up quicker.

What is the name of this gadget, which helps you measure ingredients right down to the last gram?

Chef Ramsay recommends an easy-to-use digital scale as an essential for every kitchen. It allows you to measure ingredients precisely and convert from grams to pounds and ounces and vice versa.

Which stirring-and-scraping tool is shown in this photo?

Spatulas, or scrapers, typically have blades made of rubber, silicone or plastic, whereas the handles may be wood, rubber or metal. Chef Ramsay can often be seen mixing up something delicious with a spatula.

Do you know the name of this cutting tool, which is often referred to as a pair?

Many good-quality kitchen scissors are actually multipurpose tools with their handles designed for cracking shells and nuts, as well as opening stubborn jar lids. Kitchen scissors are often referred to as kitchen shears. Chef Ramsay mentions using his to trim meat and fish, as well as to cut up herbs.

This is one of the basic items Chef Ramsay recommends for every kitchen. Do you know what it is?

A heavy-duty chopping knife gets rated as an essential kitchen tool by the Master Chef. Of course, keeping it well-sharpened is a must, as is using the proper cutting technique.

Can you name this item? It comes with a detachable ring option that Gordon uses often.

Cake tins come in a wide variety of styles, including the sheet-cake pan, cupcake pan and Bundt pan. Chef Ramsay can often be seen using ring pans where the side is easily detachable from the base.

Chef Ramsay often points out the proper technique for using this item. Can you identify it?

Gordon Ramsay encourages viewers to ensure their knives are always sharp, as dull knives can be dangerous in the kitchen. He often demonstrates how to use a sharpening steel to get a good edge on a knife while ensuring your fingers stay out of harm's way.

Do you know what this custom-made stove, used in the Ramsay kitchen, is called?

Gordon Ramsay's custom-made Rorgue cooker is said to have cost nearly £70,000. It is estimated to weigh 2.5 tonnes and had to be hoisted by a crane into his new kitchen.

Do you recognize the kitchen essential shown here?

Chef Ramsay emphasizes the importance, when baking, of using the exact amount of ingredients. For that, you will need a digital scale, a measuring cup and a set of measuring spoons. Measuring instruments which allow you to measure in both metric and imperial units are best.

The Master Chef points to the classic two-handled variety of this item as a kitchen essential. Can you name it?

A solidly built, two-handled roasting pan is the one Gordon highlights as a kitchen essential. He reminds viewers that it can go from the oven to stove top for finishing up a dish.

What name is given to this thin, sharp deboning tool Chef Ramsay recommends you use for small fish?

A filleting, or filet, knife is a kind of boning knife. It has a long, thin, flexible blade to allow it to get under the skin of the fish and cut it away without mangling its delicate meat.

Do you know this item Chef Ramsay urges you to keep a supply of in your kitchen?

Aluminum foil has a multitude of uses in the kitchen. One good tip is to cover the edges of a pie with strips of foil so that it does not burn while the rest of the pie takes its time to cook.

These multi-purpose items work well in the kitchen and for personal grooming. Do you know what they are?

There are many ways in which having a pair of tweezers serves you well in the kitchen. Chef Ramsay demonstrates one when he uses tweezers to deftly pick fine bones out of fish fillets.

Which container for combining ingredients is shown in this photo?

Mixing bowls are a kitchen essential. They can be bought in a range of sizes and colors to suit personal tastes and kitchen décor. Popular materials for making mixing bowls include: glass, stainless steel, copper, plastic, wood, ceramic and silicone.

Rinsing veggies and draining pasta are just two of the uses of this tool in Chef Ramsay's kitchen. Do you know what it is?

You can find plenty of ways to use a sturdy colander in your kitchen. It allows you drain pasta without the risk of burning your hands or spilling pasta down the drain. A colander with legs or a raised bottom is a good choice, as it ensures the food does not sit in liquid you are draining away.

Can you name this gadget? It comes highly recommended by Chef Ramsay as a kitchen must-have.

Gordon reminds owners of pepper mills that by tightening its top screw, they can adjust the coarseness of the grounds it produces. His recommendations are fine ground for soups and sauces, medium ground for general seasoning and coarse for seasoning fish and steaks.

Many people own this item and use it to quickly transfer large amounts of liquids, but can you name it?

Three common types of ladles are the sauce ladle, soup ladle and slotted ladle. The slotted ladle is meant to take solids out and leave the liquid behind, as when removing eggs from boiling water.

Can you identify this item often used to line baking trays?

Parchment paper can be used to line the bottoms of baking tins and trays to prevent food from sticking. Wax paper is similar to parchment paper, but it is made with a thin coating of wax on each side.

Can you name these items often used for cake decorating but for which Chef Ramsay finds many other uses as well?

A piping bag (or pastry bag) and nozzles are commonly used for decorating pastry, but they come in handy in many other ways in the kitchen, if you know how to use them. They can be used to squeeze out doughs and batters, as well as puréed potatoes and creams, in a controlled and decorative way.

Are you familiar with the cooking vessel shown in this photo?

Apart from actually grilling food, a grill pan can make foods look more appealing by adding decorative grill marks to them. Turning each item by 90 degrees as it cooks will allow it to get the crisscross marks characteristic of grilling. A cast-iron grill pan is a good choice to buy, as it will hold heat and distribute it evenly as you cook.

Along with the box variety, Gordon also has this gadget within reach while he works. Do you know what it is called?

The tiny teeth of the microplane grater can dull easily if it is not treated properly. A good idea is to store the grater in the protective cover it's normally sold with. This prevents dulling of the teeth as the grater bounces around in a drawer with other items.

Chef Ramsay is very skilled at handling all kinds of foods using which item shown here?

Tongs are often made of metal, but more recently these have been modified to include silicone tips so they don't scratch nonstick cookware. Some brands feature tongs with a locking mechanism, to help prevent food from slipping as it is being transferred.

The restaurateur uses this gadget for more than stirring cake batter. What is it?

A hand mixer is a typically smaller, lightweight version of the bulkier stand mixer. Hand mixers give you the advantages of maneuverability and being able to work in bowls of various sizes.

Food is often placed here after baking while its temperature decreases. Do you recognize what it is?

Cooling baked goods on a cooling rack helps to air to circulate both above and below them. That way, their bottoms will not get soggy, and they will remain crisp.

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About This Quiz

If you can stand the heat, then here is an exciting way to show how much you know about one of the most famous chefs in the world!

Gordon Ramsay was brought up in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, a short distance from London. (Stratford-upon-Avon, by the way, is also the birthplace of another creative genius—William Shakespeare!) Ramsay originally wanted to play professional football, but, as fate would have it, an injury put an end to his starring on the pitch, and he went on to study in the culinary arts instead. The rest, as they say, is history!

Today, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most well-known chefs in the world. His outstanding cooking talents are matched by his quick wit and often sharp tongue. Even people who are not die-hard fans of this multi-Michelin-starred chef have to admit that his cooking skills are very obvious and his passion for cooking is genuine.

Ramsay invites viewers into his restaurants and home kitchen to share his knowledge of food preparation with them. It's no wonder many fans feel as though they know the Ramsay kitchen layout inside out! Are you a big enough Gordon Ramsay fan to step up to the challenge of identifying some of his best stuff? Start the quiz and see how you do!

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