The Eatwell101’s Guide to Essential Bar Tools & Equipments

Mar 27, 2012
E. Brandy

tuscany-stainless-steel-ice-bucket

Tuscany Stainless steel ice bucket, by Lenox

OXO SteeL Ice Tongs

OXO SteeL Ice Tongs

Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller image
Wine Opener with Wine Chiller, by Oster image
Martini Glasses, Set of 4, by Mikasa image
Cristal D'Arques Longchamp Flute
Decanter with Stopper
Decanter with Punt
Wine Goblet, Set of 12

Wine Goblet, Set of 12, by Libey

Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tool Set
Electric Wine-Bottle Opener
Catawba Footed Goblet
Grips Plastic Ice Bucket with Ice Tongs
Champagne Flute, Set
Pocket Corkscrew, by Screwpull image

Pocket Corkscrew, by Screwpull

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OXO SteeL Ice Tongs thumbnail
Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller, Brushed-Silver thumbnail
Wine Opener with Wine Chiller thumbnail
Martini Glasses, Set of 4 thumbnail
Cristal D'Arques Longchamp Flute thumbnail
Decanter with Stopper thumbnail
Decanter with Punt thumbnail
Wine Goblet, Set of 12 thumbnail
Cocktail Shaker and Bar Tool Set thumbnail
Electric Wine-Bottle Opener thumbnail
Catawba Footed Goblet thumbnail
Grips Plastic Ice Bucket with Ice Tongs thumbnail
Champagne Flute, Set thumbnail
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What are the essential tools every bar needs? Both new and experienced cooks can benefit from going back to the basics. First up: essential Bar tools and utensils.

1. Corkscrew/wine opener: A corkscrew is a kitchen tool for drawing corks from wine bottles. Generally, a corkscrew consists of a pointed metallic helix attached to a handle. The user grips the handle and screws the metal point into the cork, until the helix is firmly embedded, then a vertical pull on the corkscrew extracts the cork from the bottle.

2. Set of wine glasses for 12: It’s usefull to have a versatile glass set in your kitchen. These all purpose stems can be used for either red or white wine, kirs and other stuff.

3. Cocktail Shaker: it’s a device used to mix beverages (usually alcoholic) by shaking. When ice is put in the shaker this allows for a quicker cooling of the drink before serving.

4. Champagne glasses: champagne flutes bring elegancy and style on your table or cocktail party. It’s simply not allowed to serve champagne in other containers than champagne flutes!

5. Decanter: is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid such as wine which may contain sediment. Decanters are normally used as serving vessels for wine.

6. Ice bucket: An often insulated container for holding ice cubes. We use it to store an opened bottle of champagne in a cool place before serving.

7.  Ice tongs or scoop: as we shouldn’t use our fingers to hold ice cubes when serving drinks!

8. Martini glasses: it’s the standard shape of a cocktail glass. It is used to serve Martini and Martini based cocktails as well as other drinks. It’s triangular shape make it elegant and stylish with a scoop of lemon!

9. Wine chiller: allows to keep wine or other beverage cold when needed.

What about your favorite bar utensils?

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