According to Bookfull, 64% of travelers pick their vacation rentals because of the kitchen. That’s why it is extremely important to have all the basics for home cooking. While items in your vacation rental should feel luxurious, there is no reason for them to be expensive. Here is our kitchen essential list with affordable Target finds:
Basic Cooking Essentials and UtensilsThis Farberware Reliance 15 Pc Cookware Set is less than $60, is dishwasher safe, and it checks lots of boxes in one including:
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooking Utensils: Whisk, Ladle, Slotted Spoon, Slotted Spatula, Basting Spoon
DinnerwareThis Baum Bros 16 Pc Dinnerware Set is elegant, affordable and microwave and dishwasher safe. It comes with dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls for four. Plus, another kitchen essential: mugs. We recommend purchasing two sets, so you have dinnerware for up to eight people.
FlatwareThis Threshold 45pc Stainless Steel set comes with forks, knives, and spoons for up to eight people. Bonus, it comes in an elegant caddy for drawer storage.
GlassesThese Libbey Goblets come in a set of twelve, and are classy, yet fun. And, don’t forget about wine glasses. The Libbey Vineyard Reserve Set comes with six white and six red wine glasses.
MiscellaneousA good rule of thumb is to think about items you might need when you are cooking. Be sure to have
- Oven Mitts/Pot Holder
- Can Opener
- Wine/Bottle Opener
- Cutting Boards
- Knife Set
- Measuring Spoons and Cups
For more guidance on how to stock your vacation rental kitchen, check out HomeAway’s Vacation Rental Essential Items Checklist. Also, be sure to check out our Vacation Rental Resources.