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French Kitchen Vocabulary

French Kitchen Vocabulary

lexique de la cuisine

If you’re spending any amount of time in France you’ll quickly learn that the French spent a great amount of time in both the kitchen and dining room. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of vocabulary covering all kitchen appliances, tableware as well as food preparation equipment.

Kitchen appliances and equipment

  • sink un évier
  • faucet un robinet
  • freezer congélateur
  • refrigerator un réfrigérateur
  • electric burners les plaques électriques
  • microwave oven un four à micro-ondes
  • oven un four
  • kitchen table table de cuisine
  • kitchen island îlot de cuisine nm
  • gas stove cuisinière à gaz
  • garbage disposal broyeur à déchets
  • dishwasher lave-vaisselle
  • blender un mixeur
  • dish rack un égouttoir
  • trash bin une poubelle
  • broiler un gril
  • coffee machine, coffee pot une cafetière
  • kettle une bouilloire
  • teatpot une théière
  • toaster un grille-pain

Dishes, silverware, tableware

  • tableware les ustensiles à table
  • silverware l’argenterie (f)
  • plate un plat
  • plate une assiette
  • bowl un bol
  • glass un verre
  • spoon une cuillière
  • teaspoon une cuillère à café
  • tablespoon une cuillère à soupe
  • knife un couteau
  • fork une fourchette
  • serving dish un plat de service
  • serving spoon une grande cuillère
  • tablecloth une nappe
  • dessert plate un plateau de desserts
  • mug une chope
  • napkin uner serviette

Food preparation

  • pots and pans la batterie de la cuisine
  • pot, pan, saucepan une casserole
  • stew pot, cooking pot un faitout
  • frying pan, skillet une poêle
  • casserole dish une cocotte
  • salad bowl, mixing bowl un saladier
  • colander une passoire
  • cutting board une planche à découper
  • can opener ouvre-boîtes
  • measuring cup une verre doseur
  • measuring spoon une mesurette
  • vegetable peeler épluche-légumes
  • potato masher un presse-purée
  • whisk un fouet, un batteu
  • salad spinner une essoreuse à salade
  • grater une râpe
  • juicer centrifugeuse
  • garlic press un presse-ail
  • paring knife un couteau d’office
  • bread knife un couteau à pain
  • sauté pan une sauteuse
  • baking pan une plaque de cuisson, plaque
  • spatula une spatule
  • tongs des pinces (f)
  • ladle une louche
  • oven mitt une manique
  • trivet un dessous-de-plat
  • ice-cube tray un bac à glaçons
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