French Kitchen Vocabulary – Complete List of Useful Terms

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 EQUIPMENT, APPLIANCES
sinkun évier
faucetun robinet
freezercongélateur
refrigeratorun réfrigérateur
electric burnersdes plaques électriques
microwave ovenun four à micro-ondes
ovenun four
kitchen tabletable de cuisine
kitchen islandîlot de cuisine nm
gas stovecuisinière à gaz
garbage disposalbroyeur à déchets
dishwasherlave-vaisselle
blenderun mixeur
dish rackun égouttoir
trash binune poubelle
broilerun gril
coffee machine, coffee potune cafetière
kettleune bouilloire
teatpotune théière
toasterun grille-pain
DISHES, SILVERWARE, AND TABLEWARE
tablewareles ustensiles à table
silverwarel'argenterie (f)
plateun plat
plateune assiette
bowlun bol
glassun verre
spoonune cuillière
teaspoonune cuillère à café
tablespoonune cuillère à soupe
knifeun couteau
forkune fourchette
serving dish
un plat de service
serving spoonune grande cuillère
tableclothune nappe
dessert plateun plateau de desserts
mugune chope
napkinuner serviette
FOOD PREPARATION
pots and pansla batterie de la cuisine
pot, pan, saucepanune casserole
stew pot, cooking potun faitout
frying pan, skilletune poêle
casserole dishune cocotte
salad bowl, mixing bowlun saladier
colander une passoire
cutting boardune planche à découper
can openerouvre-boîtes
measuring cupune verre doseur
measuring spoonune mesurette
vegetable peelerépluche-légumes
potato masherun presse-purée
whiskun fouet, un batteu
salad spinnerune essoreuse à salade
graterune râpe
juicercentrifugeuse
garlic pressun presse-ail
paring knifeun couteau d'office
bread knifecouteau à pain
sauté panune sauteuse
baking panune plaque de cuisson, plaque
spatulaune spatule
tongsdes pinces (f)
ladleune louche
oven mittune manique
trivetun dessous-de-plat
ice-cube trayun bac à glaçons
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