Culture The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials  

Stacy Keener
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List Rules Upvote the essentials every kitchen cupboard needs

The items essential to a kitchen cupboard include spices, baking necessities, emergency supplies and everything in between. Closely linked to the must-have condiments for the fridge, the must-have items for the kitchen cabinets are the stuff you use every day and never think about until they run out.

What items go in the kitchen cupboard? When you think about the sheer volume of things that COULD be in your kitchen cabinets, it makes it a little daunting to think about what needs to be there. This list of kitchen cabinet essentials should help you narrow down the must-haves from the might-needs. 

What items should every kitchen have? What are the best supplies to keep in the kitchen? What are some items every household needs?  Make sure to upvote the things you know should be in every kitchen cabinet and if you see something missing that you consider necessary for the kitchen, make sure to add it to this list of kitchen cabinet essentials so other users can make sure they have the best kitchen supplies in their cabinets.
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Spices is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Spices

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55 4
Garlic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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Salt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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Olive oil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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37 6
Pasta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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39 7
Rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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40 9
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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35 6
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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39 9
Butter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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31 5
Bread is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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36 9
Sugar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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38 11
Raw eggs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Raw eggs

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34 9
Yellow onion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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33 11
Milk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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33 11
Flour is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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29 8
Kitchen scissors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Kitchen scissors

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32 11
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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27 10
Cinnamon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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26 10
Tea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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28 12
Honey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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25 11
Vegetable oil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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25 11
Brown sugar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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Crackers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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23 11
Soy sauce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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21 10
Broth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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22 11
Cereal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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22 11
Baking powder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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23 12
Canned tomatoes, fruits, and v... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Canned tomatoes, fruits, and vegetables

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All-purpose Flour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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20 10
Corn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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22 12
Extra virgin olive oil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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24 14
Balsamic vinegar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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24 14
Tomato paste is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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18 10
Lemon juice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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18 10
Fresh baking soda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Fresh baking soda

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18 11
Cocoa powder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Cocoa Powder

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20 13
Vanilla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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21 14
Worcestershire sauce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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17 11
Sea salt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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19 13
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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21 15
Mustard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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24 18
Ketchup is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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21 16
Canned Beans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Canned Beans

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18 13
Toothpicks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
Toothpicks

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20 15
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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17 13
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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15 11
Cayenne pepper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials
JenLangfeld added

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19 16
Mayonnaise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials

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11 9
Red onion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Kitchen Cupboard Essentials