Whether you're a novice cook or a seasoned chef, you'll find all the cooking utensils you need for a fully -equipped kitchen on The Best of Zambia. For non-stick cookware, look for silicone or plastic cooking tools. If you prefer to keep utensils on the counter, look for a kitchen tool set with integrated storage. Types of Cooking Utensils. Tongs, Ladles, Spatulas, Whisks, Spoons. The rule of thumb with cookware is to buy the best you can afford. Durability – Some types of cookware will maintain their good looks and last longer than others. Stainless steel is considered to be one of the best in this respect. Reactivity – Some metals react with certain foods.