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Airbnb Checklist: Essential Cookware for Superhost Status

Ensure your guests have a wonderful stay with this Airbnb checklist. Essential cooking supplies that’ll make your guests say ‘WOW!’

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As an Airbnb host, one of the best things you can do for your business is earn Superhost Status.

That’s because Airbnb Superhosts have instant credibility with potential guests (not to mention, greater visibility in search results!)

And, becoming a Superhost is surprisingly simple.

Ensuring your guests have a wonderful stay with thoughtful touches like a well-stocked kitchen can go a long way in getting the glowing reviews you need to meet the Superhost criteria.

Read on for a complete list of essential cooking supplies for a well-stocked Airbnb kitchen.

If you’re looking for a FULL room-by-room checklist with EVERYTHING you need to set up your new Airbnb, check out this blog post: The Best Room-By-Room Airbnb Checklist: 100+ Essential Items.

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Airbnb Checklist: Essential Cookware for Superhost Status

Airbnb cooking supplies essentials | The Realist

Knife block

These Henckels knives are on the expensive side but they’re worth it because having a high-quality set of knives is rare in the average Airbnb. And, they can make a big impact when your guests are cooking.

Cutting boards

These are hands-down the best cutting boards you can buy. They’re super high-quality, durable, and non-slip. They also come in a 3-pack, which ensures your guests always have what they need and that multiple guests can cook at the same time.

I recommend going for a darker color to hide any stains.

Pots, pans, and cooking utensils

Your pots, pans, and cooking utensils are going to get used and abused (and thrown in the dishwasher!) so, this set of non-stick cookware is perfect. It’s inexpensive and has thousands of great reviews.

Recommended: 16 Essential Items to Keep Stocked in Your Airbnb Kitchen

Other essential utensils

With this bundle, you’ll get tons of essential cooking utensils (like a spatula, measuring cups/spoons, tongs, a whisk, and more.)

Airbnb Hosting Tip: Consider buying additional tongs and spatulas, so guests don’t have to wash them between each use or wait for another guest to be done before they can use them.

Potholders and oven mitts

Don’t skip this one – oven mitts and pot holders are an absolute necessity for any kitchen.

By buying this bundle, you’ll get an incredibly high-quality, durable product that seems to last forever. (Plus, the potholders double as jar openers, drying mats, and spoon rests.)

Food storage containers

I don’t know about you, but one of the most frustrating things for me about Airbnbs is that they never seem to have any food storage containers.

Prevent your guests from being disappointed after dinner by providing them with these containers.

If you think your guests will need large containers, grab these too.

(Don’t forget to provide these dining room essentials that’ll help you earn Superhost status.)

Coffee maker

When it comes to picking your coffee maker, there’s no reason to shell out $100+ on a fancy one. This coffee maker from Black+Decker works very well and is incredibly reliable (unlike the many expensive coffee makers I’ve tried!)

Go the extra mile for your guests by providing a french press for those who prefer it. (Plus, if your coffee pot ever breaks mid-stay, having this backup will surely be appreciated!)

Mixing bowls

Mixing bowls are essential for making a nice meal with friends. Your guests will love that these mixing bowls come with lids they can just pop on when needed.


You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get a great, reliable toaster.

Garlic press

For all the garlic lovers out there, this garlic press makes cooking a breeze.

Hand mixer

When you need a hand mixer, there’s just really no good substitute.

Cookie sheets

Essential for both cooking and baking.


This bundle comes with plenty of dishtowels so your guests always have what they need.

Trash can


I hope this Airbnb checklist saves you tons of time setting up your Airbnb. (Congrats, by the way! Starting your first Airbnb is a HUGE accomplishment!)

Don’t forget to bookmark this post for later, so you can easily access it when you need to buy something.

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