No need for any special kitchen equipment to work with. I used an 8 quart stainless steel kettle, which is big enough for a double batch. On the small cutting board is a heavy kitchen knife, plastic spatula for mixing in the kettle, and a measuring cup for the Borax and Washing Soda. I stored the remaining 2/3rd of the bar of Fels-naptha with its label in a sandwich bag. The utensils were easy to rinse off in warm water, so clean up was quick and easy.