Best Royalty-Free Kitchen Sound Effects That Will Bring Your Video to Life

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Kitchen sound effects drive home the impact of your cooking skills without sacrificing quality or safety during production
The Artlist Kitchen Symphony Collection offers royalty-free effects that provide a wide range of needs for kitchen-focused creators
Check out the collection for yourself and see which effects from the catalog can bolster your sound design and bring your videos to life
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If you’re in the business of making food videos, now is a great time for you. The demand for tutorials, how-to videos, cooking shows and kitchen-themed content with hits like The Bear make filmmaking in the kitchen a happy marriage. 

But if you want the best quality kitchen sound effects, you should not leave your sound design to on-set microphones. Not everything gets picked up in production, and you’ll want a bulletproof sound to drive home what you’re doing. Also, if you’ve ever worked in a kitchen, you know things can turn harmful fast. You want to use safety for yourself or your talent, especially when handling hazardous equipment. Your best bet is to turn to royalty-free kitchen sound effects.

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Why Use Royalty-Free Kitchen Sound Effects

To bring your production under budget with professional-grade quality, royalty-free is the way to go. For a single subscription, you can access a whole library of downloadable effects, music and all types of sound design to bring your videos to life. At Artlist, we’re introducing the Artlist Kitchen Symphony collection. In it, we’ve brought together prominent artists and sound studios to make your kitchen effects stand out. Here are some reviews of sampled clips below and be sure to check out the entire collection for yourself.

The Artlist Kitchen Symphony Collection

Cooking Joy – Shaking Metal Pot Vigorously

Sound by Artlist Original

Want to hear the simmering lid as the water comes to a boil? This elegant snippet captures that. So whether you’re boiling water for pasta, handling old-school cookware or need a sound bite with a little tension, this is the sizzling sound effect for you.

Foley – Knife Sharpening, Repeated

Sound by DB Studios

Knife usage is notoriously dangerous, so better to get the safe kind of kitchen sounds. The blade glides nicely against the honer, giving you that crisp, metallic chime to let your viewer know it’s time for cutting.

Transition – Impact, Massive Metal Shock

Sound by BOOM Library

Multi-purpose sound effects like this earn their place in your toolbox. This is a great introduction and/or transition sound, providing a dramatic impact for revealing finished dishes or welcoming viewers to your video. One of the must-have sound effects for editing.

Fire – Lighter, Igniting, Gas Stove

Sound by Gamemaster Audio

Gas stoves don’t always catch when you want them to. So rather than making your viewer wait several clicks, use this cooking sound effect to drive home the start of the cooking process. 

Frying flambe cooking sound effects

Stock photos inspiration. Chef adding wine to frying pan to make a flambe

FoodVeggies, Fry

Sound by Marcello Del Monaco

Sizzling sound effects like this are great to showcase the cooking process. It’s the right volume and tone to convey an assured hand on the stove. It’s also good to have effects like this since frying can be messy and make you do unnecessary clean-ups between takes.

Fruits and Vegetables – Onion, Cutting Small Pieces Fast

Sound by Julien Matthey

Prep work is essential to any kitchen experience, and it’s better to show skill in cutting without putting your fingers at risk. This fast-cutting kitchen sound effect will make viewers think you’re a samurai and give you credibility in making food videos.

Micro Sounds – Squeezing out the Juice I

Sound by Tomas Herudek

Juicing can go unnoticed in the cooking process, so what better way to make it come to life than a poignant cooking sound effect? This clip lets you hear the vesicles bursting, matter dramatically changing form. Feature this in your next brunch social media video, as it’s a terrific sound effect for TikTok.

Cooking Game – Shaking Liquid

Sound by Epic Stock Media

Bartenders take notice! Having the right

ing effect will make beverage lovers appreciate the work that goes into putting that good drink together. Use this when making your latest juice concoction or batched cocktails without ice.

Human Reactions – Wet Tongue Licking

Sound by Julien Matthey

A great effect for bringing the satisfaction of a meal well-made. This effect lands with a comic and poignant touch. No mouth would make this sound, so it’s probably best suited for self-aware, humorous videos that revel in tongue-in-cheek humor.

Espresso – Machine Pouring Hot Coffee, Buzzing Loudly

Sound by Systematic Sound

Baristas of the world, unite! This sizzling sound effect drives home the passion of coffee-making by use of a retro, analog-sounding pour. Use it in videos featuring your latest latte concoctions, seasonal coffee drinks or a double shot with the right amount of froth on top.

Home Temperature – Pouring Hot Water into Mug

Sound by Artlist Original

Teatime never sounded so good. This clip gives the right effect for a fresh bag about to be brewed. The volume starts loud and diminishes as the water reaches the brim. It’ll have your viewers ordering their next box of English breakfast in no time.

Commercials for cereal brands will always be popular as long as moms have children. This snippet rattles the bowl and tingles the tongue. It’s an excellent choice for any cereal spec commercial, brand work or featurette for your homemade recipes.

Cartoon Characters – That’s Delicious, Male Voice

Sound by Apple Hill Studios

A silly and child-like voice-over, this clip gives you your very own “Tony the Tiger” slogan. Being cartoonish, it can be used in animation projects or self-aware comedic videos that have fun with the finished product.

Ambience, Chiang-Mai Restaurant

Sound by Articulated Sounds

For any open-air kitchen, this clip brings ambiance to your video without sacrificing lost sound during production. It’s a terrific choice for any real-world videos where the food prep is feet away from a bustling restaurant.

Ambiences Vol 1 – Small Bistro, People Speaking French, Plates, Glassware

Sound by Julien Matthey

Another great ambiance choice, this kitchen sound captures conversation and restaurant action in equal measure. It reminds the listener that food is meant to be a shared experience and will give your video a communal, enriching feel.

Microwave – Switching On, Running, and Turning Off

Sound by Airborne Sound

Humming like a drum, this cooking sound makes you hear the radiation taking effect. The amount of noise that this microwave has gives you a range of options. Maybe you do a Breaking Bad-like shot inside the microwave (you’ll DEFINITELY want a cooking sound effect for this) just to show off your creative chops. Or you feature a vintage device to give your meal a hard-won appeal.

Wrap up

Learning how to make sound effects in your videos work is the task of a skilled creator. Whether making social media tutorials, cooking shows or integrating cooking sound effects into your content, having the right sound will make each action in your kitchen pop and your story palpable. Check out the Artlist Kitchen Symphony Collection for yourself and see which videos you might use in your next piece. Until next time, stay creative!

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Jonathan Mateer is a writer based in California. Currently attending UC Berkeley, he covers topics such as filmmaking, storytelling, politics and culture.

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