When stocking the
kitchen for the first time, we all know which basics to buy — but many don't explore past the strainer, pans, and pre-packaged spatula set to see what new tools and solutions have cropped up to help us out in the kitchen.
Either to fix cooking annoyances we’ve long grown accustomed to (like the difficulty of de-veining shrimp) or speed up processes we rely on (like scissors with five blades to better chop up herbs), the kitchen gadget aisle in 2017 is worth a second glance, even after your own is fully functional in a traditional sense. Things have changed in the last few decades; we put a man on the moon and you don't have to eat soggy cereal anymore.
Especially for those of us that too often pay for our favorite foods to be delivered due to a daunting recipe or too long of prep time, you may want to do some digging for tools that are designed just to make your life easier.
I have said this before and I will say it again, not a big fan of gadgets, and my list is very short.
A good set of chef knives...it all starts here! And of course I am biased for my own line of knives. Simply because our knives are amongst the best and are much more affordable than the Big Brands or any stylish trends that may exsist and cost thousands of dollars. Have a look at what we offer HERE.
Digital scale, meat probe and sugar thermometer
Tonga, spatulas and whisks
Now for the unusual, yet handy tools.
Cutting multiple fruits and veggies can clutter up a cutting board real quick.
This system not only has an opening for you to swipe your freshly chopped ingredients into, but it also has three containers beneath to catch them all. For things like soups and salads, you can keep the ingredients separate until you want to mix them.
Stop buying can after can of nonstick cooking spray and use what you already have: This mister allows you to use the cooking oil of your choice to grease pots, pans, and baking sheets without the mess of having to move the oil around with your hands after pouring it in. You can also use it to mist food, so you don't get a pool of oil at the bottom of your salad bowl.
With more than 158,000 reviews, this Instant Pot IP-DUO60 6-quart model is one of the most popular iterations of the gadget.
With 14 built-in Micro-Processor controlled programs, this appliance allows you to slow-cook everything from meats, stews, and chilis to rice, breakfast porridge and other grains. Talk about multipurpose.
I did a review and have actually owned one of these...well worth the investment.
How about some input from some of our star chefs:
What knife did Anthony Bourdain use?
"As a starter chef knife, The Global is pretty good for a first timer," says Bourdain. Praised for its ability to slice through both tough vegetables and proteins, the lightweight, stainless steel G-2 is a Japanese knife made similarly to a Samurai sword.
What chef knife does Gordon Ramsay use?
Gordon Ramsay uses Wüsthof and Henckels branded knives; the brands are known for quality products and are two of the best knife manufacturers worldwide. Wüstoff has been making knives since 1814, and Henckels has been around since 1895.
What knife is Jamie Oliver using?
A favourite among the Jamie Oliver food team, the santoku knife is great for slicing, dicing and chopping. Japanese in origin, the flat edge and sheepsfoot blade not only looks beautiful, but is super efficient.
Thats all folks, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, happy cooking!