Kick-start 2022 by getting your hands on our game-changing kitchen tools. To conjure up the best and tastiest dishes on the table, we are giving you a handy overview of must-have tools for your kitchen.
If you are cooking, you are going to be using a knife and good knife is a chef’s best friend. When choosing a knife, you could get away with one large chef knife. However, we recommend getting a serrated knife, a paring knife, and a Santoku knife as well.
Sharp serrated edge of a serrated knife makes it the perfect tool for sawing through all sorts of different breads, including crusty baguettes.
Paring knives are great for smaller, more delicate jobs chop and slice fruits and vegetables, when a big knife just doesn’t cut it.
Santoku’s knife is originally called santoku bocho knives, meaning ‘three uses’ in Japanese and are great for precise cutting, dicing and mincing.
Having these four knives in your arsenal will help you easily complete 90% of all your cutting tasks.
While choosing a knife go with something that you feel comfortable handling. Something that is easy to control, not too heavy. You can also look at getting a knife block set. A block set is handy and best in terms of storage.
A sturdy stable surface is essential while prepping your veggies and other foods. A cutting board can protect your knives from dulling, help you prevent ruining your countertops as well as make clean-ups a breeze.
We would recommend purchasing a separate cutting board and knife set for each food group, be it raw meats, vegetables, raw fish or cooked food. This helps reduce cross-contamination of different types of food.
Peeler, Zester and Grater
While setting up your kitchen make sure get yourself a good pair of peeler and grater set. A peeler is great for peeling fruits and vegetables in nice long strips without getting clogged or make veggie ribbons. A grater is multifunctional it can easily tackle shaving off cheese, ginger, garlic, citrus fruits, etc. A zester is used for zesting lemons and limes. This may not seem like a very necessary tool to have in a kitchen, but it makes a huge difference when you’re looking to up the flavour in your meals.
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Measuring spoons and cups are extremely crucial especially if you are a baker.
While cooking can be forgiving if you use too much of an ingredient, baking is an exact science and measurements are very important when you bake. It is always handy to have a set of measuring spoon to measure smaller amounts of liquids or solid cooking ingredients for the times when you need precise measurements.
Every kitchen needs prep bowls to help you organize all your ingredients. This might sound like a no brainer, but it’s important to have a variety of mixing glass bowls for cake batters, whipping up fresh cream or oiling down veggies, you can also seal off ingredients that are not quite ready for cooking yet. Pop the lid on and you are good to go!
A colander is an item you may not think of until the exact moment you really need it, like when you are struggling to drain your spaghetti. Every kitchen needs a heavy-duty colander for draining out boiled pasta and other foods to washing fruits and vegetables. A colander is an essential piece even for a minimalist kitchen.
A salad spinner is a whole lot more efficient and also your best friend when it comes to having a crisp salad. Salad dressings have a difficult time adhering to lettuce that is still wet. A salad spinner is the answer to your problems because it will help you get rid of water in a matter of seconds and save on paper towels. You can also use this tool to dry fresh herbs. Also you’ll have another colander if your primary colander is in use!
A can opener is something you don’t want to forget! Chances are you’ll need to open a can of something or other at some point, from opening up canned beans to coconut milk, curry pastes, fruits, etc.
Spatulas & Serving Spoons
A sturdy metal or high quality spatula can be very vital for flipping and tossing eggs and puffy pancakes over easily.
Make sure to have a large multi-purpose serving spoon. Use this for everything from stirring, scooping to serving.
Otherwise you can invest in a utensil set which will include all your essential spoons & utensils like slotted spoon, spaghetti spoon, solid spoon, slotted turner, flexible turner, potato masher and ladle. Whatever's on the menu, these spoons give you all the help you need to put a delicious meal on the table!
Tongs are like your extended hands and are super useful in the kitchen! For easily flipping meats and vegetables, a good pair of tongs that can handle all kinds of different sized foods is a must. Not only are they used to flip big pieces of food, but they also help move ingredients around in a frying pan or on a sheet pan without the risk of burns. They’re also great for serving food family style at dinner.
A whisk is often one of the most used items in the kitchen. While forks and chopsticks can be handy, a whisk is quicker and efficient to emulsify vinegars and oils perfect for whisking together salad dressings, sauces, eggs etc.
This is not exactly an essential for the kitchen, you can make do without it, but it definitely makes life and insignificant tasks in the kitchen easier. Juicing a lemon or lime is one of those tasks!
When you are looking at crushing garlic cloves with a simple squeeze, a garlic press presents a convenient alternative to mincing garlic with a knife. What's more, a clove of garlic can be passed through a sturdy press without even removing its peel.
Get yourself these essential, high-quality, multi-purpose kitchen tools for an efficient kitchen. These tools are designed to inspire new cooking adventures while making your cooking and food preparation tasks simple.