We all know the basics of kitchen tools– pots and pans, spatulas, baking pans, pizza slicers, etc. Until you had your own kitchen where you were doing your own things, you probably never knew how many things there were that you didn’t know you needed. The following is just a small sample.
No, you weren’t welcoming another kitchen purchase. However, used properly, an air fryer delivers far crispier food than the microwave and a lot faster than the standard oven.
If you’ve been shaping your cookies and other baked treats by hand, that’s awesome. On the other hand, cookie scoops let you create the exact shapes and sizes you want.
Slotted Fish Spatula
The beauty of this item is that it’s thin, flexible, and strong. Those qualities, plus its sharp edges and angled nature, make it great for getting under things and for chopping stuff up.
Unless you like your meat rare or well-done, you need this. With it and a little research, you’ll be able to cook for all guests.
High-Quality Kitchen Shears
Sharp kitchen shears that last can do a lot of things beyond just opening food packages. For example, they’re great for trimming steaks. They can even cut through smaller bones and keep their edge.
Mortar and Pestle
When a recipe calls for crushing and blending spices, this makes things so much easier. It’s also a great alternative to dicing ingredients when the flavor, not the texture, is what’s most important.
You might not think you’ll need this until suddenly you do. When recipes call for separating liquids from solids or small from large, these are indispensable and require less space than a strainer does.
Fresh juice is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are great for your health. Having a juicer is a fun and easy way to enjoy these healthy drinks, and fresh juice always tastes better than the store-bought versions, even those not from concentrate.
Even high-quality knives can lose their edges over time. A knife sharpener is an easy and economical way to extend their lives and get the best performance out of them.
You should never cut or trim foods on your counters unless you have butcher 's-block countertops. Doing so can damage them, and fluids can penetrate, causing stains and even unsanitary conditions. Heavy-duty cutting on plates is also a bad idea for the same reasons. Cutting boards protect your counters and plates while also providing a cutting surface that’s good for your knives.
Buying in bulk saves money and trips to the grocery store. However, going through meats and other perishable foods is difficult before they go bad. A good vacuum sealer takes care of that. With a freezer, you can separate and store meat, vegetables, and fruits for months at a time while preserving their freshness and flavor. This is yet another of so many kitchen tools you never knew you needed!