There was a time when cooking in the kitchen involved hours of preparation, cooking, and cleaning. Modern technology has given your time back to be divided between family, work, and hobbies. Here are some useful kitchen tools for maximizing your time in the kitchen while minimizing your stress levels:
- Blenders for fresh juices, salsas, sauces and smoothies.
- Chef’s Knife to cut food into very small pieces.
- Coffee machine for individual cups or small family gatherings/parties.
- Colanders for mixing your pastas and salads with proteins like chicken, turkey, or tuna.
- Crock pot for slowly cooking meals such as soups and stews.
- Cutting Boards for both meats/poultry and vegetables to avoid cross-contamination.
- Detergent dispenser with a brush for cleaning cups, pots, pans, and utensils.
- Dishwasher when you have no desire to manually wash your dishes/pots/pans.
- Deep fryer for chicken, fish, or turkey.
- Electronic knife for precision control of meats, fruits, and vegetables.
- Food Clips for keeping bags of chips, nuts, and fresh vegetables.
- Food Processor (hand-held or electronic) for chopping, dicing, and slicing your food.
- Food Thermometers for measuring when items such as meat, poultry, and seafood are cooked.
- Jar opener come in handy for both small and large jars.
- Long-handled bottle brush for cleaning inside bottles and jars.
- Microwave for heating or cooking food like popcorn.
- Rice cooker to add rice to beef, poultry, and seafood dishes.
- Tea pots for coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
- Toaster ovens for bagels, English muffins, cheese bread, and heating leftovers.
- Vegetable steamers for broccoli, califlower, and cabbage.
By using time-saving kitchen tools, you can gain back hours of time. This time can be used for exploring different recipes, or spending time with your family. It is important to read and review how to use your kitchen tools for cleaning and safety purposes.
Make sure you keep your warranties/customer service numbers in a safe place and supervise any small children while they are in the kitchen. Some of these products require using a plug so remember to take out the plug to minimize your electricity bills.