We all love Kitchen Gadgets! When it comes to cooking, you will get bombarded with gadgets to do almost anything in the kitchen. Therefore, it is important to narrow down which ones are most useful since space and money can limit which ones to have on hand.
TMF Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets
Garlic Press – It’s hard enough peeling garlic. Then you have to mince it. Along comes a gadget that saves you from doing both. It is a time saver for sure!
Microplane – Need to zest a lemon or finely grate some cheese; then, a Microplane is super handy to have. It doesn’t take up as much space as a box grater and does the job with ease of handling.
Spider – This a multi-functional tool used for either straining or skimming. Basically, it is a long-handled stainless-steel wire basket that helps to remove food from the pot. Spiders have larger capacities than slotted spoons and are more open for faster, safer drainage.
Ice Cream Scooper – Even if you’re not an ice cream lover, scoopers come in handy for measuring out equal amounts of food so the food will cook evenly. It’s especially great when making muffins, veggie patties, and cookies.
Mandoline – A Mandoline comes in handy when you need something sliced very thin. Although you can achieve that with a really sharp knife, it will be more consistent and quicker to produce with a mandoline.
Lemon/Lime Juicer – This gadget came on the market just a few years ago, and it is a must to have. It’s one of those gadgets that you say, why didn’t I think of that!
Vegetable Peeler/Scrubber – Any plant-based cook will most certainly have these too items. Many vegetables need scrubbing or peeling. There are many designs to choose from but personal preference for handheld comfort is best way to choose.
Box grater – There will be times you don’t want to take out the food processor and it will be handy to have a box grater around to get a finer shred to a vegetable or cheese.
Pastry Brush – Whether you are spreading oil on vegetables for grilling or an egg wash for baking, you will be happy you have a pastry brush.
Pizza Cutter – You don’t have to eat pizza to use a pizza cutter. They are useful for cutting dough strips, paninis, and quesadillas, just to name a few things. Why struggle with a knife when you can use a pizza cutter!
Equipping a kitchen can be very stressful when moving into your first home or apartment. If you need some additional guidance on tools to have in a kitchen, read The Top Essential Equipment For Every Kitchen by The Mindful Fork.