Whether you are a beginner or a master chef at home, some essential kitchen tools are necessary for your kitchen. Some tools reduce your cooking/prep time while others increase your efficiency. And there’s nothing worse than preparing a feast and realizing mid-way that you don’t have a tool for it.
We have curated a list of some kitchen accessories and tools that all home chefs love –
1. No oven? Get a dutch oven so that you can cook virtually everything from roasts, stews, and casseroles.
You can use dutch ovens for almost everything. It’s versatile and is perfect for roasting, searing, baking, and deep-frying. And yes, it’s the best option if you are making stews, casseroles, and such.
“This beautiful little cast iron pot is perfect for making 7 inches artesian ‘no kneed loaves of bread.’ The bread is so crusty and bread so chewy. Amazon’s price is less than Old Time Pottery charges. I wish Lodge made a long shape with a lid.. so I could make a long loaf shape.“
2. An all-in-one crockpot that lets you slow cook, warm, and serve.
Entertaining is easier than ever. It is a lifesaver if you have guests coming over.
“I really like this size ( have 4 crockpots of different sizes ). Great to make soups as 3 qts is enough for the day w plenty of leftovers. The warm feature keeps everything hot! Love this size and not too heavy to wash for an old lady with arthritic hands..”
3. A meat thermometer for those who cook by the book!
This meat thermometer reads accurate temperature quickly. So, now, you can cook like a pro every time.
“This is a long-term review as this was bought in May 2018 and used almost weekly since. I quickly came to enjoy this little thermometer as it ticked all my needed boxes. This thermometer sub $20 bucks stands up well and accurately next to a friend’s $150+ Thermapen !!”
4. This rapid electric egg cooker is perfect if you have to make a quick breakfast.
This will decrease your prep time 10 times the normal time. You can get your eggs boiled, poached, or scrambled in just a couple of minutes. Also, because it’s so small, it’s perfect for small apartment kitchens, dorm rooms, or travel!
“Its convenient, compact, and time saving; this kitchen gadget is a game changer! I was hesitant but after reading all the reviews I was ready to try it and I am glad I did. Prep takes 30-45 seconds to fill the appropriate water level, poke the eggs, and place in-tray. Three eggs take about 7 minutes, six eggs take about 11-12 minutes. Yes, but the buzzer is obnoxious and annoying but it’s not designed to be pleasant- I appreciate that it’s loud and obnoxious, less chance of a fire.”
5. A super sturdy and durable cutting board will speed up your chopping process drastically, without any casualties!
You need a good cutting board to make your life easier. Also, this wooden cutting board can also be used as a serving piece for cheese assortments, veggies and fruits.
“I am so glad I discovered these Royal Craft Wood cutting boards on Amazon. Extremely reasonably priced and exceptionally well made. I have used each of them often since I purchased them at the beginning of February. My knives do not become dull quickly like they used to do on other boards and they are easy to thoroughly clean. Thank you for such a well-made product!! : )“
6.You can use baking trays to cook some delicious savory & sweet dishes.
Yes, you do need baking trays for cooking desserts but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it to cook savory food items. Pssst, if you are looking to make a quick dinner, opt for baked dishes!
“I love the jelly roll size. Two of these fit perfectly in the oven on the rack. They are much easier to clean than one huge pan, plus easier to store inside cabinets. It is very well-made with measurements exactly as described. These are by far the most frequently used item in my kitchen.”
7. Heavy-duty rolling pin to get you started with some banana bread…
French inspired design, sustainable, you can use rolling pin to make pastries, pies, pastas, and roll homemade pizza dough.
“I love my new French rolling pin. I used it the first time to roll out dough for a baguette—and my new rolling pin made it very easy to roll the dough evenly and quickly. I’m extremely happy with the length and the large rolling surface. It’s extremely easy to clean and, overall, I’m delighted with my purchase!”
8. Extend the life of your veggies & fruits with freshness saver balls
This amazing kitchen tool extends and prolongs the time of the fresh products you get from the market. How? By just existing in-proximity to your produce.
“In my drunken stupor, I purchased these thinking were ben wa balls. Boy was I wrong. But I’m so happy with my purchase because these keep my produce fresher for much longer than normal. Nothing is worse than buying red bell peppers at the store and having them start wilting after 4 days. These should be in everyone’s fridges!”
9. Love a good roast? Get your A-game with the help of a roasting pan.
Now, roast meat and poultry to perfection with this 2-Piece Turkey Roaster with V Rack.
“This is a 5 year follow up to this product. I still use it every week and it has held up amazingly well. It cleans up easily and takes the dishwasher’s hottest sanitize cycle without trouble. What a great buy!!! Thank you, Amazon.“
10. Let your food cool down with a cooling rack. Because sometimes, patience can be extremely delicious.
All good things come to those who let their dessert/savory dishes cool down.
“Was exactly what I was looking for. It fits on to a cookie sheet perfectly.”
11. If you have just recently started cooking then get this kitchen utensil set – 18 pcs non-stick cookware.
This prep set comes with: Slotted Turner, Solid Turner, Deep Soup Ladle, Pasta Server, Flexible Spatula, Spoon Spatula, Spreader Spatula, Slotted Spatula, Bating Brush, Egg Whisk, Skimmer, Slotted Spoon, Solid Serving Spoon, Kitchen Tongs, Silicone Mat, Oven Mitt, Utensil crock.
“This utensil set is great it has all the utensils you need plus silicone pot holder mitts. The utensils are sturdy enough that I can use them on any dish that I cook even thick cookie dough“
12. Dress up your food with this compact eight-in-one spiralizer.
This cute kitchen tool will grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and much more. And oh, it’s dishwasher safe!
“It’s super easy to use and to clean. I had a previous spiralizer that I could not clean properly so I made sure to purchase one that was easy to clean. I rinsed it in the sink and all the zucchini came right off. It took a minute to get the hang of it but after that is was fairly simple. I would definitely recommend it.”
13. A microwave pasta cooker for days you are too tired to cook from scratch.
It’s perfect kitchen tool if you are looking for a quick & easy dinner. Just add the pasta, water and put it in the microwave. After it is cooked, put the lid on and drain the water. No mess pasta!
“Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly-measured spaghetti; it’s faster than boiling water in a big pot than having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time, and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy to clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”
14. Get the best knife set because a kitchen without a good knife isn’t really a kitchen.
Mercer Culinary’s knife set has been made from German steel. High carbon, no-stain German cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Additionally, you get a glass see-through window which makes it easy to find the right knife.
“Wow, sharpest knives, I’ve never had knives so sharp even buying other $150 sets. I’ll probably have these professional sharpened when they dull I like them so much. This german steel feels great, cuts like a scalpel. Worth the money for how badass this steel is. Full tang, classic feel. Never enjoyed cutting on a wood board so much.”
15. Simplifying the draining and scooping process with clip-on silicone colander.
These specially designed clips will fit nearly all round pots, pans, big and small bowls. Additionally, it is easy to use and takes a quarter of the size of the traditional colander. Isn’t it an amazing kitchen tool?
“This works pretty much as advertised. I live alone in a small apartment with a small kitchen that has very little storage space, and I often eat pasta. This little guy has made things so much easier! It’s sturdy, even the clips, so I don’t feel I have to be gentle with it. I’m pleased with my purchase, and would recommend it highly.”
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