Whether you just picked up cooking or you are a kitchen enthusiast, preparing delicious recipes almost never comes easy. Apart from the freshest and best ingredients, you will also require time, dedication, some high-performance kitchen appliances and, of course, the right kitchen tools.
However, cooking can prove quite relaxing and rewarding, especially if you manage to impress your significant other or your best friends with that delicious meal you prepared from top to bottom. And, while looking for one useful article on cooking and its essentials won’t turn you into the next chef, we still think we can help you out a little bit.
Thus, we have made a list of the top essential kitchen tools any food enthusiast should have in the kitchen. These can help you measure and prepare delicious recipes with accurate precision.
A chef’s knife
All your kitchen journeys start with a sharp knife so you should definitely invest in a quality one that will help you cut, mince, chop, slice, and dice with ease. The knife should be made of top-quality stainless steel and feature a razor-sharp blade.
Ideally, the handle should be made of bamboo or another type of wood for a strong and comfortable handle that will diminish hand fatigue during repetitive moves.
However, you can also opt for products that come in just one piece – from the handle to the tip of the blade. These may feature a ceramic coating or be made entirely of bamboo. The advantage of a bamboo knife is that you won’t have to sharpen it too often. In addition, the blade won’t oxidate, while the vegetables will stay fresher for a prolonged period of time.
However, the ceramic coating can be extremely pretentious and sensitive so if you happen to drop your knife on the floor, the coating might chip and the knife will become less useful.
Measuring spoons and cups
The key to your success in the kitchen is to always add the right proportions of each ingredient. And, while most chefs “play it by ear”, we strongly advise you to start by the book and follow the instructions clearly. Thus, you will require a good set of measuring spoons and cups to deal with all the different types of measurements.
Each recipe may have its own measurement units so it is always best to first check if the one you are following measures ingredients in grams or ounces.
If you want to make things easier for you in the kitchen, always invest in a quality grater. A good one will help you slice, grate, coarse, and even shave a wide range of foods.
Opt for a grater made of stainless steel to last you for many years, and make sure it also comes with different types of graters that are strong enough to help you cut ginger, yet gentle to provide you with perfectly sliced mozzarella.