If your kitchen equipment isn’t up to date, it can be quite difficult to cook your favorite recipes or experiment with new ones, no matter how much you enjoy being in the kitchen! This post will provide some suggestions on how to improve the functionality of the appliances and gadgets in your kitchen to make your life easier.
Pans and Pots
Is the size of your pots and pans adequate for your culinary needs? Consider purchasing larger pans in order to accommodate the amount of cooking you do. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, stainless steel pans are easier to clean and last longer than conventional pans. It’s better to buy high-quality pans even if they are a little more expensive.
You might even consider buying an instant pot machine for your kitchen too. If you live a hectic lifestyle, having a machine that you can pop ingredients in to make delicious and heartwarming meals like an instant pot vegetable beef soup will save you loads of time and effort after a busy day at the office.
If you use high-quality knives, you’ll notice a significant improvement in the ease with which you can chop and dice your meals. Furthermore, cutting with sharper knives is safer because the food is sliced through more easily, reducing the risk of cutting your fingers. Blunt blades tend to slip away from the food and towards your hands.
Ceramic knives are an excellent choice if you frequently chop fruits and vegetables. These knives have a much thinner blade than traditional metal knives, and they’re typically sharper as well. If you’re thinking about making the transition to ceramic knives, make sure you read a review of the best ceramic knives before you make your purchase.
I prefer to use wooden or metal utensils rather than plastic for cooking. The metal utensils are particularly useful, and I find them generally easier to clean than wooden spoons. They’re also better at scraping food off of pots and pans because they’re a lot more pliable than wooden spoons.
The styles and colors of metal utensils vary widely, so you can find a set that matches your kitchen decor. They are less expensive to purchase and will generally last longer than wooden cutlery.
You should also think about getting some of these other gadgets for your kitchen:
- Boxed grater
- Grippy cutting boards
- Apple corer
- Herb shears
- Set of nesting cookware
- Set of measuring spoons
- Hands free soap dispenser
- A set of kitchen weighing scales
- Plus many more!
One thing I’ve been loving lately in my kitchen is my food processor, which I’ve used for everything from pesto to sweet potato pie.
As you can see, there are a plethora of options available when it comes to kitchen gadgets. Why not go all out and have a vast assortment of gadgets so that you can spend more time in the kitchen cooking?
Jinan Banna, PhD, RD is the founder of Jinan Banna LLC and an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Hawaii. Her research interest is in obesity prevention. Jinan helps working women to lose weight so that they can feel confident and energetic by offering free information on her blog, as well as nutrition coaching. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biology. She is also a registered dietitian.