Regardless of how much time you spend at work each day, you shouldn’t skip meals or eat unhealthily as this will affect your health in the future. However, you can spend less time in the kitchen and eat healthier if you choose some of the most useful kitchen gadgets that will not only make cooking easier, but also fun.
Most useful kitchen gadgets you should have
- Measuring cups and spoons
No matter what kind of food you choose to prepare, adding the proper amount of ingredients is crucial during cooking or baking, so measuring cups and spoons are essential for a precise measurement. These tools are usually made from polished stainless steel which makes them very durable. They come in many sizes and the spoons have long handles so that they can reach into jars easily. These measuring tools will also look great on any kitchen counter due to their modern design and polished finish. Moreover, they are easy to use and can be cleansed in the dishwasher.
- Electric salt and pepper mills
You can’t cook good food without salt and pepper as seasoning enhances the flavor of every dish, especially when they are freshly ground. For this, you can choose electric salt and pepper mills that work on batteries and start the grinding process when you invert them over the food. The mechanism stops once the mills are turned upright. Salt and pepper mills are durable, easy to use and can help you save time. Modern design ones are made from stainless steel with a satin finish which makes them suitable for every kitchen.
- Knife sharpener
A high quality knife sharpener is another kitchen gadget you must have because you will always need to cut and slice different foods. You can choose from manual and electric sharpeners, but the manual ones are usually more affordable and don’t require too much storage space. They are easy to use and will help you slice, cut and coat all types of food.
- Multiple-sided grater
Shredding foods is also an essential part of cooking a good meal, so a multiple-sided grater can easily become a valuable kitchen tool, as you will benefit from a fine grater for cheese and spices like cinnamon, an extra-fine grater for ginger, nutmeg and softer cheese, a medium grater for chocolate and small vegetables, and a large grater for large vegetable and cheeses. For fruits you should choose a fruit grater to zest citrus quickly.
- Flexible spatulas
Flexible spatulas can be made from silicone or stainless steel, and help remove foods without sticking or breaking them. They are heat resistant, durable, flexible and safe for nonstick cookware as they won’t scratch the surfaces. Spatulas have angled edges to help them glide beneath the food to avoid breakage. You can also use them to flip pancakes or turn over fish fillets and other delicate foods without damaging them. They have a handle that doesn’t slip and can be easily washed into the dishwasher.