With the Right Kitchen Instruments – Cooking will be More Enjoyable
As a eager home cook and kitchen aficionado you’ll at all times hear, at weekends and in the evenings, the staccato sound of chopping, the sizzle and bubble of the pans and the organized clatter utensils, pots and pans emanating from my kitchen. I now have a good range of kitchen equipment to create this symphony of sound- however this was not all the time the way.
High quality Kitchenware is King…
When I bought my first flat and finances have been tight, I fitted out my late 1980’s kitchen in the then-in vogue, red and black instruments and kitchen accessories – which although seemed quite good on the time, however had been of poor quality and have all been replaced over the years.
My lesson was learnt after visiting the kitchen of a chef good friend who showed me the quality and consideration he had taken in the purchasing of the impressive collection of his cookware.
It became instantly clear to me that by shopping for the best quality kitchen equipment I might afford, I could ensure that cooking and entertaining would become so much easier, sooner and fun. Below is my essential kitchen tools list.
The Cutting Edge Kitchen…
– High of my list of for on a regular basis use are my cooks reducing and chopping knives, which, as yours ought to be, are top quality and are sharpened regularly.
– I’ve a carving knife which is made of a forged metal blade with high carbon content [as my different knives are]
– Cutting boards are equally important for convenience and ought to be well positioned. It is best to have more than one -I exploit a large wooden one for the big jobs and have discovered that small plastic ones are good for the smaller regular jobs like slicing onions – and are simpler to clean within the dishwasher!
– My oldest kitchen software is a big black iron frying pan given to us by my spouse’s Swedish grandmother, which is at all times nice for cooking at high warmth and never burning.I find that heavier pans with a thick base are all the time the best.
– Build up a great range of oven proof baking and roasting trays and dishes – you’ll be able to by no means have enough.
– A superb vegetable peeler is useful for pace and saving -which you’ll reduce off utilizing a knife – irrespective of how sharp.
– A ceramic pestle and mortar is all the time surprisingly useful – I take advantage of it to crush garlic.
– Get the best and most sturdy wheel can opener -for effectivity and safety.
– A wide range of steel spatulas and serving spoons – It is no use creating an awesome meal if you can’t serve it efficiently!
-Scissors are a device I did without for a very long time, but are invaluable for those further jobs like opening packaging.
Other important kitchen utensils are; tongs, whisks, a easy steel grater, a bread knife and anything which is labour saving within the type of cooking you do.
There is not any use in spending a fortune on a designer lemon squeezer you hardly use, if you do all you whisking with a serving fork!