Some people say that the mood you have while cooking and preparing food affects how it tastes. If you’re happily cooking and you know exactly what you’re doing, your Gordon Ramsey-inspired dish will be delicious. However if you’re tired and not in the best mood, your homemade barbecue will taste boring, or worse.
One of most frustrating problems that home cooks face is when the kitchen tools they need are incomplete. To avoid stress in the kitchen, it’s best to have these 10 kitchen staples on standby.
Almost all dishes requires something to be cut or sliced, and how do you think you could do that without knives? For starters, you only need three: the serrated knife, the 9-10 inch long chef’s knife, and a paring knife. When buying knives, you should consider it’s durability and the feel of it when you hold the knife. It should feel natural and comfortable so it’s easier for you to handle when you use it.
2 Cutting Boards
A cutting board to a knife is like a husband to a wife, they go together. They complement each other and together they can achieve something. Come on, you can’t slice onions on your counter top or on a plate. Cutting boards are your best friend. It’s best to have two of these in your kitchen — one for cooked food, and the other for raw ingredients — to avoid cross-contamination when cooking.
3 Measuring Spoons and Cups
Although measurements are a bit more flexible in cooking than in baking, it’s actually very useful to have measuring tools in your kitchen just in case there’s an unfamiliar recipe you want to try or if you venture into baking. For baking, make sure you also have other bakewares as well.
4 Pots and Pans
When choosing out pots & pans for your kitchen, go for non stick skillets. It’s less of a hassle if you work with non stick tools and it’s easier to clean. It’s also a good idea to have stainless-steel skillets too. Give yourself options in the kitchen by having different sizes available in your kitchen.
You’ll need heat-resistant non stick spatulas, rolling pins, a peeler, a wire whisk, some tongs, and a few wooden spoons.
Sometimes, you or your family members would love to pair dishes with salad or smoothies. A blender can be used for salad dressing and for a smoothie fix.
7 Storage Containers
Storage containers are a great investment for your kitchen as these items have various uses. It’s where you can store your leftovers, it’s where you can keep unused ingredients, and it’s where you can store food that you want to bring to school or work to be eaten later in the day.