5 Must Have Kitchen Tools For Amateur Chefs
Looking to up your kitchen game? Every kitchen has the essentials but when you peak inside the cupboards of a true foodie what tools do you find lurking? We’ve done a bit of research and these 5 must have kitchen tools are the most popular among the budding chefs of society.
Of course we may be a little biased but we and many others also believe that a Thermapen should be number one on your list of must have kitchen tools. The Thermapen is a super versatile digital thermometer and perfect for; ensuring a joint of meat is cooked to perfection, tempering chocolate, making batches of jam and more. The super fast 1 second response time with the Thermapen ONE and 3 second with the Classic and Professional. Thermapen ONE and Professional have an auto intelligent back lit display, 360 rotating display and waterproof casing – all features which make the Thermapen thermometer a cut above the rest.
This kitchen gadget may be bulky and come with about a zillion attachments but if you’re cooking frequently, catering for larger numbers or consider yourself a whizz at meal prepping then this will save you plenty of time in the kitchen. Food processors excel at chopping, grating, and shredding – you can even whip up some quick dough with this handy tool. Shredding your own cheese, slicing your own pepperoni and grating your own carrots is made super easy with a food processor and will save you money over buying prepared items.
Whether you’re simply whipping up a batch of cupcakes or making a beautiful loaf of bread, a stand mixer will ensure that you’re working efficiently and quickly in the kitchen. When tackling tasks such as Italian meringue, a stand mixer becomes your best friend. Beating egg whites, sugar and butter together in no time at all, all with the flick of a switch.
Others may disagree but we think that cooking and baking is a science! Weighing out your ingredients can be a very crucial step when creating spectacular dishes such as soufflé. Consistency is also key, purchasing a cheap set of traditional scales can give you inconsistent results when cooking – with digital scales you can be sure that you’re achieving cooking perfection every time. Bonus, they’re also much slimmer and easier to store than traditional scales.
Cast iron skillet
A cast iron skillet is considered a must, and is a long-term investment for your cooking. Cast iron is an extremely dense metal, meaning that it holds heat very well and distributes it evenly, ultimately leading to a better cook. A cast iron skillet is also very versatile as you can transfer it from the stove top into the oven, making cooking one pan dishes super easy – brown off your chicken on the hob top and then add your veggies and pop into the oven. A good quality cast iron skillet will last for many years, especially with good care.