Cooking can sometimes feel as difficult as Calculus. The easiest way to make your cooking experience just a little easier is to stock your kitchen with a good set of small appliances, tools, and gadgets that do most of the work for you.
Below are 10 kitchen essentials that make cooking more convenient and enjoyable.
No matter the recipe, you will need to mix, stir, flip, peel, grate, or scoop ingredients at some point in the cooking process.
I really like the Nylon Kitchen Utensils Set because it comes with 44 pieces that can be used when preparing any meal. Moreover, they are non-stick and the quality of each supply has remained in great shape despite how often I use them!
They even have a money back guarantee. Therefore, this is a great set especially for those just embarking on their cooking journey since you get all the basics for a great price!
Do yourself a favor and invest in a nice set of pots and pans before anything else. What good is the final product if it ends up stuck or burnt to the bottom of your pan?
That’s why I love Rachel Ray’s Nonstick Cookware, these pots and pans are extremely durable, oven safe, and the various shapes and sizes are perfect for a variety of recipes.
Additionally, they have rubberized handles so you don’t ever have to worry about burning yourself!
I personally love the sea salt gray color, but there’s a variety of beautiful colors to match any kitchen!
Some of the best recipes require a complex combination of spices. Keeping your spice jars organized makes your life so much easier when it comes to convenient and speedy cooking.
The Kamenstein Revolving Spice Rack even comes with free spice refills for 5 years. The 20 jars come pre-filled with spices such as basil, thyme, parsley, marjoram, garlic salt, coriander, rosemary, oregano, and more!
Furthermore, the rack is made to fit in narrow spaces, the labels on the caps make the spices easy to find, and the stainless-steel design looks gorgeous on any counter top!
Owning a good blender adds an entire new avenue for any chef.
The Ninja Professional Blender is extremely versatile! It comes with a 72-ounce total crushing pitcher and two 16-ounce ninja cups with to go lids. Additionally, the set is dishwasher safe, BPA free, and is perfect for family servings or single serve uses!
I love to make homemade pizza sauce, salad dressings, smoothies, and soups in my Ninja Blender!
Chopping is essential for many dishes, especially when you want to add vegetables to your recipes. Certain vegetables can be extra tough to get a knife through, making it a hassle to even add certain ingredients to your dishes.
Thus, I recommend the Cuisinart Knife Set with Blade Guards because they come in different sizes, colors, and a lifetime warranty. The knifes are equipped to cut bread, vegetables, fruits, pies, you name it.
Moreover, I love the added safety feature of a blade guard for each knife. The nonstick coating makes slicing easy and enjoyable!
Whether you have leftovers or are meal prepping for the week, food storage containers are a necessity in any kitchen.
They are a great way to help reduce waste and those leftovers are a great way to save money by bringing your own lunch to work the next day.
The Fullstar Storage Containers are leak proof, airtight, and BPA free. Also, the snap lock is easy to use and the containers are super durable and easy to clean.
Fullstar even offers a money back guarantee!
The Bellemain Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls are a great addition to any kitchen.
The unique design allows you to measure, mix, and store all in the same container.
The set comes with four different bowl sizes so you can choose the correct size for any dish or number of servings. The stainless-steel material ensures is durable and adds a beautiful aesthetic to any kitchen.
One should never leave things to chance when cooking meat. Having a meat thermometer on hand ensures confidence that you are indulging in a fully cooked meal every time.
You won’t have to worry about under or over cooking your recipes with the ThermoPro Ultra-Fast Thermocouple Digital Read Meat Thermometer in your hands.
Its lock and calibration functions allow you to remove the thermometer without losing its current reading, giving you great accuracy. More so, the large backlit display makes it easy to read and the foldaway probe allows for convenient storage.
ThermoPro even offers a 3-year warranty!
A food processor is the one device that will inevitably bring your cooking to the next level. Whether you feel too lazy to chop your own vegetables or are looking to make your own hummus, a food processor enables you to make homemade meals like no other.
Therefore, I like the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper.
It even comes with a bowl scraper and a gorgeous stainless-steel base. The 10-cup capacity allows you to cook for one or many.
Moreover, the large feed shoot allows you to add additional pieces as you are using the device. Lastly, and my favorite part of all, this device is a food processor and chopper, so the possibilities are endless.
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Speed Hand Mixer is affordable, durable, and will absolutely make your life easier.
Additionally, the beater ejector button allows you to easily remove the base! You can just throw the beaters into the dishwasher!
There is already so much to worry about while cooking, and making sure your ingredients are mixed well is just a small way to improve dishes without much hassle from the help of a hand mixer.
At the end of the day, getting into any new hobby has a learning curve. The easiest way to flatten the curve is by making sure you have the proper toolkit at your disposal. Moreover, investing in good cooking supplies will eventually save you money as you begin to eat out less and save time!