There are lots of kitchen gadgets on the market these days, everything from strawberry hullers to pineapple slicers. It’s hard to know what tools will be useful in your kitchen or what will just end up collecting dust!
Here, we’ve compiled a list of 5 ultra useful tools that do wonders in the kitchen and will help you get great results.
A spiralizer might look a bit gimmicky but they do wonders turning all kinds of vegetables into thin, noodles. Spiralizers often come with different blades and plates. You can turn zucchini and sweet potatoes into long spaghetti like noodles and use them just like spaghetti. Spiralizer’s are great to help you make healthier choices and get more vegetables into your diet. You’ll be turning everything into noodles!
2. Meat thermometer
A meat thermometer is one of the handiest tools to have in the kitchen. A lot of cooks are unsure of how to properly cook meat or know when to pull a roast out of the oven. A meat thermometer can tell you the exact doneness of your chicken breast, pork tenderloin or even salmon. Never have over or undercooked meat again – get it perfect every time!
3. Citrus reamer
A citrus reamer is a great tool to have around the kitchen. With the popularity of homemade juices you can get the most out of your citrus fruit. Squeezing lemons and limes by hand is great but you will often not get all the juice out of your fruit. Use a citrus reamer to get every last drop of juice from your citrus and help keep seeds out of your juice as well.
4. Potato Ricer
Ever wonder how restaurants get silky smooth mashed potatoes? Many use a potato ricer. You press cooked potatoes through your ricer to prevent any lumps from getting into your mash. You can “rice” just about any root veg into a smooth puree using a ricer. Never, ever have lumpy mashed potatoes again!
5. Ice Cream Scoops
Ice cream scoops are a versatile kitchen tool. Not only are they great for scooping ice cream but they help make you look like a pro when you’re baking. If you use an ice cream scoop to scoop baked goods like cookie dough onto baking sheets you’ll ensure you get equal sized cookies every time. You can also use the scoops to scoop your cake batter into baking tins evenly.
6. Pastry Cutter / Bench scraper
A bench scraper is a great tool to have on hand. A pastry cutter is used to do just that, cut pastry! You can easily slice into bread dough, refrigerated cookie dough without worrying about cutting with a sharp knife on your counter top. The best part about having one of these in the kitchen is that after you’ve made a mess, say, kneading bread dough, you can use the bench scraper to scoop up all of the dough and flour stuck on your countertop. A handy tool to have around!