Have you ever wondered where you spend most of the time at home? Usually, people think for a moment and then they firmly say, "In the kitchen, of course." In fact, the kitchen area is extremely functional. We cook, eat, play board games, or chat over a cup of coffee there. Sometimes we work there as well. However, in order for the kitchen to be comfortable for those who cook and a pleasant place for those who just like to spend time in it, it needs to be refurbished from time to time. So, what are must-have tools for a modern kitchen?
Knives. In order to make cooking a fun way to spend time, it is absolutely necessary to provide the right tools. One of the most important tools you should have is a good knife. However, for comfortable cooking, you will need at least three knives of different sizes: small, medium, and large. This way you will have a great tool both for making a sandwich and cutting meat or vegetables. In order to choose a good knife, try to test the tool in order to see if it is comfortable to hold in hand.
Cutting board. It is a very important tool that is used in making almost every single dish. In addition, the cutting board can be used not only in preparing but also serving food. Even though wooden cutting boards are the most popular, it is therefore worth considering to get one made of glass, wooden, or stone. Because wooden cutting boards deform rapidly from moisture. Meanwhile, cutting boards from glass and stone are more durable. The use of plastic cutting boards is not recommended.
Hand blender. It is hard to imagine a modern kitchen without this tool. Hand blender helps you to prepare grated soups and smoothies. Also, it helps to ideally and quickly prepare the dough for baking. Having a hand blender will also make you forget what it means to stir up eggs or cream. It means that any dish that needs these ingredients will be prepared noticeably faster. It can also be used for chopping vegetables, nuts, seeds. What could be better?
Measuring spoons or/and measuring cups. It’s a fairly simple and significant tool in your kitchen. Having measuring spoons or cups will save you time when you cook. It may look like that you can do great with scales and there is no need to have tools for measuring. However, you have no idea how often these tools come in handy! Measuring spoons and cups are definitely worth trying!
Dutch oven pot. This tool will appeal to those who value quality and do not always have much time for cooking. With the modern dutch oven pot you can prepare meat dishes or stews on any type of stovetop or in the oven. What is more, you can even use it for your camping trips! That is amazing, isn't it? If you're looking for an oven pot that doesn't require seasoning and has a non-stick surface, that is a great option to consider.
Oven mitts and potholders. These are not only the tools that simplify your cooking process and protect your hands, but it’s also a great kitchen accent. They come in various materials, colors, textures, and designs. Therefore, with minimal investment, you will be able to enjoy having the changes in your kitchen.
Meat thermometer. The modern kitchen is also unimaginable without a meat thermometer. This is especially important to avoid food poisoning. And also to make your food perfectly prepared. There are many types of thermometers (digital instant-read, dial instant-read, thermometer fork, etc.) from which you can choose the most suitable for you. Their price ranges in price from $5 to $150 dollars. The more often you are going to use this tool, the more you should be willing to spend on it.
Tongs. Their benefits can only be understood after testing them. For example, using tongs you can flip meat or fish on the grill, to stir pasta, or serve salad. Also, to lower food into a hot pot or to take it out. Depending on what you are going to use tongs for, you can choose them from different designs and sizes. This is an attribute that is simply a must for every modern kitchen. Not only is it practical and functional, but it also looks subtle and professional.
Cutlery set. These are the tools we use every day. Therefore, it is especially important to buy ones that are of high quality and durable. Therefore, is not advisable to choose cutlery that has plastic or wooden details. It would be worth considering to get a silverware set, that will become not only a decoration of your home but also as if a relic passed from generation to generation.