If you strive to create your perfect kitchen, so you’ll be inspired to cook more food for yourself and reduce the amount of processed food you eat. By ensuring you have a variety of appliances and technology at home, you’ll be a step closer to achieving your goals. Let’s take a closer look at the items every kitchen should have.
A microwave might not seem like a necessity for cooking fresh food. However, if you’re short on time and prefer to cook food in batches, you might choose to freeze and reheat some of your meals. These can still be better for you than ready meals.
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High-quality kitchen knives
If you’re chopping a lot of fresh vegetables and other foods for dishes such as soups, stews and curries, it’s important to invest in a high-quality set of kitchen knives to have the right knife for each food item. Not only does this make food preparation easier, but it can reduce the risk of accidents when using the wrong knife.
Having an extensive range of cookware in your kitchen will prepare you to cook many dishes. It’s best to use the right size pans. For example, if you’re cooking a small quantity of sauce, you’ll need a smaller pan than you use for boiling a lot of potatoes. Sticking to the right cookware prevents your food from being ruined, and ensures the food is cooked properly. Spending more on non-stick cookware will prevent food from sticking to the pan and having to be scraped off. It can also save you money in the long term, compared to buying lower-quality items.
Cooking fresh food and following recipes means measuring out ingredients. So, a set of measuring tools is essential for your kitchen. This includes a measuring jug, cups and spoons (tablespoon, teaspoon, etc). Some people successfully leave some of this to guesswork. If you’re new to cooking or just bad at estimating the right amount of ingredients, it’s best to measure everything. If you’re cooking on a budget, you don’t want to waste ingredients because you guessed wrong.
The right utensils
Other items you need for preparing a lot of fresh food are utensils. Buy a full set of those you need, or may need as you become more confident cooking in the kitchen. This includes a peeler, grater, wooden spoon, meat mallet, rolling pin and spatula. Don’t be tempted to cut corners. Having the right utensils saves time, improves the appearance of food, and can help food to cook and taste better. If a recipe states to use a specific utensil to get the food to a certain size or shape, there is usually a good reason for this.
As you become more confident cooking, you can expand on your kitchen accessories and make more daring recipes for you and your family.