Kitchens are one of the most used and useful rooms in our homes and it just makes sense that we have the right tools, equipment and gadgets to ensure that it remains efficient and accessible. Tools and appliances like commercial food processors make our work easier, cleanups faster and results better and more professional.
The following are kitchen gadgets that every kitchen should have such as a microplane grater. This tool is made by Microplane and is quite efficient; especially when grating chocolate, ginger, nutmeg and hard cheeses. Another handy-dandy kitchen gadget is color-coded flexible cutting mats. There are a variety of color mats that can be used for different cutting tasks such as yellow for poultry and green for vegetables. What makes these cutting mats so effective is that they are easy to carry cut-up food to a pan or bowl. All you have to do is hold the mat by the edges, carry it to the desired location and tilt it to so that food is funneled into a bowl or pan.
Another must-have kitchen gadget is the adjust-a-cup measuring cup. This gadget works well when baking or when engaged in other kitchen tasks that require carefully measured ingredients. To measure anything, all you have to do is give a twist of the base. This adjusts the cup to the proper measurement line. You can also push the base up to remove sticky ingredients.
Measurement markings on the cup are in cups, ounces and millimeters. The 4-inch utility knife is another great kitchen tool. This is a small knife but it can do everything a paring knife can do and even more. You can use it to mince garlic and shallots and slice mushrooms and avocados. Works great when making salads soups and more!
Be sure to check out the silicone spoon spatula. This is an utensil that will do away with all your other spatulas and spoons. You can use it for sautéing, stirring, scooping scraping and more. They are heat-resistant and have a springy steel core that extends through the handle. This makes them flexible and strong.
Kitchen shears is another great kitchen tool. Kitchen shears can be used to trim vegetables and meat, snip twine and open packages. The ends of the handle have a bottle opener on one side, a screw driver opener on the other side and a row of teeth in between the handles that can crack lobster or crab legs or grip bones.