Almost all kitchens are quite messy. We tend to accumulate many useless kitchen tools we hardly ever use, and all our cupboards and drawers end up full of kitchenware we only use from time to time. This limits our storage space and creates the chaos. Moreover, we get super stressed trying to find the kitchenware tools we need the most. We even buy new tools we already have because we don’t remember what we store in our drawers. For any reason we are in the dark about, they always end up hidden behind the yogurt maker, the bread machine and the pasta maker.
To avoid this to happen again, our main advice is to follow a good strategy to keep your kitchen tidy and organized
. Make sure you always have the kitchenware tools you use the most always close to hand so as not to keep buying things you already have or even don’t need.
We have compiled the most essential kitchenware and cookware tools to make this easier for you.
Essential kitchenware and cookware guide. These are the kitchen tools you should have.
1. A GOOD 3-PC NON-STICK CAST ALUMINIUM FRYING PANS SET WITH REMOVABLE HANDLES
But you must choose the right one, which means not only taking into consideration a href=” https://www.castey.com/en/best-induction-cooktop/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”> the cooktop you own -gas, vitroceramic or induction- but also it has the best release properties and it has a durable non-warping cooking vessel.
Even though frying pans can be made of different materials, such as cast iron or stainless steel, most of them are made of aluminium. Being able to distinguish between cast aluminium, forged aluminium and pressed aluminium is very important to make the right decision. The main difference between each other is not only the price, but also quality and durability. Here you can learn all you need to know before buying your next Frying Pan to make a smart buying and own the best cookware.
On the other hand, using a Frying Pan with removable handles Will bring you many additional daily cooking advantages. For example, you will increase your storage space, you will be able to clean them more comfortably or use them to easy oven cooking. We have several different options available, so you can choose the one that better fits your taste, needs and budget.
2. A GRILL PAN OR A FLAT GRIDDLE PAN
Grill Pan or Flat Griddle Pan? The million-dollar question. Generally, Grill Pans are great for meat while Flat Griddle Pan is usually used for vegetables and fish. Although griddle pans are much more versatile, and easy to use and care, grill pans bring a special taste to ingredients and separates food cooking juices from the ingredient itself to ensure it’s grilled, not stewed or poached. Anyway, you must take into consideration few other things to ensure you choose the one that fits your needs, preferences and cooking style.
3. A STAINLESS STEEL COOKWARE SET
Stainless steel cookware is very versatile. If you choose a good quality product you will be able to cook great dishes. Its main advantages are high durability, great resistance to acids and its non-porous surface. But, on the other side, it has bad heat conductivity properties. For this reason, we recommend you to choose multilayer stainless steel cookware. It has an aluminium core and outer layer is ferritic. This increase energy efficiency and makes them suitable for induction cooktops by the way.
You don’t need to buy a 12-PC Cookware Set, you just need a couple of saucepans of two different sizes, a casserole and a stock pot. Saucepans are very useful to warm up or work with small liquid quantities. Then you can use casseroles to cook well though-out recipes, such as the ones we suggest in our recipes section. Stainless steel cookware is very useful for boiling pasta, rice, legumes and vegetables or cooking sauces and soups.
Finally, if you need to save space, we suggest you choose a small nestable stainless steel cookware set like our Artic multifunctional set. This 3-PC cookware set can be used up to 6 different ways: stock pot, casseroles, steamer insert, colander, pasta boiler and double boiler.
4. SHARP KITCHEN KNIVES AND A GOOD CUTTING BOARD
Few things can be as frustrating in the kitchen as fighting with a blunt knife to try to cut cooking ingredients. The most important features of a knife are sharp blades and comfortable handles. To ensure you are buying a good knife, the best tip is to hold a paper fold in the air and try to cut it. If you can’t do it easily, don’t buy it.
Again, you don’t need a different knife for each cut. 4 basic kitchen knives are enough to start. We recommend you choose a Chef’s Knife to cut the biggest ingredients, a versatile Paring Knife for small cuts, peeling and making small incisions, a Santoku Knive for fish, vegetables and meat, and a Bread Serrated Knife.
We also recommend having a good cutting board at home. The best ones are made of bamboo wood. Bamboo is much more durable than other woods. Many other wooden boards are porous and get dark with use. Furthermore, it’s very difficult to sanitize them because, as they take time to dry, they become a great hotel for bacteria.
5. SILICONE COOKING UTENSILS TO STIR, TURN AND SERVE YOUR DISHES
Silicone accessories like spoons, spatulas and tongs are very useful. We recommend you always choose this material so as not to damage the non-stick coating of your casseroles and frying pans. You will use them every time you need to stir, turn or serve your dishes.
There are many gadgets and accessories available to make a lot of different things, but the truth is you only need few of them. One spoon, one spatula, one slotted spoon, one soup ladle and a tong are enough for almost any preparation. You can indulge yourself, of course, but don’t do it often unless you want to pack out your drawers with not very useful tools. Try to follow this rule: every time you buy a new gadget, give away one you are not using anymore. This way you will always have everything you need closet o hand. Is getting rid of things very difficult for you? Then classify your accessories to have the ones you use the most always close to hand.
6. OF COURSE, YOU CAN INDULGE YOURSEF FROM TIME TO TIME. WE RECOMMEND THIS MULTIPURPOSE SILICONE STEAMER INSERT
We have chosen a modern multifunctional kitchen tool because we know there’s no storage space to waste in the kitchen. We are sure you will use it a lot!
It’s a silicone steamer insert you can also use as colander, pasta boiler, lid and trivet. It protects the non-stick coating of your pots and pans and resists up to 200°C. It’s also easy to clean and dishwasher safe. But the best is you can fold it to save storage space.
Of course, not all of us use the same kitchenware and cookware, as this depends on each one needs and preferences. Anyway, we have tried to compile a complete basic essential list you’re your daily cooking. So, if you have decided to tidy up your kitchen, you are moving away, becoming independent or just want to update your kitchenware, this guide will help you starting with the most essential basics.
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