With holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to handle increased demand for ‘fit for a king’ meals. Not being a professional Chef shouldn’t stop you from being able to cook like one. But, you’ll need right tools to create those tantalizing dishes. Read on and find out five tools that no kitchen cook should be without.
Make sure that you have a good, quality set of mixing bowls on hand – bigger better! Many dishes need to be beaten, blended or mixed. You’ll be glad you didn’t skimp on mixing bowls when you need to perform any of those tasks. Most professional chefs prefer to use stainless steel mixing bowls. However, there are many quality plastic sets available, like ones made by OXO. But be aware that plastic bowls can become hard to clean over time, especially if used for heavy duty sauces, and may need to be replaced.
Cast iron skillets, pots and pans have long been a choice of pros. But, cast iron cookware can be a little daunting. Seasoning, pre-seasoning, re-seasoning, cooking seasonings in, oils to use, etc. to ensure your skillet is ready, is a hassle many cooks would rather not deal with. Now you don’t have to. You can buy cast iron cookware galore – already seasoned – so that you have no fuss and still get same great benefits of those using simple cast iron. Lodge is a well known maker of pre-seasoned cookware and offers many different types of cast iron cookware. Be aware –soap nor dishwashers should be used for your prized possessions.
Specialty Measuring Spoons
If you’ve ever seen one of grandma’s old recipes refer to a pinch, smidgen or dash and have had to take a guess at meaning (and hope you’re right) then you absolutely must grab a set of pinch, smidgen or dash measuring spoons. No more guessing or testing your interpretations on your guests (as fun as that may be). This set also makes a great conversation starter – especially at family gatherings where elder members may take you on a trip down memory lane.