It's safe to say that we’ve been hanging around in our kitchens most of the time now. With this ample time spent at home, you've probably tried to make a new recipe or hop on the new trendy food everyone's talking about! But, as dining in becomes the cool new thing, it's time that you also upgrade your gear if you really want to get serious in nailing all your home-cooked meals. Here are 10 kitchen gadgets and equipment worth investing in that will make your kitchen exploration a whole lot of fun and easier, too!
This equipment is definitely a no-brainer if you’re into baking and cooking as it makes baking huge batches of cookies or mashing potatoes way easier and quicker compared to a whisk or wooden spoon. If you're looking for one that will stay with you a long time, Kitchenaid offers one of the best ones in the market. It comes in a ton of colors and is compatible with attachments like a pasta roller or a juicer!
An instant pot is a multicooker which goes without saying that it will definitely be a great investment if you do any type of cooking. Plus, it cooks way faster compared to the traditional slow cooker but still develops the flavor just as good!
If you don’t have the best chopping skills, then a food processor will definitely be your best friend. Not only that, a food processor can even grate, make dough, and do most if not all tedious tasks in the kitchen!
Making sourdough, soup, or even a one-pot pasta? A dutch oven can be used to cook just about anything you can think of. They are versatile, nowhere near an eye-sore, and will definitely last you a long time.
Sous vide machine
For effortless meals, a sous vide machine will help you get a perfectly cooked steak! The machine removes all the guesswork in your cooking—no more poking or checking with a thermometer if your meat is already cooked!
An airfryer is definitely an investment if you’re going for a healthier lifestyle. It uses little to no oil, and instead relies on circulating hot air to get the same result as a deep fryer!
Microplane graters get the job done: From grating cheese to mincing garlic! If you’re not willing to pay for a food processor, then a microplane is a good place for you to start.
The worst habit of a homecook is cross contamination of chopping boards, using the same board for raw meat and cooked meat or vegetables. Ditch this habit with a sturdy chopping board made of bamboo and is labelled with the specific food it should be used with to prevent cross contamination!
Compared to a food processor, a blender is best for making pureed soups, quick sauces, and smoothies!
Ice cream maker
We know, we know. Having an ice cream maker is definitely a splurge but think about it: You can have ice cream instantly and any time you want right at the comforts of your home!