The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, providing a place for the storage and preparation of food. Today’s kitchen is wildly different to the kitchen of two centuries ago, and modern technology has truly transformed the way that we cook all our favourite foods.
Having a fridge and microwave generally comes with the territory of owning a kitchen, but there are several helpful gadgets that can make the cooking experience more enjoyable as well as significantly easier.
Also sometimes known as the instant pot, pressure cookers are great in that it’s as easily as throwing the recipes into the pot, closing the lid, and letting the cooker do the rest. If you’re the kind of person that loves to make hearty stews, a pressure cooker is a fantastic investment that can save hours of your day. Pressure cookers have a wide variety of functionalities, and it’s possible to make everything from stews and curries to teas and even yoghurt.
A Quality Zester
A zester is a miniaturised grater and is generally used to scrape the zest off of citrus fruit as well as cheese. Most people generally get by with nothing more than a grater, but a zester can make zesting lemons or a hard cheese so much easier. They’re typically quite small and easy to store away and buying a quality model usually means that it will be extremely easy to clean.
Most people are probably aware of or might even own the traditional countertop blender. This is used grind foods down or make different blends of ingredients for smoothies. But the countertop blender can be hard to clean, and it’s impossible to add a large pot of soup to them to blend it smooth. Therefore an immersion blender is well worth the money. An immersion blender can be used to blend soft vegetables, to mix drinks, to make mayonnaise and dressings, and so much more. They are easy to use, easy to clean, and they can often be broken down into smaller parts and put away in the corner of a cupboard.
Some meats are pretty easy to cook, while others need to cook at a very specific temperature before they can be considered safe. And unless you have many years of experience cooking certain meats, it’s almost impossible to guess when the meat is ready to be taken out of the oven.
Therefore it’s such a good idea to have a meat thermometer at hand. These can be placed into the centre of the piece of meat and it will tell the chef whether the meat is at the right temperature or not, and it also means more time to enjoy some TV time or to play the latest online bingo Australia games.
There’s nothing more dangerous than attempting to cut things with a blunt knife. Not only is keeping a knife sharp easier for cutting things, but it’s also a lot safer. Knife sharpeners come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s best to try and get one that can sharpen a range of different blade types.