4 Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Starting with high-quality ingredients is the first step to nutritious meals, but taking your meals from good to great requires a few basic kitchen tools. Having these tools handy will make cooking easier, and more fun! Here are my must-have kitchen tools.

1.Chef’s Knife

A chef’s knife is one of the most essential kitchen tools, as most dishes require some kind of chopping or mincing. It’s important to keep knives sharpened, which helps create precise and consistent cuts. Whether mincing an onion or slicing through a tough chocolate bar, you’ll find meal preparation goes much more smoothly when you have high-quality knives available to do the job. When taken care of, a good quality knife will last you decades.

2. Tongs

Tongs are often overlooked, but they’re essential in my kitchen. Tongs can be used to sear and grill meat, serve salads, stir pasta, or grab corn from a pot of boiling water. Use long-handled tongs to reduce your contact with heat, and wider tongs to toss salads. Heat-resistant tongs are the most versatile, and can be used for prepping almost any meal.

3. Stand Mixer

Investing in a good stand mixer with multiple attachments can make it easier to cook almost anything, from desserts to savoury dishes. A paddle attachment is perfect for making meatballs or guacamole, shredding chicken, or mashing potatoes. Most stand mixers also have a dough hook for making pizza dough or bread. When I cook, the whisk attachment is my go-to for making meringue, cake batter, or frosting. Using a stand mixer can also help prevent over-mixing of batter.

4. Slow Cooker

A slow cooker can be an incredibly useful appliance for busy people who are out all day and need meals to be ready for them when they get home. Slow cookers can make your meal more low-maintenance by safely cooking your food at a low temperature while you do other things. Because these meals require very little effort, a slow cooker can be a great appliance for getting your meal prep back on track! It’s my go-to tool for making my life easier when cooking stews, soups, and meats. Slow cookers also tenderize meat to perfection!

Once you have high-quality tools like these in your kitchen, meal preparation will become easier and more enjoyable. If you know your kitchen tools need an upgrade but you’re not sure which ones to choose, we’re always happy to make recommendations. At SupperWorks we use top-quality tools and appliances to make meal prep easy for you.

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