These kitchen accessories will make any home cook’s culinary arsenal stronger, from silicone tubs for collecting bacon grease (so as not to clog your drain) and stainless steel mandolines that quickly slice fruit to save you time in slicing fruit with ease.
Be it for spatulas or spice racks to store all your dried herbs, these gadgets will help get the job done correctly.
A good cook must possess an array of cooking tools. Some tools, like cast iron or nonstick pots and pans, may be large; other smaller tools can be useful for cutting vegetables or measuring ingredients.
An effective way of keeping tools organized is preparing them for storage. Empty and wipe down drawers before adding drawer dividers to keep items separate and less cluttered.
Hanging utensils from walls is another space-saving strategy. Look for hanging organizers or install a pegboard sheet with hooks to organize tools and other kitchen linens; alternatively invest in metal wire or wicker baskets which can be mounted onto walls and filled with kitchen tools as a decorative touch.
Baking involves baking dough or batter to produce various baked foods. You’ll need the appropriate tools for this task – from measuring to mixing to frosting!
Bakeware essentials include baking pans, wire racks, sifters and baking sheets. Equipped with the appropriate tools will allow you to avoid frustrating failures and enjoy satisfying successes more quickly.
Set of baking cups for measuring liquids and matching spoons made of glass or stainless steel will work best, as plastic may retain flavors or heat and become useless in serving cakes and desserts. A rubber spatula or silicone spatula as well as metal icing spatula will also make serving easier!
Before stocking your baking toolkit, go through each item and remove those you haven’t used within the past year or so. Donating unopened items to a thrift store or food bank helps free up drawer space while helping ensure you can quickly locate what you need when it’s time for baking.
A quality kitchen utensil set should include various serving tools for every occasion. Choose from large and small serving sets with spoons, forks, and tongs for quick preparation or transport of dishes from pan to table; or select high-heat serving spoons designed to handle hot foods without damaging nonstick pans; perforated portion control spoons can even come in handy when serving sauces, gravies, and vegetables!
To prepare to use your new utensils, begin by emptying and cleaning out their new home: drawers where they will reside – as well as sanitizing them to ensure a sanitary storage space – then choose an organizer with compartments to organize them into groups such as cooking and salad utensils for easy retrieval and quick restocking. This way you can find what you need quickly while making cleaning simpler too!
Storage solutions for kitchen utensils should not only be functional but can also add visual interest. Display rolling pins, knotty wooden utensils, and other beloved tools as authentic decor elements (as in this kitchen from designer Kate Marker). Or use drawer dividers to store long items such as spatulas and slotted spoons upright for easier access.
Consider installing a pegboard wall like this professional organizer did in her Tribeca kitchen as an easy, space-saving way of organizing cookware, mugs and other items. Not only is this solution cost-effective and customizable – it can even fit easily in an awkward corner!
If you have additional cabinet space, dedicate one for frequently used countertop appliances like food processors, choppers and multi-cookers so they’re always at hand when needed. Or consider hanging up a ceiling pot rack to store frequently-used cookware out in view and within reach; this also frees up space on your stove’s cooking area. If cabinets or drawers are not an option for less frequently-used cookware storage needs, designate shelves in pantry closets basement or garage shelves instead for less frequently used pieces of cookware storage if necessary.