These days, there’s a gadget for everything. A donut maker – check! A churro maker – no problem! Taco warmers – yes, it’s covered too! While these cool kitchen tools might be exciting, after the first couple of times you’ll almost inevitably find that they’re cluttering up your countertops and cabinets and never get used! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of top kitchen essentials so you can ensure you’re well-equipped without unnecessary clutter!
A Food Processor
The absolute top gadget for any kitchen is a food processor that has switchable blades/disks. We guarantee that this is your best friend in the kitchen! It can accomplish anything from shredding cheese to slicing pepperoni and everything in between. You can even use it for making whipped cream, peanut butter and mayonnaise, not to mention chopping vegetables. Whether you’re baking a cake, making hummus or preparing a dip, you can rest assured a food processor is the only gadget you need!
A High-Quality Apron
Whatever you’re preparing in the kitchen, you’re going to need to protect your clothing from splashes and spills. A good-quality apron is always a top priority, and certainly isn’t a fad trend! Check out professional aprons from companies like ChefWorks to get the very best in terms of design and protection. Click to find out more and choose the right apron to suit your needs.
A Slow Cooker
Sometimes called a crockpot, a slow cooker is a kitchen must-have, especially if you need to save time and effort in your cooking. Slow cookers are a magical tool that can be used to prepare anything from soups to desserts. They’re a brilliant way to use up all your leftover vegetables and meats, and they’re perfect for anyone who is out at work all day. Just throw a few ingredients in before leaving the house, then when you return in the evening you’ll have a delicious meal ready to serve.
Juicers are a surprisingly useful kitchen gadget. They may seem like a fad, but you’ll find that they’re an invaluable addition to your countertops! Juicers aren’t just brilliant for squeezing orange, lime and lemon juice for your recipes, they can juice vegetables for you too. They’ll save you a lot of manual effort and you’ll extract more juice than you thought possible – something you could never have achieved by hand. You’ll also have no pulp or seeds spoiling your juice which happens all-too-often when juicing by hand. Freshly squeezed juices are also much more nutritionally beneficial than those you’d buy in your grocery store, full of vitamins and minerals that will make you feel healthier than ever.
Stick To The Essentials
Although it might be tempting to see so many unusual and unique gadgets instore, it’s wise to leave them where they belong – on the shelf! Popcorn makers, cotton candy makers, and pie makers may be a fun addition to your cabinets, but you can guarantee they’ll be gathering dust before the year is out! Stick to the basics and you’ll be making an investment for life.
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