Having a perfect kitchen is great – but if you have nothing to help you fill it with wonderful smells of food cooking it might seem a waste. So, filling your newly gleaming counters with lots of amazing gadgets almost goes without saying. From utensils to plates, some of the stuff you need to stock up on is obvious. There is also a world of gadgets that will make your kitchen a haven for any cook.
But what are these amazing kitchen gadgets and how will they bring your kitchen to life?
Do you find that the evenings are too short? That a home cooked meal takes too much time to ever be achievable? Then, you may need to take advantage of the time-saving power that a slow cooker possesses. Simply prepare your ingredients for a busy day at the beginning, put it in the slow cooker on a low setting and come home to a delicious stew, curry or whatever else you can think of! There is a world of recipes out there – lots of mums swear by this simple contraption – so you shouldn’t be short of ideas. This is especially good for large family meals that would otherwise take forever!
Cast Iron Skillet
This next ‘gadget’ isn’t so much a modern invention, as it is something that your grandma will be waving around smugly because, “I’ve had mine for thirty years, you know!” This is a pan that will last you, and maybe even your children, for decades. It can be used for a number of wondrous recipes and omelettes are only the beginning! The benefits range from its natural non-stick surface to its easy cleaning, it has an even cooking temperature and makes your food rich with iron. This is a necessity for the kitchen that will never go out of style!
Silicone Baking Sheet
If you are a keen baker you will know that things stick to the tray are a big problem. But never fear, simply buy yourself a silicone baking mat and never have to buy parchment paper again! They are easy to clean, reduce uneven cooking that leads to browning and can even be used as a great sheet to knead your creations on beforehand. You don’t have to restrict yourself to using it for baking either. Roasting vegetables and the like can also benefit from this non-stick solution. Your kitchen and your food will benefit greatly from this one simple thing.
A kitchen without a decent knife set is a barren place. Chopping takes minutes, not seconds. Your food is cut unevenly and none of it is the same size. Any serious eater knows the importance of a good knife. Which is why you should invest in a good knife, at the very least one, and a sharpener to help your cooking reach that next level. You will notice the difference almost immediately, so don’t hesitate and enter this whole new world of amazing cutting today.
It may seem silly, but if you buy pizza that has not been pre-cut (or make it yourself) then you may be aware of the great fear; uneven pizza slices. Luckily, someone has had the bright idea to create a pair of scissors that specifically have an attachment that allows you to cut the perfect slice. Okay, okay, this one is a little unnecessary. But, it’s a great novelty item and sure to delight your guests. And it may turn out to be handier than you think!
If you’d like some help in choosing or designing the perfect style for your home, feel free to get in touch with us here at Lakeland Kitchens. Our design experts will be more than happy to help you create your dream home in no time at all!