Kitchen Gadgets : Cooking in your kitchen does not have to be a chore. If you like to cook, you should make your kitchen enjoyable. Make it more efficient by getting the type of equipment you need. A trip to any department store or kitchen store will leave your head spinning with all the new gadgets that are available. Here are some examples of things that can make cooking in your kitchen a lot easier and more fun.
If you do a lot of entertaining and you make drinks, a good blender or power mixer is a necessity. If you get a nice small compact mixer you can serve up frozen drinks in a flash. You can also whip up milk to make hot chocolate or lattes. Make sure you get a mixer that can be easily taken apart and cleaned so you don’t have to worry about that issue when you’re done.
If you do a lot of frying consider a deep fat fryer. Yes we know frying is not supposed to be healthy but if you do it you should make it easier on yourself. Consider frying in peanut oil, canola oil or other oils that are low in the bad fat. A deep fat fryer is good because it makes frying go so much faster. Chicken, shrimp, or french fries can be cooked very quickly and you don’t have to worry about turning the pieces over or burning one side.
If you like bread, and want to try to make your own, a bread maker is a welcome addition. By making your own bread you can try different things by adding your own ingredients to a plain bread mix. Using a bread maker is very easy, you just add all your ingredients, push a few buttons and a little later you have bread.
Think about what you do in your kitchen and what will make your cooking experience easier. Look around in magazines and online to find some gadgets that will make cooking fun. Once you get them, make sure you don’t clutter up your countertops with these gadgets. When you’re not using them, store them away in a closet, you’ll have easy access but they won’t be taking up valuable working space.
There are other smaller and less expensive things you can do to make your kitchen more functional. A simple lazy susan on your kitchen table can make it so much easier to reach items for everyone. If you do a lot of cooking and have all your spices jumbled up in a cabinet, a lazy susan spice rack could be just what you need. Even something as simple as a kitchen paper towel holder can reduce wasted use of paper towels, or be more sanitary than having a dish towel on hand.