Bent Johnson

Jul 22, 2023

Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets For Modern Home Cooks

When we started our culinary journey, searching for the best cookware and kitchen essentials for minimalist cooks, we were filled with confusion and frustration. Beginning without prior knowledge creates a huge learning curve .

1.Chef’s Knife

For those of you who have only ever used inexpensive butcher knives for cooking, switching to a high-quality kitchen knife can make all the difference. Honestly, when I switched to a quality chef knife, I couldn’t believe how sharper, heavier, and easier it was to slice and chop with a quality knife. And because a chef’s knife can be used for all your cutting jobs (and every time you cook), buying a quality one will serve you well for years to come.

2. Cutting Board

One of the most basic tools you need in your kitchen is a good cutting board. Since you’ll be using it every time you cook (just like a chef’s knife), it’s important to choose one that’s durable and well-designed.

The OXO Good Grip Cutting Board is dishwasher safe and made from odor resistant polypropylene, so it’s built to last. Choose this inexpensive cutting board and you won’t regret it.

But when you switch to a cutting board like this one, you can be sure that every time you use it in the kitchen, you will enjoy it.

3. Can Opener

It’s rare to feel happy every time you use a cookware. But this can opener from Kuhn Rikon does just that. This is a 5-in-1 can opener that pulls tabs, attaches bottle caps, removes lids and opens jars and can lids safely, easily and cleanly.

We have these beautiful things in our kitchen (mee lime green of course) and they are so much fun to use. Believe it or not, we’re actually looking forward to opening the can.

4. Measuring Cups

A measuring cup is used to accurately measure the amount of liquid or solid cooking ingredients. You may not think that measuring cups are anything special.
This stackable set of measuring cups from Kitchen made has all sorts of smart features that eliminate the little annoyances common with measuring cups.

5. Measuring Spoons

A measuring spoon can be used to accurately measure smaller amounts of liquid or solid cooking ingredients than a measuring cup. This set of 5 stainless steel measuring spoons from Prep Works contains amounts from 1/4 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. It’s nested inside with magnets so you can easily store it without losing it.
It’s also double-sided, designed to hold both liquids and solids, and is dishwasher safe.

6. Mixing Bowls

A set of quality mixing bowls is a must for mixing salad dressings, seasoning mixes, marinades, sauces or storing leftovers.

Mixing bowls are essential kitchen utensils used for combining, stirring, and blending ingredients during food preparation. They are typically round, deep bowls made of various materials such as stainless steel, glass, ceramic, plastic, or even wood. These bowls come in a range of sizes, from small to large, to accommodate different quantities of ingredients.

7. Colander

A colander for draining pasta or washing vegetables and salads is an essential part of any minimalist kitchen. This 5 liter stainless steel strainer from OXO Good Grips is well designed with ergonomic non-slip handles and “feet” to keep it from slipping anywhere.

A colander is a bowl-shaped kitchen utensil used for draining liquids from solid foods. It typically consists of a perforated or meshed bottom and sides, allowing water or other liquids to pass through while retaining the solid food within the bowl. Colanders are commonly made of materials like stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, or silicone.

8.Vegetable Peeler

The typical design of a vegetable peeler consists of a handle with a narrow, flat, and sharp metal blade attached to it. The blade is slightly curved, allowing it to glide smoothly along the contours of fruits and vegetables. Some vegetable peelers have swivel blades that can pivot, making it easier to peel around rounded surfaces like potatoes or apples. The sharp blade efficiently removes the peel, leaving behind the edible portion of the produce.

9. Whisk

A whisk is a kitchen utensil used for blending and mixing ingredients together by incorporating air into the mixture. It consists of a handle and several thin, flexible wires or loops that are attached to the handle at one end and flare out on the other end to form a semi-spherical or balloon shape.

The primary purpose of a whisk is to aerate and combine ingredients evenly, creating a smooth and homogeneous mixture. Whisks are especially useful for beating eggs, whipping cream, combining batters, and mixing sauces or dressings.

10. Grater

Graters are commonly used for preparing a variety of foods, including cheese, vegetables, fruits, chocolate, and even certain spices. The texture of the grated food depends on the size and shape of the holes in the grater. Some graters have larger holes for coarser shreds, while others have finer holes for a more delicate texture.

This Cuisipro 7-in-1 box grater can grate citrus, fine, coarse, extra-coarse, parmesan cheese, slicer and slices, it also has a ginger grater. Made from high quality stainless steel to last a lifetime.

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