Array
Home Improvement

5 Kitchen Tools and Gadgets For The Serious Home Cook

It's time to expand your culinary repertoire.

Shares
Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Cooking is a great skill to have—it sharpens the mind and steadies the hands, all while enhancing one’s knowledge and creativity. It’s also a way for us to enjoy good food and bond with our loved ones. It’s safe to say that spending time in the kitchen is rewarding—but sometimes, all the work can get overwhelming, even for the most serious cooks. Bring fun back into the kitchen with the five kitchen gadgets below:    

Food thermometer



Most of us just eyeball our food to see if it’s done cooking, but did you know that there are recommended temperatures for meats and fish to ensure that they’re cooked all the way through? Use a food thermometer to check for doneness and ensure food safety in your meals. It may seem like an extra step, but it’s definitely worth it.  

Vegetable spiralizer



Tired of eating vegetables? Add fun to your salads and side dishes by using a spiralizer—a handy kitchen tool that can turn boring veggies into fun, spiral strips. Spiralize carrots or zucchini for a low-carb alternative to pasta, or amp up your garnish game by using pretty cucumber strips on top of your weeknight meal. The fun shape can also encourage picky kids to eat more veggies!

Salad spinner



No matter how fresh a salad is, it can still be ruined by soggy greens, caused by excess moisture from washing. Prevent this by using a salad spinner, which expels water from your salad greens by spinning them very quickly. Your salad will remain crisp, and you won’t have to waste kitchen towels trying to dry them in the process. Win-win!

Handheld electric whisk



Followers of the ketogenic diet love the electric whisk, which they use to mix heavy cream and butter in their “bulletproof” tea or coffee. But you don’t have to be into keto to use this little whisk! Just press the button on top and you can use it to quickly mix anything you like—powdered juices, hot chocolate, and even big batches of eggs.  

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Kitchen scale   


A must-have for bakers, kitchen scales also have practical applications for more casual cooks. With this small gadget, you’ll have no problem following recipes that use grams as a unit of measurement. Portion control will be easier, too, since most serving sizes are listed in terms of weight. You’ll never have too much of one thing ever again—unless you choose to!

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Here's What You Should Look Out For At Manila FAME

Manila FAME 2018 is where you can get the most stunning artisanal products from various parts of the Philippines

A Farmhouse-Inspired Home in Quezon City

Welcome to Portland French, a renovated two-storey home built on a couple's meticulous planning and DIY ethic

Zsa Zsa Padilla And Conrad Onglao Are Building A Farmhouse

The power couple are building their dream farmhouse in the province

Putting Up Your Christmas Decorations Early Makes You Happier

Spread holiday cheer and good vibes

A Fresh Remodel for an Unfinished Bedroom Loft

Design consultant Grace Moslares transformed an unlivable space into a cozy, functional area for a family of three

All The Grocery Items You Need To Buy In Bulk

Your budget will take a hit, but it's going to save you money in the future.

El Nido's Newest Eco-Friendly Resort Has a Two-Level Infinity Pool

Every weekend's already fully booked!

These Colorful Chairs Are Made From Candy Wrappers and Plastic Straws

Yes, there is no wood in these chairs, but they are sturdy and can last up to two decades

6 Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Los Baños, Laguna

Los Banos, Laguna is known for its pools and hot springs, but there are more exciting, nature-themed, and kid-friendly places to see

This Coworking Space in Makati Can Rival Your Favorite Cafe

Work Folk will make it easier for you to stay productive

Expert Tips On How To Decorate With Vintage Pieces

Let these tips guide you on how to infuse your hand-me-downs into your modern home and still make them shine

How Can You Make Colors And Prints Work In A Space?

Colors and prints can be tricky, but when done well, can also make any space more lively and interesting
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!