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Monday, March 14, 2011

Ten Things You Must Have In Your Kitchen

Have you ever wonder what do you have in your kitchen? Or, in fact, what do you actually need in your kitchen? Well, of course, we ladies loves to stock up or purchase things that we rarely use while cooking, :D, (if you know what I mean).... So, here are cool tips on how to save up your money and spend it on other necessary things... erm,..well,.. like shopping! (again?) :D

XOXO, Dylla

Ever thought how things were done in olden days? The normal responsibilities that we do everyday would probably be different once we get turned back in time, without the modern equipment and gadgets. Let's take cooking for example. If we can return for hundreds and thousands of years back, food was eaten raw. When fire was discovered, people in the past employed coal, heated stones, dugged-up improvised ovens, and wood. Salt is a primary component in terms of food preservation, and still used up to now. People were capable to extend the wide range of the food that can be eaten when cooked well via cooking.

Let's come back to the present day. With the different non-traditional styles of cooking, there are numerous gadgets that were also invented and introduced in the objective of improving the quality of cooking. Given the abundance of food gadgets and devices, though they all are around TV Shopping or magazines, it's still optional to have them provided that you have the basic items you'll need. Here are several items that will certainly make your kitchen ready to go for almost every dish you need to cook.

Grater: Have you wondered when the grater was invented and introduced? 1540's. Yes, 1540's and this is an item that you would need a ton in your kitchen. It's generally used with cheese, to give your favorite pasta extra spunk. It can also be utilized as a mini food processor as it can also be used for vegetables and fruits.

Bakeware: Same goes with cookware, as cookware sets sometimes include bakeware pieces. You will substantially appreciate aluminum as it can provide even heat distribution due to its heat conductor characteristics and your favorite cakes will certainly look perfect once you take it out from your oven. Make absolutely certain that your bakeware pieces are long-lasting and will make it not hard for you to take out your cookies from the oven without smashing them into pieces.

Mixing Tools: Food processors are perfect for the kitchen especially when it comes with blenders and mixers. Modern processors nowadays are "all-in-one" devices which allows you to do a variety of kitchen functions- from juicing to blending, from mixing, mincing to grinding!

Peeler: There are lots of people who use small and large knives in peeling. But, there's that higher risk of getting injured or harmed. That is why many have opted to use peelers as they keep peeling safe, fast, and easier.

Cutting Mats/Boards: They're excellent when you are slicing your ingredients and utilize them as a funnel when placing the ingredients in a pot or a bowl. It's best to have a cutting mat which is self-healing and can resist punishment from chopping.

Measuring Spoons, Cups: It is ideal that you do accurate measurement of all your ingredients, specially when it will influence the taste of your dish. Guessing the measurement may occasionally vary and make come out as a disaster. You'd prefer to have a correct measure of salt, oils, etc. to ensure that the flavour will be just right.

Pepper Mill: Sometimes, a pinch of salt or a dash of pepper may sufficient. However, it is not for all times! Since 1842, pepper mills happen to be in existence and since that time became a must-have in the kitchen. The different types of materials for salt and pepper mills should be considered. Ceramic grinders are perfect for salts as it doesn't corrode, while stainless steel, zinc alloy and carbon steel is best for pepper.

Spatulas: They're considered as the extension of a person's hand while cooking. Not unless you're numb to turnover or turn food around towards the other side amidst the boiling water or oil, don't you think? There is no kitchen in the world without a spatula as it allows the cook to turn the food appropriately and keep him or her safe.

Knives: One can't simply tear pieces of meat apart or use his/her teeth in sizing up ingredients for cooking. Unless you have them in your kitchen, you will definitely find cooking an issue. It's as important as a weapon of a cop, warrior, or a knight. Good kitchen knives are the secret weapons of cooks and chefs.

Cookware: You simply can't just hold anything up against the fire for apparent reasons, and how is it possible to boil water without cookware? Having cookware is the spine for the kitchen, where everything starts. Make sure you have a good set of cookware - grab the liberty of choosing of the pieces you'd typically use. Heavier cookware means greater heat conduction, but choose something that you'll capable of handle properly, to prevent ending up in spills and hearing the banging sounds on your kitchen floor. Remember to take the main factors in consideration: grip, lids, clean up and weight.

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  1. Cookwares, mixing tools and chopping board must have for me in my cooking.

  2. :D, I love the spatula that Rachel Ray's used in her talk show, but I can't find any in Malaysia... :(

  3. According to me,It's helpful food processo in to the kitchen.It's easily to use.Surely...
    pizza makers

  4. While everyone can use frugal cooking tips, no one needs to cut back on food costs more than a mom. When you have kids to feed, it becomes even more important that you provide them with cheap, nutritious food. Gone are the days when ramen noodles could sustain you for months . . . now you need healthy food on a tight budget!

    Healthy cooking tips

  5. Now, the more healthier the food, the more cost is. I agree with your view Dan

  6. such a fantastic products, I like it very much, I think you may get such type of products at cheap rate on Used Kitchen Equipment

  7. Hey, thanks!
    I did drop at the web-used kitchen equipment - m looking for home used stand mixer :D


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