Whether or not you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, there are a number of accessories that can make cooking easier and much more fun. It doesn’t matter if you cook on a regular basis or just dip into it occasionally. The trick is to make cooking effortless, as you tend to enjoy it more when you’re not stressing about trying to cut meat or looking for something to stir your pasta with.
Here are five must-have accessories you need in your kitchen:
Whipped cream charger
This is one of the more fun accessories that can really make a difference to things like cakes, hot chocolate and desserts. A cream charger from creamchargersdirect.co.uk is a little tank of nitrous oxide. You attach this to a special whipped cream dispenser and then fill that dispenser with cream, sugar and any flavours or colourings. The nitrous oxide instantly whips the cream when you squeeze the trigger. This makes the process almost effortless.
Wooden spoons x 3
This might sound silly but in your kitchen you’ll need wooden spoons and ideally you’ll need three. Three spoons is the perfect amount when cooking a meal. For example, you’ll have one for pasta, one for the sauce and then another for vegetables/dessert. There’s nothing worse than being caught without a wooden spoon when something needs stirring.
It’s important to have one with long handle to keep your hands away from hot oils and sauces but also important to have a short handle for stirring thicker things like dough, where you need the extra leverage.
This is especially important if you’re into healthy eating as a spiralizer means you can make a healthy alternative to pasta from vegetables. All you do is place your courgette, or similar, into the device and turn the handle. It creates beautiful ribbons of the vegetable. All you then need to do is heat it with some sauce.
If you don’t want to use it for pasta then it can be used for salads and all sorts. This is your chance to get creative.!
A good knife set
If you’re looking to do more cooking at home, the first thing you should spend money on is a good knife set – this article recommends ten suitable sets. This will make preparing food so much easier. Along with your knife set you should have a good quality knife sharpener to keep the set at its best.
Look for sets that come with a good-looking stand as this means they can become a decorative part of your kitchen.
Not only does a muffin tin give you the opportunity to make muffins (obviously), you can use it for so much more too. Try making little frittatas for breakfast by whisking eggs with seasoning and a few vegetables then pouring them into the tin. Bake in the oven and you’ve got breakfast sorted for the next few days.
This is another kitchen accessory you can be creative with. Why not try Paleo Scotch eggs, savoury muffins, treats for the kids or chocolates? Take a look here for ideas.