- Food and Cooking
Essential Kitchen Accessories
No one wants to work in a kitchen that looks a mess and is not well equipped. Both professional and novice cooks would surely agree to that.
Now - I appreciate that "one man's meat is another man's poison," so I am sure that my list of the best kitchen accessories will be different to some one else's, but still.
I consider these to be almost indispensable in any kitchen. And you might be surprised at just how cheap and simple some of these kitchen essentials are - at least I hope you will. Not a one of them costs over $20 and I guarantee any of them will make a difference - by either saving you time or making your kitchen chores a little easier.
This is a great list of potential gifts for the chef in your life also. Enjoy!
Oxo 1066736 Good Grips SimplyTear Brushed Stainless-Steel Standing Paper-Towel Holder
You might find ot odd that I consider a paper towel dispenser to be a must have accessory - but the time I have wasted hunting for the kitchen towels does not bear thinking about. It has a spring activated arm and a weighted base to allow you to pull a sheet of paper one handed. Love it - such a simple device.
OXO make excellent products and this is no exception - it is solid and heavy - so it doesn't roll around when you jerk a sheet of paper off and - you always know where the kitchen towels are. Douglas Adams was right - the measure of a man (or woman) is whether he knows where hos towel is.
Always know where your towel is with this gadget.
Cuisinart Universal Pot Rack Hooks, Set of 6
As I am a little short of space in my kitchen I like to hang the skillets and heavy pans on the wall. I simply do not have enough cupboard space for them. And these are the best way of doing so. They need to hang off something else - either a bar fitted to the wall, a wire rack - or if you are lucky enough to have high ceilings - a pot rack.
They cost peanuts - and when you think about how much space you can save by hanging your heavy skillets on te wall - you will thank me for the suggestion.
Not much else to say about them really. They are for hanging pots and skillets on the wall. Order them now. The end.
Prodyne WP-2 Wine Pourer and Stopper, Set of 2
I usually have an open bottle of wine in the kitchen - and occasionally some goes in the food. According to the makers, you can use this set for wines, spirit, oil and vinegar, although - watch out if using it for vinegar - they do pour quite fast.
I prefer to use smaller pourers for vinegar, but these are great for wine. They pour smooth with rarely a drip, the stopper keeps the wine sealed and they look good. They are chromed, so have no taste to add to the wine and add a touch of class to wine pouring.
Not what you expected was it?
Progressive International Acrylic Soap Dispenser
Another kitchen accessory that you probably wouldn't think of buying. Hand hygiene is as important as any other aspect of working in a kitchen. This progressive Acrylic soap dispenser is made from acrylic, santoprene and stainless steel - so will last a long time.
You can also use this for liquid dishwashing soap - it has a long spout that is made for a convenient application of soap to brushes, sponges or directly into a sink. You could also use this as a hand lotion dispenser either in the kitchen or bathroom.
An indispensable dispenser you might say. Although I joke - kitchen hygiene is a serious business. Most home accidents happen in the kitchen - don't become a statistic.
Ritz 5-Piece Egyptian Flat Kitchen Towel Set
This set of five kitchen towels are made from Egyptian cotton--the finest in the world. They are very absorbent and the quality is not reflected in teh price. Any kitchen worth its salt has to have a set of towels to hand - and these are superb value for money. A great towel set for the price.
They are available in different colors, and they feel so nice you probably will not want tp use them to wipe your counter tops - then look at the price - and think again. They are long ;lasting and easy to wash - as they are cotton, they just go with any cotton colors.
A great buy... Buy some now... Buy several sets... Buy some for your friends.. But just buy some.