If you’re planning on spending much time in the kitchen, then you want to buy cooking utensils and equipment that work and that make you happy. Depending on what style of cooking you need to do or how often it’s going to happen, circumstances can change about what these purchases are, but there are some basics that you can always expect.
In your original kit, you’re going to have at least four things. You are going to have the knife that you use the most. You’re going to need cutting boards. You need storage containers for your food. Also, you need to pick the one perfect food processor that will do what you need it to efficiently while also being easy to clean.
Your Primary Knife
Choosing the right kitchen knife is no small task. You probably used dozens if not hundreds of them in your life already. So the choice will ultimately be very individual. Moreover, price point often does not delineate the quality of a knife when it is in your hands doing what you wanted to do. You can try an expensive knife, and it may not work even remotely as well as the knife that you bought at the discount store down the street. You have to figure out how to create a function over form relationship with your main cooking knife, and then keep practicing with it from there on out.
And your knife is only going to be so good if you don’t have high-quality cutting boards underneath it. Not only does it make cooking and chopping things easier, but buying the right cutting boards also means you have less to worry about concerning any bacteria that may be on your food. The best cutting boards are going to be ones that are the ideal size for your kitchen space, are easy to clean, and are sterile when you need them to be. Usually, you’ll have several of these cutting boards to make sure that you chop vegetables and meat separately.
It’s a shame to have a great meal and then put your leftovers in storage containers that don’t do the job. They need to be airtight, easy to clean and fit in your cupboards and your refrigerator. Buying proper kitchen storage containers may be a little bit of an investment, but the alternative is having junk in your kitchen that doesn’t keep your food fresh.
The Perfect Food Processor
You may want to do all of your cutting and chopping manually, but sometimes it just doesn’t make sense regarding time. So, that means you need to buy the perfect food processor for your needs. Processors go all the way from low-quality and inexpensive to high-quality and ridiculously expensive. You need to find the one that makes the most sense for your budget and your style of cooking, and be sure to use it instead of just letting it collect dust in your cupboard.
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