What every kitchen should have:
Forget messy colanders; instead simplify your kitchen with this indispensable tool for straining vegetables, cooking pasta, and parboiling: a fine mesh net!
An Oil mister is an extremely useful tool for controlling the amount and types of oils added to your cooking. Mist some canola oil on a non-stick pan and you are ready to stir fry the low fat way! Have one for olive oil to spritz on potatoes for oven fries or sweet potato fries… YUMMY!
Every kitchen needs to have at least one good 10-inch Chef’s knife. This is a multipurpose tool to chop, slice, julienne and skin. They last ages with good care, so think of it as an investment. They are definitely not inexpensive. There are knives in all price ranges, the three recommended here range are $200, $100, and $50 respectively. We have used all three, and find that the differences are noticeable in terms of weight and handle feel, but no difference in functionality. We were able to prepare same ingredients the same way!
A Remote thermometer: unless you have one of those ultra-advanced ovens with their own thermometer probe, this is a must for roasting! No more guess work with the turkey, no more plastic pop-up watch! Simple select the cooking mode, stick the probe in the meat, set the wire outside of the oven, (no, there is no heat escaping) and enjoy the rest of the evening. The remote will beep once done and since it has 100 ft range you can even go to the backyard or say hello to the neighbors. If you smoke meats this is an absolute must. Isn’t technology grand?