As many people have heard, the kitchen is the heart of your home. When you think of a kitchen, you envision family and friends talking, laughing, cooking, sharing meals, entertaining and celebrating special events and holidays.
There are some “hot kitchen gadgets” that every home cook needs this year. For the cook in your home they need and want pots, pans and kitchen tools to prepare their new and favorite recipes.
Here are some exciting kitchen gadgets by Mashed and other sources to consider having in your gourmet kitchen.
“Once limited to the pros, sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a cooking technique that utilizes precise temperature control to deliver consistent, restaurant-quality results. High-end restaurants have been using sous vide cooking for years to cook food to the exact level of doneness desired, every time. The technique recently became popular for home cooks with the availability of affordable and easy-to-use sous vide precision cooking equipment like the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method,” Anovaculinary.com.
Delish says that “an Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, slow-cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker all in one package. Want to dump it, set it, and forget it for a slow-cooker dinner? It’ll do that. Want to make homemade yogurt? It’ll do that, too. While the Instant Pot is its own brand, Cuisinart, Gourmia, and Breville all offer pressure cookers and slow-cookers that can do similar things as an Instant Pot, so do your research to see which will best suit your needs before purchasing”.
VOILE Spaghetti Measurer
What do you buy the pasta lover in your life? How about an ultra-sleek — and functional — kitchen gadget that takes the guess work out of measuring dry pasta? Listed as one of “16 Cool Kitchen Gadgets That Will Save You Tons of Time,” according to Prevention, the VOILE Spaghetti Measurer by Alessi was engineered to get the perfect serving size every time, helping you measure out approximately one, two or five servings so you’ll never end up with more — or less — than what you need. And with its modern, stainless steel design, this is easily a gadget any spaghetti lover will love to have displayed in their kitchen.
Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer
For the health-conscious home cook that’s all about clean eating, the 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer by Spiralizer is the ultimate kitchen sidekick. Ranked among the “Best Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating” by Business Insider, this veggie slicer turns any ordinary fruit or vegetable into a healthy garnish or fun, curly topping for a salad with just a few cranks of a handle. It’s also a favorite among those embracing the paleo lifestyle as it makes it easy to create healthy alternatives to high- carb pasta by spiralizing healthy veggies like beets, carrots and zucchini.
Amco Rub-A-Way Bar
Fresh garlic can be a delicious addition to any recipe. The smell of day-old garlic still lingering on your hands, however, is what cooking nightmares are made of. Ranked by Today as one of the “11 Best Kitchen Gadgets Under $15,” the Amco Rub-A-Way Bar helps keep strong odors like garlic, fish and onions exactly where they should be — in your food and off of your hands. It works even better than soap without the harshness that could end up stripping your skin dry. Plus, the Rub-A-Way Bar is dishwasher safe — sounds like a win-win to us.
Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but it doesn’t have to be the most inconvenient. The DASH Egg Cooker takes the hassle out of making eggs. Listed among Business Insider’s “11 Kitchen Tools That Practically Make Breakfast For You,” the DASH makes soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs in 12 minutes or less. Boil up to six eggs in the convenient boiling tray or poach up to two eggs with the separate nonstick poaching tray. Omelette lovers will also appreciate the additional scrambling tray. What’s even better: the DASH is BPA-free so there’s no need to worry about scary chemicals sneaking into your breakfast.
Cook Joy Gyoza Maker
Know a foodie with a soft spot for Chinese? Also among BestProducts.com’s list of “35 Coolest Kitchen Gadgets,” the Cook Joy Gyoza Maker might be the gift they never knew they needed. Quality dumplings aren’t easy to come by. Takeout options can be soggy, but making them at home by hand can be totally tedious and time-consuming. The Cook Joy Gyoza Maker takes the hassle out of making homemade dumplings. Simply place the skins on the rollers, add filling and turn the crank. It’s fun, easy and a delicious departure from traditional Chinese takeout. Plus, it comes with a second roller for making wontons.
Stainless Steel Herb Scissors
Having a home garden is the ultimate source of pride for any chef. These Stainless Steel Herb Scissors are the perfect way for foodies to showcase their collection of fresh produce. Easy and comfortable to work with, these 5-blade scissors are an ideal alternative to a traditional knife, mincing and chopping up herbs twice as fast. They give the term “farm-to-table” a whole new meaning.
Fried chicken, bacon, french fries, oh my! Life sure is delicious for the cook who loves to fry. The only downside: splattering oil. It not only makes clean up a hassle, it can also be dangerous! Frywall is a soft, silicone cone that allows any home chef to fry without fear. The BPA-free cone acts as a hefty splatter guard, keeping oil from getting all over your stove top but more importantly, your skin. The design also allows steam to escape from your food, which helps achieve the perfect amount of crispiness.
Lavatools Bluetooth Thermometer
Impress the tech-savvy baker in your life with the Lavatools Bluetooth Thermometer, ranked by Reviewed.com among the Top 10 Smart Kitchen Gadgets That Will Help You Bake the Tastiest Treats. Not all ovens are created equal and this handy little tool will help make sure yours is at optimal temperature, even sending real-time updates to your phone.
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