Tools for Saving Time in the Kitchen

One key to saving time in the kitchen is having the right tools and knowing where to find them. When you have your kitchen grouped into centers (like a baking center, cookware center and tableware center), you can work in the area you need to work in and have everything you need at your fingertips.

Here are the tools I can’t live without:

Good sharp knives – My favorite knives are Cutco. They cut better than any knife that I have used and I have never had to sharpen them. Good sharp knives will save you lots of time in the kitchen.

Cutting Boards – You’ll probably need more than one of these. This one is great because it has a groove around the edge and a slip resistant bottom that will keep your board in place.

Chopper – This is wonderful for chopping vegetables and nuts. If your family doesn’t like big chunks of vegetables, you’ll love this. I’ve been able to hide lots of vegetables with this handy tool. It also chops carrots well which is almost impossible to do with just a knife.

Bowls – It’s important you get a good set of bowls and that you store them in a convenient place in your kitchen.

Spoons and Spatulas- Another time saving device that will save you frustration scraping the last little bit out of your bowl are spatulas. You won’t believe how easy it is to scrape the bowl with the curved ones.

Spices – I buy my spices at a bulk food store because the spices are fresher and MUCH cheaper. Make sure you have a good system for storing your spices and that they are in your baking or cooking center in your kitchen.

Stainless Steel pots – These are the best type of pot to get. They heat your food evenly. I avoid aluminum pots because the aluminum can be absorbed into your food and absorbed by your body. Higher aluminum levels have been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Just as carpenters need tools to complete their jobs, cooks also need to have the right tools. Some carpenters will choose different tools than others just as different cooks will think that some tools are more essential than others.

Keep it simple and get only the tools you know you will use.

February 9, 2021 | 02:06 WITA

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