Here are some must have kitchen tools for saving time and energy in the kitchen.
I love eating healthy delicious food, but I don’t love spending half the day in the kitchen! Here are some kitchen tools that make cooking much easier and faster.
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These scissors cut herbs up very quickly. They are easy to use and you get professional chef results. You can use the comb cover to remove clinging herbs so it is easy to clean.
Measuring spoons are a must have in my kitchen. Guessing takes much longer than measuring! This set has US and metric measurements written on the spoons. There is also a mini 5 piece set that includes measurements like a pinch and dash. These are made from non toxic stainless steel.
This rolling pin evenly flattens dough to ensure uniform baking. The removable discs make it simple to roll dough to a desired thickness. You can use it for pizza, pie crusts, cookies and more. It is made of solid beech wood. The rings are plastic and are etched with measurements.
Wheel pizza cutters are awesome. I bought a wheel pizza cutter when I used to eat a lot of unhealthy frozen pizza. I recommend eating healthier pizza and I recommend this cutter. It works awesome! It slices nice clean cuts through pizza. It is easy to clean. This Kitchy brand wheel pizza cutters has 5 stars on Amazon!
This is truly a must have kitchen tool for anyone who wants to cook healthy food. You will not regret investing in a good quality knife, and it will cut down your prep time dramatically. This Wusthof knife has an Heavy 8-inch blade. The blade is hand-honed for razor-like sharpness. This knife has a lifetime guarantee. I aspire to have this knife one day! But, if you are like me and need something more affordable, then you could get the Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife which is also an excellent knife. It is not “full tang” like the Wusthof knife (meaning it is not forged from one solid piece with the handle pieces pinned to the blade). But it still an excellent knife. It has excellent ratings on Amazon for good reason. I own and love this knife!
Every kitchen needs a good cutting board. This one is made from organic bamboo and won’t leach chemicals into your food like some other materials can. It also won’t dull your knives. Bamboo has some natural antibacterial properties. (Although it is still a good idea to have a cutting board dedicated to meat only.) This bamboo cutting board comes with a cutting board oil spray made from 100% pure walnut oil to prolong the life of your cutting board.
Baggy racks are a huge help for freezer cooking. These racks hold your baggies so that you can easily fill your freezer bags without spilling. It saves a lot of time and mess because it is like having an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. You may want to get the six pack or larger if you are wanting to line up your bags and fill them all one layer at a time with your freezer meal ingredients.
Food processors can chop food much faster than humans! If you need a lot of vegetables cut up at one time, a food processor will be your best friend. A food processor can also shred vegetables like carrots for a carrot cake. You can also make homemade nut butters, bread crumbs, cauliflower rice, nut flour, smoothies, energy bars, bean dips and much more! This Cuisinart food processor is very powerful (important in a food processor). It has a very large capacity. It is also quiet compared to many food processors on the market. It is all around a really great food processor!
Silicone oven mitts are heat resistant and they have a textured non slip grip. The oven mitts protect your hands from burns and scalds. (I have had some oven mitts in the past that didn’t really protect from heat!) These gloves are flexible so you can more easily hold onto various hot items. The potholders are handy when you need a trivet to put a hot pot or casserole on a counter or table.
A Turner is essential in any kitchen for stirring, flipping, cooking, draining and serving foods. We use ours constantly for reheating leftovers in a pan (like fried rice), for flipping eggs etc. The HIC’s Essential Stainless Steel Slotted Turner is made from a single sheet of 18/8 stainless steel. This means it is non toxic and it is strong and durable. It won’t react with foods, impart metallic taste, absorb odors or transfer flavors between uses.
Kitchen scissors (or shears) can be used for many things in the kitchen. You can open packaging with them, cut parchment paper, and snip the backbones out of chickens. Kai’s kitchen scissors are very sharp and come apart at the hinge making them very easy to clean.
Large baking dishes or pans are so useful for roasting large amounts of vegetables at one time. This makes healthy cooking super easy-simply dump some frozen vegetables in the pan and drizzle them with oil and seasonings! Or make sheet pan dinners with your whole dinner roasting in the oven. I use glass baking dishes for this since I haven’t replaced my aluminum baking pans with something less toxic. I love my glass dishes, but eventually I would also like to get these stainless steel baking pans.
If you want some more ideas to make healthy eating easy, check out some of my favorite tips to make clean eating easier.