Perhaps you’re not the best cook in the kitchen but you want to start engaging with more flavors and tastes. Or perhaps you simply want to make cooking more convenient so you don’t spend all your time in a kitchen without having to resort to instant noodles. Here, we’re going to look at five appliances that many a chef swears by, and how they can help you up to your dinner game.
- Process makes perfect
A good food processor is far much more than a blender. Not all are suited to be used as a blender. Rather, their best use is that they can be used to chop up a lot of vegetables or ingredients into small pieces in a tiny amount of time. As such, if you need some diced, sliced, or otherwise cut ingredients, you can save yourself a lot of time, especially if you’re not very dexterous.
A good wok
There are few tools more versatile than a good wok. When it comes to a good stir fry or noodle meal, you can use pretty much any whole food ingredients you like, alongside noodles, some sauce or seasoning, and your choice of cooked meat. It’s one of the best tools for quickly whipping up something tasty and filling.
The pressure is on now
Have you had the experience of cooking chicken or lamb or another flavorful meat, only to find it tastes kind of bland when you’re done with it? Pressure cookers are best known for trapping in all that flavor. What’s more, a good meal of chicken and rice in a pressure cooker will take less time to make than otherwise. You might have a delicious, filling meal ready in no more than fifteen minutes.
Nice as rice
A good staple grain to go with your meal can help make it filling without too much effort. Rice is one of the top choices for a lot of people, and there are few ways to cook rice better than with a rice cooker. If you have trouble maintaining consistent results with your rice, then a good rice cooker can help you make perfect rice every single time, taking out a lot of the guesswork.
Okay, so it might not be an appliance that you cook with, but the phone has become one of the most useful tools in the kitchen for a lot of chefs. That’s thanks to the wide range of recipe sharing and cooking apps that can take you through the step-by-step, from meal planning up to cooking individual recipes. If you’re looking to expand your repertoire and build some skills, then make sure you find the right apps to help.
Of course, a craftsman or woman is only as good as their tools, but they also know how to make good use of those tools. Make sure you’re trying out some of the more basic recipes using your chosen appliances first so you can get used to how they work before you get experimental with them.