Posted: 25 August 2017
Did you know that a whopping 50% of American Restaurant Goers consider themselves to be foodies?
Are you in that category? If so, we believe that true foodies don’t just eat delicious restaurant meals. They make them, too.
But, good food is so much more than the ingredients. The right kitchen accessories make a huge difference in cooking, but with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to understand exactly what you need.
Not to worry! We’re here to break it all down for you. Let’s get into it!
Top Foodie Kitchen Accessories
Knives, Knives, Knives
If there’s one accessory most chefs tend to agree on, it’s the power of having a strong knife.
You don’t need a complete collection to be a star in the kitchen. In fact, most professionals recommend starting with these following four:
- Chef knife
- Long serrated bread knife
- Paring knife
- Carving knife
- Cutting Board
Stop chopping your meat or vegetables on a dirty counter. On that note, stop chopping them up on (gasp) plates.
Invest in a proper cutting board. Wash it regularly (sanitation is important!).
And, you may want to consider having separate ones for meat. Not only are they functional, cutting boards can make your kitchen look even nicer.
Tired of spending $15 on carry-out lunches at work each day? We get it! That’s why meal prep and bringing food with you is so important.
Glass is sturdy, easy to wash (unlike those yucky plastic containers), and they just make your food look pretty. Talk about a kitchen accessory win-win, right?
Let’s be honest here. What’s more romantic than letting someone spend the night and waking them up with a delicious, gourmet breakfast?
Even if food is the way to someone’s heart, the cooking process doesn’t have to be complicated.
Consider learning a new egg frittata or french toast recipe (invest in some quality non-stick pans and spatulas). Master a killer coffee recipe.
Or, take it up a notch and really wow your guest with fancy Belgium waffles courtesy of your cast iron waffle maker.
To be blunt, spice racks are entirely underrated kitchen accessories.
This is because learning how to properly season food separates average, wannabe cooks to ultimate culinary experts.
This means owning more than just salt, pepper, and garlic. Grab yourself a spice rack, fill it up with delicious spices, and actually learn how to use them!
Your taste buds (and wallet) will thank you, as you will learn how to jazz up even some of the cheapest and simplest dishes.
Stop dirtying up your kitchen table with water rings! Coasters are not only functional for your drinking glasses, but they are a great way to express your creativity.
Taking care of your furniture and showing off your personal style? Talk about an accessory serving its purpose.
Cooking is a lifelong learning experience, and it can be an incredibly rewarding passion.
Remember that the best food comes from using the best kitchen accessories (and plenty of them are incredibly affordable), so get shopping!