Cooking can become a chore you dread, but it shouldn’t have to be. Bring back the joy into your kitchen by investing in modern kitchen tools that not only can make cooking easier, they could also get you excited to cook your next meal.
Did I get your attention? If so, here are 15 kitchen tools you might want to check out:
1. App-controlled crockpot.
Imagine leaving the pot to cook, even without you checking it every 5 minutes. And because this is app-controlled, you’re in charge of everything from adjusting temperature, turning it off or on, and more. It will notify you as well once your food is fully cooked.
2. Herb or stalk stripper.
If you’re a fan of herbs or leafy vegetables, but find the stripping off stalks quite time-consuming, this simple tool does the job for you. Just shoot the herb into the holes (find one that fits your herb or veggie the best), then pull. If done right, you should be left with just stalks and the leaves separated without a fuss.
3. Infuse-anything ball/container.
Perfect for making rich and healthy soups, this tool lets you pack herbs and spices into the container, close it, and include the entire thing while cooking food. You’ll end up with flavorful recipes without the seeds, stems, or unwanted bits mixing into your food.
4. Electric steamer.
If you’re trying to get healthy and have no time to make complicated dishes, keep it simple with an electric steamer. It totally removes oil and ensures you absorb the nutrients from veggies, fish, poultry, shellfish, and more. If you’re not on a healthy streak, then an electric steamer can be your entry to the world of homemade dumplings or siopao (meat-filled steamed buns).
5. Pot-attachable strainer.
These clip-on tools stick to any pot or pan and strain chunks of food, pasta, and other ingredients you want to be separated. It’s an affordable addition to your kitchen.
6. Garlic and onion press cube.
It’s like the chopper/slicer tools but designed into a cube shape. You just place a piece of garlic on top, close the lid to squeeze it down and be able to use the diced garlic bits without leaving your hands smelling like garlic the whole day.
7. Microwave-safe pasta container.
For people who love cooking pasta, but have no time to watch it boil, invest in a microwave-safe container designed specifically to fit pasta. Just place enough amounts of uncooked noodles into the container, add water, and place it into your microwave.
8. Vacuum sealer.
If you portion meat, veggies, and other food in advance, it is guaranteed to make cooking easier. A vacuum sealer can help you do just that while saving freezer/fridge space significantly.
9. Pulled-pork claw shredder.
Get restaurant-quality pulled pork every time you cook some meat with this claw-shaped shredder. You’ll need both hands with the tool since you’re going to “wear” the claw to use it, and shred meat like Wolverine.
10. Sushi-making set.
Do you love sushi and have always wanted to try them at home? With this sushi-making set, you’d be impressed with yourself at how easy and enjoyable preparing sushi from scratch has turned out to be. But if you still want to go the traditional way, here is the Salmon sushi bake recipe for that.
11. Herb and veggie scissors.
I adore these scissors completely. After washing your fresh ingredients, you no longer need to get your cutting board out. Just “cut” your veggies and herbs as you would to paper, and you’ll end up with ingredients in under a minute.
12. Immersion blender.
Perfect for those who don’t like using their bulky food processors to make sauces, salsas, purees and more, the immersion blender does the trick without much mess.
13. Electric can opener.
If you use a lot of canned goods for your sauces and other recipes, invest in a handy can opener not only to save time but also to avoid unnecessary injuries when you find yourself opening stubborn lids with sharp edges.
14. Salad spinner.
Ever wonder why your salads become soggy easily? This tool can solve this issue for you since it is designed to remove unwanted moisture from the vegetables and spin your greens to perfection.
Have you always loved to try taking care of your own herbs, only to let them die after a while? With an aero garden, you can grow herbs indoors, see them grow nearby, and just cut the tops or leaves whenever you need them. It’s also a pretty cool stress-reliever, so invest in one if you want to check your gardening skills.
We live in a time where inventors have a huge stage thanks to the internet. If you’re like me and you sometimes get burned out by cooking your meals, but taking out daily isn’t an option, these modern kitchen tools can help you reinvent your cooking methods, add recipes to your outdated menu, and bring back the joy in the kitchen.