As Food Blogger’s, we often get asked what’s in our kitchen? What are the must-have cooking utensils, equipment, pans, gadgets, tools, gifts to use?
We have a few firm favourite essentials. We complied the Best Kitchen Products, all available on Amazon. These are what we use and wanted to share them with you.
What are the Best Kitchen Tools you use?
Our No 1 Best Kitchen Products, which we use every day and could not be without is hands down our Cast Iron Dish, I can not praise it enough, if you don't own one yet you are missing out! So many of our recipes use a Cast Iron Dish, I could write a whole blog post about why you need one of these!
Why you need a Cast Iron Dish?
- It will last a lifetime
- Perfect for one-pot meals (less washing up)
- Easy to clean
- Retains and distributes heat evenly
- Can be used on Hob & Oven
- Serve straight to the table, keeps food warm
We use ours for making stews, pot roasts, sauces, curries, chilli, casseroles, risottos, jams, pancakes, omelettes, steak, fish, fry ups, desserts, bread and even pizza! So you can see why we use it every day now!
We own a shallow casserole dish at the moment and will be adding a deep pan to our kitchen collection soon! Now that I have convinced you that you need one, which is the best on the market?
Le Creuset Cast Iron Dish
Undeniably, the best one anyone can buy is Le Creuset Enamelled Cast Iron Shallow Casserole Dish, well renowned for there amazing quality and even come with a lifetime guarantee to back it up!
They come in multiple colours, I have shown an orange one in the link below as that is the one I would get! Take a look and let us know in the comments what your favourite colour would be?
ProCook Cast Iron Casserole Dish
If like us, your budget does not stretch that far? Then check out the ProCook Cast Iron Casserole Dish - 28cm. It is the next best option, still built to last a lifetime and comes with a 25 year guarantee.
Plenty of colour options to choose from so choose to match your kitchen! We rarely use our regular pan set, since we purchased this.
The only other pan I do use regularly in the kitchen is this 3 Tier Food Steamer Pan. I love to steam my vegetables using it, the steamer trays also double up as a colander!
The bottom pan is also regularly used to make our rice/lentil/pasta/potatoes in. Perfect with the clear lid so you can keep an eye on whats cooking inside!
What are the best Oven Gloves and why?
Next on our favourites, has got to be these Dualeco Silicone Oven Gloves They are Heat Resistant Gloves with Fingers, Waterproof easy to clean and great for wearing whilst Baking, Grilling, Barbecuing!
They come in black, blue or orange. Every kitchen needs and probably already has oven mitts, but take a look at yours and admit that these are a far superior option!
- Non-slip, never drop your dish again!
- Offer protection up your forearm too
- Can use your fingers as well as your arms!
- Easy to clean
- Cotton lined
The best Knives for your kitchen?
No kitchen is complete without a good set of knifes! If you want a cheap set that will last well, then try out the Kitchen Devils Fab Four, we use these and they are more than adequate for most usual kitchens!
Includes a large bread knife, Chefs knife, Vegetable Knife and scissors. Comes with 10 years guarantee!
However, if you want to splash out on a fancier set check out the ProCook Gourmet X30 Knife Set 6 Piece.
Don't forget to invest in a knife sharpener too! Even old/cheap knives can be made sharp with this sharpener! Check out the video on the amazon link for more details, it will sharpen any blade, of all different shapes and sizes!
Every Kitchen should have accurate scales and measurement tools.
These Salter Digital Scales are a fabulous kitchen tool, you can use them for grams/oz and even ml!! You can continue adding ingredients as you go by pushing tare after each addition!
Cups and measuring spoons get used regularly, our recipes are in UK and US measurements. However, there are many recipes that are only written in cups!
I have to say I love the US cup measurements, it's so much simpler!! I also love the Tala Retro Cook's measure has measurements marked inside for most items and also cups and ml's too!
Should I invest in a Pressure Cooker?
This is not a necessity for the Kitchen as such, but we love our pressure cooker!! Makes meals so much quicker and no need to slave over the hob!
See below picture with our Gammon joint we cooked in it. We have the biggest one which is for bigger families and has all the options on it. It definitely makes the list for Best Kitchen Products for 2020.
A bonus with this pressure cooker compared to other cheaper brands is you have got a saute/fry mode on it, so no need to brown/sear your meat off in a pan before.
Used for Pressure cooking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Baking, Steaming, Warming and even making your own fresh bread, jam or yoghurt.
I would recommend also getting the accessories pack to go with it!
Best Colour Coded Chopping Boards
Chop chop chop, check out this great Large Bamboo Wooden Chopping Board! Flexible colour-coded boards for Beef, Chicken, Bread, Fish, Fruit/Veg are stored inside.
Ready to be slotted in the groove of the board to stop them slipping!
That sums The Best Kitchen Products up, for now, we will probably continue to add more!
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