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 have compiled 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 their 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!
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!
See Kay in action with them with our video here!
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 hands!
- 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!
Mortar and Pestle
Mortars and pestles are used to grind herbs or spices with ease! It's the perfect tool for making your own spice blends or rubs at home.
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!
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!
Love fried food but hate the guilt that comes with it? An air fryer, uses rapid air technology to fry your favourite foods without all of the oil. It's quick and easy to use, so you can whip up delicious meals in no time at all.
Slow cookers are the perfect solution for busy people who want to come home to a hot meal. They're also great for anyone who wants to make their favourite comfort foods like sausage casserole, gammon stew, and cabbage and apple side dish.
Because they use low heat, there's no need to worry about them burning your food or setting off your fire alarm. Plus, slow cookers don't require much attention while cooking so you can go about doing other things without worrying that dinner will burn!
Easy-to-use and makes delicious meals every time. It's simple enough even kids can use it!
Stand mixers have a large capacity bowl that can handle mixing up cake mixes in minutes.
It also comes with two attachments - one for whisking and one for kneading dough - which means less hard work whisking kneading or beating and save time cleaning up afterwards!
Chuck the ingredients in and give it a blast for finely chopped ingredients in seconds!
The one we use also has a whisk and stick blender attachment which is perfect for whipping up homemade Yorkshire puddings!
Last but not least! We love the Wilton cake strips for perfectly even cakes.
That sums the best kitchen products up, for now, we will probably continue to add more!
Post last updated 12/10/2021 with more of our favourite products.
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