If you’ve been spending more time in the kitchen than you intend to, you might not be equipped with the right tools. Work smarter, not harder also applies to cooking and these game-changing gadgets will help you be more efficient. You can thank us later.
Tofu is a great protein source for those on a plant-based diet but draining the extra-firm block of soy is a tedious task. Of course, you could always do the age-old trick of wrapping it in paper towels, then finding the heaviest objects in your kitchen to weigh it down. It works, but it’s also time-consuming. The solution? A tofu press that streamlines the process.
You might have never heard of this tool before, but it sure makes preparing your vegetables more enjoyable. Hand-held spiralizers are cheap and are perfect for making zucchini noodles, which are used as a low-carb alternative for pasta. It’ll even work on other produce like squash, carrots, and potatoes.
Fine Cooking defines julienne as a “French cooking term for thin strips of vegetables, meat, or fruit.” Achieve those narrow strips without slowing down for precision. While you hone your knife skills, a julienne peeler could save you from slicing your fingers.
No one wants a soggy bowl of lettuce for their salad. Prevent this from happening by giving your greens a spin after washing them. It removes the excess water, making your leaves wilt less fast. Salad spinners are also ideal for drying other vegetables, so they will last longer when you store them.
Food processors are a nifty appliance to have around but not everyone has space or budget for it. A good compromise seems like a good compromise since it’s cheaper, compact, and easy to clean. Instead of finely dicing your ingredients, roughly chop them so that they fit into the container. Then pop the lid on and pull the string until you get the consistency you’re looking for.
Cooking is a leisurely activity but that doesn’t mean you need to be slaving away in the kitchen. Make your life easier and get yourself one (or all) of these kitchen gadgets.