Cooking at home and trying new recipes is all the rage nowadays. Hundreds of websites and social media accounts have fully dedicated themselves to compiling and breaking down thousands of delicious recipes that you can easily recreate at home without asking you to break the bank to buy professional equipment. Most of them can be done with standard cooking gear everyone has at home, but some others require specific gadgets or get more easily done with help from certain utensils. Below we list some of these kitchen gadgets that not only will make your life easier while cooking, but also work wonders to cook special dishes you never thought possible otherwise.
A regular food processor can help you do wonders in the kitchen while simultaneously saving you some precious time. You can speed up all the chopping and mixing process before sauteing vegetables for a meal, or you can directly turn several ingredients into a paste for the base of your next dish. It goes without saying that a processor or hand mixer are also incredibly convenient for quickly whipping up soups, creams, and sauces.
Home pizza oven
It is perhaps the most specialized item on this list, but being able to make pizza at home is certainly worth the purchase if you don’t already own one of these miracle-makers. These home pizza ovens are more versatile than you think though, because besides being able to cook the dish they’re named after, they’re also capable of cooking anything that fits in them like a regular pie, flatbread, quesadilla, tostadas, bruschettas, and more. Plus, some models can double as a regular oven in which you can even toast your morning toast while you set up a pizza to cook for lunch. What’s not to like?
The days of deep frying and regular frying are long gone. Say goodbye to the times when you wasted tons of oil for a single meal because reusing it to cook another dish was unhealthy. The air fryer arrived suddenly into our lives and it looks like it’s here to stay. Frying with little to no oil is amazing in itself, but more so than that are the health benefits that come with the cooking method and technology behind it. The only downside in some cases is the time it takes to fry, but even then it’s worth it when you taste the food and can barely notice the difference.
Competing for the top spot for most expensive item on this list comes the stand mixer. A mixer like this is aimed more at people who like making their own baked goods and sweets. Everything from bread to cake and pastries is more easily done with the help of a stand mixer. The uses for this device can really be endless, particularly in the world of desserts where whipping and mixing and whipping again is such a fundamental part of the process. It might be an expensive purchase, but if you truly make use of it, it will be money well spent.