If you love to cook and you’re serious about doing it well – I mean restaurant standard food here – then there are a few things that you absolutely must have in your kitchen. Having these tools will make it so much easier for you to cook high-quality food that looks and tastes great…
Having a selection of sharp knives, ideally including everything from a fillet knife to a full tang knife, which will make butchering and boning so much easier, ensures that no task, however big or small, if it requires cutting or slicing, will be too difficult, and your food will always look professionally done. You can find some great examples of full tang knives here, along with some of the excellent examples of the other kitchen knives you simply must have. Invest in the best ones you can afford, and you’ll be good to go.
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
The Name says it all; the Kitchenaid is a cook’s best helper. It isn’t exactly cheap, but since it can help you do everything from preparing a cake batter to peel your veggies and whisk your homemade ice cream (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), it’s well worth the investment.
Digital Kitchen Scale
If you plan to do any baking at all, then investing in an accurate digital scale, like the ones you can find here is a must. Why? Because when you’re baking if you add even a tiny amount too much of flour, baking soda or anything else, you might not get the results you were expecting your big showpiece cake will be a huge flop!
A Pestle and Mortar
What would good food be without herbs and spices? They are the thing that turns a bland dish into an unforgettably amazing one, and using fresh herbs and spices is so much better than using dried ones in most cases. That’s why having a mortar and pestle, so you can grind your herbs and spices to release the full power of their flavor, is totally necessary if you’re serious about cooking.
If you’re a serious cook, then you can’t get away with cheap aluminium pans, what you need are solid, heavy duty affairs made from cast iron, copper and the like. Ideally, they should also be non-stick to prevent burning and make cleaning simpler. You should always invest in the best pans you can afford if you want your time in the kitchen to be as fun and fruitful as it can be.
With these essential tools in your kitchen, you’ll have no trouble boning, blending and braising to your heart’s content.