Being in the kitchen is always a lot of fun, especially when you enjoy using appliances and trying new recipes. It is even more fun when you have family or friends sharing the joy with you; they can be the ones sampling the new dishes you try.
Life in the kitchen is certainly more fun when you have the right appliances, utensils, and accessories. In this article, however, we are going to focus more on the kitchen accessories you never knew you needed. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
A Proper Cutting Board
Cutting boards are more useful than you think. Most people just go with any cutting board they can find, but actually putting some thought into choosing one for the kitchen can yield great results. The cutting board you use will affect your experience in the kitchen.
For example, marble cutting boards are gorgeous and incredibly durable, but they are heavy and will dull your knives sooner. A wooden board, on the other hand, requires extra maintenance and cleaning for it to look as beautiful as when it was new.
Boards now have certain features you want too. Grooves that prevent the juice of the food items you cut from leaking to the countertop – and making a mess – are handy to have. Rubber pads on the bottom of the cutting board prevent it from slipping too.
I was a bit skeptical about getting serving trays myself, that is until I decided to grab a wood serving tray made from walnut and give it a try. Trust me; it makes serving meals (and even preparing breakfast in bed or TV dinner) easier.
A high-quality serving tray can also be used to keep the kitchen organized. While it is not in use, you can use a serving tray for condiments and sauces. The next time you serve a meal that requires them, you can pick up the entire tray and not have to move them one by one.
As mentioned before, serving trays are great for serving breakfast in bed and other special occasions. They are also perfect for when you want to serve meals in the patio or enjoy relaxing tea and snacks in the back yard.
Sticking with wood as our theme, the next must-have kitchen accessory to have is a wooden spoon. It is a fantastic investment if you enjoy cooking. A wooden spoon will not melt when used, so you don’t have to worry about leaving the spoon in the pan or bowl for too long.
It also will not damage the non-stick layer of your pans and bowls. Even better, you can use a wooden spoon to scrape or stir the dish you cook perfectly, since wooden spoons now come in different sizes and shapes. I actually have a few wooden spoons in my arsenal; do you?
There are so many other accessories you can get, and they are designed to make life in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. A salad spinner may not seem like an accessory that you need, but it too can be incredibly useful. The three we covered in this article are must-haves that you need to grab today.