Kitchen equipments: what are the essentials?
A mortar and a pestle, of course! These tools have been used for centuries to prepare spices in Latin American cuisine.
But what about other popular dishes like curry or halibut stew? The answer may surprise you: it is not only these kitchens that rely heavily on their use – many international recipes call specifically “a rubbing of spices” as well as specific grinders such as fresh cilantro if desired (and who does not like to add fresh chopped garlic). Nowadays there are also electric models that do a great job both at grinding and chopping herbs – if safety is your thing then this could be perfect because everything you need.
How to choose kitchen equipments:
Let’s start with the pots. There are different types and with various materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, enamelled cast iron, copper, stone, terracotta, porcelain and enamelled glass. Furthermore, especially the pans, they generally have a particular anti-stick coating indispensable in the kitchen.
You have to choose in relation to the use we will make of it behind the stove and then based on the material. The pans are equipped with a lid and two handles, possibly in various sizes. The capacity varies with the number of diners, obviously.
The pans allow the preparation of fries, vegetables, meat etc. They are also necessary in various measures. Let us not forget casseroles and pans for stews, roasts and sauces. also useful is the grill pan, the pressure cooker, for cooking legumes, braised meats and stews.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing pots is the type and frequency of use. Raw material, style, weight or subtlety – whatever your preference there is a perfect set for any occasion!
I always recommend going with stainless steel because it not only moves better than other metals, but nothing sticks well enough on its surface that could scratch delicate glass plates both across the room or even nearby while cooking, which makes cleaning much easier also because the food does not make excellent detergents to remove the grit (even if they come in handy!). And if the cost is not a problem, try to invest in advance because the long-term costs will probably far exceed anything else by enough.
Recall that in addition to the classic cutlery, it will be necessary to have a good set of knives, made of steel and / or ceramic, with different sizes, for the various recipes in the kitchen.
Obviously you will need steel scissors and the classic poultry shears.
Above all, wooden and steel ladles of various sizes cannot be missing to mix dough, sauces, etc. as well as the skimmer.
Knives can be a very useful tool to have in the kitchen. There are many types and styles of knives available, but not all of them will work for every task or purpose; before buying one, be sure to evaluate which type would best suit how long they will spend on the cutting board, as well as their personal preferences. Consider these factors: length (the average person has about 11 inches from the base to the tip), weight distribution on the shape of the handle(s) which material is made out.
When it comes to the kitchen, there are some tools that we can not do without. A mixer or blender will be essential to mix ingredients such as cream cheese and eggs to create sauces such as pesto; the pans make it easy to cook the meat on your stove when they are heated high enough so that the water does not get into their base material!
The most important thing when choosing any sharp tool is safety rules because if handled incorrectly an accident could happen causing injury so always wear gloves while handling them.
As for pans made of non-stick material, it is advisable to use tools that do not scratch this type of material. They will also serve whips, also electric, for the preparation of sweets, to whip and to prepare the beaten egg.
The cutting board and the half-moon are essential for shopping, slicing and cleaning vegetables and more. The potato masher and potato peeler, the vegetable mill are also other allies of those who love the velvety or the classic gateau.
You may also need a meat tenderizer. For the desserts then, you will need rolling pins, molds, a pasta cutter wheel and cookie cutters.
You will also need oven mitts and oven mitts, refrigerator containers of various sizes.