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Welcome! This is where I share with you all my kitchen equipment & tools. These products have made my life simpler in the kitchen. I would like to believe that a Home chef and her kitchen equipments are like a Super-girl with her gadgets! We need them. Period!
Kitchen equipment and tools featured here are used by me on a daily basis. I wouldn’t be able to function without any of them. This page has Names and pictures of the basic tools, utensils and equipments we cooks use in our kitchen. I personally believe that – Every professional/home kitchen requires a wide variety of kitchen equipment & tools – some basic, some very specific. I keep updating this page real time to share with you the products I love to use.
Top Kitchen Equipment & Tools
Rice cooker – By now, you would know that me and KR are voracious rice eaters. Guilty as charged! Since rice is our weakness, I make recipes with rice a lot. You can check Saffron Rice ,Rice Upma or Zucchini & Black Bean Rice to name a few. Depending upon the recipe, I need the rice to be fluffy or very soft. This rice cooker that I have works perfectly for me. Very easy to use, clean and desired result every time. Kitchen equipment like this one is a must have for a rice eater.
Cuisinart 4 Slice Toaster – Wanted this for so long and finally I got it on a PRIME day deal. This toaster is ideal when you have family/friends visiting or if you have a large family. You can feed many hungry bellies in one go!
Garlic Chopper – Are you one of those who hates to chop garlic but cant even do without it in a dish? Then this garlic chopper is a must have in every kitchen. It is so hassle free. The lazy person that I am, I get pre peeled garlic from the store. This garlic chopper minces the garlic really well. Seeing me use this, everyone in my family have got one!
Vegetable Chopper – Now that it is established that I am lazy, I look for products which which will ease my work in the kitchen and yield good result. Being a food blogger, I must focus on creating new and and tasty recipes for my readers. Since this being a vegetarian food blog, I need to use a lot of veggies. Lot of veggies mean lots of chopping to do. After having experimented with multiple vegetable choppers in the past, I must say that I am the happiest with this one. This is simple to assemble, easy to clean and chops fine.
Food Processor – This was something I never intended to buy until I started out blogging seriously. After doing my research, I finally got this product. I mostly use it to make dough for paratha. You can check Beetroot Paneer Paratha/Cheesy Black Rice Mini Paratha/Edamame & Spinach Paratha to name a few. I also use it to make hummus (Vegan Hummus made from Almond Pulp), batter for dosa and idli (Mysore Masala Dosa/Pink Idlis) or even dips and chutneys (Carrots and Peanuts Chutney)
Appe Pan – This one is a winner. All recipes made in this pan have been super-hit on my blog. The most recent recipe being Dill ke Pakode. Also check Rawa Paniyaram, Paneer Kofta Curry or Zucchini Nuggets to get an idea.This pan comes with a lid, is non stick so needs less oil to cook. Since this pan in my life, I have hardly used the deep fry method of cooking.
Panini Press – My husband gifted this to me on my birthday. I love this Panini maker! Have made a couple of recipes in it and they have turned out great. Be it Potato Capsicum Grill Sandwich or Cheese Corn Toast.
Herb Chopper/Mincer – This tiny gadget is a life saver. Really! While making soups, mainly, I use lots of herbs. This gadget helps me mince herbs very nicely. Check my latest soup recipe – Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Soup.
Cherry/Olive Pitter – My latest find. i got cherry for the very first time and made Cherry flavored Sweet Pongal. The only tough part about this recipe was deseeding the cherries. Wish I had got to know of this product earlier. Now that I have it, I love it. Using cherries now is hassle free.
Herb Scissors – So easy to use and clean! I use a lot of herbs in my cooking and this tool surely comes handy all the time. You don’t need a chopping board. Take it directly over the pot/plate and cut the herbs. Super easy and hassle free. Highly recommended.
Ice Cream Maker – My first ice cream maker ever! I am super excited to try out this machine to make different ice creams and frozen yogurts with this ice cream maker.
Instant Pot – This crock pot is amazing and very helpful. It’s a slow cooker, pressure cooker, you can saute directly, use to make yogurt, it has a stainless steel insert and loads of other useful features. Loving this crock pot.
Butterfly Mixer Grinder – Love Indian food and want to get the same taste at home too? Then invest in this mixer grinder. Very effective for Indian cooking to grind chutneys, make batter for idli/dosa/medu vada, to make paste for gravies, etc.
Idli Cooker – What would I do without this Idli maker!!! Being a South Indian, I am a HUGE fan of eating delicacies like Dosa and Idli. I love making different varieties of Idli for breakfast. Check them out – Mini Masala Idli, Vermicelli Oats Idli, Oats and Flax Seed Idli, Healthy Vegetable Idlis in Pink! This Idli cooker is non stick and it takes just about 10 minutes to prepare them once the batter is ready. Steamed to perfection. A must have in your kitchen.
ekSel Grill Mats – My latest addition to this list! We all love baking and grilling, don’t we? With these ekSel grill mats, I can enjoy care free cooking. They act as microwave liners and can be used under the grill. The best part is that they are reusable and dishwasher safe (upper rack). Being BPA free was an important feature for me and the fact that I need not use any oil to grease, makes it a tad more healthier option to use this product. You can also use it on any type of grill and it’s very convenient to carry around for picnics/outdoors. Overall I loved this product. I recently used it in Hibiscus Strawberry Pastry Puffs and Jam Cigars recipe and found it very useful. I have received the product at a discount. Opinions are all mine.
Stainless Steel Straws from Alistart – I have received the product at a discount for review. Opinions are all mine. These straws are gorgeous. They come in a set of 6, are eco friendly, reusable and BPA free. I have been wanting to do away with plastic straws and do my bit for the environment. The quality of these straws are very good, they don’t rust nor do they break. Hence safe for a children too. Easy to clean as they come with 2 cleaning brushes and they are dishwasher safe too. Presenting your drink in a glass with these sleek looking straws surely makes it more appealing. Only thing I miss is chewing on straws now!
Ice Wabanga Ice Pop Molds – I love making Popsicle not just in summer, but on any day. You can check out these fun recipes on my blog. All this time I was using the one Popsicle mold set which my friend had gifted until I found this one. There are many things that I love about IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds. For starters, it’s dishwasher safe and non stick, while pouring the juice in the mold, the base would not be stable but not with this one. You can fix it to the base to avoid shaking and dripping, the lid fits smoothly (don’t have to apply much pressure), the size of the molds are perfect, they make medium size Ice Pops. Even the stick is comfortable to hold and enjoy the Popsicle. It is made of durable BPA-free plastic and FDA approved so its user friendly. I love the design of it too. It comes with 2 free pieces of Silicon Popsicle. In all, its a value for money product that is a must have in the kitchen. I have received the product at a discount for review. Opinions are all mine.
Kitchen 4 You 4 Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer – I have always wanted to own this kitchen tool. My husband loves having salads and I wanted to give it a new & fresh look. When I got this spiraslicer at a discounted price to do an honest review, I was all excited. After using it, I realized that making salads using this Spiralizer is great fun. So easy to use, clean & store. Compact & effective with less wastage. Plus the salads look more appetizing & inviting. Its dishwasher safe. The blades are extremely sharp, so you need to be very careful while operating it. The handles are easy to hold and then grate. I think it is also a great way to make children eat veggies, shape them like noodles and give it to them. There are so many possibilities with it. I used it to grate zucchini, cucumber and carrots. It comes with 4 different blades which means you can get 4 varieties of zoodles! It also comes with cleaning brush which is very easy to use. The design is great and user friendly. Its ergonomic too. I am loving this new tool..its so much fun creating zoodles with veggies now.
Melon Slicer & Melon Baller – Super excited about this product from GetLifeBasics. Its so easy to use, makes slicing melons an easy job. You gotta try this one out. The quality of steel is fine & it will not rust. Its dishwasher safe & hence easy to clean. There are so many ways to use this slicer, you can cut, dice, scoop, ball, curve & make different variations in your recipes using them.I am love the sleek design and comfortable red handle. I must admit that it takes little practice to get the slicing right. The blades are also sharp at both sides, so please be careful when using it. Overall, this tool is very handy, easy to store, clean and use. A handy product in the kitchen. I have received the product for free in return of an unbiased review. Opinions are all mine.
WaxonWare Sauce Pan / Soup & Pasta Pot With Stonetec – WaxonWare products seem to be a rage. I have a couple of my friends who own this and have raved about it. Hence when I got the opportunity to review this product, I grabbed it. I have received this product for free in exchange of an honest unbiased review and I would just do that. Being a food blogger, I make lots of vegetarian/vegan recipes and Pastas and soups are a regular feature. This Sauce pan is ideal for preparing such dishes. The pan is ideal for 1 packet of spaghetti. Easy to clean too. Works great on a flat cooktop, the handles are smooth to use and heat resistant too. The most striking feature of this pan is its sleek look. Love the ceramic effect and the fact that it is non stick. The lid fits perfectly. The edge of the lid is silicone and not only does it have a vent hole, it also has a cutout for your spoons!!! What an idea! Only thing being, that you cannot use this pot for steaming due to this lid. But that is fine, because overall this sauce pan is a great fit in my kitchen. I can already think of a number of one pot meals I can prepare in it. You can also check out their other products here – WaxonWare Collections.
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TECHEF – Frittata and Omelette Pan – Firstly, I received this product for free in exchange of an honest unbiased review.
Being a food blogger, I love creating new and exciting recipes for my readers. To achieve this, I need good quality cookware and this Korean made TECHEF Frittata and Omelette Pan is all that. When I received this product, I hand-washed it once before using it. I made Black eyed Peas Frittata using this pan. I must say that the non stick quality of the pan is very good, I didn’t need to use any oil at all to cook it. The cooked omelette slides off easily. I also loved the look of this pan, a welcome purple color that the regular black, giving a dash of color to my kitchen. The package comes with a use and care guide which is very handy. I loved the fact that it is dishwasher safe. The handles do not heat up as other pans, making it very user friendly. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. Overall, I highly recommend this pan to all.