A good snug cutting board will protect your fingers during prep work, which is why we like this one. We recommend having some cutting boards, like this plastic cutting board set, to prepare various ingredients and avoid cross contamination. The plastic tablets can be put in the dishwasher for a complete sanitization.
Every kitchen needs a sturdy colander to drain pasta and boiled vegetables. It is also used to drain canned beans and freshly washed vegetables.
16. PREPARATION BOWLS OF ANY SIZE
Every kitchen needs a set of prep bowls to help you organize all your ingredients. If you get collapsible prep bowls, you’ll save a lot of space and have the convenience of lids that can seal ingredients that aren’t ready to cook yet. But glass prep bowls can also serve as serving plates!
17. CAN OPENER
A can opener is something you won’t want to forget! Canned beans and vegetables cook quickly and are great pantry staples, but there are also plenty of things that come in cans that require a can opener: coconut milk, curry paste, fruit, crushed tomatoes, etc.
18. ZESTER MICROPLANE
This may not seem like a much-needed tool to have in a basic kitchen, but it makes a huge difference when trying to improve the flavor of meals. A grater is used to grate lemons and limes and to grate ginger and cheese.
19. IMMERSION / BARREL MIXER
Forget the clutter of a blender! Now you can blend soups right in your pot, mix single-serving smoothies and get creamier, smoother vinaigrettes / dressings. It’s so convenient that cleaning is easy too – just pull out the blade for super-fast cleaning.
20. SALAD SPOON
A colander may be enough to dry lettuce, but a salad spinner is much more efficient. Salad dressings have a hard time sticking to still wet lettuce, and people have a hard time with tacos and mushy sandwiches. A salad spinner is the answer to your problems because it will help you remove the water in seconds and save on paper towels. You can also use this tool to dry fresh herbs. And you will have another filter if your main filter is in use!