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8 Kitchen Gadgets You NEED In Your Life

Bar Harbor Tenant Making Waffles in a Waffle IronWhether you are just starting cooking your own meals for the first time or looking to up your game in the kitchen, having the appropriate tools can easily help you make meal prep much simpler and more efficient. However, not all kitchen gadgets are worth the price you’ll pay for them. Various gadgets may sound like a good idea at first but then end up gathering dust on a shelf. In contrast to simply taking a wild guess at what you’ll need in the kitchen, here are particular kitchen gadgets that are completely worth having. Read on if you hope to equip your kitchen with items that offer good value for the money and are things you’ll actually use.

  • Pressure cookers (similar to an Instant Pot) are very popular at this time – and for a strong reason. You can take advantage of a pressure cooker to make delicious, easy meals in half the time that an ordinary slow cooker needs. For a home-cooked meal on a busy night, a pressure cooker is really the best and only way to go.
  • Air fryers are small, concentrated ovens that produce crisp skin-on fries, meats, veggies, and more without the oil of frying food. It provides a healthier way to prep popular foods in a shorter time than other known cooking methods.
  • No kitchen is complete without a blender. But if you’re not willing to commit to some big, bulky model, give thought to purchasing a smaller blender (like a Ninja or Nutribullet) or an immersion blender rather. These blenders are indeed smaller and not difficult to manage and can make individual portions, as well.
  • Waffle irons are great for making waffles, but certainly, they can do way more than that. You can cook hash browns, omelets, grilled cheese, and even cookies in a waffle iron. A waffle iron is a great multi-purpose tool you’ll want to use more often!
  • A wok is a sauté pan that has a rounded bottom and smooth sides. Even supposing you may be able to get by with a few pots and pans, if you prefer to cook up stir-fry, sauces, soups, or more, you should invest in a quality wok. Their long handles give you the ability to hold it over a burner and shake and stir the food inside, heating the ingredients quickly and evenly. Even though it may take some practice, when you totally grasp and master using your wok, you’ll think and be amazed how you ever got by without one!
  • If you are a fan of avocados, you’ll need an avocado slicer in your kitchen. Opening and slicing avocados can be tedious and considering that avocados are so slippery, it’s easy for the knife to slip and injure you. An avocado slicer is the safer way not really just to open an avocado but certainly to remove the pit and shell and create perfect-sized slices, too.
  • If you, at all times, cook with canned food or despite the fact you only sometimes reach for a can of something, you will want a good can opener. Look out for one that offers a mix of good quality and affordability: cheaper can openers aren’t worth the cost, even if you save a few dollars. They will most often break or fail faster than a quality tool, which should last you for years.
  • Another small but nevertheless crucial gadget your kitchen needs is a swivel peeler. Take into consideration whether you ever cook with potatoes, squash, carrots, or other vegetables. In that instance, you must have a quality peeler that fits comfortably in your hand and slices easily through a vegetable’s thick outer skin. A swivel peeler is precisely essential for the reason that it will automatically adjust to give you the best angle, rendering each stroke of the peeler more effective.


Is the kitchen your primary objective in a home? Don’t forget to ask about it when speaking with our Bar Harbor property managers about our available rental homes.

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