You’re busy, right? Don’t you want more ME time? After a long day working, shuffling kids around, running your own business, the last thing you want to do is spend extra time in the kitchen making dinner. Because after dinner, you have more work to do and then you want to relax. Listed below are 5 kitchen items you cannot live without and that will get you out of the kitchen fast.
5 Kitchen Items You Cannot Live Without
- Vidalia Chop Wizard. This will be the best $20 you ever spend. This is a handy dandy tool that will chop your onions, potatoes, carrots, cheese, zucchini – in one swift motion. Two different size cutters come with this – a large and small dicer and a little comb type tool that will clean out the top ridged lid of the Wizard. I use this for dicing potatoes for soup all the time. You can see how I used it making this soup here. You can chop your items early in the day and put the Wizard in the fridge until dinner time. It gets clean on the top rack in the dishwasher too.
- Pyrex 2 Quart Measuring Cup. This is huge. Way bigger than your normal size Pyrex measuring cup. Perfect for mixing and storing my pancake batter and even for waiting for bread dough to rise. I even use it to mix cake batter, it’s that big!
- 20 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl. This is the mother of stainless steel mixing bowls. It’s large so make sure you have a place to store it. Why get those 4 or 5 pack nesting bowls that are too small that you never use? Buy this one and store other items inside of it when not in use.
- Misto Houndstooth Sprayer. This oil sprayer is a time and money saver because you can store your oils in it instead of constantly pouring too much oil into your pan. It saves money because you just “mist” the pan with oil instead of pouring it out too quickly. I have the Houndstooth style because it was the cheapest. Other fancier patterns and colors are more expensive so it’s up to you. They all do the same job. Even better, you can also store vinegars or wines in it too.
- Battery Operated Pepper Mill. If you like freshly ground pepper, then get a battery operated pepper mill instead of the hand crank type. This will save you time and is basically the same price as the hand churned mills. I have had this pepper mill for years. In fact, they don’t make it anymore but I included a link here for a similar mill.
As you can see, my kitchen tools are quite worn:
Do you have any favorites that you cannot live without? What are they and where did you get them?
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