A new generation of budding chefs has emerged as millions of viewers around the globe have become captivated by the numerous television cooking shows, these come in all forms and styles, and always highlight modern kitchen equipment. If it’s not Gordon Ramsay reducing chefs to jabbering idiots through his profanity, it’s the world leading Master Chef series, a programme which has done a brilliant job of instilling in many the belief that they too can become a professional chef. In fact, it’s hard for even the most domestically inept person not to become a little tempted to try their hand amongst the pots and pans.
We take a look at some must have inclusions in your modern kitchen equipment list and whilst not much has not changed in function over the past decades, it certainly has improved in its form and efficiency.
The Kitchen Macerator
A new device fitted to the kitchen sink which deals with all the off-cuts that inevitably find their way off the chopping board and into the sink. The InSinkErator Badger 5 has received wide acclaim and undertakes this task with ease.
The cooking thermometer
What was a bit of a hit and miss’ process of selecting temperature and time in your oven, has now become infinitely easier with this highly underrated gadget. The Harbor Instant Read Cooking Thermometer is the best seller and takes any guess work out of your baking or roasting.
The kitchen scale
Now here is a dramatic improvement, and has become an essential element of modern kitchen equipment. The best-selling Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale replaces the ever changing table spoon or cup, giving the exact weight to the ounce.
The groundswell towards healthy eating has seen the creation of a number of options, some of which, like the Lodge Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, are surprisingly simple, and simply rest on your stove. They have become essential in your modern kitchen equipment inventory.
The Microwave Oven
Some would argue that the microwave oven is not belong on a list of modern kitchen equipment, and they would be wrong. Improvements in the functionality are quite staggering and now include infra-red and convection cooking functions, apart from the rapidly growing range of power settings. The range of sizes is huge.
A poor workman always blames his tools, at least so the old adage goes, and yes whilst the knife has not evolved much since early man forged a crude blade from a chunk of iron ore, our kitchens certainly have seen their share of modern kitchen equipment finding its way onto counter tops, and into drawers.