I’ve been cooking a LOT more lately, for a number – most of all, I like to eat healthier these days when I can. Anyway, I’ve put together a list of gadgets (and a couple of DIY and list posts I found valuable around the web) that I think everyone who fancies herself an at-home chef (and/or gadget geek) should consider looking into.
- Olivewood Salt Keeper – Beautiful and practical, this box keeps up to 8 oz. of cooking salt within close reach. Handcrafted of richly grained olive wood with an oil finish, it has a swiveling magnetic lid for easy one-handed access. Williams-Sonoma
- Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder – EC: 8/21 Submissions on Joss & Main – Make cafe-worthy coffee from freshly ground beans with this antique-inspired grinder, crafted from wood with an adjustable lever to deliver a precise grind from course to fine. Joss & Main
- Garlic Press and Potato Masher Kitchen Tool Set – “Garlic Press and Potato Masher Set is the perfect combo to add to your kitchen tools. The plastic potato masher helps you make mashed potatoes with ease. All you do is press down and twist. Dishwasher safe. The garlic press crushes garlic cloves efficiently by forcing them through a grid as you squeeze the handle.” Amazon.com
- How to Build a Tandoor Oven – We all want tandoori at home but how?! After researching online we found this example and this blog post to be the most helpful. Both of those at-home tandoor ovens were huge and elaborate, but they seemed to have amazing results. Our goal was to learn from them and make modifications to their design to fit our needs (ease of build, compact, cheap). Food52
- Copper Garlic Press – The warm, lustrous shine of copper has a long history in the kitchen. Our copper-plated tool collection carries on the tradition, offering all the rich beauty of solid copper in a low-maintenance finish. Williams-Sonoma
- Trudeau Herb Mill – “When you want to sprinkle foods with minced fresh herbs, skip the chopping board and grab this handy rotary mill. A simple turn of the crank distributes finely chopped herbs on pasta, pizza, salads and more.” Williams-Sonoma
- 15 Best Kitchen Gadgets Under $50 – Some kitchen gadgets remain state-of-the-art for decades—there’s no improving on the rice cooker, for instance. Yet others are continually updated with smaller proportions, and so many bells and whistles that they’ll do everything but the dishes. To compile our list of the best budget-friendly cooking tools we combed through the classics, the brand new, and the new-and-improved. If you don’t already have these kitchen essentials, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them! This Old House
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