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It’s kind of ironic how outdoor enthusiasts are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for the latest in outdoor equipment but skimp when it comes to kitchenware. While this seems like an appropriate trade for some people, upgrading kitchen tools like coffee grinders, blenders, and knives is worth the investment. Not only does it make cooking a whole lot easier, but it also makes it more fun. Here are several futuristic kitchen upgrades that will make you love cooking:
Induction cooking is all the rage these days as it’s so much more efficient than gas or electric. Although it means replacing your old stove with a new one, as well as buying cookware sets for induction stovetops, the investment pays for itself rather quickly in money and time saved. If you aspire to cook like a pro or you simply want to get out of the kitchen and on to better things as quickly as possible, consider embracing induction cooking.
There are few things more frustrating than trying to cut fresh veggies with a dull knife. If your kitchen contains nothing but, it’s time to think about upgrading to something a little more efficient and effective.
Look for a quality knife set with stainless steel blades and sturdy handles. Avoid the temptation to skimp here as quality will ensure longevity, allowing you to look forward to slicing and chopping your way through every meal for years to come.
A Good Cutting Board
If you have good knives, you’ll want a good cutting board to go with them. A quality cutting board can be made of glass, plastic, or wood, but look for one that’s not only functional but also looks good sitting on the counter when not in use. Consider getting a larger one (15+ inches) so it accommodates everything you need to cut, slice, or chop.
For those of you holding onto an old, worn-out blender passed down to you by your mother (who received it from her mother), it’s time to let it go. Today’s blenders (think Vitamix) can blend, puree, chop, and otherwise pulverize anything you throw at them. In fact, if you toss in a bunch of veggies, some broth, a few spices, and blend it for the prescribed amount of time, you actually get cooked soup!
This kind of blender is likely to set you back a pretty penny, but it’s worth the money since it will expand your palette and last a lifetime.
The Right Coffee Grinder for the Job
The coffee grinder of yesteryear did a poor job of consistently grinding coffee beans. For today’s coffee makers, ground coffee needs to be exact. For example, if you’re using a French press, you want the grounds to be coarse. For traditional coffee makers, the ground beans need to be finer.
Replace your old coffee grinder with a new, technologically advanced model to nail the ground consistency every time. With pre-sets for the different types of coffee grounds to a setting that grinds just the right amount of beans for the number of cups you’re making, you will wonder how you ever lived without a new coffee grinder. Whether you’re an aspiring chef or someone who’d rather spend as little time as possible in the kitchen, these appliance upgrades are sure to make your life easier – and quite possibly make you love (or at least enjoy) cooking all over again.