Just as a good set of tools can help a carpenter get the job done more quickly and accurately and with less frustration, kitchen cooks benefit substantially from a good set of essential kitchen supplies. While restaurant kitchens are often stocked with the best commercial kitchen equipment available, home kitchen cooks can also turn their kitchens into a highly functional, productive andinspiring environment, simply by stocking them with some helpful kitchen equipment. The list of kitchen equipment displayed on these Kitchen Supplies pages includes cooking supplies, baking supplies, kitchen gadgets, cookware and other kitchen equipment that will help make your experience in the kitchen a more efficient and enjoyable one. These kitchen supplies represent those I already own or would personally purchase if I were ready to upgrade, but there are certainly plenty of brands and styles from which to choose to suit your own personal needs, taste and budget. If you are shopping for one of the items shown below or would simply like to view more information, you can do so by clicking any of the image or text links for each item. If you're looking to save time, you can also immediately purchase any item shown simply by clicking the "buy now" button in the pop-up windows that appear when you hover over any image or text link. New kitchen supplies are added to these pages regularly, so please visit again soon for new great kitchen equipment ideas!
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Handheld electric mixers are great for whipping cream and/or meringue, mashing potatoes, blending guacamole, mixing pancake and waffle batter and more. they can also often be used instead of a countertop electric mixer. The beauty of handheld mixers is that they are reasonably small and easy to handle. This 5-speed Cuisinart handheld mixer comes with a spatula and a recipe book.
Electric mixers are one of the most important appliances to have in the kitchen. They can blend, whip, and even knead bread. These days, meat grinding attachments and pasta making attachments can also be purchased separately, giving you incredible flexibility and control, because you can grind any type of meat and make delicious homemade pasta with incredible ease.
A mini food chopper (and grinder) is the perfect tool for small amounts of dry ingredients. Nuts, whole dried spices, seeds and even coffee beans can be ground up easily, simply by pressing down on the lid. The small container size keeps the ingredients in close quarters, which chops and grinds them up thoroughly and quickly. This 9-oz. chopper stores easily, too!
Food processors are fabulous tools. They can chop, blend, puree, shred, slice, grate, knead bread and more, and all in only seconds with the simple push of a button. Whether you use a blender for making sauces, grading cheese, slicing vegetables, making pesto (and practically anything), once you've used a food processor, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it!
Mini Food Processors are much more valuable than one would think. They can chop, grind and purée smaller amounts of food that might otherwise be overlooked by larger food processors simply because the ingredients lie below the food processor's blades. Mini food processors are perfect for chopping, grinding and blending smaller portions.
Jar Opener (Vacuum Release)
This jar opener is a great invention! Iit releases the vacuum suction from jar lids, making it a cinch to open the jar with your bare hands. Simply place the circular shape over the side of the jar lid and lift. Once you hear the "pop" noise, the lid will open with ease. A jar twister (shown next) can also be used, and are helpful when jars are difficult to open due to a sticky substance.