Top 5 Kitchen Essentials Part One

Kitchen essentials make your time in the kitchen more manageable and convenient. For us, kitchen appliances and gadgets help us fulfill tall catering and personal chef client orders. Whether it’s using a grater to finely grate garlic cloves, or the mandolin slicer to produce hundreds of vegetable slices, we stand behind the following products and believe they will make your cooking journey more productive and fun!

Our Top 5 Kitchen Essentials (Part One):

1. Cosori Air Fryer: Air Fryers have been the hottest kitchen appliance over the last few years and for good reason. The compact, yet efficient appliance cooks food in record time, without the use of oil. It’s a hybrid between an oven and a fryer. It allows you to create the crispy texture and golden brown color of your favorite foods in a healthier way. We like the Cosori Air Fryer because it is user friendly (it comes with 10 presets for cooking temperatures/times) and the cleanup is fast and simple.

2. Magic Bullet: This is a great all-in-one for making sauces, smoothies, dressings and more. The reasonable price point makes this device more accessible to those who are not quite ready to make the financial plunge for an expensive blender. It’s perfect if you are looking to make a quick smoothie or a salad dressing for lunch. All you have to do is add the ingredients to one of three Magic Bullet cups, screw on the blade lid, and add the cup to the bullet to pulse or blend.

3. Adjustable Mandolin: Take out the tedious slicing and cutting vegetables and replace it with this convenient adjustable mandolin. It comes with a removable tray to collect the sliced vegetables and has three blade options depending on what cut you want your vegetables to be: straight cut, julienne, or grate. Having a device like this as part of your kitchen essentials can save you hours a week in vegetable prep time. This one specifically comes with an additional zoodle (zucchini noodle) maker to get fancy with your pasta dishes.

4.Zester/Grater: Another amazing time-saving kitchen tool that we believe is a must have. The non-slip grip on this zester is perfect for zesting any citrus fruit or grating small items such as garlic or ginger. The razor sharp blade won’t dull out on you and it comes with a cover to safely store in your utensil drawer. The reason we love this grater/zester is because of how compact it is. It doesn’t take too up much space in your drawer and we believe that it does a better job of zesting and grating than others we have owned.

5. Reusable Silicone Baking Mats: Instead of one time use parchment paper or aluminum foil, upgrade to these reusable silicone baking mats. We love these because they are non-stick, dishwasher safe and come with two different sized mats to fit quarter and half baking trays. These baking mats are extremely versatile; you can use them for roasting vegetables or baking cookies and an array of other things. They hold up well and offer many uses, making them eco-friendly.

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