A well-equipped kitchen is a dream to work in for all those who love to cook. However, today’s modern lifestyles don’t leave a lot of time for people to spend in their kitchen. With the long hours that we spend working in front of the computer or hopping from one meeting to another, we do not or simply cannot spend as much time in the kitchen as we would usually like to.
A well-equipped kitchen is every cooks dream.
With more and more options to have a cooked meal delivered right to your doorstep has made things worse. Eating out on a daily basis is not the smartest lifestyle choice. But, with the advancement in technology, we can make up for the lack of time with some smart and time-saving and quality kitchen accessories and enjoy working in the kitchen once again.
Here is a list of 6 essential quality kitchen accessories that will make your life much easier and hassle free:
Kitchen appliances: kitchen appliances are the essential elements of a modern kitchen. They
are what you use to cook, from scratch to finish. There is a wide range of appliances that can be fitted in a kitchen, but the most important are the basic ones, a mixer/blender, a cooking stove, an oven and a refrigerator. These appliances make our lives simple and easy on a daily basis. The best example would a mixer. It helps you save time that you would otherwise spend chopping your veggies. The fridge, on the other hand, provides a storage space for food items that would go bad if not stored in a cool place. Can you imagine how difficult your life would be if these appliances didn’t exist?
Under Cabinet Lights: While, it is of great importance that a kitchen is airy and has ample sunlight and fresh air, not all homes are designed that way. Even naturally well-lit kitchens need good lighting to work in the kitchen with ease even at night. Working in poor lighting puts a lot of strain on one’s eyes which in turn makes him or her more tired. This is where under cabinet lights come into use. Having these installed under your cabinets and your countertops will be bright and easy to work on.
Kitchen Drawer with Compartments: Drawers are one of the most widely used kitchen accessories. All essential kitchen items are stored in drawers, from cutlery to spices and condiments. However, drawers with compartment make for an even better quality kitchen accessory.
Drawers with compartments help make your kitchen clutter free
For instance, if you put your entire cutlery in one single drawer, everything is cluttered and you have to separate your forks and spoons and knives every time. Storing these in a drawer with compartments will save you a lot of time. You can similarly store all your kitchen essentials and have a clutter-free kitchen.
Bookshelves: one of the biggest mistakes that people make when designing a kitchen is to exclude bookshelves. Bookshelves are not just for living rooms or bedrooms but can prove to be extremely useful in kitchens as well. It is important to have a small bookshelf where one can store all important cookbooks and recipes. It can also be used as storage of some essential items that you need handy, like some spices and condiments.
Timer: food takes time to cook and we usually tend to use or spend that time in doing other chores or just relaxing and often we get so busy that we forget that there is food on the stove and by the time we realize it’s almost too late. This is when a timer comes in handy. Put your food on the stove, set and turn on the timer and get out of the kitchen. The timer will go off and save you the burnt food and time. As they come in different shapes and sizes adding to the character of your kitchen.
Knives and knife stand: knives are one of the essential kitchen tools and quality kitchen
accessories. It is important to have 3-4 good quality knives in your kitchen to make all of your cutting and chopping easy. It is also important that you have a proper storage for these knives. Knives must be maintained properly in order to keep them in their best shape. A knife block on top of your work surface is the ideal storage place.
These are just a few of the accessories and tools available at your disposal to make your life easy. Other accessories and types of equipment can be important depending on the amount of time that you spend in the kitchen and how often do you use it. These 6 accessories are common to almost all kitchens.