12 Space And Money Saving Essential Cooking Tools

Is your kitchen stocked with the right equipment?  As long as you have these essential cooking tools, you don’t need to waste money on gadgets and gimmicks.

We know how fun it is to browse the kitchen tools at your favorite store.  So many shiny and cool utensils to choose from…it’s so easy to get sucked in.  But try to avoid the impulse to buy that nifty garlic peeling thingy if you can.  According to the very experienced chefs and recipe developers at Simply Recipes, there are only a few basic tools that you really need to conquer almost any kitchen task.



Let’s face it, whacking a clove of garlic with the side of a chef’s knife does the peeling trick and gets out some aggression at the same time.  So why buy a gadget that will take up more precious space in the drawer?  Save that space for these basic tools and you will find yourself cooking like a pro and loving it.  If you are missing any of these, put ’em on your Christmas list!


Here’s the quick list of Essential Cooking Tools:

  • Infrared thermometer
  • Fish spatula
  • Electric pressure cooker
  • Immersion blender
  • Bench scraper
  • Flat whisk
  • Microplane zester
  • Instant read thermometer
  • Vintage cast iron skillet
  • Chef’s knife and stone sharpener
  • Offset spatula
  • Lemon squeezer
Visit Simply Recipes for all the details and purchasing links.


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