Wednesday 23 April 2014

My Top 8 Kitchen Tools

I have tons of tools in my kitchen but there are a few that never seem to leave my drying rack...They get used before they get put away :) I picked 8 because 8 is a lucky number Hong Kong so here you go in no particular order!

1. Cuisipro Fine Rasp
This rasp is amazing, first it works for hard cheeses, nutmeg, cinnamon and citrus zest. Many citrus zesters have these round blades that you need to drag across the skin, they suck and it takes forever to zest a lemon, with this rasp you just glide the fruit over the zester and it grates of finely its easy! Also it has a plastic cover to protect the blades while in your drawer, but the best part about the cover is you can clip it on the other side of rasp and it catches everything you grate which makes it easier to add to your cooking or baking after your finished.

This lemon juicer is easy to use and easy to clean, perfect for making salad dressings or cocktails. Most websites say the juicer gets rid of all pulp and doesn't but it does gets rid of most of it. I have 3 of these juicers one for limes, lemons, and oranges, I use the lemon and lime ones alot but have only ever used the one for oranges once. If you juice a lot of citrus get them all if not the lemon one works for limes as well. 

This knife is really sharp, and perfect for cutting tomatoes and pretty much anything... I actually use it more then my chef knife. And its really affordable 

Anthony Bourdain may say there is no need for a garlic press, and yes i can mince garlic but most of the time i am a bit lazy and this garlic press is easy to use and smashes the garlic to pieces. I have used other garlic presses but I find them a bit fiddly.. Zyliss may say its dishwasher safe but the coating wears off after time so I prefer to hand wash mine.

5. Typhoon Cast Iron Mortar & Pestle
I have to say it is my favourite mortar and pestle i have used, the pestle and mortar are a bit rough which makes it very easy to grind up spices as well as ginger, garlic and chills when making Thai or Vietnamese dressings. The only thing you need to be carful with this product is carrying for it properly because it is cast iron. First try to avoid washing it, just wipe out with a paper towel if you are grinding dry spices. If you have to wash it make sure to dry very well and i often rub a little oil in it.

6. Victorinox Peeler
Pretty self explanatory a peeler is often needed in the kitchen. This one is sharp, easy to hold on to and does not cut too much of the skin off of vegetables (I hate peelers that take chucks out of what you are peeling) 

7. Unicorn Pepper Mill
When cooking freshly group pepper is a must, I hate the pre ground stuff it does not taste the same! This mill is really easy to fill and grinds perfect chunky black pepper. 

8. Generic Wooden Spoon
I had a difficult time deciding on the last item, rubber scraper, spatula, potato masher crossed my mind but decided on a plain old spoon its pretty useful and cheap and really a spoon is a spoon. 

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