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kitchen tools

Top 10 Kitchen tools

These are the top 10 kitchen
tools you will be using on a
regular basis. They help you
become more efficient in the
kitchen and make your overall
cooking experience a joy.

1. Set of Pots
It is a no brainer that this comes
first in the list of top ten kitchen
tools. You cannot imagine
cooking without them. Sets of
pots of different sizes are what
you would want to invest in when
equipping your kitchen.
The different sizes will enable
you cook small quantity food as
well as cook for a large party. It
also makes it possible to use the
right size of pot for the
different sizes of burners.

2. Sharp knife
Most of the cutting tasks in the
kitchen are done with a knife. In
spite of the belief that a sharp
knife is a hazard in the kitchen, it
is still better than trying to do
the job with a dull / blunt knife.
A sharp knife will ensure that you
cut those leafy vegetables as
tiny as you want them. When
buying, hold the knife to ensure
that it sits comfortably in your

3. Chopping board
How can anybody not have a
chopping board in their kitchen?
A good sized chopping board
goes hand in hand with a sharp
knife in getting the cutting jobs
Keep the knife marks off your
kitchen counter and your palms
by using a chopping board.

4. Clock
We all know that timing is a very
important aspect of cooking.
Some people even have a
programmable timer so they can
get the cooking times perfectly
It is a good habit to time each
stage of your cooking and
subsequently the total time it
takes to cook a particular recipe.
And there is no better tool with
which to do that than a simple
kitchen clock.

5. Scissors
If you do not have a scissors in
your kitchen, please buy one
today. No other tool beats the
kitchen scissors in such tasks
as cutting spice packets, cutting
tiny leafy vegetables (e.g. curry
leaf), cutting open small packets
of rice, spaghetti and noodle
packs, sachet tomato puree etc.

6. Can Openers
What could we have done
without these simple tools? Keep
opening cans with knives? Oh no!
These days there are many
models of can openers and the
best are the ones that open the
can from the side rather than
from the top.
7. Hand Towel
This covers all types of towels in
the kitchen; paper towels, sink
towels, cloth hand towels. The
kitchen is one place where you
wash your hands so often and
after doing this, you must have
the need to reach for a hand
towel. If not, water will drip all
over your kitchen, making a
It is also good practice to clean
as you cook and this is where
the sink towel comes in handy.
8. Grater
Graters are very simple tools
yet very useful in the kitchen.
Use large holes on it to grate
your carrots when you want to
make theNigerian Salad. Use the
tiny holes to grate your orange
peels when you need just the
flavour from them. This kitchen
tool is a must for grating
nutmegs, ginger and garlic.
9. Sieves
Sieves are necessary for a wide
range of tasks in the kitchen. It
is absolutely necessary when
parboiling rice, removing beans
coat before cooking the Nigerian
Moi Moi, washing bitter leaves, to
name a few. The fine sieve is
very useful whenextracting
coconut milk or juice from your
grated orange peels.
After scraping your carrots, you
can pour the water into a sieve
instead of directly into the sink.
It prevents even the tiniest
pieces of the carrot peels from
clogging your sink.

10. Bowls
Assorted bowls keep you more
organised in the kitchen
especially when you are
preparing a recipe with lots of
chopped vegetables. These
include:Nigerian Salad, Vegetable
Sauce or the Nigerian Fried Rice.
You can easily place the
vegetables in separate bowls
right after cutting them.
Plastic bowls with cover are also
very useful in storing food in the
fridge or freezer.
The much bigger mixing bowls
are very useful when washing
vegetables and during the mixing
ofMoi Moi recipes.

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