We all distinctly remember our “eureka” moment after moving out of our parent’s house and into our own. For some of us, it was getting our first electric or water bill. For others, it had to do with the kitchen! The internet pitched in to share their eureka moments: the basic kitchen tools they didn’t have while growing up that now they can’t live without.
Say goodbye to the days of undercooked chicken and overcooked turkey. Countless dinners have been saved with this handy kitchen tool. Once you start using a meat thermometer, there’s no going back.
You want to make dinner, but you don’t have time (or energy) to deal with the clean-up, so you just order in. We’ve all been there. Luckily, a good dishwasher will do half the work for you! Here’s to lower delivery fees and clean dishes in the future.
Contrary to what our parents seemed to believe, a fork does not compare to a whisk when it comes to cooking and baking! Once you add a whisk to your kitchen tool collection, your pastries will be fluffier than ever before.
Many people can relate: they had a broiler growing up, but nobody taught them how to use it properly. If you’ve never had a perfectly-crusted steak or casserole, then you’ve probably never used a broiler!
Ice Cream Scoop
No more breaking your back (and a spoon) trying to pry frozen ice cream out of a tub! Ice cream scoops were made for a reason – and ice cream isn’t their only specialty. The next time you bake cookies, try using an ice cream scoop to dole out the cookie dough. Life. Changer.
Raise your hand if you ever sustained a first-degree burn from taking something out of the oven. Yep, us too. Sometimes an old towel doesn’t do the job good enough – but a pair of oven mitts can handle anything!
Cast Iron Pans
This one’s for the kids who cried over scrambled eggs sticking to the pan. Cast iron pans are known for their non-stick coating and how well they maintain heat. Plus, they look a lot better than the Teflon-coated pans we grew up with!
Years of cutting meat, bread, and veggies with dull knives could harden anyone’s heart: but it doesn’t have to be like that! From investing in a knife sharpener to using the right knife for the right ingredient, people swear by the transformative power of sharp knives in the kitchen.
Who doesn’t love soggy rice? Rice is one of those things that’s practically impossible to get right… that is, unless you have a rice cooker. Your rice will come out perfect every time, plus it’s quick and easy!
We all know that one person who thinks they can eyeball ingredients when cooking but absolutely cannot. For many of us, that was our parents. From inconsistent baked goods to salty casseroles, measuring cups are the must-have kitchen tool that could have saved us from many unsavory meals!