What’s hot in the kitchen this season? Convenience tools, non-stick materials, and a mix of bold colors are found in just about every cooking gadget and tool. These products help make life easier, and look great, too. We’ve listed some of the best trendy tools for the kitchen that are worth splurging on. Try them and see for yourself!
Renewable materials are all the rage right now, and these fabulous bamboo handled cooking utensils are absolutely fabulous. Bamboo is harder and more durable than wood, is safe to place in the dishwasher, and will last for years. Silicone will glide smoothly through even the stickiest ingredients, and can be used on any cookware without scratching. Our favorites are the spoons, spatulas, bowl scrapers, and other kitchen tools by Island Bamboo. Ranging from $ 8.00 – $ 10.00 a piece, these fabulous kitchen tools are a must-have for every cook.
Silicone baking mat
The worst part of baking is the cleanup, especially the time consuming task of scraping and cleaning of cookie sheets and baking pans. But, by using a silicone baking mat, you can completely eliminate the hassle. The mat turns any cooking surface into a non-stick one, and cleanup is reduced to a quick wipe down. Use it for cooking, baking, food reheating, and more. These are most definitely kitchen tools worth splurging on! We like this award-winning model from Frontier DeMarle. It’s been featured on the Food Network and sells for around $ 20.00 each.
Mini Chopper/Blender Combo
Thankfully, big bulky kitchen machines are a thing of the past. Not only did those older models take up a lot of space, but they were also extremely heavy and difficult to move. Now, compact, multi-use kitchen tools are the newest trend, and although they are smaller in size, they aren’t lacking in power. Take this mini chopper and blender combo from Emerilware. It’s attractive to look at, slender in design, and serves a dual purpose. For around $ 50.00, you get a great kitchen tool that will blend your favorite beverage or puree vegetables for your favorite soup, or cut up all the ingredients for a quick relish plate or stir fry.
Smart cutting boards
Every cook is aware of the danger of cross contamination in the kitchen, and it’s certainly worth being concerned about. No matter how clean your kitchen is, or how thoroughly you clean your cutting boards, there is always a chance of cross contamination. That’s why we think the Joseph Joseph Index Plus Cutting Board System is such a great invention. Each system comes with four separate cutting boards, which accompany four color-coded knives. Everything stores neatly inside the categorization unit to help keep things separated and organized. With four cutting boards, you now have a different one for cutting meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, which allows you to eliminate the worry of cross contamination. Total cost for peace of mind and a germ-free kitchen? Around $ 70.00.