Kitchen Gadgets and Cooking Accessories for a Quick Meal
Author: Lisa Parker
These days, with families busy working and constantly running around, many are interested in cooking nutritious meals in a short amount of time. Between work, home, family, and leisure time, there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day to make the kind of delicious, nutritious food you really want yourself and your family to eat. Luckily, you are able to invest in fantastic time-saving devices that enable you to prepare the healthy, great-tasting food you wish you had time for. You no longer need to spend hours in the kitchen using time you do not have, thanks to these handy devices.
Food Preparation Made Quick and Easy
One of the most time-consuming aspects of cooking is the preparation. Chopping, slicing, dicing, and peeling can take up a significant amount of time. If you have just come home from a long day at the office, preparing a meal is usually the last thing you feel like doing.
Luckily, there are quick and easy ways to solve this problem. For thin, uniformly even slices of your favorite vegetables and fruits, you can invest in an adjustable handheld mandoline slicer, perfect for any kitchen. Even the softest vegetables and fruits are no match for the sharp, durable blades, as you will be able to slice anything from tomatoes to soft cheeses quickly and easily. The thinnest of onion slices, made too quickly to even shed a tear over, make this item an absolute bargain.
Another great kitchen gadget to consider is the Chop Wizard, perfect for finely chopped vegetables and fruit. You can quickly chop onions, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, and most other vegetables into a fine dice in virtually seconds. There is no need for knives, and no danger to your fingers. Even cleaning up is fast and easy with this great product.
The Rotato Express is another must-have kitchen gadget that is great for peeling potatoes and other vegetables. This nifty gadget takes all the mess out of peeling potatoes while making it quick and easy to peel your potato to perfection. The Rotato will also peel apples and many other fruits and vegetables just as quickly. Even better, it peels so thinly that less of the food is wasted.
One of the best ways of saving time in your kitchen is by investing in a slow cooker. These fantastic, time-saving appliances make it easy to cook delicious, nutritious, and warming meals with almost no preparation needed. Sometimes, cooking soups and stews can be very time-intensive due to all of the necessary chopping, simmering, and waiting steps that need to be done. For the family that does not have much extra time to devote to food preparation, but wants to enjoy delicious meals, the slow cooker is the perfect solution. All you need to do to create mouth-watering soups, stews, and casseroles is simply add your vegetables, meats, and liquids, to the appliance before leaving for work or school. When you get home, your meal is completely done and ready to serve. This product is one hundred percent safe to leave on while no one is home. Grab yourself a copy of "101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker" to learn about other great meals that can be made in no time.
If you want to provide your family with a meal such as a roast chicken and vegetables, or any other meal that your slow cooker might not be able to handle, consider investing in the Nuwave. The Nuwave is an amazing mini-cooker that allows you to cook a roast straight from the freezer in half the time of a conventional oven while using eighty-five percent less energy. The Nuwave can hold a chicken or turkey weighing up to sixteen pounds, enabling you to cook a delicious meal fast that can feed several hungry guests.
Sometimes, unexpected hungry guests will arrive at your home and you will have nothing to offer them. Luckily, there are products that allow you to whip up a sweet treat in a hurry, whether it is for dinner guests, for friends who drop by in the afternoon, or just when you feel like you need a quick sugar hit.
Certain brownie and scone baking mixes require the addition of just a few ingredients before needing to cook in the oven for less than ten minutes. These mixes are easily some of the most delicious baked goods that will ever come out of your oven! Consider investing in Nordic Ware covered baking pans for cooking pastries that you would find in a five-star bakery. Each of the Nordic Ware pans come with snug-fitting plastic lids that enable easy transporting while delivering even heating from the natural aluminum material.
About the author: Lisa Parker is a freelance writer who writes about cooking and other home products, often discussing particular types of items such as cooking accessories
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