Let’s face it, cooking isn’t easy. Whether it is the motivation to cook three lovely meals for yourself or your family everyday, or the skill required to create new dishes that keep the food interest level eye, it can be tough. Most of us have a couple of dishes that we use to impress people and once they know them we get found out pretty quickly. If you wish to be like the great cooks of the world then all hope is not lost. While you could attend a culinary school for three to five years to master every kitchen tool, there is another way. There are a number of kitchen gadgets that will save you so much time you will be whipping up dazzling meals in no time. Read on to learn about our favorite kitchen items.
The avocado slicer
Avocados are one of my favorite foods. They go well with so many dishes, are high in healthy fats, and can make a boring meal incredibly exciting. If you are someone who loves Mexican night as much as I do then you too likely love an avocado. There are two annoying things about avocados. The first is knowing when they are ripe. I have purchased so many avocados that are not ready to eat only come to them a day or two later and they have gone bad. That moment when they are just right to eat passes quickly.
A nice tip to know when you’re avo is ready to eat is to take off the top and look at the color. If that color looks good, then they are ready to go.
The second thing that is annoying about avocado is preparing it. There is a massive seed in the middle. It sticks to the outer skin and it can often be hard to slice it properly without it slipping and falling on the floor or leaving much of the good avo behind. The Avo slicer will solve this problem. It takes care of cutting the avo into the perfect sizes and will leave your meal presentation look incredible.
The chork is an incredible invention. The world has seen some incredible products in the last 100 hundred years; TV, Internet, Airplane, and more. The chork is right up there on this list of greatness. A chork is half chopstick half fork.
That is fantastic because when you entertain it can be awkward to serve an asian meal and not know whether to serve chopsticks or fork and knife. If you only provide a chopstick you are putting pressure on your guest and if they can’t perform it will be a terrible night. If you put out a fork and they are well capable of using a chopstick they will wonder what the fork is for and it will also be a terrible terrible evening.
By offering the chork you put the power in their hands. Now they can have chopsticks at one end, fork at the other. If they are confident they can pinch the chork and it becomes two separate chopsticks. If they are not interested in chopstick life they can just use the fork end. For those in training they can first try the chopsticks and then resort to the fork if they fail.
These two inventions may seem simple and you may argue that they don’t solve all your cooking issues and you are probably right. While a chork won’t turn you into Martha Stewart it will certainly impress your friends or cause enough of a distraction that means no one even notices your terrible bland cooking.