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6 pieces of equipment every newbie chef needs



Of course, there are tons of fancy chef equipment that you can spend hundreds on, but these 6 are the most important to own. So, have a read and learn about why they’re so great to have handy in the kitchen.

1.    Sushi rolling bazooka

To be truthful, if you’re not a sushi chef by trade, using a sushi rolling mat just isn’t as easy as it looks. However, a sushi rolling bazooka is much easier to use.

Not to mention, how epic does it look? Come on you must admit you want to at least try one out, even if you are a master sushi chef.

2.    A decent handheld cheese grater

Buying a good handheld cheese grater will save you more than just time when grating. Thin graters that allow you to grate finely and sprinkle parmesan on your meal is a great help in the kitchen.

It might sound like a simple piece of equipment, but ensuring you own one of high-quality will create even and smooth grating. And as silly as that sounds, it also is much safer to use than an old, worn out grater.

3.    Knife sharpening tools

A knife sharpening tool is just as important as owning a knife itself. This is mainly due to the erosion knives suffer at each slice, dice and chop. Imagine a razor, over a fairly short period of time the shave, becomes tougher and you’re more prone to nicks and cuts.

This is because the razor blades are becoming blunt. The same goes for your kitchen knife. The only difference is, it’s not nearly as noticeable.

Purchasing a good knife sharpener will save you money on new knives and aggravation from bluntness. Visit this guide on the best knife sharpeners for a more extensive article focused solely on finding you the best knife sharpener for your needs.

4.    Metric scales

Unfortunately using cups to measure just isn’t precise enough if you like exact measurements. Due to this, you should own a decent metric scale.

If you want to become a professional chef, this is one of the main techniques you need to start getting used to using. Grams and ounces are the preferred way of measuring for most chefs and this means you should also be following in their steps.

No more measuring with cups or whatever you have at hand that vaguely looks the right size. It’s time to start using the professional way of measuring, with metric scales.

5.    Spice grinder

A traditional, stone spice grinder is the best way to achieve a perfect grind. They may require a little elbow grease, but it’s well worth it.

Once you sprinkle your freshly ground spice over your meal, you’ll feel like an accomplished chef!

Additionally, you can boast to your dinner mates that you ground those spices up yourself.

6.    Spiralizer

For those of you who don’t know what a spiralizer is, it’s exactly what you’d expect. Place a vegetable such as a potato, carrot or cucumber in the spiralizer and watch as it slices the veg into perfect long curls.

They are great for experimenting with healthier versions of spaghetti. Plus, the end result is stunning! You can always use it just to make your meals look like a spiralling piece of art.

What cooking equipment can’t you live without?

Leave us a comment with your cooking must-haves. Enjoy cooking your next meal, hopefully, this gave you a little inspiration for what to cook up next.