Despite being domesticated beings, in the kitchen is where our primitive side comes out to play with the rigorous preparation of a quality meal. Although it can be initially be daunting to cook for yourself, it does get easier with more practice and experimenting with a number of recipes. Cooking at home is the best way to minimise food expenditures, and you may even find that you enjoy cooking and getting creative in the kitchen. After all, even the likes of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey had to start somewhere.
An integral part of any kitchen as all the food we buy needs preserving until the time we choose to use and consume it. Refrigerators chill all food and drink inside, and maintain the cold temperature inside. Food not in the fridge can be prone to developing bacteria, which can spread rapidly, especially in the cases of meat. Eating food that has been left out could cause food poisoning. Cold temperatures kill bacteria and present it spreading.
Today you can get a fridge and freezer in one unit for added convenience. Among many of the modern features, includes a built in ice maker and filtered water dispenser. It is also possible to buy fridges with built-in cameras. The perk of this is that you can view the camera as a live stream from your smartphone, which could remind you of anything you’ve forgotten when you’re at the supermarket.
We all need a decent oven in our kitchens because raw food just doesn’t taste that good. There are many options when it comes to ovens, many traditional ovens use gas while the more modern trend is electric. The Siemens HB676GBS6B would take pride and place of any modern kitchen thanks to its sleek and attractive design. Electric ovens are also faster at heating up to the required temperature, and offer a heat that is drier and even distributed throughout the oven, providing an even bake to whatever’s on the menu that night.
It’s best to keep kitchen wares as minimal as possible, especially if it’s your first ever kitchen. First of all you will want to keep cost down, and until you start cooking regularly, you’ll never really know how much of it you’re realistically going to use. Generally, you don’t need any more than two saucepans, one small and one large. The small saucepan will be used for making sauces and boiling vegetables in small quantities, while the large one is ideal for stews, beans and pasta.
A honing knife and a chef’s knife should be enough to have the vast majority of your chopping needs, while you may need a large serrated knife for cutting bread. There’s no need to be afraid of the knife, but it certainly important to respect the blade. A good knife should feel comfortable in your hand and should be regularly maintained with a honing steel. A magnetic knife rack is the best way to maintain all knives and reducing the dulling or wearing away of the blade.