By: Crystal Hessong
Don’t think you have to be a professional chef to cook. These must-haves help anyone become a success in the kitchen.
1. Immersion Blender
No kitchen should be without an immersion blender. You can easily make sauces and soups with ease. Get one that comes with chopping and whipping attachments from Amazon for $29.99.
Purchase on Amazon.com for $29.99
2. Pasta Measuring Stick
Don’t know how much pasta to cook? Are you hungry enough to eat like a child or like a dinosaur? This pasta measuring stick accurately determines how much dry spaghetti to prepare for everyone from a tot to a T-rex. It costs $12 from Fancy.
Purchase on Fancy.com for $12
3. Silpat Cookie Sheet Liner
Never burn your cookies again or worry about scrubbing a burned cookie sheet. This reusable Silpat liner is made of heat-resistant silicone and makes baking cookies a breeze without greasing the pan. Find it at Williams-Sonoma for $26.95.
Purchase on Williams-Sonoma.com for $26.95
4. Garlic Chopper
Save your fingers with this garlic chopper from Amazon. Drop garlic cloves inside and roll it until the garlic reaches the size you need. It costs $12.95 for an extra-large model.
Purchase on Amazon.com for $12.95
5. Salad Spinner
Dressing won’t cling to wet lettuce leaves. Dry out your salad ingredients easily with a salad spinner. No matter how often you eat salad, this will be an indispensable tool in your kitchen. It costs $24.95 at Amazon.
Purchase on Amazon.com for $24.95
6. Kitchen Scissors
From opening bags to cutting up whole chickens, you need a set of kitchen scissors. Unlike office scissors, a set of these includes a bottle opener, nut cracker and bone cutters. For easier cleaning, pull the pair of scissors apart and toss the parts into the dishwasher. You’ll only pay $14.98 from Amazon for this 8-inch kitchen tool.
Purchase on Amazon.com for $14.98
7. Thermopop Cooking Thermometer
Don’t put yourself at risk for food poisoning from undercooking food. Use a $29 Thermopop cooking thermometer to accurately determine the internal temperature of your food. Get it from ThermoWorks.
Purchase on ThermoWorks.com for $29
8. Brownie Pan
A brownie pan with built-in separator removes the hardest part of baking brownies—cutting them. This nonstick pan bakes a perfectly prepared and cut batch of 18 brownies. It costs $22.98…