Once you move out of the dorms and into a real apartment/home of your own it’s time to buy some of those kitchen essentials you’ve been lusting after at all of your favorite stores (ahem I’m looking at you Anthropologie). Once you get all the necessities – glasses, silverware, plates, etc., it’s time to invest in some of the kitchen gadgets that will make your kitchen fully functional. Here are four kitchen gadgets that we think every woman needs.
A KitchenAid is at the top of every girl’s wedding registry and/or Christmas list. If you spend a lot of time baking or you’re in the kitchen in general, a KitchenAid is well worth the investment. A high quality mixer will make life so much easier for you, especially with the variety of attachments! If you’re looking for a more affordable option, a handheld mixer will do the trick just fine too.
2. Large Cutting Board
Using a cutting board for cutting or simple food prep, like making a sandwich, makes clean up a breeze. Not only that, but you also save your precious countertops from getting scratched and bruised. Whether you opt for a classic wooden butcher block or a simpler cutting mat like this, having a large cutting board is something you won’t regret. I use mine every single day!
This thing is small but mighty and saves so much time when cooking. As someone who eats a lot of veggies and cooks with vegetables often, the chopper makes dicing garlic, onions, bell peppers, carrots, and more a complete breeze. It’s also perfect for crushing nuts.
Everyone has their favorite brand of blender – Ninja versus Blendtec. Forget the name brands, the most important thing is that you invest in a blender with a strong blade. You can use your blender all year round – smoothies in the summer and soup in the winter. Blenders are also great for protein shakes, daiquiris, and hummus making.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget that you just can’t live without? We’d love to know, so leave your favorites in the comments below! For more everyday tips follow us on Instagram @topazandsapphire!