Essentials For The Amateur's Gourmet Kitchen

13 August 2017
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog

If you are someone who loves to cook, then it really helps to have the right equipment for your kitchen. While it is not essential to have the same equipment as the chef at your favorite restaurant, it's helpful to have some items that you might not normally have. These items can help you transform your regular dinner into one that will really wow your dinner guests and allow you to turn a regular meal into one that is worthy of a high-end Michelin restaurant. Here are a few ideas:

Wall Spice Rack

Spices are essential for a gourmet dinner. If you don't have the right spices, then you will have a flavorless meal. And while you can store spices in a cabinet, it is better to store your spices in a wall spice rack. The major attraction to a wall spice rack is that you can also see the spices. This not only adds a visual component to your kitchen, but it also allows you to always know what spices you are low on. You can get a wall spice rack that is made of stainless steel or one that is made of wood, so you can choose one that fits your kitchen design.

Teak Cutting Board

A nice quality wooden teak board is perfect for cutting vegetables up, meats, cheeses, and other items. You should never cut food on your main table because it can scar up the surface. So, even if you have a large butcher block table and not a granite table top,  you need to use a stand alone cutting board. Teak is the best material because it is well suited for a wet environment.

Spice Grinder

To go along with the spice rack, you should get a spice grinder. There is nothing as good as fresh spices. So, you should get a spice grinder. You can get a bottle of coriander seed or peppercorn that is in a whole state, and then shake it into the grinder and process it so that you have fresh spices. The oils and smells in freshly ground coriander or peppercorn will far surpass the already pulverized spices. You can also use the spice grinder to grind up rock salt, or even small amounts of coffee beans.

Quality Chef Knife  

A high-end chef knife is also essential. These are necessary to cut meats and even vegetables properly. Chefs don't want high-end knives just for the status symbol. A quality chef knife will allow you to cut faster and make finer dices and julienne ingredients. Also, a good knife will hold its edge longer than a cheap, flimsy knife. 

Contact a company like CUSTOM POT RACK for more information and assistance.