Are you setting up your first home in Albuquerque? No doubt you want to get your new home off to a great start. One important space to focus on is the kitchen. In most houses, the kitchen is where families gather to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner together. Almost every household has a microwave oven, dishwasher, and other electric appliances. Kitchens serve as locations for storing, preparing and cooking food (as well as doing related tasks such as dishwashing), as well as for dining, entertaining, and doing laundry. This is why your kitchen is such an important space. Here are a few important things to get to make the most of your Albuquerque kitchen.
A large “bowl”: Soups can be served easily this way. An extra feature of a bent handle at the top is that you can hook it on the side of a pot without having to touch the bottom.
Locking tongs: Make sure that the handles are non-slip and the tips have scalloped edges to ensure a firm grip. You can use it to turn meat and mix vegetables in a skillet.
Metal spatula: A thin offset blade will allow you to reach underneath delicate items like cookies and pancakes. You can avoid awkward angles when flipping or picking up foods with a medium-length blade.
Rubber spatula: A sturdy handle should be able to manage heavy doughs, but it should also be flexible enough to reach the corners of a jar. Silicone models are heat-resistant and can be used in pots.
Slotted spoon: Choose a spoon with a sturdy handle made of stainless steel that won’t get too hot.
Whisk: It is better to have a solid handle than a wired one to prevent food from sticking inside. When whipping egg whites or cream, buy one with thin wires (rather than thick, heavy ones).
Chef’s knife: Invest in a knife with an 8- to 9-inch blade and a thick bolster, the metal that extends from the handle to the edge of the blade and acts as a finger guard. You should be able to comfortably hold the knife in your hand.
Garlic press: When chopping, here’s a shortcut that works on unpeeled cloves and is dishwasher-safe.
Grater: Shredding, shaving, dusting, zesting, and grating can be accomplished with a box grater. Be sure to choose one with a sturdy handle.
Kitchen shears: Make sure you purchase a pair with precise, tapered tips and a roomy handle.
Lemon press: Models with ridges grip fruit better and are large enough for both limes and lemons.
Microplane grater: Use a razor-sharp, stainless steel model for small tasks such as zesting lemons and grating Parmesan, garlic, and nutmeg.
Paring knife: When coring tomatoes and peeling fruits and vegetables, the blade should fall between three and four inches. Sturdy models will extend the blade through the handle.
Potato masher: A curved head will let you get into corners of bowls and pots.
Serrated bread knife: You want a rigid blade of at least 8 inches and an offset handle, which will let you slice through sandwiches without banging your knuckles on the cutting board.
Y-shaped vegetable peeler: This will give you a better grip than a traditional swivel model for hard-to-peel foods like mangoes and butternut squash.
With the right tools, you’ll be enjoying your new kitchen and serving up great food in no time.
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