18 Aug 10 Things Every Guy Needs In His Kitchen
More and more men are getting serious about cooking, whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, here are 10 things that are a must have for any guy looking to give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money. Some are essentials, some are luxuries, but all will help you dominate in the kitchen.
Whether you are always trying a new recipe or like to catch up on your favourite TV series whilst cooking, this handy tablet stand from Ikea makes it easy and keeps your iPad away from the kitchen chaos.
If you can’t leave the house in the morning without a hit of quality coffee, then this Breville Barista Express espresso maker is a must have in your kitchen. It goes from bean to espresso in less than a minute and also has a milk steamer so you can become an expert in cappuccinos. Whether you are a purist or prefer your coffee frothy, this machine won’t disappoint.
Seriously Sharp Knives
No one can prep like a boss with a blunt knife. No more hacking through carrots, get yourself some super quality sharp knives, they say you only need three, a serrated edge, a chefs knife and a paring knife. Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver have both used Wuesthof Knives for many years, what better recommendation can you get than that?
A Powerful Blender
You will be hard pushed to find a healthy kitchen without a powerful blender. Perfect for your daily green smoothie, homemade soups, sauces and nut butters. It’s hard to beat the Vitamix Pro 750, it can blend through frozen fruit, tough kale stems and nuts in seconds.
How can you cook an awesome steak without griddle? Need we say more…
OK I know aprons make you think of a frilly floral number, but there are some seriously stylish options help to protect your threads. No one needs a stain down the front of their shirt on date night. These Stanley and Sons aprons are especially designed for us guys and we think they look pretty cool.
Is it essential? No. Is it awesome? Yes! That’s a good enough reason to get your hands on a kitchen blow torch. It has so many used if you get creative, creme brûlée, charred vegetables, you can even use it to get that perfect caramelised crust on meat and it’s way more fun that putting something in the oven.
Cast Iron Skillet
They call it the kitchen work horse, you can cook almost anything in a quality cast iron skillet. It can go from hob, to oven to table. This article has all the tips you need to maintain your skillet so it will last a lifetime.
Butchers Block Cutting Board
The best surface to protect the blades on your brand new knives, a wooden cutting board wears well and its rustic edge mean’s it will look cool sitting on your worktop.
This is a multi-tasking essential and will allow you to finish dishes with finesse. Finely grated chocolate, parmesan, citrus zest, it’s good for so many things. Get one and you won’t regret it.