7 Brilliant Small Kitchen Tools


Asian Kitchen: 7 Brilliant Small Kitchen Tools Helpful in Dish Preparation

In Asia, small kitchen tools such as peeler, grater, and strainer play an important role when it comes to preparing dishes.  Since most Asian foods are comprised of varieties of ingredients, surely the preparation process like cutting, dicing, and mincing of ingredients will take some time.

Asian Kitchen: 7 Brilliant Small Kitchen Tools Helpful in Dish Preparation
Asian Kitchen: 7 Brilliant Small Kitchen Tools Helpful in Dish Preparation

With that said, have you noticed how time-consuming preparing the ingredients are when you do not have the right tools?  It can be really stressful to peel carrots without a peeler and slice vegetables without a sharp knife, right? 

If you can relate to these dilemmas, then continue reading because we have here some brilliantly invented small kitchen tools that will definitely make you work faster in the kitchen.

2-in-1 Fruit/ Vegetable Peeler – Peels and Catches Peels

When you travel to Asia, you will discover cleverly invented kitchen tools like this 2-in-1 peeler. 

2-in-1 Fruit/ Vegetable Peeler – Peels and Catches Peels
2-in-1 Fruit/ Vegetable Peeler – Peels and Catches Peels

It is designed to catch the peeled skin of vegetable and fruit, which will definitely save you time from cleaning your kitchen countertop. Furthermore, it can also speed up your preparation time. This peeler has a comfortable handle, making it easy to glide into fruits and vegetables.  Now peeling fruits and vegetable with ease can be done anywhere.

Double-Sided Diamond Ceramic Knife Sharpener

Using a blunt knife for slicing will cause you to work slow.  You have to exert extra effort in cutting, and won’t be able to achieve precisely cut ingredients.  Knives are one of the basic tools you need to have in the kitchen.  Keeping a knife sharpener is necessary because this will prevent you from buying knives all the time.

Double-Sided Diamond Ceramic Knife Sharpener
Double-Sided Diamond Ceramic Knife Sharpener

This ceramic knife sharpener has a double-sided surface, you can use it to sharpen metallic or ceramic knives.  It is designed with a long foldable handle, so you can control the angle when sharpening.  Once done, you can simply fold the handle, which serves as a protective covering.

Mortar and Pestle Masher Bowl

Even though Mortar and pestle are replaced by blenders and food processors, they are still greatly used in Southeast Asian Countries.  This tool is used to grind grains, herbs, and spices until they are turned into a paste-like texture to easily extract the flavors or oils of the ingredients.

Mortar and Pestle Masher Bowl
Mortar and Pestle Masher Bowl

A beautifully designed mortar and pestle like this is actually very easy to use that even children can use them.  Simply put the ingredients in the mortar, which is the bowl-like container, then use the pestle for grinding.  This also eliminates the use of a knife when slicing small ingredients like a clove of garlic.  Instead of slicing just crush them with a pestle and the job is quickly done.

Liquid Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

You’ll definitely find a set of measuring cups and spoons in an Asian kitchen.  These are necessary for measuring both liquid and dry ingredients.  Having precisely measured ingredients gives you just the right balance of taste. 

Liquid Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
Liquid Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

A set of good quality measuring cups and spoons like this stainless-steel set is important because getting the right volume of broth or the right number of cups of flour is crucial in cooking and baking.  Failing to do so may give you a not so good result, so stop guessing the measurement of your ingredients and grab a set for yourself.

Fresh Herb Grinder-Chopper/Grinder

Asian cuisine is rich in herbs, some popularly known are basil, lemongrass, Chinese chives, cilantro, ginger, etc. These ingredients add aroma and flavor in every dish.  But cutting them into small tiny pieces is really a tough work to do, which is why this fresh herb grinder is a must-have.

Fresh Herb Grinder-Chopper/Grinder
Fresh Herb Grinder-Chopper/Grinder

You’ll be able to save lots of preparation time with this easy-to-use herb grinder.  A small kitchen tool with awesome benefits for efficient grinding and chopping of herb ingredients.

Stainless Mesh Basket Dish Strainer

A dish strainer is one of those cooking essentials you will commonly see inside an Asian Kitchen.  Why? Because of their love for noodles. 

Stainless Mesh Basket Dish Strainer
Stainless Mesh Basket Dish Strainer

This stainless-steel mesh basket is created with smart space saving in mind. Just fold and keep it when not in use.  It may seem an ordinary kitchen tool but there are numerous ways on how to use it, like draining pasta, vegetables, and fruits, you can also use it for deep frying. 

Adjustable Wooden Rolling Pin

A rolling pin is mainly used in baking to flatten doughs.  A popular dish in China called dumplings uses a wooden rolling pin to help flatten its dough into thin layers.  This is just one of the many uses of rolling pins.

Adjustable Wooden Rolling Pin
Adjustable Wooden Rolling Pin

Here is a non-stick wooden rolling pin you can use. Included in the package is a set of discs that can be attached on both ends of the rolling pin.  These discs serve as a thickness guide when rolling pin.  As a result, you will get an evenly flattened dough.  It is best for making pasta, pizza, and cookies.

Sometimes, people only see the big kitchen appliances more important than the small ones.  But if you come to think of it, small kitchen tools are the ones we usually use in our daily kitchen routines.  We must never underestimate a small kitchen tool because you’ll never know the convenience it brings when you cook.

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