Aug 24, 2021 | Samuel Albert


What is the best way to free up our overloaded kitchen shelves, drawers, and cabinets, and at the same time give our kitchen a new look? Finding clever replacements for old kitchenware that are multi-functional, long-lasting and at the same time not pinching our pockets.


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Let me introduce you to some of the coolest collections of kitchen tools that will help you in not one but in many ways.

What Are The 10 Unique Utensils That a Modern Kitchen Needs?

  • Garlic Press with Silicone Garlic Peeler
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Kitchen Thermometer
  • Silicone Spatula and Silicone Brush
  • Peeler and Masher
  • Kitchen Scissors/Shears
  • Colander
  • Jar/Can Opener and Bottle Opener
  • Kitchen Weighing Scale
  • Multi-Purpose Scraper & Chopper

You can cook like a pro in your kitchen if you have these rudimentary but much-sought-after tools around in your kitchen. So, sit back and read on…

  1. Garlic Press witSilicone Garlic Peeler

Silicone Garlic Peeler - Love that garlicky flavor in your food! Most of us do.

Garlic is a much-favored ingredient in most of our dishes, be it mayonnaise, toast, sauces, pasta - you name them, but peeling them has never been anyone's chore of choice. The patience and time involved in peeling them in today's busy world is next to impossible.

As health-conscious people, we are constantly on the lookout for making this tedious job easier to have the freedom of using liberal amounts of garlic in our dishes. We have tried so many hacks to de-skin the garlic pods, but nothing works efficiently in the long run.

The Silicone Garlic Peeler comes to our rescue. This miracle worker uses the simple technique of the rolling motion to effortlessly peel away the skin from the garlic clove. And there you go! You have a bowl of peeled garlic in no time for the garlic bread your kid has been asking you for ages.

Garlic Press - Now that you have all the garlic you need for your gastronomic adventure, Garlic Press is the next thing you need. It helps you to crush a whole lot of tasty pods in seconds with almost no effort at all. Not only does it evenly shred the cloves, but it also prevents the pungent smell from getting into your hands.

  1. Measuring Spoons and Cups

Measuring spoons and cups is such a blessing in disguise for the culinary enthusiast in you. You will only realize what they are worth after using them.


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This is a valuable set of kitchen tools that one must have in their kitchen. When a particular dish requires a teaspoon of this and three tablespoons of that, you are at a loss as to what they are talking about and go about rummaging in your cutlery shelf for the right spoon. You are constantly bombarded in the back of your mind with questions such as: 'Is it too much or too less?', 'Will my bread rise?', 'Is this sufficient for my cake batter to bake into the soft and spongy cake that the recipe promises?' etc.

Rest your ever-battling mind to peace and buy for yourself this inexpensive, one-time purchase for your kitchen. They are available in plastic, metal, and glass for you to choose from.

The next time you bake a cake, accurately measuring your ingredients will be an absolute breeze, be it liquid or dry, and it will take less than two minutes to measure all of your ingredients and what more, your cake is a sure success.

  1. Kitchen Thermometer

In the mood for French fries? Buying them can be a costly affair.


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 Why not invest in one of these thermometers and get that perfect crisp every time you crave for fries? Pinning down the right temperature of the oil is like finding a needle in a haystack without a kitchen thermometer.

Sure, some recipe writers help you get that suitable temperature range by giving you some tips and tricks like frothiness, color change, or that lovely aroma arising from the food - but we all have our own doubts, don't we?

The kitchen thermometer nails the correct temperature, whether you are whipping up some frosting or just making some candy or deep frying. Without this tool, the desired gourmet quality is going to be a distant dream.

You will absolutely love it once you have one for yourself. Now you definitely don't need to anxiously watch the pot and be double minded as to whether you have reached that exact temperature or not.


  1. Silicone Spatula and Silicone Brush


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Silicone Spatula - Do you have the habit of leaving your spoon in the boiling pot absent-mindedly while cooking? So, do I.   A silicone spatula can save you from the agony of a burnt hand.

An elegant set of silicone spatulas is the perfect solution for this problem and is a necessary addition to any modern kitchen. 

These food-grade, heat-resistant spatulas are a boon to people who cook. 

They come in various colors for you to choose from and have that perfect grip for your hand and are cool to touch all the time. 

These spatulas have a super flexible, thin, flat tip and a long handle that is perfect for scraping off the sides of the pan. Since they are non-abrasive, your pots and pans will remain scratch-free and new for a long time.

It is best suited for mixing and spreading purposes. 

It can also be used for stirring, scraping, flipping, and folding. So, make sure you get a bunch of these colorful spatulas and reserve them for separate dishes. 

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Silicone Brush - Spreading oil over a hot skillet, applying marinade for your barbecue chicken, glazing butter for your homemade loaf of bread, or brushing that egg wash over those brioche buns or apple pie to get that delicate light brown color has never been easier.

Silicone Brush is yet another seamless addition to your kitchen accessories. It is heat resistant, easier to clean, and has bristles that never shed. You can either wash it with your hands or put them in the dishwasher.

It is stain-resistant, resists odors, and sports a comfortable grip. And it is inexpensive too! So, go ahead and grab one of these and start using them.


  1. Peeler and Masher

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Peeler - I prefer peeling over scraping off of the vegetable skins simply for hygienic reasons.

The vegetable and fruit peeler are a fantastic tool. Even a novice can use this simple tool with ease and notice the great difference in the effort required.

Fruit custard or vegetable salad, carrots or radishes, apples or cucumbers - the peeler peels off all the skins with perfection, not too much, not too less, and with comfort.

You can also use this multi-functional peeler’s tip to remove the potato's eyes and scoop out the onion's core. 

Masher - Nothing can be as hard as handling a hot potato, and the irony is that potato mashes well only when it is hot. This kitchenware has a stainless-steel plate for mashing and a sturdy rubber handle for a better handgrip.


  1. Kitchen Scissors

Snipping herbs for your pasta! Let me tell you there is no other easy way to do it than using kitchen scissors.

You can use these multi-functional kitchen shears for snipping herbs of your choice, slicing bacon, chopping dry fruits or meat, shredding lettuce, opening packages of clamshell type, and trimming the crust from the bread.

This sleek kitchen equipment is safe, convenient, space-saving, and can be packed for camping trips as it is versatile.

 It is more effective than a knife in regard to its utility and efficiency. So, it is a wonderful tool to have around in the kitchen. Make sure to get one that fits into your hand. 


  1. Colander

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Did your noodles turn mushy? Tossing them up with some olive oil over low heat to make them crisp and adding some extra cheese is probably the quick fix.

The long-term solution is getting a colander for your kitchen. This utensil has been around in our kitchens for a long time, but if you've missed it, you might want to get it as an addition to your smart kitchen.

When you need that pasta, rice, or noodles to be cooked al dente, there is just no time to waste. You need to drain off a large amount of hot boiling water immediately and cool the food off by running cold water to stop the cooking process, and believe me, colander comes in handy like no other.

Its other uses are to wash vegetables and fruits, and it can also be used as a sprouting basket. When not in use, you can use them to ripen the tomatoes from your garden.


  1. Jar/Can Opener and Bottle Opener

How on earth is it possible to open a can of beans or a bottle of tomato ketchup with bare hands?

Jar/Can Opener and Bottle Opener are the ultimate solutions. These multi-purpose tools are a must-have in every kitchen as most of our food comes in cans, jars, and bottles with airtight seals, and it is going to be difficult to open these without the use of this tool.

They are skid-proof, lightweight, easy to use, durable, and easy to store. They are inexpensive and can save you from a lot of trouble.

Explore your choices from the numerous models available, choose the one you think is the best fit for your kitchen, and buy them ASAP.   You'll never regret making this cost-effective purchase.


  1. Kitchen Weighing Scale

Need to weigh the eggs for that delicate soufflé?

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A kitchen scale is the best route to go. A high-precision electronic scale with a digital display that matches your kitchen décor is a delightful addition to your kitchen.

Where serious baking is involved, you can never eyeball portion sizes.  To get that correct texture and flavor in your baked goods, you need to weigh all the ingredients prior to the mixing process.

Portion sizes can be divided equally using this kitchen appliance.

It is also very useful if you are watching your weight or planning your diet. What can easily pass your eyes as a small serving size can actually be a hefty portion, and the weighing machine helps you to keep on track.

This kitchen-friendly gadget will help you weigh many things like herbs, rice, meat, spices, coffee, fish, etc. It also comes in handy when you need a scale to weigh a smaller courier package or are just curious to know how much your kitchen garden has produced.

Keep anything on this stylish equipment, and it will honestly display its weight.


  1. Multi-Purpose Scraper & Chopper

This jack-of-all-trades tool is not only great for chopping vegetables and fruits but also for scraping the dough for bread, dividing the dough for buns, and sectioning the dough for your homemade pie crust.

It has that perfect grip and is super sturdy. It also easily moves the chopped food from the cutting board to the pan. This one is sure to be a superstar in your kitchen. After using this, I bet you will wonder why you never got it in the first place.   

My kitchen cooks three meals a day, not to mention the cakes, homemade jams, sauces, snacks, quick grabs, can keep adding on to the list (Yes, there are days when we order food from outside or go out on holidays or go out for dinner) - those are only temporary, brief escapades.

But day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year, round the clock, in all seasons, rainy, snowy, warm, hot, or windy, feasting or fasting, lazy days, burnt-out days or in-a-great-mood-to-cook days, ill or well, it is a never-ending chore.

Home is where our heart is, and my kitchen is the place where the impossible is made possible.

There are miles to go before I sleep, but right now, I am in the wake of a new culinary expedition, with all these exotic additions to my own sweet kitchen.

Adios, amigo!   

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