We all have been in a phase where one tool for all is a standard for working in the kitchen but hardly do we ever realize that using the right kind of tools can greatly reduce your food handling hassle.
What is used for slicing pizza cannot be used for cutting a cake or at least can’t be used without struggle.
Kitchen utensils are out there to help us, we need to trust them or in the least stack our drawers up with some if not all of the tools.
For most of us a spatula is a spatula but no, there is a difference in purpose of a metal one and a rubber one.
Metal spatula makes it much easier to reach beneath baked and delicate food items such as pancakes. Make sure to get one with a medium size to pick items without bending. Now metal spatula if used to get all material out from jars and for mixing doughs then you would have to invest extra time and more effort to get the job done. For this, rubber spatula will make matter much easier.
It is strong enough to mix doughs and flexible enough to reach corners in containers.
There is a great list of useful kitchen tools from the kitchen guy that I highly recommend you check out, from knives to spatulas, the correct item is kind of key to having a great time.
Similarly, tool you use for pouring curry is not suitable for pouring soup for the difference in quantities that need to be taken each time. Although, there is no hard and fast rule to not use one utensil for another because it’s your kitchen with your rules. Having said that, it will be easier for you to use suitable utensils to reduce your extra effort. For soups, look for a deep bowl ladle that has a bent handle to prevent the ladle from falling into the bowl as it gets hooked against container side.
The list of all the utensils you really need in any kitchen is longer than the number of tools one would like to see in their kitchen.
Additionally, switching from one utensil to another within one recipe is in itself a hassle and cooks usually prefer to get work done with minimal switching between tools. However, in some cases it is absolutely essential.
For instance, a box grater is a must for grating purposes but if you buy one with multiple face changing option then you can use the same grater for slicing, shredding, zesting and dusting. Appliances and utensils make all the difference in how you operate in your kitchen. Don’t horde them, be smart and look for multipurpose utensils.