10 Kitchen Upgrades That Will Make You A Happier Home Cook This Fall
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Cooking in warm weather is not without its charm. Grill huge chunks of beef with a few veg on the side, make a quick and refreshing salad, flip burgers, let the corn hang around until charred and ask for copious amounts of salt, pepper and butter. Great, all of that.
But cooking in cool weather? We would dare to say that it is even better. First of all, you can cook in your current kitchen without drowning in a puddle of your own sweat, which is nice. And what could be better than doing a bunch of prep work and then leaving something – gravy, soup, braised meat – to simmer on the stove all day while you sip Oktoberfests and watch some football or listen. some discs ? Nothing better, what is it.
We have therefore identified 10 articles below that will allow you to make the most of your fall and winter culinary excursions.
Le Creuset Signature 7.25 qt Round Dutch Oven
It’s here. The centerpiece of any kitchen in cold weather. We use ours for chili, sauces, carnitas, roasts… and so on. And since it’s beautiful enough to have a permanent place on our stove, sometimes we even use it to boil pasta – much easier than lugging around another huge pot. We keep saying that we are going to bake bread there too, but we have not yet. One day.
All-Clad D3 Saute Pan with Stainless Steel Lid
So yes, the Dutch oven is a must-have for all the reasons we just outlined above, but we’re also big fans of the high-sided sauté pan, for those weeknights you’re not looking to step into a deal all day. We use it for this quick and absurdly good Bolognese recipe from the queen herself, Ina Garten.
Technivorm Moccamaster KBGT coffee maker
Iced coffee season is coming to an end and you need to stop spending so much money on coffee shops anyway, so fall is a great time to invest in the coffee maker you’ve been planning to invest in for years. We’re here to tell you that it’s just as good and reliable as everyone says it is. And he looks sexy as hell on your counter. Spring for the thermal carafe on the glass to keep your coffee hot longer.
Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor
An invaluable addition to any home cook’s counter, the food processor is a deviously versatile tool to have on hand. Use it to grate vegetables, grate cheese mixes, mix chili peppers, make pesto. And if you get a good one like this Cuisinart, you’ll be blown away by its performance and extreme durability.
Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo
If you have the means and counter space – and the desire to have high-quality, homemade pizza made in a number of styles at the touch of a button – the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo is a worthy investment. We’ve been using it for a year now and we’re happy enough with the results that we rarely order take out. And we live in New York too, so we have access to the good shit.
Revol Equinox Pasta Bowls
Penne with vodka, rigatoni bolognese, spaghetti and classic meatballs… fall is the time to start thinking about such hearty pasta dishes. We think you should consider getting this nice set of bowls to serve them.
All-Clad Pro-Release cookie sheets with wire rack
Let’s be honest. Yours have probably seen better days. Autumn is synonymous with new beginnings.
Shun Premier 6 Piece Thin Block Set
We generally don’t recommend buying knives in sets because everyone’s needs are different, thus requiring different investments for different knives, but we will make an exception for this one from Shun. The Premier Series hits well above its weight: it holds its edge remarkably well, is extremely comfortable in the hand, and is out of this world sexy.
Chopping block John Boos & Co. Fine grain walnutk
If you’ve spent any time watching cooking shows, you’ve probably noticed that every chef worth his salt comes equipped with a John Boos & Co. cutting board. This one is the height of luxury. It’s as gentle on your precious knives as it is on your eyes (and those of your guests).
Zwillingfinigy digital kitchen scale
We mainly use our digital kitchen scale to measure coffee, but we too use it to show our wife and kids just how good we are at rolling out perfect 2oz ground beef patties for crushed burger patties. (No, they’re not impressed.)
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