We love kitchen gadgets. And while you can find a gadget for even the tiniest kitchen task, unless you use it, it isn’t worth it – no matter how great the design.
When to Buy It
A lot of gadgets have been developed to save you time and for ease of use. If you have poor knife skills, then this is especially true.
If you continuously find yourself, for instance pitting cherries, then you may want to consider a gadget. General tools, like knives, work well for lots of tasks but gadgets can perform specific tasks both easier and faster.
What to Look For
Tools are generally in direct contact with your food. Good ones and the right ones will make the job easier and do it perfectly the first time.
Choose sturdy utensils of decent quality. Better ones tend to last longer. Initially better quality ones usually cost more but over time they tend to be less expensive. Especially when you find yourself continuously buying the cheaper version becuase it needs replacing again.
Use only wooden, rubber-coated or silicon utensils on nonstick cookware. And don’t forget to replace rubber-coated tools as soon as the coating wears out as they’re much less expensive to replace than the pan.