When it comes to kitchen accessories, I am all about function, efficiency, and safety for little helpers. Products that will help me get food on the table in a more timely manner (i.e. I can allow hungry babes to help) are my jam! Below are a 5 products that we have been loving lately!
Apple Peeler | This bad boy does it all! In less than 30 seconds your apple is peeled, cored, and sliced! My littles love to help with this and I am easily able to ensure that their little hands stay on the “safe” end. I have been reaching for this weekly to make apple crisp, our favorite fall treat! (Recipe coming soon!)
Threshold Serving Bowls | Small | Medium | Large | In our previous kitchen, I did not have these bowls in an easily accessible spot so, I mainly used them as serving dishes. Lately, though, I have been loving using them as mixing bowls. With their hefty weight they stay grounded on the counter as I mix things. This also makes it easier for me to allow the boys to help, as I am less worried that the bowl is going to fly off the counter with one exuberant stir! Ha! And they are easy on the eyes aren’t they?! Something about using beautiful mixing bowls makes me feel more like an accomplished baker in the kitchen. When it comes to baking, I need all the help I can get! Haha!
Ikea Cheese Grater | Why I didn’t come up with this idea years ago and patent it myself, I’ll never know. This cheese grater allows you to grate back and forth?! Amazing, right?! It just gets better. It has grips that allow it to sit flat on the counter and with minimal effort on your part it STAYS IN PLACE. What the what?! Gone are my days of fighting with a cheese grater over a plate or with an ill-fitting catch tray underneath. I simply set this on the counter and the genius catch tray collects the cheese. Now, my littles aren’t quite ready to be let loose with a cheese grater, but when they are, I feel much more confident in allowing them to use this one. Plus, if you have a local Ikea it is only $6.99 in the store! Although, I would have had no problem paying the amazon price for this!
Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set | I don’t know about your house but when I have my littles up within counter reach they like to go for the one thing they shouldn’t! This knife set is a lifesaver, literally. Not only can they use these knives but I don’t mind using them! They actually work really well! Now, I don’t have to have sharp knives on the counter within their reach while they are helping me cook!
Kitchen Aid Pastry Blender | When I last purchased a pastry blender (6 years ago, when we got married) they were still a flexible wire design. Today, this pastry blender and many others on the market, are now an inflexible metal design with a comfort grip. This is pure genius! The fact that it doesn’t give when pressed into whatever I am blending eliminates half of my work! My littles like helping because it is easy for them. No longer do I dread having to get out the pastry blender, I look forward to getting to use it!
Are there any accessories that are making your life easier in the kitchen?! Let me know in the comments below!