All efforts to make your kitchen cooking-friendly must begin inevitably with the knife or knives. As an old saying goes, the knife is the cook’s best friend. You can also say that it is his or her best kitchen weapon.
So what do you think will happen when you don’t have the right knives in your kitchen? For sure, this scenario can slow your cooking down. Just imagine using the chef’s knife as a paring knife because you don’t have the latter at your disposal. This situation will not only affect your cooking.
Worse, not having the right weaponry will affect your kitchen morale for sure. And from here on it’s the domino effect at play. So the moral of this kitchen or cooking story? You need to have the right tools.
For this purpose, you don’t really have to invest in an expensive kitchen knife set when you don’t want to. And certainly not if you don’t do much cooking, anyway. Just make sure that you have all the types of knives you’ll need such as the essential cook’s knife, the paring one, and of course, the butcher knife for those hard-to-cut bones and meat parts.
Next, expensive or not, it’s your duty as the kitchen owner or the cook to keep those knives sharp and never blunt. A blunt kitchen weapon will not only slow down your cooking. It can cause kitchen injuries and cooking accidents to happen.
And of course, just because you have all the right kitchen or cooking tools doesn’t mean that you can do wonders. You have to learn how to use all the gadgets at your disposal in the proper manner. For example, you must not use a chopping knife for peeling fruits and vegetables. There’s a proper knife for that!
Ready to sign up for the cooking school? Maybe not yet. Who knows, there might be someone in the house who can mentor you. Having none, there’s a proliferation of cooking or kitchen videos that you can learn from online. Use them well!
Finally, if things you need for cooking are at far away locations in your kitchen, by all means, you need to do something. Whilst a nice kitchen renovation may be useful, there might be some things like the fridge, spice rack or kitchen tools tray that you can move closer to the sink or the stove. Start with the simple things that you can implement in your kitchen. Your cooking will thank you for it!