If you’ve just made the major leap of moving out, then it’s pretty likely you’re in need of some kitchen essentials. Now I know that essentials are different for everyone but if you’re a foodie and want to be able to knock up some tasty eats, then you’ll want to get your hands on at least a few of these items.
If your apartment complex forbids you to barbeque on your balcony but you’re craving the charred flavour of the grill, then allow me to introduce you to the magic of this smokeless grill from Philips. In addition to how easy it is to use, this grill releases 80% less smoke so you don’t even have to worry about setting off the smoke alarms. Clean-up is also a breeze because the whole thing is easily detachable and dishwasher friendly.
Every kitchen needs a great and powerful blender and trust me — it doesn’t get any better than this Ninja Foodi Hot & Cold Blender. This baby isn’t just a blender though because it can actually make your soup thanks to its heating element. Not only that but it can even make ice cream too and craft frozen cocktails.
Multi-Use Toaster Oven
No kitchen is complete without a toaster but if you’re going to use up the counter space, at least ensure that the appliance can do double-duty. This powerhouse oven from Cuisinart works not only as a toaster oven but it also doubles as an air-fryer, dehydrator, proofing drawer, and even a slow cooker that can braise!
A Cordless Chopper
Cooking for one is annoying already but do you know what’s even more irritating? Chopping. That’s why this KitchenAid Cordless Chopper is going to be your new best friend. It’s 5-cup bowl is perfect for single servings of veg and it can chop for 2 hours on one battery charge.
Whether you’re cooking up a quick curry, roast chicken, or even just boiling a pot of water for pasta, a Dutch Oven is one of the ultimate kitchen essentials. It’s incredibly versatile and it looks fab sitting on your stove when not in use. My pick is this 4-quart one from Staub because it’s a great size when cooking for one or two.
Magnetic Knife Rack
This item doesn’t actually require space but it increases the amount of space in your kitchen. A magnetic knife rack is a godsend if you have limited drawer space as it holds up anything magnetic (duh!) from knives, scissors, graters, and more. This one from IKEA is a bargain, works like a charm and is easy to install.