With the holidays rapidly approaching us, we are busy getting our homes tidy for our holiday guests. Christmas songs are playing as we fix up the guest bedrooms. We’re trimming the house with garland and the tree with tinsel. But there is probably one room that we may be forgetting about: our kitchen. You may have some items in your kitchen that you may not even know need replacing. Here are seven things to upgrade in your kitchen before the holidays begin.
It’s the holiday season! We smell cookies! If you are going to be doing any kind of baking or cooking, you are going to need a good, solid mixer — one that will stand up to the test of time. A stand mixer would be the best option to go with here. If you purchase a good quality mixer, it will prove useful for quite some years to come. Definitely do your research before making a mixer purchase, as there are many out there. You want to make certain that you are purchasing a good quality mixer that will last you.
Nobody likes undercooked meat. Everyone needs a good quality meat thermometer in their kitchen. Sometimes, the old-fashioned ones just don’t cut it anymore. It may be time to go digital and wireless. You can pick one up at your local big-box store, or find one online.
When the food has been devoured, and the desserts have disappeared, it’s time to put everything away. But when you open the cabinet, you’re faced with shelves full of plastic bowls and mismatched lids. Time to get some new food storage solutions! Find yourself a couple of sets of food storage containers, perhaps in graduating sizes.
You may be in the mood for a quick, simple meal. This is where a toaster oven comes in handy. You don’t have the hassle of heating up the whole oven. You also don’t have to prep a full meal before popping it into the toaster oven. Toaster oven meals are usually pretty quick. Would you like a tuna melt? Boom. A toasty sandwich? Done. These would be great for when you’re in the middle of wrapping gifts and need a quick lunch.
When it’s time for your guests to gather round, perhaps they would like a round of drinks! How about a good cocktail set? A good cocktail shaker is a great place to start. These are found quickly and easily online. Make sure that you read the reviews before purchasing, so you know you’re getting a good quality set. You may even want to get some new stemware to go with it to serve your drinks in.
On Christmas morning, after all of the gifts have been opened and the wrapping paper has been cleaned up, you will want a good cup of joe. So, naturally, you are going to want a good coffee maker. There are many to choose from, whether you like single serve or a glass carafe coffee maker, there is one out there for you.
This is a definite must if you do a lot of cooking. If you are still using a hand chopper and are tired of it, it is time for an upgrade. A good quality food processor will give you your money’s worth. It will most definitely help out with the cooking process, regarding speeding things up. These are great to get before the holidays. It will help you out immensely when it comes to whipping up a delicious holiday dinner for the family!