Moving is never easy especially when it is across the continent. Shipping could take up to three weeks, so we needed to travel with some essential kitchen items. To have the privilege to be flying with me, an item had to fulfill the following criteria: light in weight and performs the most important tasks while being able to substitute for other tools. Above is a picture of the final 10 that made the cut.
Pyrex dish with a lid: Helps to reduce dishes as I can bake, serve, and store in it.
Mini chopping board: Can also be used as a mortar along with a rolling-pin as a pestle.
Small grater: Will zest and grate.
Measuring cups: Important for baking.
Non-stick spatula: Perfect to sauté, flip omelette, and use as a serving spoon.
Paring knife: Lighter than a chef’s knife. It is good for chopping, cutting, and peeling.
Rolling pin: Can be used to flatten meat and crush nuts, in addition to rolling out dough.
Pressure cooker: Cooks under pressure and saves hours in the kitchen. I can make curries, soups and even bake a cake in it.
Oven-safe pot: Brews tea, cooks rice, poaches eggs and can even bake pasta.
Non-stick pan: Can’t do without this.
My verdict: This experience taught me that you don’t need all the fancy gadgets to make awesome meals.
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