Yes, finding the right kitchen utensil is a big deal! A good cook and good-quality ingredients are a great start, but you also need an appropriate tool that will provide optimal reliability and convenience.
The choice of utensils has significantly grown over the years and manufacturers have developed a specific tool for every single step in a recipe.
Would you consider measuring flour without a scale or mashing vegetables without a masher? Beating egg whites, smoothing a preparation, sifting sauces or monitoring the temperature of ingredients... each operation its utensil.
MeilleurduChef.com has selected professional-quality kitchen utensils to make your life in the kitchen easier. You will find explanations and helpful tips to guide you in your search for the perfect cooking utensil.
You are the Chef!
With the appropriate tool between your hands, unleash your creativity in the kitchen. Professional chefs or home cooks, cooking enthusiasts in any case, explore our selection of kitchen utensil picks that will become the silent helpers for every type of operation or cooking technique.
A short preview of the great things you will find on our kitchen utensil shop MeilleurduChef.com.
Basic kitchen utensils
There are some essential tools you simply cannot do without in the kitchen. They will be your daily helpers to prepare any preparation or recipe - easy or technical.
Whether you are a starred chef or a trainee, you will need a chinois strainer or sieve - in several sizes - to strain ingredients and sifter sauces.
Small and discreet, the can opener is an absolute must-have in every kitchen. Another kitchen staple is the potato masher to make the most delicious mash, or a vegetable mill if you prefer a more traditional method.
And, last but not least, the following should be proudly featured in your drawers: whisk, spatula, mixing bowl or cul-de-poule... these faithful companions are the secret to a failproof meringue or beaten egg whites, Chantilly cream or whipped cream! To create delicate plated desserts or beautiful verrines, why not explore our selection of cream whippers or siphons?
Specific kitchen utensils
Some recipes will require the use of more technical tools. You want to make your pasta yourself? No problem! We curated a selection of the best professional pasta makers for delicious homemade lasagne, ravioli and tagliatelle. For the garlic lovers out there, our garlic press picks will ensure you add as much garlic as you want without any persistent smells on your fingers.
Use a nutcracker from our selection and enjoy a few walnuts for a well deserved break in your cooking marathon.
Precision kitchen utensils
Some recipes require accurate measurements, for both quantities and temperatures. While it can be fun to create recipes at random, it is not always possible. Chocolate melting and tempering simply cannot be done without the use of a probe or laser thermometer with a digital display.
Especially in pastry, precise measuring of quantities is crucial to a successful recipe. Never fail another dessert with our selection of kitchen scales and measuring tools such as glasses and spoons. And don't forget a timer to make sur you don't overcook your preparations!
Protective kitchen utensils
We sometimes forget about the most obvious and essential things, such as a kitchen glove for example. Heat-resistant, it is really convenient to take a burning hot dish out of the oven. Our hands are our most precious tools in the kitchen so it is important to take extra care of them.
Knives also deserve the best care and maintenance to ensure optimal durability and efficiency. A chopping board is a must-have utensil that will protect your knife blades as well as your kitchen work surface.
Last but not least, the food you prepared with love and care should be stored in the appropriate containers to preserve its freshness.