Kitchen Essentials

Recommendations for and reviews of different types of kitchen tools and equipment such as cookware, juicers, blenders, utensils and much more.

12 Smart Kitchen Tools and Accessories You Need Today

Smart kitchen tools and accessories

Sometimes I come across a smart kitchen tool that turns out to be a real gem. A tool that actually serves a purpose and makes my time spent in the kitchen just that little bit easier.

Culinary gadgets and kitchen utensils designed to make cooking and other food preparation tasks easier and more time efficient.

But beware, there are also lots of kitchen tools out there that are a bit of a fail. They are either very poor quality and don’t last very long, or they are simply not as handy as you hoped they would be.

I’ve created a list of innovative and smart kitchen tools and accessories that I personally believe are very good value. They are also usually quite cheap so there’s no need to dig deep into your wallet.

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Best Manual Citrus Juicer (2018 Buying Guide)

Best manual citrus juicers

Manual citrus juicers are the perfect solution if you enjoy drinking fresh juices from citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, lemons and grapefruits without too much hassle.

A manual citrus juicer is also typically much more affordable (and far less complicated) than a motorized or electric juicer.

There are different types of manual citrus juicers, from the very basic squeezers and reamers to the fancier press juicers. What they all have in common is that they require some level of physical effort to operate them.

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Triturating Juicers Explained – Are They Worth Your Investment?

Triturating juicers explained

Buying a new juicer is not as simple as it may seem. There are various types of juicers you can choose from and each type has its pros and cons.

Triturating juicers, also known as twin gear or double auger juicers, are typically the more expensive models on the market. But they are also known to create the best quality juice you could wish for.

Let’s find out more about triturating juicers, how they function and which brands and models you should consider buying.

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Masticating vs Centrifugal Juicer (A Detailed Comparison)

Masticating vs centrifugal juicer

If you think that buying a juicer is as simple as looking at prices and reading reviews, you’re in for a surprise. There are various types of juicers you can buy and each type has its pros and cons.

Masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers are the two most popular types available. They both function very differently with varying performance results.

Let’s find out what the differences are between a masticating juicer and a centrifugal juicer so you can work out which type of juicer is best for you.

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Best Single Serve Blenders for Making Delicious Smoothies on the Go

Best single serve blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but don’t want to invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

These compact-sized blenders are designed with convenience in mind, so you can quickly prepare a healthy drink without too much effort.

We’ve had a look at some of the best single serve blenders available on the market today and have selected our top six.

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The Pulse Button on a Blender Demystified

Pulse blender button

You may have come across the word pulse in a recipe or in an instructions guidebook for a blender or food processor. While it’s a completely legitimate word, many don’t actually know what the meaning of a pulse button is.

In all honesty, I had never heard of this word either before I became a green smoothie fan several years ago.

The pulses that you can eat are the edible, dried seeds of plants in the legume family, such as peas, lentils, edible beans and chickpeas.

But that’s not the type of pulse I am referring to in this article. We are going to have a closer look at the pulse function on blenders and food processors. It turns out, pulsing is actually quite a handy feature to have!

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Best High End Blenders (Powerful Machines That Can Blend All Foods)

Powerful high end blenders

Blenders have become common household kitchen essentials in recent years, as blending fruits and vegetables is an easy and simple way to get vital nutrients in without having to spend hours in the kitchen.

Drinking nutritious green smoothies on a regular basis can have a big positive impact on your overall health and well-being.

Investing in a blender may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in regards to your health. This article looks into the best high end blenders available on the market today.

Professional and powerful blenders that can turn all kinds of foods into creamy smoothies, nut butters and delicious soups.

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How to Clean Your Vitamix Container

How to clean Vitamix container

Have you had a Vitamix blender for a while now and you start seeing that cloudy film in your container that just won’t go away?

Then this guide into cleaning a Vitamix container will hopefully help you in making it look like brand new again.

Or perhaps you have only recently bought a Vitamix blender and you want to make sure the container stays clean?

Make a habit of regularly cleaning it the right way so that nasty stains won’t ever appear.

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Vitamix Containers Explained – Which One Should You Choose?

Vitamix containers explained: dry, wet, classic and low profile

Vitamix containers come in different sizes and styles, so how do you decide which one is right for you?

If choosing a blender isn’t challenging enough already, picking the right jar, large or small, can also be quite confusing.

They range in sizes from 32 oz to 64 oz. Then there’s also dry and wet containers, not to mention low profile and classic Vitamix containers.

Let’s go through all of these different types of jars and their pros and cons, so you know which one is most suitable for your personal blending needs.

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