Author’s note: My name is Jack Roskopp and I’m a writer who loves to whip up my own recipes at home. I cook in my kitchen pretty regularly, and ever since COVID-19 made going to restaurants a thing I don’t do as much anymore, there is almost always something going down in my kitchen these days.
Trying to build your kitchen from the ground up can be a daunting task. If you’re not a regular cook, certain tools can look pretty daunting, and there always seems to be a new kitchen gadget on the market that looks incredibly intimidating to use.
Some of these things I’ve accumulated since the pandemic started because I wanted to try out some more complicated recipes, and others I’ve been using and they’ve turned into my old faithfuls.
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Instant Pots are insanely popular, so if you already have one, you know just how versatile this kitchen appliance can be. There are honestly so many different things you can make. Chicken noodle soup, beef tips, mac and cheese, stroganoff, spaghetti, pulled pork, rice and even homemade cheesecake. It’s kind of scary to use for the first time, but there are plenty of YouTube tutorials out there on how to use your Instant Pot. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll become a pro pressure cooker in no time.
Not to be dramatic, but my life changed the day I got an air fryer. There are lots of different air fryers on he market, but these kind that can fit multiple trays of food are the best. You can cook a lot of food all at once.
There is also a rotisserie option, so you can make a rotisserie chicken at home that will rival the ones at Costco. Think of the air fryer as a toaster over or even your oven, so anything you’d cook in there you can cook in the air fryer. It’s unbelievable just how crispy the food gets, and you’re using little to no oil. I made homemade chicken strips in it, and it’s great knowing that the chicken will get super crispy without having to fry it in a vat of oil. It’s also great for veggies, frozen foods and hot dogs and burgers.
If you’re a fan of eating hard-boiled eggs in the morning for breakfast, this little machine will change your life. All you have to do is set the time on the little machine to your preference of egg “doneness” (I’m a hard-boiled kind of guy), and your eggs come out perfectly every time.
You can make a handful of eggs at a time and you’ve got a quick