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4 Useful Must-Have Items You Can Buy In A Kitchen Supplies Store

Whether you have recently moved and need to pick up a few items - or just need some hints on what’s missing in your kitchen - have you ever wondered what could make your kitchen environment even better?

Although they’re not entirely essential to one’s collection, we’ve identified 4 items that may have a profound impact on making your kitchen a safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable environment to prepare ingredients and cook meals in.

This article will discuss the essential kitchen tools and gadgets you can buy in a kitchen supplies store like Cortella, and hopefully persuade you to add them to your arsenal.


Storage Containers

For many whose eating habits are built on bachelor lifestyles, takeout foods, or simply find themselves with final spoonfuls that they’re unable to finish - keeping your leftovers or excess ingredients in safe storage is the other half of cooking. Food storage containers help keep these ingredients fresh longer to be consumed later or reused for the next dinner.

If you're cooking a big batch and need to maximise fridge space for ingredients, we particularly recommend picking up stackable containers (such as the ones we carry) as they have a twist lock, are highly durable, and are bisphenol A (BPA)-free.

However, if you’re using them for processes like meal prepping, then we suggest taking home our reusable food containers instead. Not only are they pretty big (750ml) and BPA-free, but these are also microwave-friendly for quick reheating, and freezer-friendly for long-term storage.


Measuring Cups

Another useful item to add to your collection is a full set of measuring spoons and two sets of measuring cups – one for wet measurements and the other for dry.

Dry measuring cups are typically flat on top and are great for precise measurements of ingredients such as flour, sugar, and grains. This is intentionally designed this way, so that levelling them off becomes much easier to do.

On the other hand, wet measuring cups come with pour spouts, making them the perfect tool for measuring liquids like water, milk, stock and more.

For measuring spoons, we highly recommend investing in stainless steel, such as our set of 4 that we carry in the store. These they can last for years without rusting, helping elevate their premium look and feel with longevity.


Knife Sharpener

Having one sharp knife can be a game-changer for the kitchen, but having a knife sharpener in your home can allow you to own a fleet of cutlery with ease.

There’s no need to splurge on expensive new knives (or hire a sharpening service) to get the edge you need. Sometimes, a whetstone and a little elbow grease can net the same results.

However, if you don’t own a sharpening stone, don’t know how to successfully operate one, or have mobility issues that may render this task difficult, a three-stage knife sharpener like the one we carry may allow you to keep your cutlery in tip-top shape without the added hassle.

We particularly recommend this type of knife sharpener as the coarse, medium, and fine sharpening grits allow you to cover all knives and sharpen them to a desired edge.

The ergonomic non-slip handle works to your advantage, too, as it provides a comfortable and secure grip, making the sharpening process far safer and more efficient.


Potato Masher

If your diet heavily consists of vegetarian-based food like mashed potatoes or chickpea patties, then this tool is a no-brainer choice. While a food processor does have an advantage over control and versatility, potato mashers are a handy tool designed to do one job beautifully – to mash veggies and legumes to bits.

Plus, it’s in the more affordable range, as both the plastic and stainless steel potato mashers we carry in the store only cost $4.99, while a run-of-the-mill food processor can be anywhere in the hundreds, depending on your budget.

Enjoy Home Cooking More With Cortella

These are just some of the potentially useful items you can add to your kitchen to become a better cook. With that said, we cannot possibly cover everything in under one article.

Instead, we highly recommend browsing our kitchen supplies store for a more tailored look, and exploring our range to find items that you may possibly find as a useful addition to your collection.

If you have any questions, inquiries, or specific needs that we haven’t covered in this article, we highly recommend contacting us directly. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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