Got a big loving family to cook for? Every inch of kitchen space matters and being well organized and highly functional are top priorities for you, aren’t they? Here are some appliances and must-haves that every large family should have in order to streamline their cooking and effectively meet the demands of the ever-growing family.
- 4-piece toaster
While the 2-piece toaster is a tiny appliance that fits cozily in one corner, it’ll not meet the demands of your large family. A 4-piece toaster will give you toasts in half the time as a 2-piece toaster and let you spend more time with your family.
- Big casserole dishes
Because you have a big family, you may be having a lot of one pot meals and for that you need big casserole dishes. Buy ones with lids that are transparent. They are handy and also act as serving bowls on the table. 2 birds with one stone!
- Baking dishes
With more and more people slowly shifting gear to eating healthy and baking their food in their in-built ovens in modular kitchens, having big baking dishes is a must. You not only save a lot of time and effort in preparing the food, but, additionally, you can also store the food in them in the refrigerator for future use.
- Pressure Cookers
While some lids close from the inside, some need to be rotated from the outside; while some whistle, some don’t! No matter what kind, pressure cookers of various sizes are a must have in any kitchen no matter how big the family. If you have a large family, you should have a minimum of two 5-liter pressure cookers to feed your hungry folks.
- Rice Cookers
Because rice is a staple nutrition element in Indian homes, having large rice cookers, at least a minimum of 5 liters is essential. While it may be the easiest way to make perfect rice, but they are also a convenient way to cook a wide variety of foods. Because they are independent appliances, your stove is free to cook other dishes for the day. You also save a lot of time and energy because cleaning rice cookers are hassle free.
- Food processor
Food processors take the time out of common kitchen tasks such as chopping, cutting, slicing, pureeing, kneading, grinding, grating and shredding thus also taking the toil out of cooking. Plus, they take strain off your fingers, wrists and lower arms. Because most processors come equipped with a large working bowl, they are vital in churning out large amounts of food each time. Having a food processor at your disposal means that you can now enjoy more time with your family as it carries out the work on your behalf.
- Nonstick skillets, sauté pans, saucepans
There is hardly any delicacy in Indian cooking or for that matter anywhere in the world that can be cooked without oil. However, if you start using good non-stick cookware you will enjoy the same dish without consuming a single drop of oil. The surface of non-stick cookware is enhanced with a non-stick coating on a base material such as aluminium which keeps the food from sticking to the cookware while cooking it completely. As the coating of non-stick cookware prevents the food from sticking, it is therefore extremely easy to use and clean. Non-stick cookware evenly distributes heat so that food is cooked faster than regular cookware.
- Food Storage Sets
Having any type of storage sets that will seal, store and freeze comes handy. Our freezer and fridge is most often full of leftovers and having them in containers keep them safe and hygienic. Just heat them up and you’re ready to eat!
What’s your must have kitchen tool for large families? Let us know in the comments section below. We’d love to know.