My Favorite Kitchen Tools – 5 Essential Tools You Must Have – FlavCity w/ Bobby
Greetings fellow home cooks. Today I’m going
to show you five tools that you must have
in the kitchen to make you a home cook rock
star. I could not live in my domicile without
these tools. Number one, a cast iron pan.
This stuff is so versatile because it conducts
a ton of heat. You can start it on the stove
top and then chuck it into the oven. Imagine
searing some monster steaks, getting them
nice and caramelized, nice and crispy on the
stove top, and then throwing it in the oven
to finish it off. Best way to make a steak.
Also, you can make crispy skin salmon in there.
This pan conducts heat perfectly so that skin
is going to get so crispy and delicious. My
famous loaded cornbread recipe is perfect
for the cast iron pan. Also, you can go sweet.
You can make a Swedish pancake or a dutch
baby in this thing, it is perfect. I guarantee,
your grandmother has one of these lying around
so make sure you’re the good grandson or granddaughter
and have her leave it for you in the will,
it will live a lifetime in your kitchen.
Number two, a la cuisine, a chef’s knife.
Every good home cook should have one solid
chef’s knife. You do 90% of the work with
this guy. You’re going to want to invest in
a good one. You can get one for as little
as $30. I’m putting the link below in the
description box or you can get this one which
is a little more expensive, and that link
is down there also. A sharp chef’s knife is
a safe knife. If you put extra pressure on
a dull knife you increase the risk of doing
this … What? Okay, a $30 chef’s knife is
a lot better than half a finger so invest
in a good chef’s knife, it will be your best
friend for slicing and dicing vegetables.
All your prep work, mincing, chopping, cutting
through meats, it’s all done with this guy.
The only time you need another knife is maybe
for boning a fish or breaking down protein.
Invest in a good knife and it will pay you
back many times over.
Number three, the Microplane zester. Hi, my
name’s Bobby, and I’m obsessed. Obsessed with
zest, that is. There is not an orange, lemon
or lime that I don’t zest before I juice it
because zest actually has more flavor than
the juice itself. This guy strips off all
that delicious zest and then I juice it afterwards.
Plus, it’s great for grading Pecorino, Romano
or Parmesan cheese because it’s so fine. When
I’m grating ginger it’s great because the
pulp stays on one side and the fine ginger
comes through the bottom. For my world famous
garlic hack I like to use the Microplane zester
because the paper stays on one side and protects
my fingers from getting grated. Then when
you flip it over you have the finely grated
garlic on the other side.
Number four, buy a nice, big cutting board.
How big? That big. A wooden cutting board
is where you do almost all your work except
for raw protein so buy a big one. The last
thing you want to do is be chopping, slicing,
and dicing and have your food fall off the
side and then fall on the floor. Then you’re
playing the old five second rule game, is
it still good, am I going to poison my family?
Let’s just not go to the emergency room and
buy a big cutting board so everything stays
Number five, the citrus reamer. Not just because
it’s so darn cute, because after you zest
your lemons, limes or oranges you can use
this guy to put serious manpower into the
citrus and get all the juice out. I don’t
care how much you’re working out or how much
you’re bench pressing, you’re not going to
squeeze as much juice as this reamer’s going
to get. They also make it in orange for oranges,
greens for limes, and this guy for lemons.
I always seem to have a paper cut in my finger
so every time I juice it through my hands
it is hurting like no tomorrow. Get one of
these guys and not only be pain free but you’re
going to show that lemon who’s boss.
Those are my five tools that you have to have
in the kitchen to be a home cook rock star.
All the links are below in the description
box to get them. Guys, until next time, keep