Hi there Smart Indian Chefs :
We all buy some of these kitchen essentials more than once in a few years. These are very essential in the Indian kitchens, well for that matter, any kitchens in the world :-).
Measuring Spoons & Cups :
- Agree! these are non-essential. But with the social media recipes that we are all trying, I think it is good to have these at home these days.
- With so many new dishes that most of us are trying from the recipes on the internet or YouTube, these became an a must nowadays 🙂
- And they do not easily wear out and we do not use them so often too. So these usually last long unless we lose them.
Measuring Jars or Mugs :
- Another fast-becoming-necessity these days even to a novice or home cooking chef.
- Even though we prefer steel over glass because of fragility, we cannot see through the steel jars hence we picked glass ones below.
- We also have a plastic ones that are made with food-grade and BPA free, just in case kids are around and you need to be careful with it.
- Try to avoid hot liquids in plasticky ones to prevent synthetics releasing chemicals, however good quality the cups is
- It is recommended to use food-grade BPA free plastic, better yet stainless steel or glass ones.
- If you are going to be using plasticky ones, its good not to use on hot foods or use them to mix hot foods. If doing so, it is very important that the material is food-grade even at higher temperatures.
- A curved bottom is better for spoons for easy cleaning and flat bottom for cups for stable standing.
In general, sometimes we keep using an outdated or worn out or even sometimes broken one because we don’t find time to order them or go get one from the local stores.
It is a good practice to check all the essentials and see which ones need to be replaced, or soon need replacement. Then buy them all together at once when there is a ‘Sale’.
We recommend waiting for the online festive sales that come once a few months and stock up cause when your current tool breaks, then we are forced to buy and end up paying more because we cannot do without it.
All the below are our best picks and here are three best in the listed category.
|Within budget:||VR Smart Plastic Measuring Spoons & Cups Set (8 Pieces)|
|Value for money:||Amazon Brand – Solimo Measuring Set (set of 9)|
|The Premium:||Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup|
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