Hi there Smart Indian Chefs:

We all buy some of these more than once in a few years, though these are non-essentials in the Indian kitchens.  And most of us ‘think’ it is easier doing without them and we just go on about doing the chores in the kitchen, mostly as a habit.  But if we only put a little bit of effort and make it a habit to use these, I would have to say, they will make things a lot easier and less risky in the kitchen than without them.

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Then, with so many new dishes that most of us are trying to cook at homes from the recipes on the internet or YouTube, some of these became a required item nowadays and some are new to Indian kitchens but have become household items in no time.

Sometimes we keep using an outdated or worn out or even sometimes broken once because we don’t find time to order them or go get one from local stores.

It is a good practice to check all the kitchen tools and gadgets and see which ones need to be replaced, or soon need replacement. Then buy them all together at once. And 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 usually, we end up paying more because we cannot wait.

All the below are our best picks and hence we did not order them by rating.  
for everyday use: Best Pakkad or Tongs for Indian Kitchens
for the pros & the bakers: Best long cotton kitchen gloves for Indian Kitchens
for your own protection: Best Reusable Gloves for Indian Kitchens
Total products reviewed:    over 225  🙂

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An excellent accessory that makes cooking easier and safe for Indian chefs or chefs anywhere in the world for that matter.

Pros & Cons
  • Make dealing with hot contents very easy
  • Easy to use and clean, and store
  • Very good qualiy, will last very long time.
  • Multipurpose, can put these to lots of uses
  • Sometimes, cleaning effort may outweigh the benefit of using for very short period of time

I am sure all Indian kitchens have it, cause these are the most used in our Indian kitchens. We handpicked more than few, just in case you are looking for a replacement or new one.

Pros & Cons
  • The most essential tool, saves our hands and fingers
  • We can do lot more with these in the kitchen and for other things
  • Good quality, will last very long time.
  • None to list, just depends on your cooking style. Pick what works for you.

An uncommon thing but arguably best with lots and lots of uses in our Indian kitchens

Pros & Cons
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Very effective in protecting fingers from heat
  • Would not catch fire like many clothes
  • May have to get used to, if you never used these before

These aren’t as expensive as we think they are, and can be very useful in our Indian homes and kitchens

Pros & Cons
  • Can protect hands and skin in many situations
  • Good quality, affordable price
  • Easy to use & throw 😉
  • Some of them are difficult to open as they are too thin

They can be put to more uses that we think they are useful for and they protect your hands, yes.

Pros & Cons
  • Can protect hands and skin in many situations
  • Very good quality, and can last long time
  • Large and easy to wear and remove
  • If you are new, you will need sometime to get used to working with gloves

For the pros, the bakers, the cooking enthusiasts

Pros & Cons
  • Very good quality from a trusted brand
  • Washable, for a long-run
  • Very easy to put on and off
  • Not for general purpose cooking


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