At Improv Oven, we’re all about improvise in the kitchen, but you’re only as good as the tools you have at your disposal. Many of the recipes we develop utilize essential kitchen equipment that we could never do without. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite kitchen tools and appliances with the hope they will help you in your kitchen adventures.
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With over 20 colors available, this epicenter of the modern kitchen features a multipurpose attachment hub thats widely considered the best kitchen mixer available on the market.
This do-it-all, multi-colored gadget, offers 15 optional attachments (all of which, are amazing and can purchases separately) a 5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with comfortable handle, and a tilt-head design. This machine also includes a coated flat beater and dough hook, a wire whip and a sturdy 1-piece pouring shield along with a year-long warranty. This literal ‘Kitchen Aid’ is the essential sidekick for all your baking, blending and cooking needs.
This mixer is also absolutely indestructible, super versatile, and most importantly, it’s 100% hands-free. Mix together your doughs, batters, meats, or anything else edible that you could possibly think of. We could not do without our fabulous KitchenAid mixer, and nor should you.
The 6-quart cooking space capability of this shiny & durable roaster is perfect for recipes with serving sizes that feed up to 7 people. With endless options to encompass it’s inner shell (it can even fit a 6 pound roast..) this easy-to-use kitchen device includes a locking lid gasket (perfect to take on the go see picture), programmable digital controls and an automatic temperature shift feature– going from steaming hot to a docile warm temp as soon as your cooking timer (that you set) stops. Speaking of the cooking timer, this breeze-of-a-machine lets you set times safely that stem anywhere from 30 minutes to up to 20 hours.
Chop, slice, and shred! This food processor is a must in any kitchen that favors freshly cut vegetables, fruits, spices and more into it’s recipes. Create your favorite sauces, dips and even doughs with this little machine. Much like the KitchenAid standing mixer, this machine is built to last. It includes a stainless steel chopping blade, medium slicing disc, and shredding disc, so no ingredient is a match.
It also includes small and large pushers, a detachable disc stem, compact flat cover, spatula, and recipe book. The extra-large feed tube even holds whole fruits and vegetables. And unlike many shredders which are a pain to clean, it’s parts are also dishwasher-safe. Bonus!
As Vitamix describes this fantastic machine, it is the perfect sous chef for you kitchen. Mixing and chopping with the precision of a commercial blender with 5 preprogrammed settings will never be the same. With the ability to set the machine and walk away, you can work on other tasks in the kitchen that require more attention. Get ready to make the best smoothies, purees, soups, and frozen desserts. All these machines are designed to be super durable as well and come with a 7-year warranty.
This trusty pot could easily be the shining star in any kitchen. Not only is this 2-quart saucepan featuring one of the highest grade levels of industry-quality stainless steel construction, but this pot offers a handful of interesting little features that one may normally not even have noticed if they weren’t in the know (like us).
Without getting you confused with elongated, culinary-science terminology, this pot rocks. Unlike most pots, where the depth of the core is similar on both the sides as well as the bottom, this saucepan has a thick, aluminum core at it’s base that disperses heat evenly throughout the food. The rolled pan rim allow for drip-free pouring, and the close fitting lid actually allows for a self-basting feature. It’s handles are even OVEN SAFE for temperatures up to 350 F! Oh, and if you’re like us and love left-overs, this pot allows you to store your dinner inside the pot if you get lazy, and it’s dome-based lid that previously self-bastes as previously mentioned allows for easy reheating. (Not to mention the core that will heat everything up back again quickly! Yeah we love this pot.)
For many of you, this might be a new way of cooking, but for us at Improv Oven, this is one of the biggest time savers (improvise!) for a lot of our cooking needs. These airtight pressure cookers use steam to cook food resulting in much faster cooking. This particular machine has several built in programs as well, for food staples that take a little longer to cook like rice, beans or soups that are ready in a fraction of time compared to other conventional cooking methods. You can even cook meats like ribs or chicken to a fall off the bone quality or make your own yogurt!
Let’s face it, when something is toasted, it tastes better. Panasonic’s “FlashXpress” Technology Toaster Oven is so cool that it cooks up to 40% faster than most conventional toaster ovens because of its infrared technology. That instant heat eliminates preheating, and it even automatically calculates the cooking time for a variety of foods like Breads (Toast, Waffles, Bagels), Frozen Food (Pizza, Hash Browns) and Reheated meals (Rolls, Breads, Leftovers). It has a digital timer for up to 25 minutes and Temperature Settings from 250 Degrees F to 500 Degrees F. This machine is also a great time saver for when you’re on the run and you need to heat up something fast.