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Zester

Photo by: Amazon.com A classic zester is a little culinary gadget of approximately 4 inches in length and featuring a curved metal end with small holes. It is used to purge citrus fruits of their zest. Zest is removed when the zester is pressed across the fruit, but not the bitter pith beneath the skin. After that, these lengthy zest threads can be chopped into smaller pieces. Certain zesters…
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Wooden Spoon

Photo by: Amazon.com Wooden spoons are not abrasive and will not harm nonstick pans. A wooden spoon’s bowl end is larger than the bowl end of a metal spoon of comparable size. As a result, mixing batter is easier because the blade does not cut into the batter but rather stirs or mixes it. Maintain a selection of wooden spoons on hand for baking endeavors. After each usage, always wash and…
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Whisk

Photo by: Amazon.com With a long handle attached at the top, the whisk is formed of a succession of looped wires. When whipping egg whites or whipping cream, a whisk is used to incorporate air into the ingredients. A whisk’s ability to properly integrate air into a mixture increases in direct proportion to the number of wires it has. Whisks come in a variety of sizes to suit a variety of…
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Wax Paper

Photo by: Amazon.com When it comes to paper, wax paper is a thin sheet that includes wax on both sides, making it water-resistant. Wraps sandwiches, covers food in the microwave, and is used to line cake pans for easier removal of cake layers. Substitution: Sandwiches can be wrapped in plastic food storage bags, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap. Cake pans can be lined with parchment…
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Waffle Iron

Photo by: Amazon.com To create waffles, you need a waffle iron, which is a countertop electric equipment. Waffles have a honeycomb-like look because of their elevated grids or ridges. Waffles are crispy because the waffle iron heats from both the top and bottom. Round, square, rectangular, and heart-shaped waffle irons may generate up to four waffles each. Belgian waffle makers are also…
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Vegetable Peeler

Photo by: Amazon.com It is a culinary tool that is used to remove the outer layer of skin from vegetables and fruits. The skin of a potato, carrot, or apple can be peeled off using a stainless steel blade. Y-shaped peelers and swivel peelers are the most frequent. Substitution: Peeling vegetables and fruits can be done with a paring knife. Tip: When the blade wears out, it should be…
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Toothpick

Photo by: Amazon.com To test the doneness of cakes, bars, and quick breads, a toothpick is employed. Baked goods are generally done when the center of the item is free of any debris when a toothpick is inserted. Substitution: When checking the doneness of a baked good, an alternative to using a toothpick is a metal cake tester.Tip: A clean toothpick should be used every time you check the…
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Tongs

Photo by: Amazon.com Tongs are a type of cookware used to remove food from boiling water (corn on the cob, for example) or turn over meat without puncturing it. Certain tongs contain a lock that secures the tongs when not in use. Although stainless steel tongs are the most common, plastic tongs are also available. Tongs made of wood are also available to remove toast from the…
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Toaster Oven

Photo by: Amazon.com A toaster oven is a small electric countertop cooking equipment that performs many of the duties of an oven without heating the entire kitchen. Foods can be roasted, baked, or toasted. These are available in a variety of sizes and feature sets. Substitution: An oven can be used in place of a toaster oven. Toast bread and bagels in a toaster. Tips: Consult the…
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