5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

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5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

Working his way around a kitchen is just something that comes naturally to my husband. He grew up working in the restaurant industry and has always had an ability to create something really amazing with food. It really is part natural talent and training with some great chefs/cooks.

Over the years we have tried pretty much every single kitchen gadget that has come out. We love seeing what's out there and then seeing if it fits into our lives. I have noticed that there are some items that seem to be in use constantly when the next meal is being made so I asked my husband to share his go-to items in the kitchen. He is a professional chef and after years of training plus working in kitchens, I know that his favorites are probably things that everyone could get some use out of. Here is our list of 5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef.

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

1. Knife and steel.

Poor quality knives will at best not do the job very well and at worst become dangerous. They will not cut very well, will not feel balanced in your hand, and worst of all, they will not hold a sharp edge. A knife that cannot hold an edge is a dull knife, and dull knives are a danger. They require the cook to use excess amounts of force to cut, and if the knife slips with that force behind it, you can cut yourself quite badly. Look for a knife made from high quality hardened steel. The tang (the bit of metal in the handle) should run the full length of the knife.

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

2. Immersion Blender.

This little gadget is a lot like the traditional blender, but instead having a container with blades in the bottom, you get a steel shaft with blades on the bottom. This allows you to do things like blend and puree right in cooking pots and pans… or really any container.

3. Cutting board.

Don’t buy a glass or hard plastic board. These are horrible for your knife edge, and food tends to slip around as you try to cut, creating a hazard. Instead, opt for a quality wood or plastic (made from polyethylene plastic) board.

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef4. Chinois.

A chinois is a fine mesh strainer in the shape of a cone. You use this to strain everything from soups and sauces to custards and purees. Additionally, it can also be used to dust your food with fine dry ingredients like powdered sugar.

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen Right Now | Tips from a Pro Chef

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  1. Lisa Brown

    i would use it in the bathroom on all surfaces I could use it on.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. mami2jcn

    I would use it on my kitchen counters.

  3. Heather

    I would love to use the Purell Multi-surface disinfectant on all my counter tops and faucets!

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  5. Julie Wood

    I would use it on my cutting boards and kitchen counters. Looks like a very good product to use.

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  7. stephanie

    i would use it in the bathroom

  8. MARGO B

    i would use it to clean door knob, light switches, picture frames, counters and appliances

  9. Erika C.

    All door knobs and light switches throughout the house.

  10. I could use a new knife and steel, as well as an immersion blender. A new cutting board for larger items is a necessity as well.

  11. Tamara B.

    I would use it on all of my kitchen cooking utensils, my hands and basically everywhere in my house to keep everything sanitized!

  12. amanda whitley

    i would use this on all my kitchen surfaces to get them nice and germ free.

  13. That disinfectant spray is pretty sweet! I’m so obsessed with germs in the kitchen. I got food poisoning once – not at home – but I don’t EVER want that to happen again.

  14. Elena

    I would use it on kitchen counters.

  15. Natalie

    I would use Purell Multi-surface disinfectant on my keyboard, computer desk, phone and kitchen countertops!

  16. Rosie

    I’d like to use it on the countertops, of course, but also the kitchen table where so many activities take place in addition to eating!

  17. Mita

    I would use it on my kitchen counters.

  18. Jessica To

    I would use it in my son’s bathroom.

  19. Jessie C.

    I would use Purell multi-surface disinfection on kitchen counter and bathroom.
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  20. Elle

    I would use it on my kitchen counter, around my sink and on my cutting board.

  21. heather

    I would use it on the kitchen and bathroom counters.

  22. I cannot say I disagree with your 5 things you need in the kitchen right now. Great tips from a pro chef to share with us. Just in time for families gathering everywhere for the holiday season!

  23. SHAYNA


  24. The disinfectant spray would definitely be useful in our kitchen. Often times we’re prepping multiple meals at once and the messes can get crazy.

  25. Maryann D.

    I would like to use this on my kitchen counters and bathroom too.

  26. I have wanted and immersion blender for a long time. Now I am convinced I need to get one. I mean, if a chef recommends it, I need it, right?!

  27. Kristi

    Probably every single counter top and then go to the bench that everyone sits on in the entry area.

  28. I love having a complete set of tools and appliances in the kitchen because we all love cooking. It’s really awesome to have these tools! They’re perfect!

  29. I need this product! I had no idea that Purell had a disinfectant spray. This is perfect for kitchen clean ups.

  30. I need all those! And I love the Purell multi-surface. I’m obsessed with keeping my countertops clean and germ free. Especially during the holiday season when I prepare meals for so many people.

  31. These are all great ideas! My husband loves to cook and these would all be awesome ideas that he would really appreciate. It is also a good idea to have that Purell Multi-Surface disinfectant. You have to keep the kitchen clean!

  32. I could honestly use a real knife now. Mine are all dull and cheaply made.

  33. Pam

    I have been meaning to get an immersion blender. It would make cooking soup so much easier.

  34. Who wouldn’t want to have these tools in their kitchen! Perfect for all the Holiday prep that we’re going to be doing as well.

  35. Cindy

    I would use it on our kitchen counters.

  36. These are really great tools to have in the kitchen! Thanks for these tips!

  37. brianne

    So excited about this. Purell is my favorite for disinfecting! 

  38. I would use this on my kitchen counters and sink.

  39. ellen beck

    I would use it in the bathroom on the faucets , toilet handle and also in the kitchen where germs linger!

  40. Kristin

    This looks so great, I totally need tis in my kitchen. 

  41. Lissa Crane

    I would love to use it in my bathroom! With three kiddo’s and a husband that works in construction, my bathroom is always a germy, mess. I can definitely use this!

  42. Candice

    I would love to use this in my bathroom, to completely clean and disinfect it.

  43. Christie L

    I would use it in my kitchen sink

  44. I LOVE my immersion blender!  It is my favorite tool in the kitchen! I use that all the time. I do need some new knives because mine are cheap and old. 

  45. I would use this on my kitchen counters

  46. Sharon Rooney

    I would use PURELL® Multi-Surface Disinfectant in the bathroom for the tub, toilet, sink and bathroom floor. I would also use it to disinfect the cat litter box.

  47. I really need one of those blenders. Seems very handy.

  48. Kim Henrichs

    I would use them on my cutting boards!!

  49. ewhatley

    I would use it on my counters, stove and cutting boards.

  50. Lisa Bristol

    I will have to go pick up an Immersion Blender and some PURELL Multi-Surface Disinfectant spray. It will be perfect for cleaning up the kitchen and bathrooms.

  51. Kelly D

    I would use this on my counters.

  52. Anastasia

    What surface wouldn’t I use this on?! 😀 I will definitely use this in the kitchen and really get those counters good 🙂

  53. I need to try the Purrell Multi-Surface Disinfectant spray. It sounds like a fantastic cleaning product with many uses!

  54. sarah k

    I would use it definitely in the kitchen and bathroom and go from there.

  55. sarah k

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/sarabird26/status/931683789574758400

  56. Amy Desrosiers

    I would use this product to clean my knives and cutting board in-between cooking. My cutting board get messy quick.

  57. Sherry

    I need to invest in some new knives and an immersion blender. Thankfully, Christmas is just around the corner so I know what’s going on my list.

  58. These are some good tips. I’ve never tried the Purell cleaner or even thought of it. I’m going to have to check it out.

  59. Loving all of these products! I’ve never tried the Purell cleaner, that looks like a good one! 

  60. Anita Duvall

    Most dif. on the hands. Also on the Meat Grinder after it has been washed in antibacterial soap.

  61. parpar de real

    Oh wow, this is absolutely looks great and I can use this to clean my kitchen tools. Glad you share this

  62. Aziel Morte

    This is the first time that I heard this and this is so great I can use it to my chopping board and to my knife.

  63. We love our immersion blender. They are so handy and definitely a must in any kitchen!

  64. Mary Gardner

    I would use Purell Multi-Surface Disinfectant to clean my cutting boards.

  65. Reesa

    Oh I will have to look for that Purell in stores! Such amazing tips here1

  66. Jonna

    My immersion blender broke and my kitchen hasn’t been the same since! I think I know what I’ll be getting for Christmas!

  67. Margaret Smith

    I would love to use this Purell Multi surface disinfectant. I would use it both in the kitchen and bathroom. Thanks so much.

  68. Thanks for the suggestion of this product. I love a clean and sanitary kitchen

  69. I just learned what a chinios is because of this blog. I think I should add his to my kitchen tools.

  70. Samantha C.

    I would definitely use it on bathroom surfaces!

  71. Will G

    I would use it to clean the bathrooms.

  72. Sarah Oswald

    I would use the PURELL Multi-Surface Disinfectant spray on my counter tops in my kitchen the most

  73. Jen

    I would use it in my kitchen and probably clean the fridge with it.

  74. Allison Swain

    I would use it in the bathroom.

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  75. Madeline

    I’d use PURELL® Multi-Surface Disinfectant on the bathroom vanities and our dining room table.

  76. Rachel

    I would use the Purell multi-surface disinfectant in my bathrooms.

  77. Susan Smith

    I would use the Purell Multi-surface disinfectant on  my counter tops

  78. So convenience, I would use it on my kitchen counter and small appliances.
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  79. Jennifer Tilson

    I like to make from scratch bread and biscuits. I’d use PURELL® Multi-Surface Disinfectant on my countertops to clean before making dough.

  80. On all the things my kids get dirty, like the kitchen table, doorknobs, and light switches!


  81. Sharon

    Bathroom surfaces, knobs and doors.

  82. Barbara Montag

    I would use the disinfectant in ou kitchen – counte tops, sink.
    So y one of my keys is not wo king.
    thank you

  83. Vincent

    I’d use it on all of our doorknobs and light switches.

  84. Linda C

    Most definitely the bathroom and kitchen and all of the door knobs and cabinets handles.

  85. Rebecca W

    We have had a lot of sickness in our home this winter. I’d use this spray in my bathrooms and on any other germs I could find.

  86. OFG

    The kitchen counter and toys.

  87. I would use PURELL® Multi-Surface Disinfectant on our appliances, countertops and sink.

  88. LAMusing

    My kitchen counters and the landline phone

  89. I’d use this on my counter tops and the fridge door, or other places in the kitchen. Looks like a great cleaner.
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  90. Ellie Wright

    I would use this on my kitchen counters and my boys bathroom for sure.

  91. Stephanie Phelps

    I would use it on the kitchen sink, counters and of course all the appliances!

  92. Kathryn C

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    definitely use it on any counter space but also for wiping down door knobs, refrigerator door/handle, phones, etc

    Kathryn C

  93. kathy Persons

    My stair railings and doorknobs

  94. Elizabeth pergande

    I would use this on my counter tops and in the bathroom – I love knowing my house is really clean.

  95. Cynthia C

    I would use it on my counter tops, cutting board and refrigerator handle just to name a few.

  96. Thomas Murphy

    I would clean my bathroom with it.

  97. Susan Christy

    I’ll use it to clean the exterior of my kitchen appliances.

  98. Sarah L

    I’d use it on kid’s toys. Would be a great thing for that.
    Thanks for the contest.

  99. Erica Best

    i would use it to clean the bathroom

  100. Stefanie G

    I would use PURELL® MULTI-SURFACE DISINFECTANT on my counter tops and tables!

  101. Latanya

    kitchen countertops and bathroom

  102. Betty Curran

    I would use Purell on my kitchen counters and in the bathroom.

  103. Jerry Marquardt

    I would like to use Purell Multi-Surface Disinfectant on my light-switch areas in all the rooms in my home.

  104. Tabathia B

    I would use it to clean kitchen and bathroom counters and the toilet seat and tank

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  105. Debbie B

    i would use it on my kitchen countertops – so glad to see that purell makes this! i had no idea

  106. Cheryl B

    I would use it to clean my Granddaughter’s toys and our bathrooms.

  107. Cheryl B

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