6 Kitchen Helpers You Need To Have

These are the products and gadgets to help you in your kitchen.

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ILLUSTRATOR Roselle Miranda

Make your kitchen a safe, clean, and effective cooking space by having these kitchen essentials on hand:

 

1 A safe, gentle soap for washing the dishes

More and more households are going organic and if you’re one of the many who have switched, you will be delighted to know that there is a dishwashing liquid that is just as organic as the food you now consume. Cusina Natural Antibacterial Dishwashing Liquid  is antibacterial, effective at cleaning your pot and dishes, and is safe enough to use to clean your baby's eating utensils. Plus, it not only smells like it’s made from the extracts of fresh fruits and plants, it actually is made from it.

 

Cusina Natural Antibacterial Dishwashing Liquid (Ginger Yuzu Peel, Grapefruit Lemon Zest, and Lemongrass Citrus), Cusina Home 

 

 


 

2 A simple yet effective peeler for garlic cloves

Probably one of the most frustrating tasks in the kitchen is peeling a whole garlic clove. While you can definitely crush it, sometimes, you need whole cloves or need to slice the cloves rather than chop it. For that task, this silicone garlic crusher will save your sanity from trying to carefully peel the paper from each tiny clove.

 

Best of all, it’s so easy to use: place an unpeeled clove (or three!) inside the silicone tube, apply pressure while rolling it against the countertop, then pop the garlic clove right out minus the paper peel. So simple, it’s genius.

 

Silicone garlic peeler, P179, from Lazada.com.ph

 

 


 

3 A chopper to finely chop ingredients, fast

Not everyone can afford a food processor, and we totally understand. For those who need the speed and efficiency of one but don’t have the space to store it, you’ll want this manual chopper that actually does its job really well. It has three–not just two–blades that spin repeatedly per pull of the string handle. In as short as 15 seconds, you have made as many as 288 cuts! If that doesn't chop your onion without any tears, nothing else will. 

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Speedy Chopper, P1,299, Tupperware 

 


 

 

4 A thermometer that won’t melt in the oven

It’s a fact. Not all ovens heat up as accurately as it should. The only sure way to know if your roast is roasting at the right temperature is to take the temperature of the oven when it’s already heated up.

 

How? An oven thermometer will save you from underdone meats and over-baked brownies. With this little gadget inside your oven every time you use it, your roast will be browning at the right temperature every time and never again will a cake not rise and a roast chicken not brown perfectly again.

 

Oven Thermometer, P290, from Lazada.com.ph

 


 

 

5 Efficient kitchen towels for spills and dish drying

With microfiber towels, you can finally stop buying paper towels in bulk. Not only will you save money, these towels are better at soaking up liquids and drying your dishes. Best of all, after a wash, it dries quickly so you can use it again… and again.

 

Microfiber Dishcloths, P550, from Lazada.com.ph

 

 


 

6 A duo of affordable all-natural kitchen cleaners

Since the kitchen is where you store and prepare all the food you and your family will eventually eat, it’s important that the kitchen itself is clean. And that’s where cleaners like these, which are made with earth-friendly ingredients, are best used. One does the normal, everyday cleaning while the other can tackle the tougher, dirtier job that needs abrasives.

 

Not only that, both contain essential oils so that everything you use it on will smell citrusy or minty fresh.

 

Messy Bessy Eucalyptus All-Purpose Scrub, P260, and Minty Orange Surface Cleaner, P250, Messy Bessy and at select major supermarkets.

 

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