Trying to be healthier and eat more salad? Then you will need to prepare your ingredients faster! This is a collection of essential tools that makes salad making sooo much easier.
These are affiliate links which means that if the product is purchased by linking through this review, Salads with Anastasia receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing.
HIGH SPEED, BULLET & HAND HELD BLENDERS
A good blender is crucial for many salad tasks such as crushing nuts and making delicious and healthy homemade dressings and mayos.
A food processor is a versatile kitchen appliance that makes slicing and dicing veggies a breeze and helps speed up your salad prep time.
MANDOLINE - V-SLICERS
A handy tool suitable for a variety of slicing and julienning tasks. It will make cutting and preparing your vegetables faster and easier.
To get the most out of your ingredients it is essential that you have a good set of knives. The type of metal will affect price and performance. Essential kitchen knives are:
Paring Knife or Vegetable Knife
Used for precise maneuvering and detailed work like, coring a tomato, or stringing beans.
Cook’s or Chef’s Knife
An all-purpose kitchen knife that takes on almost all cutting jobs. You must invest in one that you are comfortable using, the handle should fit easily in your hand and the knife should feel balanced.
Flexible Serrated Knife or Tomato Knife:
The serrated edge of this knife grips as it slices which makes it ideal for peeling citrus fruits, slicing thin tomatoes and general vegetable preparation. It also requires no sharpening.
Japanese Cleaver or Santuko
Unlike the pointed chef’s knife, the Japanese cleaver has a squared-off rectangular blade that can be used to transfer vegetables from your chopping board. A useful knife as it makes for clean, smooth and precise cuts and is great at cutting vegetables thinly.
A good chopping board is just as essential as a quality knife in your kitchen. It will protect your countertops and make food preparation safer as it provides a stable surface that will allow you to work with ease and control.
KITCHEN SCISSORS, SNIPS & SHEARS
Most kitchen nowadays will have a pair of scissors as they can be extremely useful for a variety of tasks from opening food packaging to snipping herbs and cutting small vegetables and meat.
For extra dry salad leaves and tastier salads, we like to use salad spinners as they get rid of the excess water content and allow the dressing to adhere to the leaves.
A handy gadget for beautiful spirals and stunning salad creation.
Every kitchen needs a vegetable peeler and there are 3 types available swivel peelers horizontal/y-peelers and julienne peelers with the swivel being the most popular.
You really can't be the performance of micro lane when choosing your graters and testers.
Colanders & Strainers
It is a good idea to have these in a variety of sizes and materials. A strainer has fine, usually, mesh, holes and a colander has larger holes.
While electric juicers are hand for large jobs, it is a good idea to have a manual one for small, quick juicing jobs.
A handy tool that breaks down garlic cloves more finely, evenly and quickly than using a knife.