There’s no end to the specialized, single-use kitchen gadgets on the market today. Your kitchen at our luxury apartments in Tulsa is large enough to accommodate a generous collection of slicers, pitters, blenders, peelers, and more, but which kitchen gadgets do you actually need? If you like your kitchen to be organized and minimalistic, you might be wondering which products actually make a difference and which will just sit in a drawer taking up space.
That’s where this blog post comes in! We’re putting together a list of our top five kitchen gadgets that are worth the money and the space they’ll take up in your kitchen at our apartments for rent in Tulsa. Let’s dive right in!
An immersion blender is such a convenient addition to your kitchen, especially if you like to make soups, sauces, dressings, and milkshakes. In fact, depending on your needs, an immersion blender may even replace a traditional blender; just be aware that an immersion blender usually doesn’t handle ice or other very hard ingredients well—it’s better for foods that are already semi-soft.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and we know you haven’t, because none of our luxury apartments in Tulsa are subterranean), you’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot. This multi-cooker is great for those who want the convenience of slow cooking or pressure cooking but don’t want a ton of additional machines taking up space in their kitchen. Depending on the model you get, the Instant Pot offers between 7 and 10 separate functions including pressure cooking, slow cooking, sauteing, rice cooking, yogurt making, and more. Plus, it’s known for being simple and reliable—so much so that it’s earned a 4.6-star rating across over 35,000 reviews on Amazon.
If you don’t mind devoting a little extra counter space to an appliance that offers a variety of heating options, we highly recommend ditching the traditional toaster and getting a toaster oven. This kitchen appliance not only toasts reliably, but is also perfect for reheating small meals, especially when a microwave would add undesired mushiness, as can happen with leftover pizza, sandwiches, and other bready foods. You can even use a toaster oven to bake entire meals, which is convenient when you’re cooking for just one or two people and you don’t want to waste the time and energy it takes to preheat your oven.
A simple roast is so comforting and delicious and works great to feed a crowd. But they’re hard to pull off flawlessly without a reliable meat thermometer. Even cooking a steak to the desired doneness can be challenging if you’re not experienced with it. An instant-read meat thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking and helps you make sure that Thanksgiving turkey or fancy pork tenderloin comes out tender and cooked to perfection.
If you’re a fan of carbonated drinks, but looking to cut down on sugary beverages, or if you’re already in love with sparkling water and just want an easier way to have it on hand, the Soda Stream is a great purchase. Not only does it allow you to create a lot of sparkling water very quickly, but you can also easily adjust the bubbliness to taste based on how many pumps of CO2 you put in. They also make concentrated flavor syrups you can add, which is perfect if you’re used to flavored sparkling waters like La Croix.
That’s it for our must-have kitchen gadgets! We hope we’ve helped you outfit the perfect kitchen at our apartments for rent in Tulsa. If you enjoyed this post and you’d like to keep hearing all our tips and recommendations, you can bookmark our blog page for easy access to all our upcoming blogs. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram as well so you never miss our community events, updates, and special promotions!