Seven chef's utensils (affordable and really useful) to work in your kitchen like a professional

The offer of utensils and culinary tools that we have available today is overwhelming. It is very easy to access even sophisticated cutting-edge kitchen appliances to emulate the great chefs at home, with techniques such as sous vide or spherification. But how often would we really use them?

Even among the backstage of a three Michelin stars, accessories are used that do not require a large investment but give great results. Beyond the obvious - knives, pans, blenders or casseroles - there are some very affordable utensils inspired by professional kitchens that will lift our dishes easily.

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A set of bottles bottles

Few kitchen utensils are so cheap and so useful. In any professional kitchen worth its salt we will find a few bottles of food use of different sizes, and we should all take an example.

They are very practical for storing basic preparations such as vinaigrettes and sauces of all kinds, and allow plating, decorating and dressing with great precision. A good idea is to invest in three or four different sizes, including at least one small bottle for final touch-ups.

In Amazon we have Lacor models in various sizes from 1.39 euros the smallest unit of 120 ml. The colors of red and yellow, associated with mustard and ketchup, are not highly recommended as they reduce versatility. Better opt for the generic white semitransparent.

Lacor - 61925 - Bottle 250 ml bottle - White

Today on Amazon for € 1.45

A basic mandolin (but that cuts well)

When cutting vegetables, fruits and vegetables in thin slices or julienne, quickly, homogeneously and perfectly, there is nothing like a mandolin. Yes, it has to be of good quality and easy to useThat is why our recommendation for the most reluctant is a simple model.

Best forget the most expensive and showy mandolins, full of blades, blades and accessories that we will never use. A simple, hand-held model, with a sheet and three levels of thickness, will be more than enough. This OXO model fits in any drawer and its quality guarantees good handling safety.

OXO Good Grips Hand Mandolin - Mandolina Slices w / Mango

Today on Amazon for € 13.56

Silicone tongues

Sometimes we call them interchangeably spatulas or tongues; Anyway, the flexible languages They have great utility in all kinds of preparations. They allow to flock pots, bowls and glasses of kitchen robots, they are very useful for mixing doughs but also for cooking or sauteing, fantastic when preparing eggs.

A game of at least three heat resistant languages, with different sizes and hardnesses, it should be basic in any kitchen. Our pans and casseroles will thank us as they do not damage any delicate surface.

3-piece silicone spatula set - lifetime replacement warranty - non-stick plastic for kitchen utensils for scratching, frosted cake, serving food, frosting and basement. Heat resistant up to 400ºF

Today on Amazon for € 11.59


Metal spatulas, both angle and straight, are associated more with the work of pastry and chocolate. However, they can be very useful in everyday cooking. Starting with the preparation of sandwiches and sandwiches. The difference with using a simple knife shows, and much.

Of course we would appreciate having them on hand to glaze any dessert; also to spread all kinds of sauces, creams or creamy doughs, they will even be useful for match evenly Crêpes and pancakes dough on the iron or to lift and turn food. A basic kit of various sizes like this comes to us for just 6.99 euros.

Professional 4-piece glaze spatula kit, WisFox professional 3-piece angled stainless steel glaze spatulas and 1-piece straight stainless steel glaze spatula

Today on Amazon for € 6.99

A good (and thick) cutting board

If we have already invested in good knives, we need a decent cutting board. It is essential in any kitchen, and scratching in its quality can take its toll, even damaging the edges of our tools.

Quality wood can be safe and a great investment if we take good care of it, but we can also opt for a material widely used in restaurants, high density polyethylene. A model Thick, shock and scratch resistant, not deformingIt is a great investment, even better if it has non-slip bases. As for the size, the bigger the better, although it will depend on the space of our kitchen.

Lacor - 60405 - Board Cut Polyethylene Gn 1/2 x3 cms.- White

Today on Amazon for € 24.47

Mass cutter scraper

Who is starting in the world of homemade bakery, or prepare regularly sweet and savory pastry doughs, thank you welcome a cutting scraper at home. But its functions can go much further.

Thanks to the stainless steel edge, the scraper is used to easily cut portions of raw and cooked doughs, for example pizzas or quiches. It is also useful to cut some vegetable products or chop herbs, to scrape the work surface, work chocolate, match the cream or cover of a cake, and to pick up the cut ingredients or clean the table.

There are different designs; he type picker it can be even more practical than the simple scraper; This model costs 8.09 euros and includes a measurement guide.

Yosoo pizza and pastry cutter, stainless steel.

Today on Amazon for € 8.09

Plating tongs (and cooking)

It may seem silly of very meticulous chefs, but when you have some kitchen tongs at hand, you end up using them more than you thought. The finest, straight or curved, will help us to place more elegantly and to place those touches of dressings that can be uncontrolled by hand - especially if we don't have a good pulse.

Arcos 606300 - Plating clamp, 200 mm

Today on Amazon for € 7.00

They are also very practical to remove unwanted items from the dish - a seed, a thorn, a piece of eggshell ... - or to be more precise cooking certain dishes. For 7 euros we have a good model of Arches 20 cm long, although we can find other designs according to our needs.

Lacor - 61925 - Bottle 250 ml bottle - White

Today in Amazon for € 1.45

OXO Good Grips Hand Mandolin - Mandolina Slices w / Mango

Today in Amazon for € 13.56

Professional 4-piece glaze spatula kit, WisFox professional 3-piece angled stainless steel glaze spatulas and 1-piece straight stainless steel glaze spatula

Today in Amazon for € 6.99

Yosoo pizza and pastry cutter, stainless steel.

Today in Amazon for € 8.09