5 Must-Have Appliances for Vegas Foodies and Home Chefs
Posted on April 11, 2019 by oozle
Las Vegas is the home of sinfully good restaurants. You can get nearly every type of cuisine in this city. Divine Southern comfort food at Yardbird. Elevated French fusion at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. Inspiring Asian cuisine at Raku in Chinatown. Instagram-worthy Cake Shakes at Black Tap. We even have Michelin star restaurants on the strip like Nobu at Caesars Palace, Wing Lei at Wynn, and Le Cirque at the Bellagio. Don’t even think about forgetting the amazing restaurants established by celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen), Christina Tosi (Milk Bar), and David Chang (Momofuku).
With such a prospering restaurant scene, it’s no wonder why foodie culture is so strong here. There are many types of foodies. You’ve got your “The camera must eat first” Instagram foodie; the “My travel itinerary revolves around where I want to eat” foodie; and, finally, the “Cooking is life!” foodie. Some of us might fall into all three categories, but we’re going to focus on those of us who pretty much live in the kitchen attempting to recreate masterpieces inspired by restaurant royalty. If you’re a home chef foodie, check out these five must-have kitchen appliances.
Air fryers are basically mini convection ovens that use hot air to make food crisp in a way that mimics deep frying. Little to no oil needed! It’s a great option for people choosing a healthier diet, but what can you actually cook with it?
The answer is pretty much anything that would traditionally be deep-fried—except for wet batter foods which require freezing first. Here are a few things you might consider cooking with this appliance:
GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven
You’ve probably had the frustrating experience of having to keep putting something back in the microwave because it hasn’t cooked all the way. With a smart microwave, that guess work is eliminated with its scan-to-cook technology. However, what can be made in a microwave that’s actually worth eating?
Food Network’s Alton Brown’s favorite kitchen tool is a panini press. If you’ve seen him on the TV Show Cutthroat Kitchen, then you might think that idea sounds like a cruel and unusual way of punishing yourself—but, no, panini presses can be used for way more than just fancy Italian sandwiches. Here are several ideas:
According to Food and Wine, “Donabe are traditional Japanese clay pots, and can be used to braise, steam, smoke, sear—anything except deep fry, depending on the style of the vessel.” The Donabe is a multi-purpose, family-style device that can be used to cook rice and stews too. You’ve probably seen these while dining at Asian restaurants. In the United States, it has become increasingly popular for restaurants to serve their customers in this way.
For home use, follow this basic smoking guide provided by Happy Donabe Life by Toiro. Here are some meal ideas that you just might want to consider for your family’s first at-home Donabe dinner:
- Smoked Duck Breast
- Vegetarian Curry & Tamari Flavored Steam-Fried Yakisoba Noodles
- Spicy Pork Sesame Hot Pot
To put it simply, a pressure cooker is a tightly sealed pot that cooks food quickly and at high pressure. To learn everything you need to know about pressure cookers, check out this guide. It is extremely useful for families who are always on the go and would love to eat a good home-cooked meal but don’t have time to stay in the kitchen all day. Here are some great pressure cooker meals we recommend for Las Vegas families.
- Pot Roast
- Indian Butter Chicken
- Bone-In Ham with Maple-Honey Glaze—keep this recipe bookmarked for holiday dinners like Easter and Christmas
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