i get a lot of queries and on the kind of appliances, gadgets i use in the kitchen. so thought of compiling everything in one page. in this page, you will find the products i use in my kitchen regularly and found them good. i will keep on updating this page as and when i use different products or equipments.
on the the left hand side i have mentioned the products available for indian readers and can be got through amazon.in. on the right side is for for readers based outside india and can be purchased from amazon.com. where the products are not available, i have not mentioned the details and in a few places i have mentioned a suitable substitute. this is not a review on the products and i do not claim that these are the best products.
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for wet and dry grinding – i use this brand of preethi mixer-grinder-juice for grinding idli-dosa batter. the machine has a capacity of 750 watts which makes it a breeze for me to grind coconut based masala pastes as well as grind rice and urad dal. i also make the dry spiced blends like garam masala powder, sambar powder, etc and coconut chutneys. on amazon.com only three jars equipment is available.
table top wet grinder – i use this ultra table top grinder when the quantity of idli dosa batter is more. the grinder is basically a stone grinder which grinds the urad dal and the rice really very well. this grinder is large and has a 2 litre capacity. for a family of 2 to 3 you can buy a 1.25 litre volume capacity. the top lid is also removable while grinding, so you can see the consistency of the batter while its being ground.
kitchenaid stand mixer – for kneading roti dough, bread dough, whipping, blending and mixing cake batter as well as cookie dough. making chapati atta is really so easy in a kitchenaid. for large quantities of atta dough or bread dough, i use kitchenaid mixer. you can choose your favorite color.
philips hand mixer and beater – i use philips mixer and beater for whipping cream for cake frosting, beating butter. it has been a good investment for me while making frostings for small to medium batch of icings as well for preparing mousses.
morphy richards sandwich maker, grill and waffle maker – for all the toast as well as grilled sandwiches, i use this toaster and grill. this also has waffle maker and if you like waffles, then this is a good investment.
panasonic electric rice cooker and steamer – i use this rice cooker for cooking large quantities of rice or when i have guests at home. this keeps the rice warm even after the rice is cooked. apart from cooking rice, i also steam veggies in this. i also use this for steaming idlis, dhokla and momos. very convenient to use.
ifb microwave and convection oven – i had purchased this oven in 2011 and its still working well. initially i would do a lot of baking in this oven. even now i use this oven for cooking biryanis in the convection mode. i do not cook anything using the microwave option now. but i do reheat and thaw food in the microwave at times. for baking cakes, breads and cookies, i use philips OTG (this model is no longer manufactured by philips now).
hawkins stainless steel 3 litre pressure cooker – for pressure cooking rice, veggies, beans and lentils.
prestige 2 litre aluminium handi shaped pressure cooker – i got this cooker in 2009 and still using it. i steam small quantities of rice, khichdi, dal, vegetable gravies in this cooker. you can also go for a stainless steel cooker with the same size and handi shape.
cello kettle – i use this quick kettle for heating water quickly to add for blanching, while cooking or for tea and coffee.
steel measuring cups
steel measuring spoons
kitchen weighing scale
mason jars for storing pickles, jams and canning
small glass jars for storing spices and spice powders
thermometer for measuring oil and candy temperature
stainless steel mortar-pestle for crushing ginger-garlic or spices
small silicon spatula for folding cake batters and for cooking