When looking to preserve and store food, having the right tools makes things much easier. A 4 oz set of glass canning jars might work great for storing spices, but the size will be a deterrent to storing larger food items. You would also need to make sure that the seals on each jar shut tightly to keep your food from going bad. Check reviews online to get the best deal for your money.
4 oz Glass canning jars:
4 oz Glass canning jars ictured: Kilner Clip Top Storage Jar 4 Oz
A cutlery tray is one of those household items you might usually purchase at the dollar store. After all, all the models available pretty much do the job well enough. But if you move into an apartment or house that has very small drawers, or perhaps that has very few drawers, you want to get a tray that will be small enough to fit in the drawer, and hopefully leave a bit of room for other things as well. Fortunately, there are small cutlery trays available that should do the trick, in plastic, metal or wood.
Small cutlery tray:
Small cutlery tray pictured: Bamboo Cutlery Tray W/4 Compartments. 12″ X 7″ X 2′ by GinsonWare
If your kitchen has a country-style decor, a great addition to it could be a bakers rack. Some of these racks are not just practical, but absolutely gorgeous as well. Look for models that feature distressed wood and curved iron bars to get that inviting and homey country look. Some feature drawers, while others have wine racks built-in, or various types of hooks for cups, glasses, pots and pans. Decorative as well as useful. What more could you ask?
Country style bakers rack:
Country style bakers racks pictured:
Left: Home Styles 5050-615 Oak Hill Bakers Rack with Hutch, Distressed Oak Finish
Right: Boraam 12503 Praha Metal Baker’s Rack
If you have just about had enough of baked goods that keep on sticking to your baking pan, aluminum foil or parchment paper, consider using a silicone nonstick cooking mat for non-stick baking, no matter how gooey. And while you can certainly use the mat for baking cookies or sticky toffee nut bars, the mat can also be used for roasting chicken, fish or any other meats without the use of cooking oils.
Silicone nonstick cooking mat:
Silicone nonstick cooking mat pictured: Silicone Baking Mat – for Lining Pastry Pans and Cake Pan – Non Stick Surface Sheet Makes Baking Easy – Large Half Sheet 16 1/2 in. X 11 5/8 in. Liner – Professional Grade Bakeware – Flexible & Oven Safe – Easy To Clean, Wash & Care – Lifetime Guarantee..Honest by Epicura Home
If you are the kind of adventurous cook that finds there just isn’t enough cooking space on your current stove, consider swapping your old stove for a six-burner commercial gas range. Not only will you have enough burners, but you will also have more control, speed and versatility than you would with an electric stove.
Six-burner commercial gas range:
Six-burner commercial gas range pictured: Premier Pro Series P36S148BP 36 Freestanding Gas Range – Stainless Steel by Premier Ranges