3 Handy Tools to Help You Save Time in the Kitchen

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I love to work in the kitchen. But, I love to eat more than I love the working part of things. Sometimes a time crunch requires that I take some short cuts so speed things up and get a meal on the table sooner rather than later.

As we’ve seen already this week, planning meals, choosing simple meals, and keeping a trash bowl within easy reach can all help you save time in the kitchen. Another thing is to have an arsenal of tools to help you do thinks more quickly. Here are three of my favorite small kitchen appliances to make my kitchen work quicker and easier:

Tools to Help You Save Time in the Kitchen

A large griddle helps me make pancakes, burritos, quesadillas, or grilled cheese sandwiches in short order. There’s no way I could feed my hungry crew if I were cooking these items in a skillet. No way, no how.

Read my article about why I love my electric griddle.

quick tool food processor

My food processor makes quick work of making pie crusts and salsa, shredding cheese, or chopping and slicing vegetables. I use mine several times a week to speed things up.

Read my article about why I love my food processor.

Tools to Help You Save Time in the Kitchen

An immersion blender helps me smooth out sauces and soups without having to get the food processor dirty or spill boiling hot liquids all over myself.

Read my article about why I love my immersion blender.

Kitchen Time Savers series | Life as MOMThis post is part of the Kitchen Time Savers series. You can follow along this month as we explore lots of ways to make more efficient use of our time in the kitchen.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I don’t have any of these. As my family expands I can see how they would all be useful. Just a matter of having space in a small kitchen for them. I love my bread machine and crockpot for kitchen hands on time savings.

  2. An immersion blender is going on my Christmas list! You’ve convinced me that it would be a handy (and compact) tool to have around! 🙂

  3. My time saving tools are a crockpot and a dishwasher. I will NEVER live without a dishwasher again!

  4. I agree with the immersion blender and the food processor! I bought both after I became a mom solely to save time in the kitchen. On the other hand, I recently sold my griddle; I’ve only used it twice!

    I second dishwasher! I can’t live without one either.

    • You must not have six kids. LOL. A griddle is a necessity if you have more than two kids. You just can’t keep up otherwise. 🙂

      • Haha. Only one at the moment!

        This series is great, by the way. Whether you have one or six, or even none, saving time in the kitchen is so important… frees up time to spend with loved ones and to eat good food!

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