Cooking in your kitchen can be an amazing form of stress relief or add even more to your stress. The latter is especially true when your kitchen is a mess!

If you want to keep your efficiency up, maybe it’s time for you to think about what essentials you need to keep in your kitchen and what tools you can toss out. Here are five of the most underrated tools that can help boost the efficiency of your kitchen.


Lemon Squeezers

Not many people think having lemon squeezers in their kitchen is necessary. However, you’d be surprised by how much time this tool can save in the long run.

Lemon Squeezer

Lemon squeezers are a two-in-one tool that makes sure you get the most bang out for your buck when squeezing out your citrus fruits. Not only do lemon squeezers make getting the juice out of a lemon marginally easier than doing it by hand, but you also make sure that you get ALL of the juice out of a lemon or lime. Lemon squeezers also eliminate the need for you to have a handheld sieve to separate the seeds.


Chopping Boards

Owning a good chopping board is literally a necessity in ALL kitchens. They go hand in hand with knives, and a good chopping board also allows you to grip and chop things very efficiently and quickly. Aside from that, chopping boards also make the cleanup process for any waste when preparing your mirepoix for your dishes.

You can’t get rid of your chopping board. Make sure you always have a clean and reliable one on hand to make preparing ingredients a lot easier.


Potato Mashers

A potato masher isn’t just a one-off tool used solely to make mashed potatoes. Mashers, in general, is used on at least a weekly basis to mash other ingredients such as vegetables. Mashers also don’t take up too much space in your kitchen drawers or cupboard, so you don’t have to worry if you have a small kitchen with limited storage.


Garlic Press

Let’s face it, having to chop and mince garlic can be a tedious task. If you want to make the most out of your time in the kitchen, adding a garlic press to your arsenal of kitchen equipment can be a valuable investment.

You must peel your onions, put them in the garlic press, and add a little pressure to get perfectly minced garlic every single time.


Silicon Funnels

Funnels are irreplaceable, especially if you want to avoid any waste and spillage when pouring liquids into different containers. You could get a simple plastic funnel, but you’d typically need to buy a set of these to ensure they fit the containers in your kitchen. Although this isn’t much of a problem, this becomes a big deal if you have limited storage space to work within your kitchen.

Silicon or rubber funnels aren’t just more durable than regular plastic ones, but they’re also a lot more flexible in terms of fitting into most containers.


Having tools that you’re comfortable with and ones that you can use daily are the most important tools to have in your kitchen. Tell us if you have any more tools that you want to see in our next list!