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Food Preparation - Right Tools for the Right Job

It’ll be challenging for anyone to prepare meals in the kitchen if they don’t have the necessary tools for the job.

Aside from wasting a lot of time and effort, being unequipped in the kitchen can also compromise the cleanliness and quality of the meals you’ll prepare.

OXO Good Grips Bowl

If you know that the food isn’t prepared properly, you won’t have the confidence to serve these meals to your friends and family.

Investing in the right food preparation tools is a must for people who love to spend time in the kitchen.

Sure, some of these tools might be expensive, but this purchase is actually worth it in the long run as these can help easily prepare countless recipes and desserts.

However, with the number of food preparation tools being sold in the market today, do you know which among these should you buy?

Do you have any idea where to find an electric fillet knife review and other food preparation tools? Coming up with answers to these questions can be tough, thankfully, this article can surely help.

Food Preparation Tools: What are Your Options?

As someone who loves to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I’ve experienced buying and trying out several food preparation tools.

Although the market is saturated with several options, not all of these guarantee the best results. Let me share my experience and help you choose the best food preparation tools that are suitable for your needs and budget.

I'm a huge fan of OXO Good Grips since their products actually work and do the job they say they will. Having recently been sent the Batter Bowl and the Large 3 Piece Bowl and Colander set to review here's how I got on.

Batter Bowl

Fantastic for Yorkshire puddings (or co course any kind of batters or sauces. It's bigger in real life than I imagined it would be but that makes it even easier to weigh the flour directly into the bowl add the egg and salt then whisk together for perfect puds.

Before this and the 3 piece bowl and colander set arrived I thought I would use the bowl to mix the batter in - but since it's quite large I just made the pudding batter in the batter bowl, saving on both mess and clearing up!

The Batter Bowl has a generous capacity of 8 cups/2 litres and the bowl as you can see from the picture has clearly marked out in bright red permanent measure markings.

As I whisked away at my Yorkshire Pudding batter the high sides meant I didn't splatter the kitchen with batter!

The Batter Bowl is 19.5cm x 25cm x 14.5cm

Batter Bowl - Oxo Good Grips

My OXO Good Grips Silicone Balloon Whisk review as shown in the above picture.

Space Saving Large 3 Piece Bowl and Colander Set

As I said before, originally I was going to use the bowl to mix the batter then transfer to the Batter Bowl/Jug.

The bowl on the large side and more suited for rinsing food or straining pasta or cooked vegetables over the sink and then popping into the bowl as you serve.

Both items have a non-slip base making mixing a doddle as they grip to the worktop.

 Space Saving Large 3 Piece Bowl and Colander Set

The bowl and colander nest inside each other for easy storage and the clip-on lid make the bowl into a nice and attractive looking serving bowl for a large salad at a BBQ's or party.

Although not suitable for use in a microwave they are dishwasher safe and are BPA free.

The bowl is 5.7L and the colander is 4.7L

Many thanks to OXO Good Grips for sending me these products to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

In Conclusion

Aside from spending money, the food preparation tools you’ll choose to invest in can significantly affect your experience in the kitchen.

Buying the wrong tools will likely cause stress as you’re preparing meals, which can become the reason why you’ll lose the motivation to cook for your friends and family.

Fortunately, you can prevent these from happening by using my article as your guide, and additional research before buying food preparation tools.

The more equipped you are with information, the easier it’ll be for you to choose the best food preparation tools!


  1. Handy bits there Jan, I do enjoy using Oxo products, too.

  2. I'm always telling people my OXO peeler is now 17 years old. Built to last!!

  3. OXO Good Grips stuff are so excellent Jan. I have the batter jug and regularly use it for pancake batter as I can mix it and leave it in there and pour straight into the frying pan. I love the look of the bowl and strainer too.

  4. Nesting kitchen equipment FTW! Especially here in UK where we're stuffed for space and storage.


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