Cut Down On Kitchen Time

cutting down on kitchen time

By Caroline Cox

You’re a woman on the go – the last thing you need is to get caught up in the kitchen while you could be considering your company’s higher purpose in the world. And with all that dreaming, it’s often easier to grab an apple (or, let’s face it, reheat yesterday’s leftovers) than to slave over an entire meal. PINK knows your time is valuable, so we came up with some ways to cut down your time in the kitchen without compromising your wallet or your appetite.

Here are some products that can help you get the job done:

2-in-1 Appliances: Investing in a few of these is not only a space-saver, but it’ll save you from having to search through every drawer and cabinet to find what you need. Some double-duty tools we like include this electrical can opener with knife sharpener from West Bend and this food chopper/processor from KitchenAid.

High-Power Blenders: Veggie and fruit smoothies are great ways to get nutrition without cooking a full-blown meal. High-wattage blenders ensure that you can conjure up whatever mix you desire in a flash, like this digital one with 18 speeds from Black & Decker.

Functional Storage: It’s easier to make a gourmet meal when you know where everything is. Kitchen carts, like this sleek model from Winsome, are movable and clearly display everything from wine to dishes and even have a built in towel rod. Martha Stewart Living offers tips like no-slip drawer liners and reusable dishwashing liquid bottles to bring stylish order and eliminate clutter in the kitchen.

Easy Clean-Up: Some of us love cooking, but no one likes scrubbing the pots and pans afterward. Non-stick cookware items, from this skillet by Paula Deen to this 17-piece set from Cuisinart, will have a long life and can be used for years of holiday meals to come (which is good, since you’ve got enough on your plate as it is).

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