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Must-Have Kitchen Essentials for this Ramadan Season

Must-Have Kitchen Essentials for this Ramadan Season

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim families worldwide begin preparing their homes and hearts to commemorate this meaningful time. An integral part of the Ramadan tradition is gathering with loved ones each evening to break the day's fast over nourishing iftar meals. This year, equip your kitchen with essential tools to cook and easily serve festive feasts.

Top Kitchen Essentials for this Ramadan

Find out the best kitchen essentials for a better cooking experience this Ramadan season.

High-Quality Cookware for Consistent Results

When it comes to cookware, investing in high-quality pieces is crucial for consistent, flawless results. Look for pots and pans made from durable materials like thick-gauge stainless steel, which ensures even heat distribution and prevents hotspots that can scorch or burn food. 

Additionally, cookware with encapsulated aluminium or copper bottoms provides superior heat conduction and responsiveness, allowing for precise temperature control. This type of cookware is also compatible with induction cooktops, making it a versatile choice for modern kitchens. With high-quality cookware, you'll be able to effortlessly prepare elaborate dishes like aromatic biryanis, richly spiced curries, and hearty stews without worrying about uneven cooking or sticking.

Cook Faster With Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers are a game-changer in the kitchen, especially during Ramadan when time is of the essence. These ingenious appliances use trapped steam to build up pressure inside the pot, significantly reducing cooking times for a variety of dishes. Staples like lentil dals, biryanis, and curries that typically require long simmering can be prepared in a fraction of the time using a pressure cooker. 

When choosing a pressure cooker, look for sturdy models made from materials like anodized aluminium or stainless steel, which prevent food from sticking and make cleaning a breeze. Pressure cookers also allow you to cook with minimal oil, making them a healthier option. Both manual and electric pressure cooker variants are available, with various size options to accommodate batch cooking for larger gatherings.

Frying Pans for a Flavourful Ramadan

    Having the right frying pan is essential for Ramadan when you'll be cooking up a variety of fried foods and delicacies. A good non-stick pan makes frying samosas, pakoras, and other appetizers easy, with the food releasing cleanly. A wok is perfect for stir-frying meat and veggie dishes over high heat. A grill pan gives you attractive sear marks on kebabs and other grilled proteins. A deep frying pan with high sides contains oil splatters when frying larger batches of fritters or sweets. 

    An egg pan's sloped sides allow you to effortlessly slide out omelettes stuffed with tasty fillings. A versatile sauté pan works for scrambles and one-pan meals. A crepe pan's low sides are ideal for the thin flatbreads served at Iftar. Choose durable granite or cast iron for naturally non-stick surfaces. And look for induction-compatible or oven-safe pans for added versatility in your Ramadan cooking.

    Breathtaking Bakeware for Sweet Treats

      Ramadan is incomplete without a wide array of delectable sweet treats, from buttery cookies and flaky tarts to moist cakes and decadent muffins. To ensure your baked goods turn out perfectly every time, invest in quality bakeware. Sturdy non-stick baking sheets, pans, tins, and moulds distribute heat evenly, preventing hot spots and ensuring consistent browning. 

      In addition to essential bakeware pieces, equip your kitchen with useful accessories like cooling racks to prevent sogginess, piping bags for intricate decorating, and food colours to add festive flair. Don't forget essential tools like spatulas, whisks, and measuring cups/spoons for precise mixing and portioning.

      Kitchen Appliances and Tools to Save Your Time

        Smart kitchen appliances can save you countless hours of manual labour, especially during the bustle of Ramadan preparations. Electric stand mixers are a versatile workhorse, with attachments like dough hooks for kneading bread and pastry doughs, beaters for whipping up light batters and frostings, and wire whisks for emulsifying sauces and dressings. 

        Look for mixers with multiple speed settings and high-wattage motors to handle even the toughest mixing tasks with ease. Food processors, fruit & vegetable slicers, mandolines, peelers, graters, and choppers are also invaluable time-savers. 

        Quality Knife Sets for Effortless Chopping

          A good set of knives is an essential investment for any kitchen. High-grade stainless steel blades retain their sharp edges for precise slicing, mincing, and chopping of a wide variety of ingredients, from tender fruits and vegetables to tougher meats and herbs. 

          A well-rounded knife set typically includes versatile chef's knives for most cutting tasks, paring knives for intricate work like deveining shrimp or hulling strawberries, carving knives for slicing roasts and briskets, and serrated blades for cleanly cutting crusty slices of bread or tomatoes. Pair your knives with durable chopping boards and a knife block for safe storage and easy access.

          Dinnerware to Brighten Everyday Meals

            Ramadan is a time for celebrating and gathering with loved ones, and beautiful dinnerware can elevate the experience of sharing meals. Opt for melamine or porcelain crockery sets that are both stylish and scratch-resistant, allowing you to mix and match different plate designs for a cohesive yet visually interesting table setting. 

            Look for complete dinner sets that include not only dinner plates but also coordinating bowls, glasses, spoons, and serving platters in vibrant colours and eye-catching patterns. These pieces will add a festive touch to everyday iftar meals.

            Storage Containers to Keep Food Fresh For Days

              With all the cooking and meal preparation that happens during Ramadan, airtight storage containers are an absolute must-have. Durable plastic and glass containers with leakproof lids will keep your ingredients and leftovers fresh for longer, minimizing waste and saving you valuable fridge and cupboard space.

              Proper food storage not only helps to reduce food waste but also saves time and effort in the kitchen. With a well-stocked collection of food storage containers, you can easily portion and store ingredients, leftovers, and pre-prepared meals, making it easier to manage the demands of Ramadan cooking and serving.

              Dishwashers for Effortless Cleaning After Lavish Meals

                After hours spent lovingly preparing elaborate feasts and hosting large gatherings, the last thing you want to do is spend even more time scrubbing mountains of dishes by hand. A high-quality dishwasher can make the cleanup process virtually effortless. 

                Look for models with features like multiple racks to accommodate different dish sizes, fast wash cycles for efficiency, and quiet operation to minimize noise disruption. Both built-in and freestanding dishwasher options are available to suit your kitchen's layout and needs. Models designed for water and energy efficiency will also help you conserve resources and save on utility bills.

                Also read: Easy ways to clean your cookware

                Fissman: One-Stop Shop for All Your Kitchen Needs

                This Ramadan, get the best deals on all your cooking, baking, storage and cleaning essentials without breaking the bank by shopping at Fissman. The leading UAE kitchen brand, Fissman, offers incredible discounts on cookware sets, appliances, dinner sets, kitchen tools and more with their latest Ramadan sale. This season, cook and celebrate better with the help of Fissman's extensive range of thoughtfully designed kitchenware and get it delivered quickly to your doorstep.

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                Fadwa Oweidah - March 24, 2024

                Can I know the best to use in the kitchen for cooking all materials. Thanks.

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