Four Restaurant-Quality Supplies Worth Having in Your Home Kitchen
Recipes aren't the only things top chefs keep under wraps. They also keep quiet about their smart storage solutions. What professional kitchen could function if it didn't have everything organized just so and in bulk? The secret sources that chefs rely on are local restaurant-supply stores and websites like restaurantstore.com and restaurantsupply.com; if you've never shopped one (in person or online), you'll find they are full of smart, sturdy, and well-designed items built to last. These comprehensive sources sell everything from faucets to dinnerware and plenty of the items translate to home use. On today's menu? Our top four finds from pro kitchens that are worth having at home. Once you fall for these no-nonsense, hard-wearing products, be sure to explore the world of restaurant supply some more as there other gems to be found.
Our Top Four Restaurant Supply-Style Picks
Square Storage Containers
These solid, restaurant-grade plastic containers with snap-on covers stack neatly, and save space. Square containers allow 33 percent more storage than typical round containers, and what kitchen couldn't use that? They also let you know exactly how much brown rice, lentils, or sugar you have left and come in sizes from two up to 22 quarts.
Shop Now: Cambro CamWear Square Two-Quart Storage Container, from $14.18, amazon.com.
Stainless Steel Pitcher
For a stylish yet utilitarian addition to your table, try Winco's inexpensive stainless steel pitchers. The large ones have a guard to prevent ice splashing and are just right for water or iced tea. The smaller sizes are perfect for milk or cream.
Shop Now: Winco 64-Ounce Stainless Steel Pitcher, $21.99, amazon.com.
Each section of this stainless steel cutlery box has a rounded bottom, designed to make for fast access during table-setting. It will not only keep your silverware sorted, but it's also handy for organizing rolls of ribbon and pencils.
Shop Now: Winco Four-Compartment Stainless Steel Cutlery Box, $47.95, amazon.com.
Martha uses industrial-size flour containers like this Baker's Mark rolling bin for recyclables; we love it for bulk buys like dog food, too.
Shop Now: Baker's Mark Rolling Bin, $157.29, amazon.com.