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AUTUMN COOKING: ESSENTIAL KITCHEN TOOLS FOR ROASTS

Posted on 26/10/23

Nothing hits the spot quite like an autumn roast, and with winter just around the corner roasting season is in full swing. The final assembly of each component into a beautifully warm and flavoursome entourage of veggies and meat makes for a glorious experience.

Although, for some home chefs, the preparation of said components can often be not-so-glorious. Time-consuming at best, the process can take up to a whole evening for home chefs and professional cooks. Rather than avoiding roasts entirely, making sure you have the best kitchen utensils for the job can make the process easier while also producing better results. Here are our top recommendations for the best roasting tools that can make your next Sunday roast a dream. 

Katto carving set

1. THE PERFECT CARVING SET

The last thing you want when preparing your roast is to mishandle the beautiful centrepiece you’ve prepared and start picking off bits of meat by hand. Whether it be a chicken, turkey or vegan option, using an expert tool for the job is always a good idea.

Using a knife that isn’t specifically designed for carving can lead to jagged and unclean cuts, not to mention the mess it might cause as well. Above all though, using non-purpose-built tools can be a safety hazard. Opting instead for a carving knife set will leave the cuts of meat looking much cleaner, all while making carving easier, cleaner and safer.

Katto's carving knife and fork set allows you to firmly hold down the joint you’re slicing, giving you the security to add some extra muscle into your craving motion. No matter the size of the task at hand, rest assured this set will make the job more simple and safer. 

2. A CLASSIC ROASTING TIN

Having the right kind of tray for the meal at hand will hugely benefit your preparation experience.

If you’ve ever had to try and squeeze all of your veg into an undersized tin, you’ll know the pain of trying to use a baking tin that’s too small or without tall walls. An ample-sized roasting tin can give you the extra space you need to help all the flavours in the meal to mix whilst allowing everything inside the tray to evenly cook.

Making the switch might open up new opportunities for what you can do with your roasting tin, and can save you the time and effort of having to use multiple trays. A well-built tin can last you years and can make all the difference to efficiency for your next roast. 

Katto chopping board on stand

3. A QUALITY WOODEN CARVING BOARD

In the final stage of your roast, a carving board allows you to comfortably make your final cuts before serving your meal, and you'll want one befitting the meal you are preparing.

When it comes to material, a large wooden carving board offers more benefits when it comes to cutting meat, whilst ensuring your professional chef knives are properly looked after. Having a good quality wooden carving board can make all the difference for having a secure station to safely cut your meat properly.

Katto’s chopping board is made of a beautiful solid American Black Walnut, which provides the perfect foundation for carving. Due to the rivets on the outside, it is also able to catch juices that can drain from the meat during cutting. This way you can carve away without making a mess around the board, meaning less cleaning up after you’ve finished your meal. 

Its generous size also means it can be used as a stage for even the biggest turkey, making it the perfect addition to your next roast.

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