This Kitchen Gadget Is Worth The Cost, According To Frankie Celenza

Cooking should be accessible to everyone, no matter how experienced they are. Per chef Frankie Celenza, it should be a stress-free process that can be incorporated into a daily routine (via Food Sided). An important rule for Frankie Celenza? To ensure that the meals that he makes are affordable for everyone. He really does have some practical tips that can make cooking a much better experience.

For example, per Acorns, Celenza believes that one of the best ways to save money in the kitchen is to avoid waste. "Planning on using everything you's way bigger than canceling a Netflix subscription," he said. "Save leftovers, turn them into an egg frittata the next day, and buy less."

As for kitchen devices, he likes to use versatile tools such as cast-iron pans because they make it a lot easier to prepare different types of dishes. Also, there is one tool in particular that he's partial to.

Celenza loves food processors

As highlighted by Acorns, Frankie Celenza especially likes blenders and food processors. He believes that they're worth the money because of how useful they are. "The ability to make smoothies, sauces, pestos, and soups, and the fact that a good one lasts for decades, is worth the sticker shock," Celenza explained. 

One of his most interesting recipes helps fans master Sicilian pesto with easily available ingredients like basil, cheese, pine nuts, tomatoes, salt, garlic, olive oil, and pepper. All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor in order to prepare a pesto sauce that works well with pasta and even as an accompaniment for bread (via The Manual). If you're in the mood for something fancy, you can experiment with a blender and make a coffee oat breakfast smoothie first thing in the morning for a healthy start to your day. The options are endless!