Are you a keen cook, or a little dubious in the kitchen? Either way, there are some kitchen gadgets out there that are worth investing in, which can make life a whole lot easier. Here are just a few to consider.
Is there anything better in life than freshly baked bread? With your own bread machine, you can have this little luxury every day. Since they mix, prove and bake all in the same machine there’s no messing around whatsoever, simply pop in the ingredients, and you’re good to go. You could browse the shops or look online for the best bread maker for you, either way, it’s a purchase you won’t regret. Another good thing about being able to make your own bread is you can flavor it with ingredients of your choice. Once you have a good basic dough you can add anything from herbs to cheese, sundried tomatoes, caramelised onions, chopped olives and so much more.
If you like to bake or prepare foods from scratch, you will always get your money’s worth from a kitchen mixer. No more tired arms while you knead dough, whisk egg whites or whip cream, or mix cake batter. Kitchen mixers these days come with all kinds of attachments too such as pasta rollers, ice cream makers, juicers and more. You will get perfect mixes every time, and if you bake in bulk for things like bake sales or parties it will make life so much easier!
A grilling machine is the healthiest way to cook meat. You don’t need to add any oil, and the natural fat drains off into a drip tray underneath. Far healthier than letting meat sit in its own fat in a frying pan or a tray in the oven, and of course is a world away from a deep fat fryer. If you’re looking to live a little healthier then this is for you, plus it saves you from having to heat the oven for single portions of meat. You can do veggies on the grill too- a beef tomato sliced in half, some asparagus or a portobello mushroom is the perfect accompaniment to your piece of protein.
Love home cooked meals but hate the hassle of actually cooking?! Or does your busy lifestyle mean you don’t have hours to slave over a hot stove? A slow cooker is your perfect kitchen gadget. Since they can be safely left on all day, you can add your ingredients to the pot in the morning and when you come home from work have a delicious dinner ready to go. Cheap cuts of meat are delicious in here too so you can save money. Since they’re cooked slowly and for a long time, even the toughest cuts turn tender and delicious. There are a tonne of great recipes online to get you started, and just about any meal can be adapted for the slow cooker. But some meat, vegetables, stock, gravy and herbs is always a winner and makes for an inexpensive yet tasty meal every time.