We like to think of ourselves as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen. There are gadgets galore out there to help you juice, brew, cook, mix and entertain, but which are the kitchen additions that make your culinary adventures quicker and easier? Which stay in use rather than end up retired to the back of a cupboard? Here is five of our favourite must-have gadgets to modernize your kitchen appliances.
A regular fresh juice is a great way to boost your energy levels and ensure you are getting your five a day. Our top juicing tips would be to purchase a while fruit and to purchase one that is easy to clean so that sure it is in daily use. We use and love this Philips juicer as there is no fruit chopping required and all the parts can go in the dishwasher.
Be your own barista and kick start your day with your own home made caffeine fix. The simpler the better when it comes to coffee at home. We like the compact Nespresso Magimix; just pop one of 16 Nespresso flavour capsules and you have a hassle-free expresso. With the milk heater unit you can turn this into a cappuccino in no time.
Even though the nights are starting to get lighter the warm weather is still a way off and you can't beat walking through the door to the smell of a ready to eat home cooked meal. This is where the slow cooker excels making easy work of casseroles, stews and soups. Crock-Pots are synonymous with slow cooking in the states for good reason, they are exceptional machines that last long enough to be handed down generations as well as making fantastic family sized casseroles and roasts.
Every bakers dream is to own a KitchenAid. You can use them to mix cakes, bake bread, whisk meringues and whip the cream to top them. These are an investment gadget with a hefty price tag and they also take up a sizeable amount of your worktop but we can't help but love their retro good looks making them a must have for any home baker.
Recreate a cinema experience at home with a popcorn maker. We love this old-school popcorn maker; it uses hot air instead of oil to make a fresh tasty and healthy snack in a matter of minutes. Once made sprinkle with your favourite topping – we recommend a drizzle of melted chocolate for your next movie night.
Stay tuned; we will be featuring our five most useful kitchen gadgets for the Summer soon!