Back in February, we shared with you how much we love our kitchen gadgets here at Betta Living HQ. There are so many useful gadgets out there that can help make your culinary life so much easier, making cooking loads of fun. We’ve picked our top five most useful kitchen gadgets for the summer. We hope you love them as much as we do!
Food chopper – making light work of fresh summer dishes!
The lovely summer weather is perfect for fresh, quick and easy food, and this compact one-touch food chopper makes knocking up salad dressings, marinades, hummus and pate so easy! You can even use it to crumb biscuits for a fresh summer berry cheesecake. Saving you time and effort, it means more time sat out in the sun! Sounds good to us.
Lekue Herb Stick – fresh chopped herbs, whenever you want them!
We love using fresh herbs in our summer recipes, especially fresh mint in summery mojitos and fresh basil in bolognese dishes, but we always end up with some left over and in the warm weather, it doesn’t keep very well. The Lekue Herb Stick is a fantastic invention that lets you make the most of your fresh herbs. Once you’ve chopped and used what you need, put the rest in the herb stick in the freezer and then you can either grate what you need directly into your recipes or cut it into slices to melt into your pan when you cook. It’s great.
Ice Lolly Makers – great frozen family fun!
A fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen is by making ice-lollies, but we all know how it goes, they’re never patient enough to wait for them to freeze! With this useful little gadget, you can have summer lollies in as little as seven minutes, right on your counter top! You can make stripy pops, yoghurt pops and smoothie pops all really easily and at home.
Drink Mixer – cocktails, smoothies and milkshakes all at the touch of a button!
Do you enjoy picking up a creamy milkshake when you’re out and about? Or want to try making your own healthy smoothies or summer evening cocktails? This drink mixer lets you make all of those from the comfort of your own kitchen. It can even mix eggs for omelettes, mix pancake batter and blend ingredients for those great little mug-cakes. We love it!
George Foreman Grill – the healthy indoor alternative to BBQs!
With long evenings and warm days, summer is perfect for BBQs. If you’re planning a barbie, but are worried the weather will let you down, then this is perfect for you! George Foreman grills make a great addition to the kitchen and make BBQ food healthier! The 4-portion family grill is great value and lets you cook meat and veggies really quickly by grilling from the top and bottom at the same time. The George Foreman grill also drains any excess fat or grease from your meal, making it even better for you.
We hope you find these suggestions useful; let us know your go-to summer kitchen gadgets! Post a comment below or let us know on our Facebook page.