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There’s no shortage of versatile kitchen gadgets that promise to revolutionize your home cooking. What you may not know is that many of them end up in messy failures or dust catchers on the back of your kitchen shelves. But that’s not to say that every kitchen appliance is a disaster waiting to happen.
It’s all too tempting to believe the hype and invest heavily in the almost legendary banana cutter to change your kitchen routine.
Okay, it really isn’t. There is an enormous number of kitchen gadgets that can be used for any purpose and quickly become kitchen stuff. However, there are a number of devices that can really make your meal preparation easier, faster, and a lot more fun without wasting your money. Here are the gadgets designed to turn food production work into a fun and enjoyable culinary adventure.
Kitchen gadgets and devices
Sunbeam MultiProcessor $ 99
You can spend a lot of money on a food processor, but even the cheaper models can usually do a great job. The Sunbeam MultiProcessor has a 1.75 liter container capacity for liquids and a 1.5 liter capacity for solids such as dough and an 850 W motor with five speeds and a pulse function for your more direct cutting and mixing work. It’s also designed and made in Australia if you want to shop locally.
Philips Viva Collection HD2237 / 72 all-in-one multi-cooker / pressure cooker / slow cooker $ 176 (save $ 60)
You can make anything from tomato sauce to pavlova in a slow cooker, but why stop with a simple slow application of heat? The Philips HD2237 / 72 covers the basics of slow cooking and quick cooking with seven operating modes, sear functions and a hard ceramic bowl to keep it going for years (and meals).
Dalstrong knife set block $ 459.99
A good knife set is an absolute must in the kitchen, unless you want to serve whole sides of meat and uncut vegetables to your family and friends. You can buy much cheaper sets, but you usually get what you pay for and a good quality knife set can literally last a lifetime.
Kitchen Precision Premium Knife Sharpener $ 7.95
Speaking of knives, there’s no point investing in a good knife set if you don’t have a knife sharpener to keep them in tip-top shape. These two-Step sharpener brings even your dullest knives back to cutting and dicing.
Cuisipro 4-sided box grater $ 55
No, not just for cheese. Though, mmm … cheese. Nevertheless, a good grater is an indispensable kitchen aid for preparing fine quantities of all possible ingredients. This isn’t a cheap grater, but it’s backed by a solid warranty and reviews show it’s extremely sharp – so be careful with your fingers!
Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok $ 62.99
A good wok opens up a world of cooking adventures that you just can’t get right with a conventional frying pan. If you are a beginner, the Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok might be a good choice, with an included instructional video to walk you through how to properly season and care for your new wok so it will serve you tasty meals for years to come.
Lava tools Digital meat thermometer $ 27.99
Cooking meat properly and safely isn’t just about how good someone wants their steak to be – it’s also an important health and safety issue. A meat thermometer is a quick and easy way to measure the internal temperature of your BBQ steaks, oven chooks, or any other cooked material.
5 in 1 hot air fryer € 86.99
Honestly, believe the hype. A new air fryer will be your first port of call in the kitchen, making everything from chippies to fried chicken to crispy perfection without all of the oil. You don’t have to spend all your money either, we love the oven dishes like these that are deep fried, rroasting, baking and grilling.
Emmabin silicone stretch lid € 6.99
These practical silicone lids not only turn almost anything into a food container, but are also reusable, so mother earth will thank you for leaving out the cling film. This pack of 13 is available in round and rectangular shapes and in various sizes.
Editor’s note: Descriptions and functions come from the manufacturer / seller’s information on Amazon.