To enjoy cooking, you need the right tools in the kitchen. Some, I consider essential, while others are just simple luxuries or even amusing and fun gadgets to impress friends at dinner parties.
Magic Bullet NutriBullet High Speed Blender and Mixer
You can Pulverize anything in sight with this machine, but we recommend you use it mainly for food! Blend your favorite fruits and vegetables and protein shakes effortlessly
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
For those of us who take their coffee seriously, a coffee grinder is a must and the Cuisinart will provide great value for money. With an 18-position grind selector, ranging from ultra fine to coarse, you can choose to grind out from 4 to 18 cups with this fully automated grinder. What are you in the mood for French Press or espresso? It can do it all.
Santa's Flask - Wine and Spirit Stockings
We're not going to wait for Christmas to fill up this stocking. Check out this fun addition to your Christmas Party decorations. This stocking will definitely dispense cheer to your guests.
Presto 03510 Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker
Looking to make the perfect waffle? Then you'll want to check this out. We love that it rotates so you can spread the batter evenly and get that nice thick picture-perfect waffle and it even comes with a timer so you have no excuse for burning those waffles!
Utopia - Premium Pizza Wheel Cutter
When I've got a pizza in front of me I can't wait to dive right in, so no time to waste playing around. A pizza wheel cutter is therefore a must for me and this one will get the job done right, slicing easily through dough and the harder crust bit.
Hamilton Beach (70730) Food Processor
A Food processor is probably one of the most used counter top appliance in most kitchens and with good reason. Mix dough, grate, chop and all other tedious cooking tasks done in a few seconds. Granted it's a pain to clean after but with the Hamilton you can let the dishwasher handle the cleaning.
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter
When it's time to unwind I need a nice glass of wine in my hand. Opening the bottle with this Oster electric wine opener is fast and easy. It also makes me look so sophisticated when I've got guests at home and the gadget itself looks like a modern piece of art on display. Avant-garde!!
RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Turkey Lifters
Why struggle to remove the bird from a hot roasting pan when you can use these heavy duty lifter forks. Avoid getting burned or dropping the whole thing on the floor. Yikes! The RSVP Turkey Lifters will get your food from the pan to the platter in just a few seconds without problems.
Oster CKSTRS23-SB Quart Roaster Oven
Roaster ovens are mainly used for roasting the traditional turkey dinner, but you can also use them to steam and slow cook food. Having said this, the Oster Roaster can hold a 26 pound turkey which means you free up your main oven for other dishes. Those big family dinners will still be exhausting but at least you have one less problem to solve.
Easylife Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons (wet & dry)
Measuring your ingredients correctly helps to get a consistent outcome, but applying those recipe measurements can get complicated without the right tools. Hence, the Measuring Spoons. These ones have a stainless steel finish to avoid rust and are conveniently connected together, which means that in the midst of a baking session you will easily find the size you need, well, unless you loose the whole set!
Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
If you want a coffee maker that does a great job and is absolutely loaded with features, look no further than the Cuisinart DCC-3200. It keeps the coffee in the heat sweet spot and this machine is loaded with extras yet so simple to use, that even I got the hang of it quickly. It does hold up to 14 cups of coffee so the unit it is quite large. Make sure you have where to put it.
Easy Onion Holder and Slicer Vegetable Tool
OK so this might not be an essential tool in the kitchen but it does make cutting onions, tomatoes and other vegetables in slices somewhat easier and safer. The best part is that you don't get that onion odour all over your hands. The Easy Onion holder is made of stainless steel and is quite durable. Some have also found it handy to poke holes in food. Whatever keeps you happy!
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Multifunctional Pressure Cooker
Electric pressure cookers are convenient and especially useful for beginner cooks thanks to their set it and forget it feature. Instant Pot is the 'go to' brand for electric pressure cookers, having sold 50 million units worldwide. This model comes with two pressure levels, low and high which makes it much more effective compared to the previous model. I recommend one for your kitchen. Think about it, no 'pressure' though.
Lodge SKRAPERPK Durable Pan Scrapers (Red & Black)
The brand 'Lodge' is better known for its range of rugged cast-iron cookware, but stands to reason that they would know something about pan scraping! This set of 2 Polycarbonate Pan Scrapers will help get that stubborn burnt food residue cleared without having to pull a muscle in the process. Each side of the scrapers are designed differently to cater for any type of crevice or corner.
Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Scale
This scale not only helps you easily measure your ingredients but looks really good in your kitchen. The conversion button helps you measure in different units quickly and the auto tare function means you don't have to be a Math genius to get the exact measurements for your latest creation. Designed for easy cleaning and storage, yet durable enough to withstand up to 11 pounds of weight, the Etekcity food scale is a cut above the rest.
Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator
This machine will allow you to dehydrate fruit, vegetables, beef jerky, and whatever else you're in to. Why? Well you can use these dried fruits and vegetables to make your own home-made yogurt, fruit snacks, dried herbs and even potpourri if you like. Just don't try and eat that last one.
KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer
If you like baking, this should be an essential part of your bakeware set. With the Kitchenaid you get much more than just a handmixer. With dough hooks, a liquid blender rod, turbo beater and a whisk, you really should be all set. By the way, Cake Boss, this model comes in 13 lively different colours.
Personalized Labeled Silicone Wine Stoppers
In the off chance that I leave half a bottle of wine for next time, it's nice to know that apart from being clever and witty, these Vinoplease wine stoppers will actually re-seal your half filled wine bottle completely airtight. They are actually leak proof so you can store the bottle on its side or even upside down, just in case you have your own theory on best wine storage methods!
Lodge 10.25 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
The Lodge brand name is synonyms with cast-iron cookware and has been perfecting this craft for over a century. Why cast iron? Because no other metal works as well for spreading and retaining heat evenly during cooking. The Lodge skillet can be used to saute, fry, sear, or bake and can be placed in the oven, on the grill, or even over the campfire. It can also double as a heavy weapon, which can come in handy in those scary nights out camping.
Thermapen MK4 Professional Cooking Thermometer
In certain cases, just eyeballing your food isn’t really the most effective way to gauge readiness, and for such a small tool, a kitchen thermometer can make a big improvement in the quality of your cooking. The Thermapen has a simple design and come in loads of different colours but don't let this fool you. It's a serious piece of equipment with detailed precision units. It can also switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius which can come in handy if you're one who likes to experiment with foreign recipes. You Anthony Bourdain wannabe!
Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board Set
This box set of indexed chopping boards is designed to prevent cross-contamination. There is one board for meat, one board for fish, one for vegetables and one for cooked food. Each board comes in a different colour and with a picture label so they’re easy to tell apart. Having a different chopping board for each kind of food completely takes away the guesswork of figuring out what you’ve chopped where and in the case of raw chicken, could save you from a dodgy tummy or even worst a trip to the hospital..