Clever inventions can make cooking and preparing food and drink quicker, more manageable, and fun. Some of the best gadgets are made for use in the kitchen. If you love to try new devices or just want to be more efficient in the kitchen, here are 8 of the most useful kitchen gadgets.
Do you have a memory like a sieve, or are you easily distracted and forget that you have a boiling pan on the hob? A genius little device known as a pot watcher can prevent liquid-filled pots from boiling over and making a gooey mess of your stove.
Pot watchers are usually made of silicone and are available in different designs, such as animal shapes. They have an open channel on their underneath so that they can sit on the edge of a pot to prop the lid open.
There is nothing worse than a blunt kitchen knife when trying to cut up some vegetables to make a wholesome soup. Even the best and most expensive knives will go blunt after regular use so buy a sharpening stone to bring your blades back to life.
A tunnel toaster is a game-changer if you enjoy toasting delicacies that are bigger and fatter than the average slice of bread. This cool machine has a large side opening that allows you to insert your favorite breads and pastries. It will toast, bagels, buns, and croissants to perfection.
The health-conscious among us no longer need to feel guilty when they want to enjoy a plate of French fries. Health fryers only need a drop of oil to fry food, so it is as tasty and crispy as deep-fried food from your local takeaway, but with a fraction of the fat.
Many modern kitchens house a pod coffee machine of some sort. Although the coffee-containing pods can be recycled, separating the coffee grinds from the capsule is often tricky. A podcycler makes light work of this and ensures that you have separated clean pods for recycling.
Portable Espresso Maker
Many of us cannot function in the morning until we have a cup of coffee. As many of us lead busy lives, sometimes we don’t have time to stand around waiting for a kettle to boil or a coffee machine to brew us a pot. A portable espresso maker means that we can have coffee machine-quality coffee wherever we go so we can enjoy a cup once we get to the office and throughout the day.
Automatic Pan Stirrer
If you are making a sauce for macaroni cheese and whipping up a delicious dessert at the same time, it can be difficult to constantly stir the sauce to prevent lumps. An automatic pot stirrer hooks onto the edge of a saucepan and mixes liquids, leaving you free to deal with other tasks.
If you like to buy food in bulk, divide it into portions, and freeze it, a vacuum sealer is a handy gadget to have. In fact, it can store any fresh food and seal in the goodness more efficiently than if it were left in a loose bag or a container. Vacuum sealers are also a great gadget for keen cooks who like to try new things as they are ideal for sous vide cooking.
The list of useful kitchen gadgets is endless. Just ensure that you have enough kitchen space to store them when you buy them!