Mums deserve breakfast in bed every day, if we're honest. Why not make this Mother's Day extra special with these nifty kitchen gadgets?
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Kambrook Stack & Snack
Fast food places adore the egg and meats-of-your-choice muffin, but sneaking out to a greasy takeaway shows a lack of imagination. Kambrook's Stack & Snack simplifies the muffin cooking process, with a specific plate for cooking eggs, although, sadly, no similar embedded plate for bacon.
Sunbeam Snack Heroes Waffle Stick Maker
Breakfast in bed is all about indulgence, and Waffles are an ideal indulgent breakfast food. There's no shortage of waffle makers to buy, but what Mum might like about the Sunbeam Snack Heroes Waffle Stick Maker is that it makes its waffles finger style, so she's got some portion control built in. Or she can just pig out on six waffle sticks at once. Don't skimp on the ice cream.
Breville Smart Grill Pro
For going all-out on the full deluxe breakfast with, naturally, lashings of bacon, it's hard to overlook Breville's Smart Grill Pro, which combines the functions of a press grill with removable and easy to clean plates, a thermometer for cooking meat just the way Mum likes it and variable temperature control.
DeLonghi Dedica EC 680 Coffee Machine
Breakfast wouldn't be breakfast without a steaming cup of good coffee, and again the sky's the limit in how much or little you want to spend on a coffee machine. The Dedica EC 680 stands out for its ability to use either pods for very easy coffee, or ground coffee for more delicately prepared fresh coffee.
Breville Custom Loaf Pro
Mum's special breakfast deserves a good heaping of fresh toast, and there's no better way to do that than with a genuinely freshly baked loaf. With multiple recipes, fruit and nut dispenser for even healthier bread and a timed baking option, the Custom Loaf Pro could deliver steaming fresh bread to your Mum whenever it is she wakes up.
Russell Hobbs Juiceman Pro
Along with the fresh bread, why not surprise Mum with a freshly pressed glass — or two — of juice? The Juiceman Pro claims it can extract up to 85 per cent of the juice from fruits and veggies, and it's powerful enough to grind nuts and seeds for an even healthier drink.
If Mum's the more active type who won't sit still to be pampered, a freshly blended fruit smoothie from Kambrook's Blitz2Go might be more her style.
Chef'N Buttercup Butter Maker
Remember when you used to make Mum happy by bringing craft from school home to show her? Relive those days and give her something tasty to spread on her toast with a home butter maker. Because it's home made and involves some physical action, it's even a handy exercise tool (of a sort.)
Salt & Pepper Conversion Cutting Board
Want to prepare Mum something really special for breakfast? You'll need a surface to chop and prepare your special recipe on. The Salt & Pepper Board comes in multiple colours, and includes handy unit conversions right on the board, so you can get those recipe amounts just right.
LCD Digital Measuring Spoon
The other side of making a special breakfast is getting the ingredients to the right level, although recipes are, ultimately, just guidelines. The LCD Digital Measuring Spoon not only measures down to a claimed 0.01g, but also charges via solar power.
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