The 10 Appliances You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

The 10 Appliances You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen
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There’s no shortage of multi-purpose kitchen gadgets promising to revolutionise your home cooking. What you might not know is that but many of them end up messy failures or dust-gatherers at the back of your kitchen shelves. But that’s not to say that every kitchen gadget is a disaster waiting to happen.

It’s all too tempting to believe the hype and invest heavily in the near-legendary banana slicer to change up your kitchen routine.

Okay, it really isn’t. There’s an enormous quantity of kitchen gadgets that fulfil the most arbitrary of uses and quickly become kitchen clutter. However, there are a number of gadgets that can genuinely make your food preparation easier, quicker and a lot more fun without wasting your money. Here are the gadgets that should make the chore of producing food into a fun and enjoyable culinary adventure.

Kitchen gadgets and appliances

Sunbeam MultiProcessor $99

You can spend a lot of money on a food processor, but even the more affordable models can usually do an excellent job. The Sunbeam MultiProcessor features a 1.75-litre bowl capacity for liquids and a 1.5 litre capacity for solids such as dough, and an 850W motor with five speeds and a pulse function for your more direct slicing and blending jobs. It’s also designed and engineered in Australia if you’re looking to shop local.

You can buy the Sunbeam MultiProcessor from Amazon here.

Philips Viva Collection All in One Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker/Slow Cooker $179

You can make everything from tomato sauce to pavlova in a slow cooker, but why stop with simple slow heat application? The Philips All In One covers the bases of slow cooking and pressure cooking with seven modes of operation, searing functions and a hard ceramic bowl to keep it going for years (and meals) to come.

You can buy the Philips Viva Collection All in One Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker/Slow Cooker from Amazon here.

Dalstrong Knife Set Block $469.60

 

A good set of knives is an absolute kitchen must unless you plan on serving entire sides of meat and uncut vegetables to your family and friends. You can buy much cheaper sets than this, but you typically get what you pay for, and a top-quality set of knives can literally last a lifetime.

You can buy the Dalstrong Knife Set Block from Amazon here.

Kitchen Precision Premium Knife Sharpener $7.95

While we’re on the subject 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. This two-stage sharpener will get even your bluntest knives back into slicing and dicing.

You can buy the Kitchen Precision Premium Knife Sharpener from Amazon here.

Cuisipro 4 Sided Box Grater $51.22

No, it’s not just for cheese. Although, mmm… cheese. But still, a good grater is an essential kitchen gadget for preparing fine quantities of all sorts of ingredients. This isn’t a low-cost grater, but it’s backed by a solid warranty and reviews indicate that it’s extremely sharp – so be careful with your fingers!

You can buy the Cuisipro 4 Sided Box Grater from Amazon here.

Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok $79.99

A good wok opens up a world of cooking adventures that you just can’t get quite right with a conventional frypan. If you’re a beginner, the Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok could be a good choice, with an included instructional video to take you through properly seasoning and caring for your new Wok so it’ll last you for years of tasty meals.

You can buy the Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok from Amazon here.

Lavatools Digital Meat Thermometer $34.99

Properly and safely cooking meat isn’t just a matter of how well done someone might want their steak – it’s an important health and safety issue. A meat thermometer is a quick and easy way to assess the internal temperature of your BBQ steaks, oven chooks or any other cooked material, making it easier to provide healthy and tasty meals without having to intrusively cut into the meat to check.

You can buy the Lavatools Digital Meat Thermometer from Amazon here.

5 in 1 Air Fryer Oven $73.94

Honestly, believe the hype. A new air fryer will become your number one go-to in the kitchen, cooking everything from chippies to a roast chicken to crispy perfection without all the oil. You don’t have to spend all your money either, we love the oven-style ones like this one that fries, roasts, bakes and grills.

You can buy the 5 in 1 Air Fryer Oven from Amazon here.

Bangashian Silicone Stretch Lids $9.50

Not only do these handy silicone lids turn just about anything into a food container, but they’re also reusable so Mother Earth will thank you for giving up the cling wrap. This pack of 13 comes in round and rectangular shapes and a bunch of different sizes.

You can buy the Bangashian Silicone Stretch Lids from Amazon here.

Salta Portable Stick Hand Blender $35.99

Stick blenders might actually be heaven-sent. You don’t have to do that tricky dance of pouring things from the pot to the blender, just shover your stick blender in and away you go.

You can buy the Salta Portable Stick Hand Blender from Amazon here.

Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.

Comments

  • Chef here – I’ve had that thermometer for a few years and it works great! I like the look of the carbon steel wok and it will be better than non stick. If you get it, make sure to oil it after use so it doesn’t rust. Dalstrong knives are known to be of poor quality, but spend a lot of money on marketing

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