Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Whether you consider yourself to be a world-class chef or a simple dabbler in the kitchen, there are a few kitchen gadgets that are simply too good to pass up. Forget about silly knick-knacks or trendy tools – this is the ultimate list of must-have kitchen gadgets to make your cooking better.

KitchenAid Mixer

Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. The KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer is ideal for most home cooking, and it won’t take up too much space either. Optional attachments allow you to do everything from grinding meat to juicing fruits, and its solid buttons and smooth curves ensure it will look stunning in any kitchen. Made from premium materials, KitchenAid is renowned for a good reason. Its large capacity bowl makes it easy to prepare small or large quantities, and it’s easy to clean too.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender

A hand-held immersion blender is easier to use and easier to clean than traditional blenders, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go back. Use it for everything from pureeing soups, pulping fruits for smoothies or thickening sauces. No need to worry about transferring hot or messy liquids, simply pulverise what you want, where you want – you don’t even have to remove the pot from the stove. The Cuisinart version is also dishwasher safe.

Microplane Zester-Grater

Forget traditional box graters. The Microplane zester was originally designed as a woodworking tool, and makes quick work of even the hardest parmesan cheeses. It’s the perfect tool for topping cheese onto your bolognaise, or for easy citrus zesting over cakes and desserts. It’s incredibly easy to use, with all of the zest collecting in the upper channel. It also makes for much faster zesting and grating than the more common ‘box-style’ graters, and it’s safer too.

Cuisinart Digital Slow Cooker

Tender meat falling off the bone, deliciously flavoursome soups and incredible stews are just some of the meals you can look forward to with your very own slow cooker. They are perfect for cooking less expensive and tougher cuts of meat, preparing them slowly until they are succulent and juicy. Easy to use, the Cuisinart version comes with a 24 hour timer, allowing you complete control. The bowl is also dishwasher safe.

Global Cook's Knife

Last but not least, every cook needs a top grade cook’s knife. Not just any old knife will do if you want to be top of your game. Professional chefs were the first to catch on to the quality of these stainless steel–handled knives, and soon afterwards the general public followed suit. There are plenty of sizes to choose from, but the 8-inch is perhaps the most versatile, ideal for precision cuts as well as heavy chopping.

So there you have it, our must-have kitchen gadgets for food experts and novices alike. Happy cooking!