In 2019, those of us who love to cook are blessed with a range of kitchen tools to make Michelin Star quality food in the comfort of our homes. Not only does having the best luxury kitchenware mean you can cook delicious recipes easily, the added benefit is that you reduce the time you spend cooking overall.
Here are our favourite kitchen gadgets:
This superb mixer features both manual speed controls and six automatic programmes that use Smart Response Technology to control the mixing process. The mixer will automatically vary the speed according to the quantity and pause to allow ingredients to be added or the bowl to be scraped. It is stylish, sleek and easy to clean. This mixer is especially good for bread making, so if you like making fresh, springy loaves, this is the mixer for you.
Stripped back, innovative designs such as this are not only aesthetically pleasing; they are also functional. When open, the three arms provide a stable platform on which to place whatever you are weighing. The Joseph Joseph Tri Scale can fit into the smallest of spaces - folded up it literally can fit into a pocket. In addition, these scales are incredibly accurate with an easy to read LCD display and touch sensitive controls. It features an ‘Add & Weigh’ function that allows multiple ingredients to be added to the same bowl during recipe preparation.
In wine production, many wineries add sulphites, a preservative, to prevent microbes that may alter the fermentation process. Unfortunately, the preservative can have an undesirable effect when consumed, such as gastric issues, allergies or bloating. Clearly it’s best to remove these chemicals from the wine to bring the beverage back to its true state. Üllo works by using a sulphur dioxide filter, removing just the sulphites. The purifier is placed over the glass or carafe and the wine is poured through the sophisticated system. This elegantly designed wine purifier is appropriate for all situations - restoring the real taste of your finest vintage.
Air Fryers are a healthy alternative to conventional frying. Rather than using hot oil to cook the food it uses hot air, thus removing some of the harmful fats that conventional frying adds to whatever you fry. In addition to frying, you can also bake and grill. There are a range of recipes which are suitable for this cooking method. For a more authentic ‘fried’ taste, you can add a small amount of oil to whatever you are frying.
With the Philips Viva, mess is minimised as every thing happens in the unit with no oil. The frying basket can be washed in a dishwasher and the rest can be wiped down with a cloth. All in all, you can make great tasting food with far less hassle than conventional frying.
Slow juicers don’t differ from regular juicers because they take a long time to make juice; instead because they use a macerating action rather than a spinning blade to extract the juice. Slowly juicing fruit and vegetables extracts more juice, preserves vitamins and has a richer, fresher taste. At just slightly larger than a regular pint glass, the slimly designed Panasonic Slow Juicer doesn’t waste valuable space. Unlike regular juicers, you can use it to juice frozen fruit, making delicious frozen juices and cocktails. Most of the parts are dishwasher safe, making cleaning easy.