Your Choice Of Popular Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets
This eclectic mix of gadgets for the kitchen and cooking utensils are the most purchased by our keen cooking community and should give you some ideas and a starting point for any gifts you might want for keen cooks – or of course for yourself.
Small Kitchen Appliances
The Make Bread Bread Machine Revolution
Always a hot topic on gadgets for the kitchen is bread machines and this year’s hottest selling item in the kitchen is the same as last year’s and I think the year before. Panasonic bread machines have been outstandingly popular – and because I’ve got one I can honestly they makes outstanding bread! Click the link just below to read more.
If you want an all singing and dancing bread machine which is easy to use and will turn out loaf after loaf of perfectly delicious bread, all I can say is ‘Oh Yeah’, because you’ve found it.
Next in line for a round of applause is the Sunbeam 5891 – truly great value for beginners or occasional users. This is one of the best budget choices with the ability to program it – crucial feature in my view. Find out more about making bread at home and the best bread machine – just click the link to find the post where you’ll find plenty of information,buyer tips and reviews.
Food Vacuum Sealers
It seems a lot of us have gotten more careful in what we waste and this has helped a lot of you – no questioning the amount of food wasted or getting freezer burn has diminished since using one.
Cooking enough for a second meal is now worth doing because it tastes just as good as the first time round, which is more than I can say for anything not packed and frozen like this.
Cold cuts keep a lot longer in the refrigerator so less force feeding the family ham before it goes off… This is great value, though it’s worth shopping around, they all work in much the same way.
There’s a link here to the post on food vacuum sealers, so go read more if you want the in’s and out’s.
This really is a best friend in the kitchen, the perfect hamburger griddle with a fold down lid – yet with one click transformed into an excellent purveyor of waffles! 10/10 from Meggy – find out more about the Cuisinart 5 1 Griddle here. Now I’ve got one we’ve gone waffle crazy – filled with fresh fruit they make a perfect diabetic breakfast and a pretty good one for everyone else, just add syrup. in fact the ease of cooking and then converting to a waffle maker is what makes this an excellent buy.
You’ve also liked this a lot and it’s been our favorite toy this year (well, second fav since the automatic soap dispenser arrived!)
Secura Hinged Lid Turbo Halogen Oven
Top for safety and easy use is the Secura Hinged Lid model, with its flip top lid banishing a fun waltz around the kitchen with a hot heavy lid. If it’s a halogen oven your after, this one is a winner – cooks with awesome speed too. There’s a full Secura Hinged Lid Oven review here if you’d like to read more.
Manual Kitchen Gadgets – Powered By Humans
Wow, you love these – me too! If you make your own bread either in a machine or by hand, a bread slicer guide for homemade bread is a loaf saver when it comes to cutting them. These neat gadgets come in either posh wood or plastic and they hold the loaf whilst providing a guide for the knife to keep it cutting in a straight line.
Checkout the post on the site about bread slicing guides if you want to read more, but I’ll tell you now the Bread Pal Bread Slicer has it hands down with folk here and on Amazon, not one bad review in well over a thousand – now that’s a good gadget!
They work like magic and absolutely no one who bakes their own should be without one. If you don’t know these bread guides exist and get given one, the transformation of wrecked loaf and uneven slices to one you can use from crust to crust, is amazing.
Looking for a really useful gift idea? I’ve given two or three of these to keen baking friends over the last couple years and been truly surprised by the genuine grateful thanks.
The Best Kitchen Gadgets For Prepping Your Veg
There’s a whole big post on the best Mandoline Slicers which includes all of these. Because these are beyond belief sharp, it seemed worth asking around to find out who used what and which was the most popular and then sharing.
Coming out on top is the Swissmar Borner V slicer – no surprise there, it’s been the best selling kitchen mandoline for years now. It does what it promises very well and comes with a variety of blades – wickedly sharp blades – yes, I have one too. The next best selling for this community is the Kitchenaid Classic Mandoline Slicer, a really solid fold flat slicer for a good price.
Spiral slicers have been popular for years and remain in the top sellers list with the Paderno Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Slicer topping the bill.
It does more or less everything you could want with vegetables and is almost fun to use, hypnotic anyway and extraordinarily fast.
When faced with a pile of zucchini you think will take hours, the job gets done in minutes, so if you play it clever and don’t let the family see just how quick this is, they’ll think you’ve been slaving for hours, not resting with coffee and a magazine.
Trending Upwards – Handheld Steam Cleaners
Three minutes from filling to sanitizing is the reason these handheld steam cleaners have taken off and continued to climb the greasy pole of popularity.
There’s a fairly big selection and they have some significant differences like weight and accessories, but all will speed up the sanitizing of your home. For removing odors and pet smells there’s absolutely nothing to beat them, you can render a smelly dog bed whiff free in 30 seconds, and that’s a promise from someone who used to spend way too much time trying to keep the house pong free, until buying my little Bissell.
Simplehuman Make Simple Solutions
With a real hatred of cleaning up slimy soap spills, we tried one of these years ago – it proved to be more a ghost with a soap fetish than a useable soap dispenser, firing off globs of the sticky stuff even when no one was in the house, never mind the room!
These do work though and in terms of taking away a hated problem, probably win my Gadget of The
Year Century Award!
Simplehuman Soap Dispenser – Update 08/04/14
Still working well after 6 months, truly impressed so they’ve now spread themselves into all hand washing areas. I am so glad I have these.
Essential Gadgets For The Kitchen
While I can’t wax lyrical about an oil spray for more than a few lines (hence the list!) you can’t be without some kitchen essentials, and these are what we all think help us whip up gourmet wonders! But just checkout which item came out right at the top – not far behind the bread machines… a trash can!
iTouchless Deodorizer Stainless-Steel Trash Can
West Bend 77203 Electric Can Opener – also in black
Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat Half Sheet Size
EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale
OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator
Black & Decker CO85 Spacemaker Can Opener
Fun Kitchen Gadgets And Kitchen Gifts
When it comes to fun kitchen gadgets for yourself or a friend, mostly you are going for practical gifts like kitchen canisters sets or funky kitchen bowls – and hey, you guys like your Margaritas don’t you!
Well, here’s a toast to what we like this year…
Libbey Colors Margarita Glass Set, 4-Piece
Ninja QB900B Master Prep Revolutionary Food and Drink Maker
Big Mouth Toys The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron
Make My Day Tea Cube Ceramic Teapot White – Lime Green Accent
Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker
Fred and Friends Unbreakable Spilt Milk Bowl
Make My Day Claude Cookbook Stand, White
Phew – that should give you some ideas for gifts I hope. But if not checkout other posts which feature products mentioned above and a whole bunch more – happy kitchen gadget and gift hunting guys!