Whether you are just trying to spruce up or modernise your old kitchen, or you have just had a full professional remodel from a company; one thing is always true about kitchens – gadgets are plentiful. There seem to be more gadgets created for use in the kitchen than just about any other room in the house, and whereas some of them are pure genius, others are either highly situational or just plain unnecessary; after all, do you really need a cherry pip remover? Whatever your goals are, there are plenty of kitchen gadgets and gizmos on the market that all claim to make your life easier and improve your kitchen experience but do they really, and if so which ones are worth your time?
Air fryers are fantastic devices, they can effectively cook almost anything with their range of preprogrammed settings and always seem to cook things to perfection. If you have ever found things such as oven chips disappointing as they are often cooked inconsistently, then try them in an air fryer. As well as this, they are healthier since no oil is required and fats and juices that escape from the food are filtered away beneath the frying basket. Truly a brilliant gadget.
If you are unsure, smoothie blenders are the ones where you screw the blades onto the top of the cup and then turn it upside down to fit it to the machine. These blenders are very useful in the kitchen, even if you don’t drink smoothies as they can be used for making sauces, baby food and cocktails to name just a few. They are also modular so you can buy multiple cups and have one ready for everyone in the morning, prepared fresh of the night before.
Given the rise in popularity of avocados in recent years, it’s surprising that more of these aren’t on the market, especially given the epidemic of “Avocado Hand” injuries seen across the world. These simple little tools allow you to safely open, destone and then slice an avocado without putting yourself at risk of a severed ulnar artery. Don’t risk having to explain to the Emergency Department that you are there for trying to open a fruit, get one today if avocados are your thing.
Not some form of new-age free love, a food hugger is an ingenious idea to help you preserve fruit and vegetables. These little gadgets are intended to be used when you need some of a piece of fruit or veg, but not the whole thing. In this case, you can put a food hugger over the exposed area and it will form a seal to keep the food fresher for longer and prevent that nasty drying out that you see. They are available in all shapes and sizes, even avocado, so why not buy one with your new avocado slicer!