From everyday basic tools to investment items, here are the kitchen essentials you shouldn’t be without.
The best kitchen gadgets save you time and effort in the kitchen- whizzing through the more laborious food prep tasks in a fraction of the time and helping you achieve even better results. Here’s the lowdown on some of the most versatile kitchen appliances and their uses:
Food processors are the ultimate kitchen multi-taskers. Whether you need to chop, slice, grate, mix, knead, mince, blend or purée, most food processors come with a range of attachments and accessories to help you tackle any food prep task quickly and easily- giving you more time to get on with the creative side of cooking. And thanks to their large capacity, models like the Multipro Excel allow you to prep big quantities at the same time, which is ideal for when you’re batch cooking or feeding a crowd.
When it comes to hand blenders, most people think of whizzing up endless batches of homemade soup. But with a range of attachments available, these versatile tools are brilliant at making so much more- think dips, smoothies, dressings- even silky smooth, lump-free mash. Using a hand blender allows you to blitz even small amounts of ingredients directly in the pan or bowl, so no additional washing up or mess, and once you’re done, they’re compact enough to just pop back in a drawer. With specially designed angled blades, our Triblade range of hand blenders can take on even the toughest of ingredients.
If you’re a keen home baker, a stand mixer is a very worthwhile investment. With multiple attachments, a powerful motor and large capacity bowl they take all the hard work out of mixing cake batter, kneading dough, whipping meringue and whisking eggs- while some of our models like the Cooking Chef XL include integrated digital weighing, and can even cook food, too. While all our stand mixers come with a selection of high-performance bowl tools to support you with every baking task as standard, there are more than 25 optional attachments available so you can personalise your mixer to suit your needs. From blender jugs and mini choppers to spiralizers, juicers and pasta shapers, there’s a stand mixer attachment available for every kind of dish- meaning there’s no limit to your creativity.