Kitchen Gadgets for the High-Tech Masterchef
Stuck on what to get that Masterchef-in-the-making for Christmas, again? Well, our list of the ten best kitchen gadgets is sure to have any kitchen appliance enthusiast weak at the knees. This year it includes baking gadgets that will have anyone rivalling the contestants of The Great British Bakeoff, colourful customised gadgets from Emma Bridgewater and Joseph Joseph. But we haven’t gone for simply style over substance; there are gadgets to make your life easier such as the Joseph Joseph Digital Kitchen Timer and Folding Digital Scales, and how about starting your New Year health regime early with the Philips Airfryer.
Emma Bridgewater’s custom design livens up the Dualit NewGen Toaster, disguising what is in fact a high quality, sturdy toaster under a guise of multi-coloured spots. The design gurus over at Joseph Joseph have come up with an equally colourful, excellently crafted Adjustable Rolling Pin, where a variety of coloured discs attached at each end allow you to roll your pastry to just the right thickness.
The SodaStream makes an elegant comeback in a slick new design by Yves Behar, so you can have endless carbonated water on tap and just as neatly designed is the Magimix Le Mini; both are carefully down-sized to make sure that they don’t create any further kitchen clutter. Our personal favourite is the Bosch IXO Gourmet Cordless Screwdriver with Corkscrew and Spice Mill Attachments: it does exactly what its name suggests, so that you can put up a shelf and pepper your dinner in one single swoop of the arm. We also feature the Vinturi Aerator, a helpful gadget for the wine buff that speedily aerates your wine, and somewhat of TV star with appearances on both the Gadget Show and Stephen Fry: Gadget Man.
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Add colour and a little bit of glamour to your kitchen with this gorgeous Emma Bridgewater 2-slice Dualit toaster. It’s bright and colourful and can mix and match with pretty much anything on the worktop. Designed for heavy duty use, this tough toaster has a complete 5 year guarantee exclusive to John Lewis. It can generate toast at a rate of up to 65 slices per hour, as well as waffles, bagels and tea cakes Not only can you select the number of slots in operation – useful for saving electricity – you can also switch between bagel/tea cake and defrost settings. You can even prevent ‘worktop wobble’ thanks to the adjustable foot Finally, each of these Dualit toasters is assembled by hand: find the assembler's individual mark on the base plate.
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For those with big ideas and small spaces, the Magimix Le Mini Plus food processor offers a to food processing in kitchens where space is at a premium. This powerful food processor has attachments to mix, grate, slice, chop, whisk, knead and - thanks to its attachment - liquidise your ingredients. Aside from the main bowl for processing larger quantities, it has a for smaller quantities such as dips, mayonnaise or baby food. The BlenderMix attachment is great for finely blending soups, milkshakes and smoothies. All the bowls and blades are . There's just one speed, which operates quietly at the optimum power for the job required. The Le Mini Plus is supplied with a full colour instruction and recipe book for culinary inspiration, as well as a spatula and a for all the attachments. Finally, the motor is guaranteed for , with an overall parts guarantee of 3 years for complete peace of mind.
This space-saving digital scale folds away to an ultra compact size, conveniently fitting into a kitchen drawer. When open, it has three arms providing a steady platform on which to weigh items, with an add and weigh function that allows multiple ingredients to be measured in the same bowl. The easy-to-read LCD display with touch-sensitive controls accurately measures up to 5kg and outputs in metric and imperial units.
This innovative wooden Adjustable rolling pin plus from Joseph Joseph comes with four sets of built-in removable melamine discs that raise the rolling surface by 2mm, 4mm, 6mm or 10mm, respectively. These discs, combined with printed measurements on the surface of the pin, ensures precision and even thickness throughout. The Adjustable rolling pin plus model is the most newly updated of the series, boasting brightly colour-coded discs for easy selection.
This handy kitchen timer by Joseph Joseph was designed with convenience in mind; its strong clip grips to your apron so you never lose track of time. The timer also features magnetic backing for securing to an oven or fridge, and a support for standing upright on kitchen surfaces. Comes complete with a carry cord and a large, easy-to-read LCD display.
Simply hold vinturi over a glass and pour a bottle of wine through. Vinturi draws in and mixes the proper amount of air for the right amount of time, allowing your wine to breathe instantly. You'll notice a better bouquet, enhanced flavors and smoother finish. Wine which has been allowed to breathe tastes better. As wine breathes, it opens up, and releases its intended aromas and flavors. Traditionally, decanters were used to aerate wine. However, decanting is time consuming, cumbersome, inconvenient, and impossible to guarantee outside ones home. Vinturi's design speeds up this process with ease and convenience. Perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour a glass.
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