Welcome to the top 10 kitchen gadgets that everyone should own. These are the BEST EVER kitchen gadgets that we currently use the most here at RecipeThis.com. I would even go as far to say that if I was broke, these would be the ones I would buy FIRST.
I originally wrote this post about my top 10 kitchen gadgets back in early 2016 and after 2 years I felt it was well over due an update.
January 2016 was before I got my first Instant Pot (yes life before the Instant Pot is rather scary) and it was before my bread maker entered my life. It was also at a time when I was still using pots and pans more than my kitchen gadgets which is so, so wrong!
But here I am on a cold morning in January of 2018. Waiting for my bread to finish being cooked in my bread maker. Looking forward to warming myself up with some homemade baked beans that have been warmed up in the Instant Pot and reminiscing about a huge KFC banquet that we had in the Air Fryer over the weekend.
Of course, I must choose just 10 of my favourite kitchen gadgets which is going to be hard work.
But here they are:
I know that now the Instant Pot has gone crazy that fewer people are using their slow cookers, but I still love mine. I love to put dinner on mid-morning and then know that all I have to do is set the dining table and then eat. I can do all kinds of dishes in my slow cooker and its also perfect for taking with me to hotel rooms or even for making a dessert in.
Or I call my slow cooker my Sunday gadget as I can put a delicious sausage casserole on, go on a Netflix Marathon and then have a delicious family meal cooking away for the evening.
They are dream come true. Whether you eat healthy or unhealthily they give your meals speed and flavour.
They also play the role as the alternative for the oven, casserole dish, steamer, rice cooker, popcorn maker as well as being a classic pressure cooker all at the same time.
You can cook your favourite steamed puddings, classic chicken dishes, make cheap cuts of meat tender, condensed milk to caramel in 10% of the time and cheesecakes are truly remarkable.
#3 – Philips Air Fryer
After the slow cooker and my Instant Pot my most used kitchen gadget must be the Air Fryer. These are like a dream come true. Heaven in the food department!!!!
You can make chips for the same calories as jacket potatoes, you have a great microwave alternative and you can even make cupcakes in it if you wanted to.
We love it for cooking potatoes, meatloaf, meatballs, rotisserie chicken, burgers, KFC, onion rings and a whole range of other things.
If you are thinking about getting an Air Fryer think of them as the alternative for your microwave, deep fat fryer, grill pan and oven all rolled into one.
If you are super poor than just have items #1 #2 and #3 and you will be amazed with what you can end up cooking with them.
I love my soup maker. At the time I felt it was another gadget that was here today and then gone tomorrow. But when I looked into it further I realised it was perfect for the future of home cooking.
You could make soups in it in super-fast time or you could use it to make sauces with and with it having its own blender it saved you having a separate machine.
Also, we are parents to 2 under 4s. We found that the soup maker was our life saver for making them quick soups or blending our food for them.
Or if you want to escape the processed foods addiction of canned soup, you can make homemade soups with less than 3 minutes of prep time.
We should all have a really good industrial style blender in our lives. They are AMAZING. You can make your smoothies, your pates, your soups that you cooked in the Instant Pot, your breadcrumbs, your chicken into mince and so much more.
I would go as far to say that we use this every day and they are so easy to clean too. You can literally blend it with a bit of water to give it a clean!
Its one of those kitchen gadgets that costs more money but its worth the investment and you really get what you pay for.
In some parts of the USA you can still be paying up to $3 for a loaf of wholemeal bread. This price is crazy. With a bread maker and making your own bread you can be talking as little as 45 cents a loaf.
We also use our bread maker to make a delicious pizza crust. They also have loads of different cooking options and it saves you all that time that you spend kneading and proving the bread.
Plus, that smell of fresh bread is so amazing.
Next in my kitchen the love for kitchen gadgets goes to the spiralizer. I love spiralizing my food and it makes it so quick and easy to make delicious tasting noodles or in the case of the veg “zoodles”.
You can also use them for making fun shaped French Fries, for quickly chopping up carrots so that they cook quicker and so much more.
Not a kitchen gadget that you would be used to seeing a lot on food blogs. BUT we have an ice cream maker and we are proud of it. We can make homemade Ben & Jerry’s whenever we like WITHOUT the huge cost and also choose exactly how much sugar and what type of cream goes into it.
Plus, because it is a quality product for your kitchen it will last for years and years.
Very similar to the spiralizer but to me a special sharpener that you can get out whenever the moment suits you. I love to get my julienne peeler out to make delicious shavings of vegetables. I can then cook them in the pan and they cook so fast. I also use it for cutting different types of cheese to different thickness depending on what I am cooking.
Though if you are a savvy shopper you will find that your spiralizer will come with a Julienne Peeler for free.
I love a good hand mixer. One that I can get out of the cupboard to make cookies with or for mixing a cake with. They are amazing and there are some fantastic small ones that don’t take up much room in your kitchen.
I tend to avoid the big stand mixers as they take up too much room and for regular home baking you really don’t need anything that is that HUGE.
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There you have it. The ten kitchen gadgets that I cant live without. These are all important in my kitchen and I use them a lot for a variety of meals. Because these are all essential to my kitchen I will use each one of them every day without fail and even some are used daily.
These products also last a long time and can deal with daily wear and tear.