Whether you’re a Masterchef whiz, or a humble home cook, it always pays to have a trick up your sleeve in the kitchen. Using kitchen gadgets or cooking tools is not only a great way to reduce prep time, but it is also a fun way to experiment with new cooking styles and spark your culinary creativity.
Hot on the heels of the Masterchef Grand Finale, we’ve been inspired to put together our go to list of handy cooking tools!
Sizzle all your favourites like a pro with the Bar-B-Chef Cast Iron Sizzle Plate (available from Barbeques Galore $24.95). The cast iron sizzle plate is perfect for BBQ grilling or oven cooking, and is specially designed to drain away unwanted fat and grease. The sizzle plate comes with a cast iron sizzle plate with handle, durable wooden base for serving and a protective hot handle holder.
The KitchenAid Slow Cooker (available from The Good Guys $249), makes winter cooking a breeze. It’s 24-hour programmable digital display, means you can leave for work and return to a warm, delicious meal. Running late? No worries. The slow cooker automatically goes into keep warm mode for up to four hours after the set cook time elapses.
Food Prep like a Pro with Kenwood’s Multipro Intelligent Food Processor (available from JB Hi Fi $449). Featuring an auto speed function, ThermoResist glass blender and revolutionary TritanTM food bowl, this nifty machine will save your time, effort and space – it even has in built scales!
Turn up the heat with this Bar-B-Chef Stainless Steel Smoker Box (available from Barbeques Galore $19.95). Pop your smoker on the grill to release those rich woody flavours, and get a taste of authentic outdoor cooking.
Say goodbye to melon mess with the d.line Watermelon Slicer (available from Howards Storage World $11.95). Part tong, part knife, the tool combines slicing, cutting and serving all in one, for easy fruity fun.
The Philips Avance Air Fryer (available from JB HiFi $399) uses unique Rapid Air Technology to fry with air to make food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Little or no oil is needed to ensure perfect texture and delicious results! This great little gadget also fries, grills, roasts and bakes – all with 80% less fat!
The Chefn Loose Leaf Kale & Greens Stripper (available from Howards Storage World $15.95) is the ultimate time saving kitchen cooking tool. Its unique design allows cooks to strip nutrient rich greens from kale to tarragon, and everything in between.
And who could forget coffee! Let your beans do the talking with the impressive DeLonghi Dedica Pump Espresso Machine (available from The Good Guys $298). For next level desserts turn your espresso into dessert with a touch of ice cream and hint of chocolate.