In keeping with my love of organisation, especially in the kitchen, I try not to have too many gadgets lying around. And you only have to walk into a homewares shop to realise that you could go quite crazy on the gadget front.
Mango slicers, egg separators, corn strippers - it seems they have a gadget for everything these days.
There are, however, some gadgets that I use almost every day in my cooking adventures. Gadgets that I would not give up for anything.
And in no particular order, here they are…
1. Sunbeam Stickmaster
This was a gift, and I fell in love instantly.
Great for blending soups straight in the pot, or using the little food processor to mix a dip or chop vegetables, this is one versatile gadget (with the added bonus being that it is easy to clean!).
2. Mundial chefs knives
I love love love these sharp, heavy weight knives – that make slicing and dicing at dinner time a breeze. Never will I go back to my blunt cheap knives again.
This fine grater is perfect for zesting citrus fruit quickly and easily. I also have a bigger one for grating chocolate, cheese etc, but it is this finer one that I use the most.
And while we are on the citrus front, this juicer (which is for limes and lemons) is just perfect for extracting juices with minimal fuss and mess.
5. Garlic press
This is certainly not a cheap option, but it is worth every cent.
No need to even peel the garlic before using it (and the latest model has a handy little tool to help get clean the garlic out of the holes too).
6. Icecream scoop
This was a recent purchase during our trip to Ikea.
A heavy duty icecream scoop that is getting quite the workout lately as my icecream addiction continues.
What about you? What is your favourite kitchen gadget?