I thought it might be fun to write about my most used kitchen gadgets. I’ve already written about my close relationship to the soda stream (here).
Favourite gadgets are not always the things you think they are going to be when you buy them. Pre children I had loads of things that were tucked away at the back of a cupboard, never to be used, and were eventually ebayed or thrown out.
Now I find myself buying some of the same gadgets that I threw out. Having 6 people in the house means that having enough of any one thing to go around everyone can be difficult if you are buying from supermarkets, as you need to buy multiples of everything.
If you buy a standard large pie from a supermarket for a family of 4, thats one thing, but you need two pies for a family of 5 or 6, or someone has to do without and have something else. Having to make two different meals is irritating for me. I like one lot of cooking, and everyone eats the same things.
Yes, I might have one child who only eats the potatoes with cheese on top if its red meat, but basically I like one lot of cooking, and people can work around what is on offer. Things like bread, cakes, scones, pizza, quiche etc etc are easily sorted at home and will be future gadget blogs.
I love my Panasonic Breadmaker, my budget price Slowcooker (19.99 from Aldi), Kenwood Mixer, and DeLonghi coffee maker.
I have an electric hand blender, and it comes quite close to my now must have gadgets, but I would happily live without it.
The five must have’s are the ones I would now go out and urgently replace if they broke / wore out. I am going to do individual reviews on each one over time, but at the moment, I would love to find out which gadgets other people think of as their “Must haves”.