Best Essential Kitchen Gadgets 2020
Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Working in the kitchen can be a lot harder work than people can imagine, if you are looking for a way to just make cooking not so much chore but enjoyable, this is the blog for you. We have found some of the best handy little gadgets that will make your life just that much easier.
1) KenWood 3-in-1 Can Opener
An integral 'chore' in the kitchen is opening tins, sharpening knives and opening bottles. Well, this Kenwood 3-in-1 does all of those functions, effortlessly! The can opener is fully automatic, meaning you never have to twist your hands and risk cutting yourself. A great gadget, which can easily sit on your countertop.
2) Favia Handheld Rotary Slicers
Fed up of grating cheese and catching your hand, or even slicing your vegetables for that salad? Make light work of any slicing task with this handheld rotary gadget. It is a weird looking contraption but is definitely one that once you have tried you won't be able to live without.
3) Herb Cutting Scissors
Make herb cutting just that much easier and more effective with these herb cutting scissors from Plant Theatre. Turn a laborious task into a quick and easy task, these scissors really save so much time when cutting up herbs, perfect for chive, parsley and many more.
4) Russell Hobbs Salt and Pepper Grinder
Why not outsource your manual labour efforts to Russell Hobbs, who can automatically produce your salt and pepper onto your dish. At the touch of a button, enjoy your condiments. A really elegant and time saving product.
5) Any Sharp Knife Sharpener
Nothing is worse than cutting into your freshly cooked meat dish to find it hardly cuts through. Instead, keep your knives in great condition and sharp with 'the worlds best knife sharpener'. This sharpener really is amazing, with the suction on the bottom meaning your sharpener is sturdy, preventing accidents with knives. A really good gadget to have, which literally lasts decades.
6) Stainless Steel Spaghetti Measure
Fed up of over/under cooking pasta? It's so easily done too, and the worst feeling when you dish up and realise there's not enough. A simple solution is to use this measurer which will tell you the exact amount, optimising your food consumption. This specific one is stainless steel, so it can be machine washed and lasts years!
7) Ninja Professional Chopper
I definetly don't fear having to chop the onions anymore with this product. There will be no tears in sight and an added bonus is that it takes less than 5 seconds. Its rotary blade is able to chop, mince and even puree your produce with little effort. A must have.
8) Electric Peeler
I am rubbish at peeling spuds, I am just too slow and find it quite boring, if you are like me you are probably wondering if there is a quicker more efficient method, well there is. We stumbled across this electric peeler that does it all. It definitely takes the stress out of dinner prep, and is actually quite fun. Not only for potatoes but also apples, carrots, pears and nearly anything u can think of.
9) Electric wine bottle opener
Sometimes opening a bottle of wine can be fiddly and there is always the worry that you are going to cork it. This handy little gadget will take that stress away and it will also impress your guests. It is aesthetically futuristic but is also trusted by top sommeliers.
10) Measuring cups
An increasing amount of the recipes we are using online are now measured in cups. In the UK we dont generally use cup measurements, for me it was hard work trying to find conversions. This is definetly a must have in every household nowadays. We love how handy this set is, having both cup measurements and the more familiar tsp/tbsp measurements too.
11) Coffee grinder
You may have felt that you need to buy an expensive coffee machine to be able to access the freshest coffee, that is not the case. By purchasing this coffee grinder you can have fresh coffee at just a click, from beans to grinds all you have to do is just add hot water.
12) Whisk cleaner
As a child I bet you'd wait for your parents to finish with the whisk so you can lick the cake batter off. If that is not your thing and you are looking for a little gadget to help you clean all those tiny crevices than this is one for you.
13) Avocado Slicer
Avocados are still a trend right? I think every restaurant has their own version of avocado on toast, but if you like eating them at home, this handy little device will aid you with that. OXO has curated yet another brilliant product, it is a 3-in-1 tool so splits, pits and slices avocados.
14) SIlicon cup covers
We absolutely love this product. It is innovative and exciting but a must have. It creates a temporary lid on any mug and cup. It is great for taking a cup of tea upstairs in the morning, you won't worry about spilling it on the carpet and its strong bond with the cup it actually help reading heat, keeping it hotter for longer. It is such a simple gadget we are surprised more people dont know about them!
15) Portable milk frother
Milk frothers can be expensive but it is not always necessary. If you are looking for a cheaper way to make frothy milk or perhaps a portable version, one you can take into work to make your coffee breaks just that much nicer, than this is the gadget you'll need. All you have left to purchase is 2 AA batteries.
16) Vegetable spiralizer
Impress your family by creating beautifully shaped veggies with your handheld tool. This gadget has 4 different blade settings, which means there are endless ways to have your veg spiralled. It doesn't need any fancy electric, just a little bit of effort. You can incorporate more vegetables into your diet, and have fun in the process.
17) Oil sprayer
This oil sprayer is a great way to monitor how much oil you are using in your cooking. Just dispense you oil into this handy bottle and continue to do what you usually do, we love that it has measurement markings on it.