It’s no secret that I hate cooking, and that I’m not very good at it. To help make life easier on the rare occasion that I do cook, I rely on all sorts of gadgets and appliances – and only use the cooker if I absolutely have no other option. Here are my ‘must have’ kitchen gadgets:
When we moved into our first home together, we went almost a year without a microwave. How we managed I have no idea because I rely on my combination microwave oven for so many things. From reheating leftovers, cooking beans and warming up milk for hot chocolate to making fudge, a decent microwave is a necessity for me.
I would be lost without my slow cooker. It means I can bung a load of stuff in there first thing in the morning, and by teatime there is something relatively edible done, like my slow cooker donor kebab.
We don’t have a fancy food processor, just a bog standard blender. I use it for all sorts of things, including smoothies and homemade soups. This year, to help loose some weight I am going to be making a lot more soup, so watch out for the recipes very soon!
George Foreman Grill
I won this in a competition a couple of years ago and it is brilliant for quickly cooking things like sausages and fish fingers. It’s quicker, and a much healthier way of cooking – it’s quite scary to see just how much fat drains away!
Last year we were without a toaster for two weeks when ours broke, and I didn’t realise just how much I relied on it! I eat a lot of toast, and I can never seem to get it right under the grill!
What kitchen gadgets and appliances do you use?