Microwaves and more…my essential kitchen gadgets

Microwaves and more...my essential kitchen gadgets

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:

Microwave

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.

Slow Cooker

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.

Blender

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!

Toaster

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?

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6 thoughts on “Microwaves and more…my essential kitchen gadgets

  1. For me, the microwave is THE main kitchen appliance I own, followed by my electric rice cooker. I have only recently acquired a toaster (after umpteen years of marriage!). I don’t own a slow cooker and I do have a blender/mixer that I haven’t used in the last 10 years despite cooking all my meals from scratch! I recently bought my daughter a slow cooker – she loves it!

  2. I must admit we have a lot of appliances buy don’t tend to put them to good use. We always use our coffee machine though. Wish I used my slow cooker more x

  3. I must admit we have a lot of appliances buy don’t tend to put them to good use. We always use our coffee machine though. Wish I used my slow cooker more x

  4. Couldnt agree more! I use all these thing for exactly the same reason, although fudge in a microwave sounds yummy! I would just add kettle, I hate water boiled in a saucepan!

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