If your New Year’s resolution is to become something of a culinary genius, to whip up home cooked meals rather than relying on ready meals or takeaways this year, then we’ve got the gadgets which could help you on your quest to become the next Gary Rhodes or Delia Smith.
Philips Avance Taste Sensation
It’s not exactly barbecue weather but you can still enjoy the smokey taste with the Philips Avance Taste Sensation. It infuses your meat with beautiful smoke, wine and herb flavours. The middle of the grill has the heat so you can char your meat on the outside while steam is generated to keep your joint tender. It’s also non-stick so you can cook without oil. Your guests will be wondering what your secret is. £95.
Okay, we’re definitely not calling anyone an idiot, but this gizmo is completely idiot proof. The first Gorenje ovens with the unique iChef module will be launched in Europe this Spring. There are 65 pre-programmed meals, where you’re told exactly what, how much and when to add to cook the perfect dinner. You can also add up to 150 of your own specialities so if you come up with a gem of a meal, you can be sure you’ll be able to replicate that success every time. Price on application.
SousVide SVS-10LS Supreme
While Sous Vide used to be a method of cooking reserved only for professional chefs, it’s now available to amateur cooks at home too. You simply place your meat in a bag, dunk it in the water and leave it as long as you need to. It produces the most tender of meat. £349 from John Lewis.
Kenwood Fire Cracker kMix KMX84 Food Mixer
With funky stripes that wouldn’t look out of place on a Paul Smith shirt or tie, this new mixer from Kenwood will add both style and substance to your kitchen. A fashion statement for the home, it comes with a range of clever attachments meaning even tricky tasks like mixing dough or pastry will be made simple. RRP £400.
Simply, effective and stylish, this juicer should help you to get your five portions of fruit or veg every day. You just halve the citrus fruit before placing it on the plinth and then squeezing with the pump-action handle. That way, not only do you get speedy fresh juice in the morning, you also give your arms a bit of a workout. £109.
Breville Elements Premium Four-Slice Toaster
If you want to toast more than just regular sliced bread, this gizmo is a must-have addition for your kitchen. With a super slick design, comes with specific settings for bagels and crumpets. There’s a lift-and-look feature so you can make sure nothing is burning and an illuminated countdown which lets you know how much longer until your breakfast pops up. £179.
Ascaso Dream Coffee maker
Dripping with 1950s style, this eye-catching gadget looks a bit like a vintage cockpit rather than a coffee machine but it makes the perfect espresso. With a pump that delivers a pressure of up to 16 bar, you can become your own personal barista, brewing up café quality espresso. There’s a froth enhancer so you can also produce a quality cappuccino if you fancy a bigger drink. £620