I’m not a huge lover of all sorts of different gadgets in the kitchen, but there are several things that I couldn’t live without, and are used on a VERY regular basis.
1. Garlic Twister
I saw one of these being demonstrated on a trip to the Good Food Show several years ago and thought it was so good, I had to buy one. Unlike a lot of impulse purchases, though, it’s been worth it’s weight in gold, and is so simple yet so effective. And really easy to wash up as well – a quick rinse under the tap and it’s done. Also works brilliantly for chillis and ginger.
2. Ikea Clippy Things
I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t use one of these for closing some sort of packaging. Whether it’s crisps, rice, pasta, frozen chips or bread, they come in all different sizes and are immensely useful.
3. Moulinex Moulinette
Mini chopper with a BIG motor. Great for making breadcrumbs out of the last stale bit of bread to put in the freezer, or chopping herbs, and about a million other things that I can’t think of at the moment. Vereeee useful.
4. Lemon Shaped Timer
This is probably the most useful present Ashley’s mother has ever given me. Without my trusty timer there would be a lot of kitchen disasters in my house – please tell me I’m not the only person who puts something in the oven then completely forgets about it until a horrible burning smell pervades the house ….
5. The Dishwasher
How did we manage before dishwashers? Well, that’s a bit dramatic, of course I’d MANAGE without it, but I wouldn’t bloody want to!!
What are your kitchen essentials?