Whether or not your love of food translates to a love of cooking, there is one thing we can all certainly agree on, kitchen gadgets are cool and on occasion, they can be seriously useful.
Take a look at our list below and discover how to elevate your kitchens cool status for the price of a pepper mill. From an Ice Cream Scoop to Onion Goggles, we have something for everyone.
Ice Cream too hard to scoop? In desperate need of a Chocolate & Raspberry Sundae with Toasted Almonds? (Trust us, you are). Worry not, needing patience is a think of the past. With a sundae friendly design offering effortless scooping, even when your flavour of choice is frozen solid, this heated ice cream scoop may be just the gadget your kitchen needs. The handle is filled with an environmentally safe liquid that interacts with the heat from your hand, sending a cold heat transfer to the scoop allowing you to glide gracefully through your ice cream (or gelato) of choice.
Available on www.uncommongoods.com
If you long to achieve perfect precision when it comes to your at home cocktail parties (or solo cocktail parties) then this is the gadget for you. It’s a little at the pricier end of the scale but if you are serious about your home entertaining then this is will certainly impress. This innovative scale connects to your phone or tablet and provides step-by-step instructions for enough cocktails to turn anyone into a master mixologist. You can use the designated app to accurately weigh out ingredients, adjust recipes for pitchers and more. All that’s left for you to do is shake – or stir, depending on your preference.
Available on www.amazon.co.uk
Let’s be honest, even if you never suffer from weepy eyes while chopping onions, you need these. These onion goggles have foam seals around the edges to prevent onion odours irritating eyes while cutting and chopping onions, plus they have the added wow factor of making you look like Dame Edna. It’s a win win situation.
Available on www.arnotts.ie
Homemade butter is a sure-fire way to impress your guests who will never know just how little effort was needed. Made in a vintage style, this classic kitchen tool will add style to any kitchen counter. Using fresh cream & salt you can have homemade butter in just ten minutes. Try adding Garlic, Basil & Parmesan for a quick pesto butter that goes great with anything.
Available on www.brownthomas.com
Constantly trying to achieve the perfect cup of tea? This is the kitchen gadget for you. This slick stainless steel and glass tea timer will ensure you always make the perfect cup of tea. Fortnum & Masons tea experts suggest brewing black tea for five, white tea for three and green tea for two minutes. And they know a thing or two about tea. These beautiful colour-coordinated sand timers last for precisely as long as your preferred tea requires, taking all the guesswork out of your afternoon cuppa.
Available on www.fortnumandmason.com
Kale lover Marta Cornwell invented this nifty tool while making one of her favourite snacks, Kale Chips. Her unique stainless steel design features a graduated slot for shearing leaves quickly, and three different sized holes that strip herbs as you pull the stem through making short work of a usually time consuming task. The perfect gift for health nuts, and friends who like their kale without a side of stem.
Available at www.uncommongoods.com
Cold Brew Coffee on tap? We like the sound of that. The handy gadget makes cold brew coffee or tea concentrate at home by slow steeping in cold water for 12 + hours. The built-in stainless steel tap allows you to easily help yourself to ice cold coffee from your fridge. This trés chic kitchen gadget also features an aluminium handle should you need to bring it on a road trip. Those KitchenAid folks really have thought of everything.
Available from www.kitchenaid.com
This must be the Holy Grail for Ice Cream lovers around the world. No more accusatory glances at your partner or roommate, you can finally leave your Ben & Jerrys unattended and remain safe in the knowledge that no one can crack that code. This could see an end to household hostilities nationwide. With its easy, two-piece assembly twist and three digit super-secret pre-assigned combination you can, at last, just eat half the tub and keep the rest for another day……
Available from www.amazon.com
Ciara also loves to travel and discovering new places and enjoys sourcing new & emerging cuisine trends.