Popcorn poppers, jam makers, icecream makers, convection ovens… if you’re a sucker for a kitchen gadget then you’ll like this; our roundup of the top four do-everything-including-the-washing-up appliances of the year…
1. THE MASTERCHEF IN YOUR KITCHEN: SousVide SVS-10LS Supreme Water Oven
It’s the gadget that can cook anything from veg to raw meat and is based on the boil-in-the-bag principle of cooking, meaning everything retains its own juices and is ultra-tender. Heston Blumenthal swears by his, the contestants off Professional Masterchef don’t use anything else, and now they’re available to buy in an easy-to-use domestic size. Just pop food into the pouches provided and you’re away. Available from John Lewis, £359.95.
2. THE DO-IT-ALL SUPER GADGET: Thermomix
Ever longed for another pair of hands in the kitchen? This machine is the secret must-have of every foodie as it will chop, cut, simmer, cook and bake – even do the washing up. Although it rings in at a pricey £885, Thermomix fans insist it’s worth every penny. Click here for details.
3. THE WORLD’S COOLEST MICROWAVE: Fougar Spoutnik
It’s a microwave, but with infinitely more pizazz. Easy to clean, it can cook small amounts of raw meats and veg as well as the usual baked potato. But we’re not really bothered about what it does, it’s all about ITS' LOOKS. It comes with a choice of colours from Ultra Violet to Odessy Blue. Get yours from Appliance world.co.uk for £149.93
4. THE BLINDER OF ALL BLENDERS: Nutribullet Super food nutrition extractor
Unlike everyday juicers and blenders, the Nutribullet breaks down fresh foods in way that means all the bits that are good for you are not lost in the process. You can buy it for £99.95 from Selfridges.