The Most Innovative Kitchen Tools That Make Life Easier

5 February 2020

Cooking can be a therapeutic process. There’s something about preparing food from scratch that gives any budding cook a kind of satisfaction you cannot get from eating takeout.

In recent years, the trend of meal prepping gained increasing popularity for its convenience, health and nutritional benefits, as well as cost-effectiveness. And while it may be satisfying and prudent to prepare your own meals, it’s not exactly the most efficient use of one’s time, spending hours in the kitchen manually dicing six meals worth of onions, stirring the pot to prevent burning, and having to clean up after it all.

Self-cleaning Ovens

a lady pushing a tray of potatoes into the oven
The self-cleaning oven uses a combination of heat and pressure to reduce any food splashes on its interior to a fine ash that can be easily wiped away. Photo from Unsplash

While not an entirely new invention, the self-cleaning oven is revolutionary and becoming increasingly popular amongst home cooks.

A self-cleaning oven works by heating up to high temperatures of around 500 degrees celsius. With the high temperature, the dirt, gunk and food remnants are reduced to powdery ash that requires little to no effort to clean up.

This handy little kitchen tool is perfect for families and health-conscious home cooks as it allows you to do away with harsh chemical oven cleaners.

Multipro Sense Food Processor

A food processor and a cake on a kitchen tabletop
A food processor is arguably the most versatile tool in your kitchen. Photo from Kenwood

Ever struggled between choosing to splurge on a food processor or a blender? Well, that’s a pretty common question for people who are just beginning to explore their kitchens.

While a food processor and a blender may seem exceedingly similar in theory, the two have vastly different functions. However, in terms of versatility, the food processor easily comes out triumphant in the battle of the appliances.

With an appliance like the Kenwood Multipro Sense Food Processor, the choice is easy. The handy tool comes with 12 different attachments: including a citrus press, a dough tool, and even a ThermoResist glass blender.

Almost effortlessly, this tool will do just about anything and everything from mixing dough, chopping vegetables and even blending your smoothies.

Smart Wifi Instant Pot

an instant pot with two bowls of food placed next to it
The Instant Pot comes with an app that allows you to control your multicooker, check progress, and get notifications about your meal. Photo from Amazon

The Smart Wifi Instant Pot is pretty much your staple kitchen appliance on steroids. Designed to make time in the kitchen much less tedious, the Instant Pot can do everything a standard pot can, and much, much more.

Combining a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, cake maker and warmer in one, the Instant Pot can be connected via Wifi to an app.

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Offering you a fuss-free way to check progress, control your cooker and get notifications, the Instant Pot acts as another pair of eyes so you don’t have to watch the pot.

Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale

Pouring syrup into a tall glass that is placed on a measuring scale
This smart bartending system allows anyone to make world-class cocktails at home. Photo from Amazon

Your kitchen does not have to be all about food. Whip out the Perfect Drink PRO Smart Scale and be the host that makes perfect cocktails for guests in no time at all.

Be the mixologist you always dreamed of being with the smart kitchen tool that allows you to create more than 400 drinks. The scale works by weighing each ingredient as it is poured and alerts you when to stop, effortlessly creating any cocktail selected from the list in the app.

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The PrimaDonna Elite

the PrimaDonna Elite coffee machine
The PrimaDonna Elite boasts a wide menu of barista-standard beverages, from classic cafe lattes to fancy caffeinated cocktails. Photo from De’Longhi

The genius of the PrimaDonna Elite Experience is not only in its ability to craft a multitude of perfect drinks catered to your personal taste, but in how its sleek and steely exterior looks and performs just like commercial machines in your favourite cafe.

From grinding fresh beans to delivering the perfect crema, the bean to cup machine provides a caffeine boost all with the touch of a button.

On top of that, in true 21st-century fashion, the PrimaDonna Elite comes with an impressive Coffee Link App that offers you the option of remotely creating your beverage – the perfect drink with your preferred aroma, milk quantity and temperature.

Here’s why the PrimaDonna Elite Experience is worth every penny.

Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer

An Automatic Pan Stirrer stirring a creamy soup in a pan
At the push of a button, this unique product rotates by itself and travels around your pan stirring sauces, soups, porridge, gravy and lots more perfectly. Photo from Uutensil

Simple yet ingenious, the Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer is a brilliant method to – quite literally – lend you a helping hand in the kitchen.

The handy little gadget helps with stirring the pan to prevent uneven cooking, and saves you from having to run back and forth from the stove to make sure your dish does not burn.

For recipes that call for continuous stirring, just place the Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer in the pan, set the timer and go do the million other things that call for your attention.

Chef XL Sense

The Kenwood Chef XL Sense standing mixer
With a high-quality powerful motor, the Chef XL Sense has everything you need to achieve delicious bakes over and over again. Photo from Kenwood

In almost every kitchen you find yourself in, it’s hard to miss the classic stand mixer that is indispensable for bakers and cooks alike.

That being said, not all stand mixers are made equal. What sets the Kenwood Chef XL Sense apart from others is its durability and ability to cut down on prep time by evenly mixing even the most stubborn of ingredients.

With high-quality bowl tools, an extra-large stainless steel mixing bowl and a powerful motor, the Chef XL Sense does not compromise on performance and is a kitchen companion that will last years.

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