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4 Kitchen Gadgets that Every Creative Home Cook Needs

Some of what makes cooking fun is when you get the chance to use a range of gadgets in the kitchen. There are some kitchen tools that can be stored away and just taken out when they need to be used, or there are larger gadgets that you might start to use day in and day out, with pride of place on the countertop. No matter what kind of cook you are, there are gifts and gadgets for you and for your kitchen space. It can make cooking simpler, especially on busy days, or make cooking for others something that is much more enjoyable. But what are the must-have gadgets for the kitchen these days? Here are some things that your kitchen can’t do without.

4 Kitchen Gadgets that Every Creative Home Cook Needs

Multi-Cooker: Several Kitchen Gadgets In One

There is no getting away from the fact that there is a range of multi-cookers out there on the market. Whether you choose an Instant Pot or a Ninja Foodi, there is a range of Ninja Foodi accessories and other items that can make your multi-cooker do much more for you. They can be anything from a slow cooker to a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a yogurt maker, and everything in-between, so for busy households, it really can be a good thing for your kitchen.

Avocado Slicer

Avocados are something that can be quite hard to open. This can be very true if you’re not too confident with a knife, and don’t want to get “avocado hand” where you cut the middle of your palm open with a sharp knife! If you do like to eat them, then having an avocado slicer is so helpful, as it will make slicing up an avocado much easier and much safer. As well as having a safer knife, there is a scoop to get the avocado out with, as well as a handy tool to get the stone out of the avocado. It just fits in your drawer so is a must for every kitchen. I received one as a wedding gift and have found it very helpful.

Collapsible Colander

All kitchens need to have a colander, whether you are washing salad or draining spaghetti, it is a definite kitchen must-have. Traditional colanders can be quite bulky, though, taking up a lot of space in your home. That is why it can be a good idea to get a collapsible colander. It does the job that any colander would do, but it collapses and folds down flat so that it can be stored easily, whether that is in a kitchen cabinet or in a drawer.

Julienne Peeler

If you are someone who likes to cook and experiment with food, then you will know just how long some recipes can take. When you have to julienne some veggies, for example, it can take a long time to get them matchstick thin. A great gadget to get for the kitchen is a julienne peeler, which will cut things like carrots and zucchini up for you, speeding things up and meaning no cutting! A simple thing that is inexpensive, but can be a great addition to the kitchen.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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