Cooking is in the midst of a renaissance at the moment and has been for some years. As a result, people are spending more and more time in their kitchens. Inspired by a new wave of celebrity chefs, bakers and cooks, people are becoming more daring in their creations. This, in turn, has seen a rise in the number and variety of cool kitchen appliances. Here are five of the must-have items in any contemporary kitchen.
Start your day with a refreshing juice made of natural ingredients. There are so many benefits of the nutrition extractor. Firstly, there is no waste as the whole of the item is used up. The powerful motors and razor sharp blades mean that the entire piece of fruit or vegetable is pulverised, and there is no pulp to dispose of. Not only is waste kept to a minimum, but the nature of the juicing process means that all of the healthy content is broken down completely. Then there is the fact that they taste great! The combinations of fruit and veg along with superfoods are endless.
We all know that sluggish feeling that can turn a morning into a real chore. You struggle to drag yourself out of bed as it is. How on earth are you going to make it all the way to the bus stop? A lovely morning coffee can be just the thing to kickstart the day. There are loads of different models of coffee makers by all the big manufacturers. The focus is not just on great coffee but on sleek and stylish designs. If you are thinking of buying one you should read some coffee maker reviews and pick one that suits your needs best.
A spiralizer is an ingenious invention that does exactly what it claims to. It make fruit and vegetables into spiral ribbons of their former selves. This can be a great alternative to the starch found in pasta and spaghetti. One suggestion is to put a courgette through one of these contraptions. You can enjoy a healthy alternative that contains vitamin C and potassium which is good for controlling blood pressure.
The blender might not seem like a particularly revolutionary kitchen item, but it is incredibly versatile. There are multiple settings on most blenders and, therefore, many different culinary possibilities. With various attachments, you can slice, dice, blend and chop to your hearts content.
It will be of no surprise to you that a slow cooker is something that lets ingredients be slowly cooked for long periods. Put some beef or chicken into one of these self-contained units along with some veg and leave to gently simmer for five or six hours. The meat will have virtually disintegrated and be so soft that it almost melts in the mouth. Delicious!
If you have one of these items gathering dust at the back of a cupboard somewhere as many of us do, restore it to glory. It could give you that extra edge that your kitchen needs!