Every once in a while I can’t help but to check out the latest gadgets that hit the food world. Here are my quick thoughts on them.
John Lewis Pasta Machine
Around 8 years ago I received a Kitchen Aid with all possible attachments, including for making pasta. I haven’t looked back since so it’s a bit of a novelty to have to revert to a manual machine again. John Lewis is known for quality but this machine doesn’t feel quite up to standard. With it you can make sheets of lasagne, tagliatelle, spaghetti and fettucine. I still prefer my Kitchen Aid though.
Chef’n Potato Ricer
At first glance, this is quite a pricy gadget for something that serves just one basic function. It’s big and clunky too. That said, if you have a dinner party and don’t want to be embarrassed by lumpy mash, it does the job perfectly. For older users with arthritic hands and such will also find it easy to work with. You can buy it here.
Culinare One Touch
Watching this little cute gadget operate is like being rocketed into the space age. I’ve always had a manual one but I can’t help but think what a frustration it would be to start cooking on a Saturday night and when you finally need the chopped tomatoes you realise the batteries are flat and you don’t have any spares in stock. Good rule of thumb, always have a manual one as backup. This is yet again good for people with problematic hand conditions. You can buy it here.
VonShef Whole Fruit Juicer
I love my Froothie but there is one thing I’ve sorely missed: carrot juice. This juicer is sleek looking, affordable and makes great carrot juice. It’s a bit of a faff to clean but finally I can go on all kinds of juicing diets because I have everything I need to make it happen. You can buy it here.
The internet became awash with courgetti recipes a few years ago when the Spiralizer came onto the market. With fat being everyone’s new best friend and carbs being vilified, this gadget is great if you’d like to switch to a healthier lifestyle. You can save calories by substituting pasta with swirly vegetable strands and it tastes fantastic too. Setup is super easy, I didn’t even need the manual. Watching how a courgette is transformed into seriously long spaghetti is hypnotic and older kids will enjoy cooking with mum or dad too. Just watch for the sharp edges! You can buy it here.
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P.S. I received the gadgets for review purposes. All views are my own.