Those who love cooking will know that the kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s where the family socialises and comes together to create hearty meals (as well as many memories). It’s one of the most used spaces in a home, which is why it deserves plenty of attention.

If you’re an avid cook, you’ll know just how useful certain kitchen gadgets can be. Not only can the right equipment elevate the experience of making meals, but it can also cut cooking time in half. But, how can you know whether a kitchen gadget is worth it? To make things easier, we’ve compiled a guide of ten affordable items every kitchen needs. Keep reading to find out what they are…

Spill-Proof Ice Cube Tray

If you constantly find yourself playing Tetris in the freezer as you try to rearrange items without spilling the recently filled ice cube tray, this is the gadget for you. This handy tray has a spill-proof lid that allows you to stack items on top of each other and stops water from getting all over your freezer.

Knife Sharpener

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to prep your ingredients with a blunt knife. Not only will this slow you down in the kitchen, but it can also cause a nasty accident. That’s why every home needs a knife sharpener to help keep kitchen tools in pristine condition.

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Water Filter System

Keeping hydrated and drinking a few litres of water every day is an essential part of healthy living. However, buying countless bottles of water every time you go to the supermarket is detrimental for your wallet and the environment too. Invest in a KW water filter system countertop to drink as much clean water as your heart desires.

Food Thermometer

Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of cutting into a piece of meat when we’re not entirely sure whether it’s cooked all the way through or not. Having a food thermometer to hand can help ensure your meals are safely cooked. It also prevents you from ruining your meal as you can avoid overcooking the meat.

Herb Scissors

Herbs are the best way to give every meal that finishing touch. However, picking and chopping up the herbs can often seem like more effort than it’s worth. Whisk your worries away by purchasing some herb scissors. These multi-blade scissors will do all the hard work for you.

Finger Guard

If you have what’s commonly known as ‘butter fingers’ you may be in need of a finger guard. This steel contraption can be used to safeguard your fingers from the blade of a knife whilst you chop up your ingredients. Just store it in your knife drawer so you don’t forget to use it.

Digital Kitchen Scales

Cooking is not only an art, but also a science. In order to get your flavour and texture combinations just right, you need to be meticulous with your measurements. The best way to ensure you’re adding just the right amount (each and every time) is by purchasing a set of digital kitchen scales.

Air Fryer

One of the latest trends in the kitchen has been all about cooking your meals in an air fryer. Now more than ever, there is a greater emphasis on clean and healthy eating. The air fryer can offer that same deep-fried flavour without any oil, cutting the calories in any meal by a significant amount.

Immersion Blender

If you love making your own homemade soups or sauces, this is a must-have device for your kitchen. An immersion blender can be used to puree your ingredients with minimal mess. You don’t even have to transfer your food from the pot into the blender. Not to mention, it’s relatively small so it’s a great alternative if you lack storage space in the kitchen,

Electric Wine Opener

Sometimes a glass of wine is the only thing you need after a long and stressful day of work. Nevertheless, trying to open the bottle with a traditional corkscrew can be incredibly frustrating and ruin the experience in its entirety. Treat yourself to an electric wine opener and pour that well-deserved glass in record timing.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the length of this list, don’t worry, not all these kitchen gadgets are essential. Take some time to think about what you truly need and write down your own personal wish list. Prioritise certain items over others and slowly work your way towards completing your collection.

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