10 of the best kitchen gadgets for 2022
The latest and greatest kitchen gadgets all have one thing in common – smart features and integrated tech to make food prep easier. Good Homes picks 10 of the best multi-tasking, stylish and quiet-running kitchen gadgets for 2022…
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1. Cordless blender
Cuisinart’s cordless On the Go Blender (£100) can be taken to the gym, work or used at home to create freshly blended smoothies, soups or protein shakes. As it’s cordless, simply charge up the USB and go. A full two-hour charge gives enough power to blend around eight smoothies and it’s also handy for blitzing and chopping, too.
2. Multifunctional food processor
The Magimix Cook Expert (£1,195) is your very own sous-chef, a multifunctional cooking food processor that combines the functions of over 12 different kitchen appliances in one. It has 13 automatic programmes, a manual Expert option and Cook Expert for slow cooking, sauce and soup-making, steaming, blending and stir-frying. Use the app to discover new recipes and make dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients.
3. Weigh as you go
No need to have separate kitchen scales when you have the MultiPro Express Weigh+ from Kenwood (£149). Weigh ingredients for this food processor directly into the bowl or on the tray included and save time and washing-up. It comes with an Express Serve and Express Dice attachment so you can grate, slice and dice onto a serving dish or pan, while the glass blender is great for healthy smoothies.
4. Ice-crushing blender
In Charcoal Grey, Matte Black, Onyx Black, Almond Cream or Empire Red, KitchenAid’s K150 Blender (£229) is a cordless model that makes flavoursome, healthy smoothies, soups, sauces and frozen fruity drinks. It comes with a 1.4L BPA-free plastic jar and solid seal lid, plus optional accessories for such as a Citrus Juicer, 500ml Personal Jar for smoothies on the go and 200ml Small Batch Jar for prepping or storing small amounts.
5. Cold-press juicer
For freshly squeezed juice, smooth or with bits, the Ninja Cold Press Juicer features Cold Press Technology (£99.99) to extract up to 75% of the fruit. It has a high-torque motor, total pulp control with three interchangeable filters and it’s three times quieter than other centrifugal juicers.
6. Automatic breadmaker
In a sleek gunmetal grey finish, the SD-YR2540HXC Automatic Breadmaker from Panasonic (£239.99) caters for all lifestyles and dietary needs – it even has four gluten-free programmes. It has 32 automatic programmes and can create pizza doughs, brioche, sourdough starters, compotes and more. It also has new manual modes for your own customised recipes, two sensors for perfect dough and a raisin/nut dispenser.
7. Smart air fryer
Cook up chicken and chips the healthy way with the Mi Smart Air Fryer from Xiaomi (£74.99). Using less oil with a wide temperature range for multifunctional cooking, it features over 100 easy-to-cook recipes on the Mi Home App and can be operated by voice control using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You can also schedule meals up to 24 hours in advance.
8. Intelligent multi-steamer
Transform the way you cook healthy meals with the Intellisteam Plastic Food Steamer from Morphy Richards (£119.99), which cooks all the elements of a nutritious meal in one appliance. It locks in nutrients and flavour, with all ingredients ready at the same time. It has a multi-programmable timer and three compartments. It’s also available in a premium stainless steel and brushed finish for £149.99.
9. Retro hand mixer
The new neat, compact Smeg mixer design (£149.95) is perfect for aspiring bakers. It’s small but powerful, meaning you can easily slot it into your existing kitchen cupboard space, and the 250W means its perfect for whipping cream, mixing up batters and making small batches of dough. Included with the mixer are three attachments: wire whisks, beaters and dough hooks.
10. Silent blender
With WFH and hybrid working seemingly here to stay, quiet appliances are becoming increasingly desirable. Working from home often lends itself to healthier food choices, too, so it’s high time you invested in a new, quieter blender. The Magimix Power Blender Premium has been awarded Quiet Mark certification for its unusually low noise levels. It can chop, grind and blend, and has ColdMix technology to maintain a stable temperature and maximum vitamin levels.
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