5 Must-Have Kitchen Appliances If You’re a Messy Cook


Nothing is as bothersome as cleaning up after prepping a big meal for the whole family, but it gets particularly annoying when you’re a messy cook. To make clean-up easier for yourself, get hold of these five must-have appliances. Messy kitchen no more!

A fuss-free kitchen sink

The most important things to look out for when choosing your kitchen sink? Size, strength and cleaning ease. hansgrohe’s SilicaTec granite sink is at the top of our list because it has the best of all three. It’s spacious, resistant to all manner of wear and tear and super quick and easy to clean.


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A self-cleaning oven

If you’ve ever cleaned an oven you’ll know that it’s no fun. If you’re a particularly messy cook, this task will get from bad to worse over time, especially the longer you put it off. That’s why we recommend getting hold of a self-cleaning oven, such as Fisher & Paykel’s 11-Function Pyrolytic built-in oven. The self-cleaning function burns any bits of food stuck inside the oven to ashes, making them much easier to remove.

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A handy airfryer

We all know how much of a mess frying can make around your cooking space. Splashes of oil often end up in the strangest places! If you’re prone to making a mess while frying your meals, get yourself an airfryer like the Philips Airfryer XXL. This handy appliance fits on your kitchen counter and keeps your frying contained to a drawer, avoiding all sorts of splashes. Plus, the end result is much healthier as the airfryer uses hot air instead of oil.


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A smooth induction stove

There’s a lot to consider when picking out a stove for your kitchen. If you’re a messy cook, however, the surface of the stove should be at the top of your list. You’ll want a stove with a smooth top and no awkward grooves that trap dirt. Tecno’s Induction-Ceramic Hybrid Hob is a great option, giving you the best of both worlds: quick induction heating on the left and a vitro-ceramic burner on the right. Both, of course, built into a fuss-free surface that’s easy to wipe down.

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A strong cooker hood

Getting a sturdy cooker hood should be one of your major priorities as a messy cook. After all, a messy kitchen is often a smelly kitchen, and nothing will help you absorb those food odours like a good old cooker hood. We recommend Franke’s Smart Deco series, which brings you Franke’s cutting-edge technology paired with a range of soothing pastel colours.


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