Looking to fit out your kitchen with small appliances and handy cooking tools? Here are five we think are absolute must-haves.
A sturdy blender
Equipped with a powerful 800W motor, the SMEG BLF01 blenders come with the brand’s signature Smooth Start function, facilitating easy blending of different ingredients without hiccups. The blender’s stainless steel dual blades are detachable and easy to clean, while its four separate speed settings make it possible to achieve your desired consistency using gradual speed increments. Of course, the large 1.5 litre casing is entirely BPA-free and available in SMEG’s popular colour range: black, cream, pastel blue, pastel green, red and pink.
A handy multi-cooker
The ultimate multi-cooker for busy homeowners, the Thermomix TM6 comes with an impressive array of more than 20 cooking functions, including weighing, chopping and kneading. It can practically cook your whole meal at the touch of a button, taking lots of tiresome work off your hands. Bored of the same old meals? Pick a new recipe to try from the pre-installed library, letting this clever cooker set up the process for you.
A set of silicone utensils
Easy to clean and more sustainable than plastic, silicone is a top-notch material in the kitchen. The Staci 11-piece utensil set comes with hygienic silicone heads, which are complemented by non-slip wooden handles for increased comfort and safety. Ranging from an egg whisk to a spaghetti spoon, these minty-hued tools are ultimately not just handy but eye-catching as well.
A few professional knives
Thanks to a three-step thermal treatment that includes hardening the stainless steel blades, cooling them at subzero temperatures and finally tempering them for increased flexibility, the Tramontina Professional knives are always ready to jump into action. Tramontina’s cutting-edge technology extends to the knife’s ergonomic polypropylene handle as well, which is directly injected on the steel bolster to heighten comfort and safety.
A trusty non-stick pan
Scanpan’s Classic series is equipped with its signature Stratanium non-stick coating, allowing you to live a healthier life by cooking foods without oil. Underneath this coating, the frying pan is made of 100% recycled aluminium that is not only sustainable but also dishwasher safe. Despite its high-quality production, the pan remains lightweight and easy to handle in all of its four sizes, ranging from 20cm to 28cm.
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Looking for more kitchen appliance recommendations? Be sure to check out the list of winners of the SquareRooms Kitchen Awards 2020.