With regular nine to five hours being a thing of the past and busy family life, it can be hard to find the time to cook meals from scratch. It’s very tempting to get a simple frozen meal or takeaway.
“Just because you might be time poor doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to purchasing pre-made meals and sauces. There are plenty of hi-tech appliances that can save you time and help you create top-quality meals,” says celebrity chef Mark Southon.
To help aspiring or time-poor chefs make the most out of their kitchens, Mark has revealed his top five favourite kitchen appliances.
Smart technology means everyone can get involved in the cooking. Not only does the Thermomix TM6 replace more than 12 household appliances, it also connects to an online database of over 50,000 recipes. So the whole family can get together and create a meal plan for the week – you can even text yourself (or someone else) a shopping list organised by ingredient aisle. This is one of the most convenient features of the TM6 because when it comes to dinnertime, it provides step by step on-screen instructions for the day’s recipe. So whoever is on dinner duty can simply login and press ‘start cooking’.
LG InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator
LG’s newest smart appliance features InstaView technology that allows users to take a look inside their fridge with a simple knock, making it ideal for the time-poor. A top tip for users includes storing snacks and essentials in the fridge’s door-in-door section. This allows you to spend less time searching for the items you need and can easily identify which need re-stocking.
Google Nest Hub
The Google Nest Hub is a smart display that has an in-built Google Assistant which can respond to voice commands. The new appliance allows you to get rid of all of your old cookbooks and follow step-by-step cooking instructions through recipes on the device’s touchscreen. When not in use, users can create custom slide shows of their own images as a screensaver.
When trying to lose weight or take on a healthier lifestyle, smoothies are often top of mind for breakfast alternatives, yet many don’t know about the calories that often hide inside each cup. The NutriBullet Balance can prevent this by connecting to users’ mobile devices where they can follow the step by step recipes which show exactly how many calories are in each serving of your smoothie.
DeLonghi PrimaDonna Elite Fully Auto Machine
It can be a struggle to find the capsule with your favourite flavour and intensity when trying to save money by making your own coffee at home. The DeLonghi PrimaDonna Elite can help users create tailor-made coffee which they can control through their smartphone app. Variables such as aroma intensity, temperature, milk heating and water quantity can all be adjusted and saved to create the perfect cup every time.
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What’s your favourite hi-tech kitchen appliance?