The best hi-tech appliances for your kitchen

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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.


Thermomix TM6

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 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 Home Nest Hub

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.


NutriBullet Balance

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

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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  1. MuddledUpMolly 01/12/2019 at 9:27 pm

    I love the sound of the thermomix and have heard only good things about it. The only thing stopping us for now is the price but as with all new technology it always seems to come down in the end. There are some other great products too worth looking into further.

  2. SarahBlair 01/12/2019 at 8:44 pm

    I have heard fantastic things about the Thermomix and am seriously considering getting one, with a busy, large, family anything that makes life easier is a God send! I also love my slow cooker and that it makes dinner time a much easier time!

  3. Alezandra 01/12/2019 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve read so much good from the Thermomix but the cost price just outweighs the need at the moment. Maybe in the future when they make a more budget friendly versions.

  4. Micht 30/11/2019 at 11:45 pm

    Oooohhh that thermomix is intriguing and so is that double door fridge… if only we could afford it.

  5. Bevik1971 27/11/2019 at 4:24 pm

    I don’t really like the idea of the Google Nest Hub, the fridge looks very cool but not really necessary haha. I used to have a Thermomix but gave it away as didn’t really use it. The coffee machine would be more my style and the Nurtibullet is a great idea also 🙂

  6. dawnblyth 26/11/2019 at 4:08 pm

    I don’t have any hi-tech appliances. One appliance I do have is my George Forman grill. I love cooking food in it. It gets rid of any fat in meats etc and cooks it smoothly.

  7. Mands1980 20/11/2019 at 11:35 am

    We have a delonghi coffee machine but not as high tech as this one I love the sound of the thermomix with access to online recipes this would make life a lot easier for meals. I have always wandered about nutribullets as well with so many hi tech items around now it’s hard to know what you really need or just want.

  8. Loucyd3 19/11/2019 at 10:37 pm

    I love my Nutribullet, it’s a great way to get my kids to drink their extra greens like kale as it is very easily blended into a smoothie with their favourite fruits and raw veggies. Its perfect for blending homemade dips, creamy soups, batters, chopping garlic and onions, and the odd yummy thick shakes and iced drinks on hit summer days.

  9. Shorrty4life1 18/11/2019 at 9:46 am

    I have to say my favourite would be the NutriBullet. Great for smoothies to get healthy in the summer, Iced chocolates to indulge in, blending up ingredients for a dip etc, chopping ingredients for a salad. It is multipurpose which is what I love about these things. Looking at that coffee machine that looks pretty awesome I better not show hubby or he will be getting something similar for Christmas for himself. I love the refrigerator too how fancy is that. Technology has come so far.

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