Top 10 kitchen gadget deals to buy on Black Friday
From useful, no-nonsense microwave ovens to ultra-modern kitchen knives
Style always plays a crucial role in our purchasing decision process. Some would love to say it shouldn't, but it does. Most companies know this and they act accordingly, often making their products stylish, even when the product in question is theoretically supposed to be first and foremost, practical.
This is especially true when it comes to kitchen gadgets, which are designed to serve a very specific purpose, and yet they can be infinitely stylish. And phenomenally expensive. The good news is, you don't have to be called Mr Oliver or Mr Ramsay in order to buy a cool and useful gadget for your kitchen. Here's a list of ten practical, and cool, kitchen gadgets you can buy on Amazon on Black Friday.
1. Omelette Maker
This is perfect if you love cooking but hate having to clean up after. With this oil-free omelette maker, you simply add your egg mixture and the non-stick cooking plates cook the omelettes for you. There you go, job done.
You can even make two omelettes at the time and, thanks to the fast-cooking iron plates, each batch only takes two or three minutes to cook. When you're done, you simply remove the two plates, clean them, and put them back into place. Easy as pie.
2. Waffle maker
This is where things get serious because you can use this particular product to prepare the most delicious sweet treat ever to come out of Belgium: waffles. All have you to do is pour the mixture into the plates, no oil needed, and you're all set.
The hotplates heat up quickly and can cook up to four waffles at a time, each batch takes about five to six minutes to cook, and when you're done, you remove the plates, rinse them and clean them in the sink.
3. Milk Frother
This milk frother allows you to prepare three different textures of milk foam - hot airy or hot dense foam and cold milk froth - to enjoy your coffee, whether you're partial to a good old cappuccino, or if you prefer latte or even hot chocolate, actually.
It takes about two minutes, and the milk frother is equipped with a temperature control system, which means it automatically switches off when milk foam is ready.
4. *Coffee (and spice) grinder
This grinder can be used for a variety of different things including coffee seeds, spices, vegetables, dried fruits and so on. That's because there are two removable stainless steel bowls in the grinder. One of the bowls has two blades for hard and dry foods, while the other bowl is equipped with four blades for wet materials .You will be able to grind coffee seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, spices, dried fruits, onions and garlic.
The stainless steel bowl is detachable, and washable, which means you'll have no problem washing it and using it again, even in quick succession, for different foods and products.
5. Cheese knife
This professional kitchen knife, specifically designed to prepare and cut cheese, is equipped with a contoured handle with a non-slip grip , and a small indent for the index finger, and an ultra-sharp Japanese steel blade.
The blade measures 12 cm (4.72 inches) and the knife only weighs 0.05 kg. Now, all we gotta do is figure out a way to have James May use this knife on FT while saying "cheese".
6. Non-stick frying pan
A much needed, no-nonsense, non-stick frying pan with a forged aluminium base substrate and a soft touch handle. No oil or butter needed, suitable for all kinds of hobs, including induction, and it can be placed in the oven (only below 180°, mind).
This particular model measures 24 cm (9.44 inches) but you can also get a 20cm version as well as a larger 28cm version.
7. Five-piece knife set
This 5-piece knife set include a bread knife, a chef knife, a slicing knife, a utility knife and a pairing knife. Each knife is made from high-grade, fine-edged stainless steel, with satin polish, and ergonomic handles.
They're all washable, of course, although the company that makes these says that "hand wash with gentle cleaning products is recommended for sustained use". Personally, I think the hardest part is remembering which is which.
8. DeLonghi Nescafé Coffe machine
I'll be honest, this coffee machine is a lot cheaper than I thought it would be. You can use it prepare up to forty different varieties of hot and cold drinks , and it automatically shuts off power 5 minutes after the last coffee brew to save energy .
It's made from plastic, which makes it durable, very light and also easy to wash. And you know what they say, too much ain't enough coffee. Well, that's how I feel, anyway.
9. Microwave Oven
This microwave oven has five power levels, which makes it suitable for a broad range of heating jobs, whether you're trying to soften frozen ice cream or trying warm up food properly. It is very easy to use and there's a built-in kitchen timer, of course, and a defrost function.
It looks quite neutral but other, more flamboyant options (including a blood red one) are also available.
10. Digital kitchen scale
This digital kitchen scale guarantees precise measurement up to 5kg/11lb, the degree of accuracy is to the nearest 0.01oz/1g, and thanks to the built-in conversion system, you can quickly choose whichever unit you prefer between grams, millimetres, ounces and pounds.
You only need one click to reset the weight to zero, it is is very easy to wash and, because it's compact and thin, you can easily store it away when you're not using it.