Say Yes To Smart Cooking With These Kitchen Heroes

These multi-tasking kitchen gadgets can make cooking easy peasy

Mohini Mehrotra Published Mar 22, 2020 00:00:00 IST
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A well-stocked and well-equipped kitchen is every cook’s dream come true. Instead of hoarding unnecessary devices that you do not use every day and that eat into your kitchen space, invest in gadgets that are multi-tasking heroes.

From air fryers and grills to an instant hot pot, here’s a list of must-haves:

Air Fryer

One of the most popular kitchen gadgets today and a favourite with home cooks, an air fryer is an investment you will never regret. You and your family can actually enjoy delicious samosas and French fries with hot tea without being guilty of eating fried food.

An air fryer circulates hot air around the food, thereby cooking it evenly from all sides. The result is a crunchy, crispy exterior, and that too without using much oil. You can also use it to reheat breads and naan.

Grill-cum-Sandwich Maker

In your fast-paced routine, this kitchen gadget can prove to be a major time and health saver. It is great for those who prefer healthy grilled food—whether it’s paneer, vegetables, meat or sandwiches.

A good quality grill-cum-sandwich maker comes with features like adjustable heat and automatic power cut-off, so you don’t have to worry about your food getting burnt. Unlike an industrial-size grill, this compact gadget takes less time to cook, occupies less space and is super easy to clean.

Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant pots or electric pressure cookers function the same way as a traditional pressure cooker, but with the added advantage of power cut-off for hands-free cooking.

So, once you have put in your ingredients in the pot, you can just let it do its work, while you finish your chores, outside the kitchen. There is no need to stir or adjust heat. This multi-functional device can pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, and keep your food warm.

Vegetable Chopper

When it comes to cooking, vegetable chopping is one of the most tiresome tasks. A manual or an electric chopper can come to your rescue, drastically cutting down on your cooking time.

Food choppers come in different styles and sizes, but they all have the same function—to chop, coarse or fine. You can pulse for a shorter duration for bigger cuts and longer for a finer chop. Most choppers can be used to chop vegetables, herbs and even nuts.

Weighing Scale

The next time you order meat or vegetables and feel short-changed, worry not. Use your kitchen weighing scale to check if the quantity you ordered and paid for has been delivered or not.

Also, many recipes demand exact measurements, so if you want to follow the instructions to a T, it’s best to weigh all the ingredients first. Whether you prefer a digital or an analogue weighing scale, make sure it’s lightweight, easy to use, and accurate.

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