Cooking a meal requires planning and preparation. Every person who possesses the culinary skills to prepare a delicious meal does not mind a few appliances that can help make the process easier and less time-consuming. While kitchen appliances are necessary for cooking there are a few household gadgets that can help take care of small intricacies required to cook a sumptuous meal. Other devices can help to prepare a quick snack for instant gratification. Here are a few household gadgets that every person who loves cooking will find handy.
Weber Kitchen Thermometer
A kitchen thermometer is one of the household gadgets that assists people in baking perfect dishes that require precise temperature control. The Weber kitchen thermometer is a smart and versatile model. It has two probes that can be inserted into the food item being cooked. The thermometer has Bluetooth functionality which enables it to connect to a smartphone app. The user can set a temperature that they want the food to achieve. They will be notified on their phone when the temperature is reached. No need to worry about undercooked, overcooked or burnt food especially when entertaining guests. The device has touch controls and LCD for providing information to the user. A mini version of the thermometer is also available in addition to the full-sized version.
Nostalgia Stir-Pop Popcorn Maker
From kids to adults, everyone loves popcorn. The Stir-Pop from Nostalgia is a household gadget that allows homeowners to make popcorn in no time. It has a capacity of 6 quarts and can make 24 cups of popcorn at once. A stirring rod driven by a motor prevents the popcorn from burning and ensures popping of maximum kernels. A vent allows the heat to escape. Its glass lid can be used as a bowl once the popcorns have been made. The Stir-Pop can also be used for roasting nuts. Nostalgia also provides popcorn kits for the Stir-Pop that come with kernels and coconut oil.
KitchenIQ Diamond Edge 2 Knife Sharpener
All homeowners like to keep their prized cutlery collection in pristine condition. The Diamond Edge 2 from KitchenIQ is an electric knife sharpener that can assist people in maintaining their kitchen knife collection. The household gadget has mechanical, manual, ceramic and electric stages for honing knives. It can be used to sharpen both serrated and straight knives. The Diamond Edge 2 is easy to use and is priced just under $40. Kitchen IQ also manufactures other variants of knife sharpeners.
Cuisinart 6.5 Quarts Slow Cooker
Slow cookers or crock-pots simplify the process of making a meal.This model from Cuisinart has a capacity of 6.5 quarts which is adequate for a family. It has a cook time of 24-hours allowing homeowners to make a meal even when they are away from home. All they have to do is add the ingredients and set the timer. The cooker will even keep the food warm after it has finished cooking it so that homeowners don’t have to worry about it even if they are running late. The Cuisinart 6.5 quarts Slow Cooker has a brushed stainless steel and chrome finish.
The Drop Scale
One of the biggest secrets for making delicious dishes is to add the right amount of ingredients. The Drop Scale simplifies the process by accurately weighing the ingredients with a range from 1gm to 6 kg. The scale wirelessly connects to iOS or Android devices and allows access to interactive recipes. It enables users to scale the recipe amount depending on available materials. The scale also suggests alternatives in case one of the ingredients is not available at hand. The Drops Scale is made from silicone and comes in a colorful finish.