Basic Kitchen Gadgets for every kind of household5 minute
By Likita Gowda
Are you new to cooking? Does the idea of making anything edible overwhelm your soul inside out? And do you always find yourself making excuses to avoid cooking and are perpetually staying away from the kitchen?
If you said yes to all of the above, then hello and welcome friend. We are here to help you become friends with the idea of cooking. And in case any of you said no to the above questions and are a decent or an amateur or even an expert cook, then stay along as you already are friends with cooking. For we have found a host of tools to help make your life easier in the kitchen. We’d suggest you read the first article here. And then make your way through this one. Here are all the basic electrical kitchen gadgets that you can get your hands on and make cooking easy and fun for you.
1. Chapati/roti maker
If making soft, fluffy and round rotis have always been a challenge for you, then look no further as the roti maker has you sorted. This device is very easy to use and can make puffed-up rotis in minutes. All you have to do is make a small ball of dough and keep it in the roti maker and follow the instructions provided. This gadget can be a lifesaver if you are throwing a party at home or having a lot of family members over as it can help you make rotis faster without the hassle of making them the traditional way.
2. Electric chopper
Another must-have gadget, especially if you aren’t a fan of the prepping process of cooking. This can make cooking a breeze by helping you chop, mince, puree and whisk like a pro. Lots of variants of these are available in the market - from low noise ones to choppers with a ‘chop & serve’ bowl and lid.
3. Electric kettle
Electric kettles can make life very convenient and help you multitask in the kitchen. These heat up water almost instantly and the process is certainly much faster than boiling water on the stove. Besides that, this is also a safer way of boiling water than the conventional way. You can use this to heat water to make a quick cup of coffee or tea or even use the hot water for cooking purposes.
4. Electric grill
Love yourself a good barbeque party? And love all things tandoori? Then an electric grill is something you should invest in. Not only does this make grilling super easy and convenient, but it also makes it fun. And since one cannot have a conventional tandoor in their homes as having one would need a lot of space & one would need to know the skill of using one, the electric grill is the best alternative to that.
5. Induction cooktop
Induction cooktops are something every kitchen should have. These are a lifesaver especially for emergencies or when you have moved into a new city or home and do not have a gas connection yet. And considering how these gadgets can support versatile cooking styles, not only are these perfect for beginners, college-goers, and bachelors alike but also for experienced cooks as this can be a great addition and backup to a regular stove. Most of these come with cooking timers and auto-cook menus to ensure food is cooked properly without wasting any energy. They even have auto switch-off options in case of overheating or if the pan or vessel has been removed.
6. Electric Chimney
An electric chimney or hood is an absolute must-have in any kitchen. They suck in air which then passes through filters in the chimney which helps trap grease particles and absorbs heat. This in turn helps your kitchen be comfortable for cooking and odour-free. Not only that, but it also helps protect your kitchen cabinets, tiles, and ceiling from damage. There are plenty of options available in the market from budget-friendly ones to designer & high-end chimneys for you to choose from.
7. OTG/Budget oven
A budget oven or an OTG (Oven, toaster & grill) is a compact and pocket-friendly version of a traditional oven. This is a great device to have if you love baking, roasting and even grilling. With many cooking options, preset menus and accessories for multi-cooking, the new age OTGs are a must-have in any kitchen.
8. Hand mixer
Have you used a regular whisk and felt like your arms are going to fall off? And no matter how much you whisked, you weren’t getting the desired results because you got the technique all wrong? Then it’s time to switch to a hand mixer. These lightweight and powerful hand mixers/blenders are very easy to use and can help you mix and whisk effortlessly. Not just that, they also come with different attachments like dough hooks to help you knead any kind of dough you’d like.
9. Sandwich maker
Who doesn’t like a good sandwich? This brings us to the next device that one should have in their kitchen if they want to make some yummy sandwiches - a sandwich maker! These compact devices will not only help you make sandwiches but you can also use them to make various grilled dishes of your choice.
10. Food processor
This is one super appliance that can take care of a whole majority of your kitchen processes. With multiple attachments and accessories, the food processor can do everything from chopping your vegetables any way you like them to kneading your dough, blending & grinding meats and vegetables to making fresh fruit and vegetable juices.