What are the most essential kitchen tools and gadgets you’re going to need in 2016? Read on to find out:
1. Global knives
Every chef worth his salt has a set of Global knives. Each blade is made from high carbon stainless steel, is strong and robust, resistant to rust and has weighted handles for that professional feel. From chef’s knives to cheese knives, Global will have you chopping and slicing like a pro.
2. Joseph Joseph Index Advance Chopping Board Set, Large, Silver
This multi-award-winning chopping board set is perfect for the organised chef. Each colour-coded board comes with soft-grip index tabs to ensure you choose the right one for each food type, and they all slip seamlessly into a handy, stylish stand.
3. Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer
This smart design classic is a must for the keen baker. Brush up your Bake Off creations with fresh buttercream and custard, and get creative with cookie cakes, pizza dough and pasta dishes galore. Whether you’re an accomplished home cook, or a Master chef, this quality mixer is well worth the price tag.
4. Vitamix Professional Series 750
Tantalise your tastebuds with a super-charged smoothie or juice up some fruit and veggies for an easy way to your five-a-day. The Vitamix can also make you a family meal in minutes. It’ll chop the veggies and heat the soup so it’s ready to serve straight from the jug to your bowl. For super quick purees, soups, smoothies and sauces, the Vitamix 750 is for life, not just a detox.
5. Stackable Stainless Steel 4 Piece Measuring Cups
These classic stackable measuring cups save on space and look great in any kitchen. The stainless steel means they won’t taint foods after use and they’ll last a lifetime. So whether you’re adding spices to curries or measuring ingredients for cakes, these cups are a 2016 kitchen essential.
6. Le Creuset Cast Iron Frying Pan
A Le Creuset frying pan is a brilliant investment and this latest version is dishwasher, freezer, oven, induction and grill safe, with a phenolic handle that’s cool to the touch on the hob, but suitable in the oven up to 190°c. It comes with a lifetime guarantee so you can have a lifetime of great cooking.