I’m going through a massive de-cluttering phase at the moment and the kitchen is definitely the biggest job. Honestly, you should see my cupboards now – let alone before I started the mammoth task of de-gadgeting my kitchen!
Here’s my ten gadgets that I can absolutely live without….
A Quesadilla maker
I’m not even joking when I tell you that Mr Frugal bought me this for Christmas a few years ago because HE loves it when I make Quesadillas.
A cupcake maker
Yes, I know. Waste. Of. Money.
It was a bargain buy though as it was reduced to something like £3!
An electric steamer
Takes up lots of space and actually, the steamer I have that just slots over a pan is just as good with less washing up afterwards.
Slice and Go thingamajig.
Absolutely love this little gadget but really, I have two children that I could force to grate my cheese couldn’t I? On the plus side, it does mean that I’m now famous for my outstanding coleslaw!
An electric tin-opener
That’s just lazy. 😉
An electric knife
Apart from looking like some sort of deadly weapon, I can’t see any benefit to an electric knife if you keep your knives sharp. Most knife blocks have built in sharpeners so they sharpen when you slide them in and out.
A garlic crusher
Why not just peel your garlic and whack it with the back of your knife or even the bottom of a cup. Much, much easier to clean and more space in your cutlery drawer.
A citrus reamer
Another gadget taking up space in your cutler drawer when a fork would do just as good a job!
A soup maker
I would LOVE one of these but at the same time, I regularly make lovely tasty soup with the £4.79 hand blender I bought from Tesco a couple of years ago so with that in mind, I guess I don’t actually need one!
A smoothie maker
A faff to set up and a nightmare to clean AND it takes up valuable space in the cupboard under the sink where it’s lived since I was given it. I haven’t met a smoothie yet that can’t be made with my cheap hand blender that I use for soup!
And the five that I could never be without….
I can’t tell you how much love my Airfryer – I use it for everything. I cook everything from quick chicken nuggets and fries tea to bacon and chicken breasts. I cook burgers in it and even fish in those nifty little fish bags. It’s my kitchen hero!
My Slow cooker
What’s not to love about a slow cooker – it’s so easy just to fling everything in on a morning, turn it on and the tea’s ready by tea-time!
My Kenwood mixer
I love this although it probably could have gone in the live without section but I love it so much that I’m putting it down here instead! Perfect for mixing just about everything from cakes to Yorkshire puds.
My cheap hand blender
This blends my soups perfectly and for under a fiver I’m amazed it’s such great quality.
I love, love, love my Tassimo machine although I don’t drink coffee. It makes the nicest hot chocolate and the fact I can have a Chai Latte at home is fantastic!
What’s your can’t do without gadget in your kitchen?
Disclaimer: Just because I said I could absolutely live without the first ten doesn’t mean that I’m actually willing to live without them. I have de-cluttered some of them but not all 😉