Wouldn’t you though?
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I am a real late-comer to the gimmicky-kitchen-gadget-that-actually-works party. While some gadgets really are a triumph of design over practicality, others are real lifesavers.
I’ve just personally tested out this fabulous double egg poacher, and have just gobbled up the best oeufs of my life. Coming from a woman who burns water this is quite a feat.
The dishwasher, microwaveable and nuclear-explosion proof silicon poacher comes from the kitchen department of Cargo. I’m always popping in there for bits and bobs – even picked up some new crockery yesterday with my poacher to replace my old, chipped, studenty Ikea stuff which I’ve taken a photo of below. You can see my Sixties-tastic light shade in the background. Er, deliberate of course. I’m nothing if not professional.
A jar gripper from Lakeland – because I’m a hairy old feminist (not literally, doubters) I don’t like asking a bloke to do it for me.
A high-tech salad spinner that doesn’t require half a Bounty roll to soak up the moisture. I’ve come to the conclusion that you do really get what you pay for with a salad spinner. This one from Grizzini costs the same as a weekend in London but it’s probably worth it.
A cheese planer – because who can be arsed to hack with a knife?
And every aspiring cook’s wet dream – the lemon pip catcher. *sigh*
Honestly, if I’ve collected all these by the end of the year, I’ll be a happy woman. My birthday is in September, if anyone’s wondering.