Having the latest kitchen gadgets doesn’t necessarily make you a better cook, but it does make things easier and more convenient in the kitchen. Sought after for their innovations, kitchen appliances and gadgets are designed to save energy and improve efficiency, making it increasingly popular among casual consumers and pro chefs. This is why, according to research from SkyQuest, the global kitchen appliances market is expected to surpass $356.75 billion by 2028. In this article, we’ll look at the four best kitchen gadgets for easier, healthy cooking:
Multifunctional rice cooker
Multifunctional rice cookers don’t just cook rice. Some models include attachments for steaming, while others come with a built-in filter that reduces the sugar content in rice. Because of its many features, the multifunctional rice cooker is a kitchen essential that lets you cook various types of meals, from rice to porridge and soup. Case in point, some of the best Cuckoo rice cookers feature fully stainless steel inner pots with nonstick diamond coating to ensure durability without the need for extra oils or fats. Boasting 16 cooking settings for different kinds of rice, the 10-Cup HP Twin Pressure model is also a high-tech combo of full touch display for easy controls and voice navigation that delivers English, Chinese, and Korean cooking instructions. If you’re in the market for a multifunctional rice cooker, even its basic features can help you reduce your consumption of oily, greasy, and fatty foods.
While air fryers aren’t quite the universal standard yet, they are definitely a great addition to any kitchen and a welcome shift away from deep-fat fryers and needing gallons of oil. Air fryers like the Gourmia 7-quart digital air fryer are known to be easy to use, with little to no oil needed. Additionally, using air fryers helps eliminate lingering cooking smells in the kitchen. Since air fryers are designed to cook foods using contemporary radiation and convection tech, you can do everything from frying to baking. Owning an air fryer will also encourage you to be more creative with your meals, from stuffed portobello mushrooms to crispy fried fish to soft pillowy focaccia bread.
A blender is often overlooked in the kitchen, but it can be a versatile tool when you want it to be. Since a blender can easily liquify and mix ingredients, it’s great for milkshakes, soups, purees, and smoothies. A feature from Tasting Table highlights the importance of mixing food groups and experimenting with superfoods in your smoothies, and to skip the occasional dairy base for smoothies if you’re watching your sugar. Your blender is also the perfect opportunity for you to use overripe fruits in your pantry. This way, you reduce food waste, and you don’t lose out on important nutrients. In a previous post titled “Ten ‘Super’ Foods for a Well-Stocked Kitchen”, we highlighted the importance of these nutrient-dense foods in your daily diet. Including superfoods like blueberries, leafy greens, or chia seeds in your smoothies can be a fun and experimental way for you to pursue optimal health.
Last but not least, there is the mandoline which recently got a new boost of popularity thanks to viral TikTok recipes. Not only is it extremely convenient and easy to use, the mandoline also allows you to use more fruits and vegetables since it can finely and evenly slice, sliver, and curl any produce. From salads to potato fries, a decent mandoline slicer can save you time and energy slicing through vegetables in uniform sizes and consistency. Today, they come in different shapes — and colors — offering various features, such as adjustability, durability, slicing thinness or thickness, and safety features. Of course, as with any other sharp objects in the kitchen, you should always handle the mandoline slicer with care and caution. It makes cutting vegetables so easy and fast, after all, because it is incredibly sharp.
Written by: Riley James
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Author bio: Riley is a Miami-based health instructor and blogger who dedicates her time to research about the latest health trends. She is passionate about finding ways to promote fitness and activities more accessible for everyone. In her spare time, she volunteers at her local home for the aged and hosts fitness workshops for free.