If 2022 is the year you’d promised yourself you’d spend more time in the kitchen, learn different techniques or even start batch cooking, then this guide is for you! We’ve rounded up the latest kitchen tech designed to make your life easier or your dishes more delicious.
1. Personal blender and smoothie maker, Lakeland
This ultra-compact, power-packed personal blender is ideal for smaller households or anyone with limited space. It includes the main blending unit, 600ml glass blending jug – with detachable lid and 30ml measuring cup and a 600ml Tritan easy-go blending bottle for smoothies. The specially designed stainless steel blades can cut through frozen fruit, so you can enjoy smoothly blended, ready-chilled drinks on the go. And it can also blend soups, sauces, smooth purées and baby food with ease. £46.99, available from Lakeland.
2. Good to go multi cooker, Russell Hobbs
Cook your favourite meals with the Good to Go multi cooker. Choose from eight different functions: sear, roast, sous vide, slow cook, steam, rice, boil and keep warm. The control panel is removable so you can take the aluminium pot straight to the table to serve. £79.99, available from Russell Hobbs.
3. Entertaining grill, Cuisinart
This teppanyaki style grill heats up quickly and maintains your chosen temperature for perfect cooking results. With a top temperature of 260°C it’s perfect for searing meats and locking in flavour and with ultra-fast heat recovery it will thoroughly cook your food in minutes. The dual zone temperature controls mean each side of the plancha cooking plate can be precisely heated to different temperatures, accurately maintaining your chosen temperature from 90-260℃. This is ideal if you want to gently grill vegetables on one side whilst searing steaks on the other. It’s also great for keeping cooked foods warm. £175, available from Cuisinart.
4. K150 blender, KitchenAid
This power blender (pictured above and main image) crushes ice, makes smoothies from fresh or frozen fruit, has a soft-start to avoid splatter and comes with a two-year guarantee for peace of mind. Available in a range of colours to suit your kitchen, it costs £229 from KitchenAid.
5. Kitchen companion heater base, Made To Last
This little hotplate is useful whenever you need an extra, portable electric hob. It would also be great for tiny kitchens with no hob space, as it can be stored in a cupboard. It features a stainless steel surround and cast iron hot plate and is great for kitchen or table top use. Was £60 now £54, available from Made To Last.
6. Rose gold 1200W stand mixer, Salter
This stand mixer has six speed settings and comes with its own whisk, dough hook, beater and removable splash guard. It has a stainless steel mixing bowl with 5L capacity and costs £94.99 from Very.
7. Soup maker, Morphy Richards
Make delicious warming soup in as little as 21 minutes. It’s quick and easy to use – simply prepare your ingredients, place them inside the soup maker and choose either the smooth or chunky setting. The control panel features an LED countdown display that shows exactly how long your soup has left to cook while you just sit back and let your soup maker do the hard work for you. £79.99, available from Very.
8. Sowden kettle, Hay
Known for his experimental, distinctive designs defined by bright colours and graphic shapes, designer George Sowden has now collaborated with Hay to create a beautiful range of colourful kettles and toasters. Available in four finishes, these distinctive kettles connect retro styles of the past to artistic designs of the present and inject a splash of colourful personality into your kitchen. Was £99 now £79.20, available from Nest.
9. Koda gas powered outdoor pizza oven, Ooni
Create delicious pizzas in just 60 seconds with the Ooni Koda 12 gas-powered outdoor pizza oven. Made for ultimate speed, convenience and ease of use; the instant gas ignition and adjustable heat dial make controlling the temperature of your oven a breeze. Not just for pizza, you could also try roasting fish, vegetables and steaks. £299, available from Cuckooland.
10. Deepfill toasted sandwich maker, Breville
The original and still the best, Breville sandwich toasters have been making delicious toasties for the nation for over 40 years. This latest model features easy-clean, natural DuraCeramic plates, variable temperature and a deep fill design. £44, available from Very.
Main image shows the K150 blender by KitchenAid.