Kitchen appliances have come a long way since the first gas oven was patented in 1826 by British inventor James Sharp. From the necessary to the novel, we’ve found some of the latest innovative gadgets which are sure to improve the way you experience your kitchen.
From self-centring to automatic lifting and lowering racks, this product meets all your toasting needs. One of the more unique features, it has a ‘keep warm’ function which allows bread to stay toasty for up to 3 minutes after it’s finished cooking, preventing the perennial crisis of trying to spread butter on cold toast.
For all those tea aficionados out there, this kettle has 6 preset temperatures which means you can make boil the water to the exact temperature you need depending on which tea variety you’re brewing. The ‘keep warm’ feature ensures the water stays hot for 30 minutes, and the kettle can even be removed from the power base for up to 2 minutes without shutting off.
Smart ovens are all the rage — they allow you to make a quick meal and expand your cooking options far beyond what a traditional oven can do. The Breville Smart Oven Pro is one of the most popular products around. In addition to baking and roasting, this nifty product can air-fry and dehydrate food, proof dough and slow cook dishes. It has a hot top panel so you can keep dishes warm while using the main compartment.
Less complicated than the well reputed Thermomix but no less sleek or practical, Braun’s Hand Blender is an all-in-one kitchen tool which you can use for almost any recipe. It’s both a hand blender for soups, an electric whisk for making the perfect fluffy cream to go with scones, and a chopper so you can prep meals quickly. And it’s only $99.95!
It doesn’t just make fresh fries using up to 80% less fat and cook frozen food to a crispy level of deliciousness in the time it takes for some ovens to preheat, but it also roasts, bakes, and grills. There is even a recipe app which helps you navigate the settings.