There’s always some situation where you think “wouldn’t it would be great if someone invented a thing-a-me-whotsit that would help me do that” well we’ve found a few kitchen gadgets and utensils that will make your cooking life that much easier…and fun!
Filters water as you drink from it! It's a water filter on the go! Available from Bobble.
Amuse your dinner guests with Alessi's banana brothers salt & pepper set - or double up as bathtime fun (warning: empty contents before dunking into bathwater). Available from Alessi.
Ever fancied one of those tall grinders in Italian restaurants? These elegantly sculptured grinders are designed by Alex Muspratt-Williams which uses a cermaic mechanism to give the perfect grind.
Use it to measure, stir, serve pasta, aaand grate parmesan - less washing up whoop!
Zassenhaus of Germany produces really good quality mills; what is so special about them is that they were the first one to invent a new grinding mechanism using high quality ceramic. Our one lasted for years and didn't make that awful deafening plastic grind squeak!
No more messy worktops with these utensils - they have an integrated tool rest so when they are placed down, the head is always raised off the work surface. Available from Joseph Joseph.
No more tears and snot whilst chopping onions with these geeky onion goggles! Or just wear swimming goggles...
Quite scary looking but lifts your roast dinners effortlessly from the roasting pan without the splashes.
Tweak the tail to crack them nuts! Hilarious novelty nut cracker.
When Phil broke his Ikea potato ricer, it was time to get a proper one. Chef n Fresh Force potato ricer hasn't let us down yet and produces fluffy mash potatoes yummm...
We threw out our old garlic press since we bought this epic garlic crusher, now we don't have to spend ages picking out the bits of garlic as this heavyweight crusher.
Old fashioned cork crank - beautiful!
I love Rob Ryan's intricate paper cuts, limited edition screen prints, and an ever changing range of handcrafted, small edition goods. I can't wait to get his book called 'A sky full of kindness'!
A simple but effective tool to make the perfect crackling pork, available from Asian supermarkets or you can get your hubby to make you one!
You can have a bit of fun with this knuckle duster meat tenderiser!