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Unless you won the lottery at the beginning of the first lockdown and have been eating takeaways ever since, it’s likely that you’ll have spent more time in your kitchen than ever before.
By this point you’ll only be too aware of the little irritations and tasks that take up time and energy – not to mention try your patience.
Luckily, there is likely a gadget to cure your kitchen woes and take on the burden of those little chores that bother us so much.
You just need to know where to look.
So, we’ve rounded up 11 of the most awesome kitchen gadgets, which once you know of their existence you will wonder how you ever coped without them.
11 awesome kitchen gadgets you never knew existed
This mini bag sealer means that you can wave goodbye to pesky clips and stale food. Simply turn on, heat up and seal up crisps, salad bags, nuts, or basically anything in a plastic bag.
Already gloved-up and elbow deep in dirty water? This handy soap dispenser means you need only one hand – simply push the sponge down into the dish at the top of this dispenser and it will pump out extra soap.
SonicScrubber is an electric cleaning brush that does all the hard work for you – even on the toughest of tasks. With a non-slip handle, it sits in the hand nicely during use, and comes with a range of heads designed for all sorts of household cleaning tasks.
The oscillating head moves 10,000 times a minute to make light work of shifting grime and, with a choice of four cleaning heads to suit a wide range of tasks.
Chop and dice all your fruit and veg in one swift motion simply by closing the lid. Hate chopping onions? This will forever banish weepy eyes, not to mention, just think about how much time it will save.
Love avocado? You can now split, pit, slice and scoop avocados safely and effectively with the OXO grips 3-in-1 avocado tool. The plastic blade easily cuts through the skin and fruit of the avocado, without being sharp to the touch.
6. Whisk Wiper | £25.13 from Amazon
Whisks are some of the most pesky items to wash, it takes time and patience, and still, when you take them out of the drawer days later, they seem to have dried food stuck to them.
This whisk wiper simply fits onto the whisk and then removes all traces of batter or mixture as it is removed.
Let’s face it, clingfilm is just downright frustrating. But, there’s a solution: silicone lids.
Place half of the lid over one edge of the container and stretch the other half of the lid away from you, inching your way around the outside of the container.
Once pulled across, the tabs create a vacuum seal and keep your open foods fresh.
Always run out of space in your freezer? This could be the answer.
This food vacuum sucks the air out of food bags and has heat sealer to seal the durable airtight bag that preserves the aroma, freshness, taste and shelf-life of cookies, fish, fruits, meat, vegetables or other food items.
Make cleaning your microwave a doddle with these novel, but very effective, ‘angry moms’.
Just add vinegar and water, then microwave for seven minutes…as ‘mom’s head lets off hot steam to dissolves the crud from your microwave.
To get rid of the limescale around your taps, simply fill Limey with your chosen descaling solution and slide it over the end of your problem tap.
The solution will rest inside the nozzle of the tap and break down the lime scale over a prolonged period of time.
Hate juggling lots of different pots on the go?
These saucepan dividers save on the number of pans and energy required by letting you boil and steam different types of vegetables simultaneously. They also save space, perfect for taking camping or for use in a caravan kitchen.
Watch: Your kitchen will smell like delicious, freshly-made warm bread after using this kitchen tool
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