My Kitchen Gadgets Oh, I love my kitchen gadgets but I also like to keep it reasonable when it comes to shopping. It’s so easy to get carried away with all the new shiny toys and gadgets that are available but let’s get ourselves some good quality at a sensible price. When invested in any gadget, you want it to last a while so it’s worth doing a little research first. One way to ensure you are getting the best products is by reading review websites such as to arm yourself with knowledge. Here are some of the gadgets I use in my every day cooking (and some that I yearn for!) that I thought you might find useful. I make all my own sauces and salad dressings so this blender is going all the time in my kitchen. It’s a great quality for the price and if you’re hard on your appliances like I am, no worries – it takes a beating!

Vitamix Total Nutrition Center (VM0103) Blender

This spiralizer is the best appliance you can buy for your healthy eating. Carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes – the list is endless. This will make great pasta and beautiful salads. Zucchini noodles rock!

Spiral Vegetable Slicer Spiralizer Veggie Fruit Chopper Mandolin Cutter Shred Such a handy little tool. Like everything else, the price of avocados has gone up so when I’m slicing mine open I want it right the first time. (And the camera catches every little bump and miss!) The slicer removes the fruit from the skin in perfectly even slices. Cool! Generic 3 In 1 Avocado Slicer Peeler Skinner Ok, so these herb scissors were a bit of an indulgence but not really at such a sensible price. I love to add my fresh herbs to sauces by cutting them over the pot straight into the food so this is perfect for that. Especially herbs like parsley which are best added at the end. If you’re a ‘clean as you go’ kind of cook like I am, you’ll not want to dirty another cutting board. You don’t want to use your kitchen scissors on herbs either – you don’t know what the kids have cut up with them! Especially great for garnishing. Jenaluca Herb Scissors Stainless Steel – Multipurpose Kitchen Shear with 5 Blades and Cover with Cleaning Comb I LOVE my cast iron pans. I love that they are versatile and you can use high heat without worry. I love that they are healthier to cook in. I love that they transfer to the oven so easily and I LOVE that they photograph so beautifully. And I know you’re shooting all your dishes, right? In this age of selfies, everything is being recorded! If you don’t have a set of pans, it’s time. They’re simply the best. Universal Housewares Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Piece Skillet Set


This one is enamel-coated for easier clean up. Loving it! Essenso Grenoble Cast Iron Skillet with Four-Layer Enamel and Ceramic Coated Interior, Burgundy, 12 Inch Brushes When it comes to kitchen hygiene your choice of baster is important and I like these ones because of the following:

  • Made of FDA silicone with a steel core inside and BPA free – there is nothing to break so the bristle head can’t fall off. Stiffness for the handle is provided by a rod molded inside the handle.
  • ONE piece of silicone design – NO crevices where oil or egg white or barbecue sauce or whatever can seep in & be trapped to breed germs. Makes it VERY easy to clean.

Zicome Set of 4 Silicone Pastry Basting Grill Barbecue Brush – Solid Core and Hygienic Solid Coating – 4 Bright Colored Red, Blue, Orange, Green – 8-3/4 Inch Long

Is there anything better than enamel cast iron? This easy to clean dutch oven is great for soups and stews and is a great price from one of the premier companies. I don’t own this one yet but it’s on my wish list!

Lodge Color EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red, 6-Quart

This lasagna pan is enamel cast iron as well and will cook your chicken, pasta and vegetarian dishes beautifully. Do you get as excited about beautiful cookware as I do. Loving this!

VonShef Cast Iron Cooking/Oven to Table Dish/Roasting Tray/Cookware/Lasagna Pan, Red

A friend of mine gave this chopper to me just after my divorce when I was cooking for just me. If chopping onions is difficult for you or you just don’t have the time or patience this is your answer to quick meals like a stir-fry .

Black & Decker HC306 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper, White

This mini food processor is the perfect size for little jobs like a small dish of salsa or a quick hummus. It’s small enough that it’s not an inconvenience to have on the counter and the price is unbeatable! Conair Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel

This gadget I found on will be on my list to Santa next Christmas. My food processor is beaten up and dying a slow death so it may not make it till then. This is a beauty and in my opinion, worth every penny. These are the kind of appliances that have turned me into a kitchen gadget addict!

Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

JERUS One of my favorite cookbooks to date. I will be buying more of Yotam Ottolenghi’s books and will list them here once I do. Jerusalem: A Cookbook Just ordered this book to add to my collection. Can’t wait to for it to arrive! OTT Ottolenghi: The Cookbook DISCLAIMER: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase the items through those links (at absolutely no cost to you!)