Christmas Gift ideas: The coolest Kitchen Gadgets
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- Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 11:02
- Last Updated on 22 December 2020
- Monica Costa
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2020 is the year that has seen us spending more time in the kitchen. Whether you have a baking fan or a foodie family member or a friend who can’t get enough of quirky novelty kitchen gadgets, this guide is the perfect place to find the coolest culinary tools that are sure to cook up a storm.
Powerful 120W brushless motor by Hoover (Model H-HANDY 700 PETS HH710TPT)
The Hoover H-Handy 700 is a lightweight (it weighs just 640g) and compact grab-and-go vacuum cleaner that is powerful enough to deal with small amounts of mess. It is easy to use and can tackle pretty much anything but the accessories have small heads so it’s ideal for small spills in the kitchen or on the sofa rather than big surfaces. I love the fact that it is small and can be stored in the kitchen. Its ergonomic handle ensures maximum grip and comfort. What I also like about Hoover H-Handy 700 is that it has been conceived as a handheld tool so it adapts to specific super-fast cleaning needs in the kitchen to brush off crumbs from the table or dust from the worktop.
Other key features include its 11.1V Lithium-Ion removable battery, LED light, up to 12 mins runtime 0.15L Capacity, EPA Filters for optimal air filtration and long-lasting performance, easy-empty bin, charging dock, 3in1 tool stored in the charger base (crevice, dusting, and furniture nozzle), the Pets brush attached. SSP: £139.99.
The battery is removable battery, so you can replace it with a new one should the device show a reduction in runtime. This makes it almost indestructible and ‘immortal’. For this reason it’s definitely value for money.
When the bin is full, you can easily remove the dirt and clean the washable filter.
Cordless spot vacuum cleaners are definitely a great addition to any home. For a small area of mess, being able to grab such a device and quickly tidy up is so much easier than having to take out a full-sized vacuum cleaner.
Santa and Snowman Timers
This Santa and Snowman timers (£5 each from Horwood) are the perfect stocking fillers and will come handy to manage my time during the festive season in-between family meals! They are very cute and whether it’s snowing outside or not, they bring the Christmas spirit to the kitchen and make it cosy when it’s chilly outside. When you wind them up, they remind you to take out the roast, or start laying the table. The clear ringing alarm is vital for me, in particular, as I am a bit clumsy and forgetful to avoid burning dishes.
Mini Loaf Tin Non-Stick
I love making Beetroot chocolate cake in winter and this is the best 2 coat non-stick tin I could find to bake it. It allows me to create many single portions that I can then put in the freezer for later consumption. Judge has an extensive range of robust tools which are made with heavy duty steel with rolled edges. They are dishwasher safe and come with a 5 Year Guarantee. RRP £20.00 It can be purchased from Horwood.
Crab Multi-tool £19.95 from Trouva
This crab-shaped multi functional tool just wants to lend a helping claw. It is really sweet and reminds me of my summer holiday at the beach so it brightens my kitchen and also the winter gloom. It’s easy to grip his sturdy beechwood shell to utilise any one of his helpful stainless steel appendages including a mini scissor, a bottle opener, a 3/16 flat head screwdriver, a can opener, a mini knife, and a rope saw.
Mozart Kitchen Timer £15.18 from Amazon
This is the cutest musical kitchen timer of all time. It plays Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca. It seems a simple bust of the famous composer but it is also a clever kitchen timer that plays one of Mozart’s masterworks. It can time your cookery to perfection up to 60 minutes.
Shovel Bottle Opener, Copper £10 from John Lewis
This good quality shovel-shaped opener makes light work of opening bottles. It is an attractive piece for any home bar, it has a copper-plated finish.
Zen Tea Infuser Bottle £20 from Amazon
I absolutely love this modern glass bottle with infuser and secure bamboo lid to make my tea and drink it too from the same container. For a green tea addict like me, this is Godsend.
T-Rex talking bag clip £6.99 from Trouva.
No more sneaky snackers! This T-Rex lets out a big roar when opened. This has to be one of my favourite kitchen gadgets. Such a funny novelty essential especially for mums with kids who help themselves to snack all day long. When they’ll open bags sealed with this dinosaur’s mouth, he roars. Ha ha! I am sure this was designed by a parent.
Ion8 One Touch Leakproof Kids water bottle 400ml from £9.99 at Leakproof.
Available in a variety of colours options and printed patterns such as Unicorns, Larmas, monkeys and many more. Some of the colourful ranges include pretty original artistic patterns suitable for both girls and boys.
100% leak proof 400ml / 13oz BPA free sport water bottles with a smooth flow for spill-free hydration and hygienic flip top cover for one handed use on-the-go. The perfect replacement for single use disposable cups. Small enough as a kids water bottle for their school lunch boxes or for smaller bags about town. The width of a soda can, it fits perfectly into all car cup holders and pockets on all backpacks.
Watermelon Hot/Cold pack £5.00 from Selfridges.
Beet Hot/Cold Pack £5.00 from Kikkerland.
Avocado Hot/Cold Pack £5.00 from Kikkerland.
Use as a hot or cold compress. Can also be used to keep lunch warm or cool. Made with non-toxic gel, vinyl. From bumps in the head to a cheese sandwich these hot/cold packs are super practical while being really cute.
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