7 Gadgets That Will Improve Your Success In The Kitchen

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Grab A Gadget And Get Cooking

Many of us watch TV cookery shows with a sense of envy - knowing that we have neither the time nor the skills to concoct the sort of culinary delights that flash tantalisingly before our eyes. In truth, even the most talented television chef would admit that there's no disgrace in deploying a gadget or two around the kitchen to help deliver delicious dishes quicker and more effectively. You might not make the Bake Off or Masterchef but arm yourself with these seven items to succeed...
The KitchenAid is the ultimate gadget
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The KitchenAid is the ultimate gadget

KitchenAid

The KitchenAid is the ultimate statement gadget. It oozes style and can be put to use in a whole host of scenarios, coming with a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook. The attachments mean that mixing up cookie dough and batters, whisking up a meringue or making your own home-made bread much easier, cutting the need for valuable time and elbow grease. The mixing head uses 59 points to mean the ingredients are thoroughly thrown together while the beater tilts to allow extra ingredients to be added as you go along. Pick the colour that suits your kitchen and find a place for it, pride of place, on the worktop. 
A pair of Scizzas makes cutting up pizzas a doddle
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A pair of Scizzas makes cutting up pizzas a doddle

Scizza

Why is cutting up a pizza so difficult? Even pizza wheels can be frustrating, often not cutting through your base and leaving you frustrated with a messy edge and toppings spread far and wide. The scizzas end that frustration for good. This nifty device features a nylon base that slides under your pizza and allows you to smoothly cut through the crust with a strong, 12cm-long, Stainless Steel blade. This avoids scratching a worktop or baking tray and can be used to serve a slice up too. It'll buy you time, end frustration and ensure that your delicious toppings stay evenly spread.
Measure the nutritional value of your ingredients by using a Prep Pad
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Measure the nutritional value of your ingredients by using a Prep Pad

Prep Pad

The Prep Pad offers you an insight into the full nutritional value of the food you're using - showing you just how many calories are in individual items in your recipes as well as presenting a full breakdown of data on protein, fat, carbohydrates thanks to the accompanying app. This smart scale can help you to prepare a properly balanced diet, giving you a score out of 100 that shows how well balanced your whole meal is in terms of the ratio of carbs, fat and protein. If you build a multi-ingredient dish and save it on the app you can then weigh out a portion of leftovers later and know exactly how many calories that will give you.

The üutensil Stirr helps keep sauces from going lumpy or burning onto pans
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The üutensil Stirr helps keep sauces from going lumpy or burning onto pans

üutensil Stirr

It's often tricky to keep a close eye on all aspects of your cooking - especially if you're working alone and there are other non-food things on your plate, such as children! Soups, sauces, porridge and gravy need the sort of constant attention you might not always be able to spare. That's why the  üutensil Stirr is so handy - it automatically stirs your cooking for you, ensuring that items don't become lumpy or burn to the bottom of the pan while you carry on with the rest of the tasks at hand. The device operates at three speeds and is also ideal for people with conditions that limit the use of their hands and wrists.
Turn your veg into noodles with a spiraliser
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Turn your veg into noodles with a spiraliser

Spiraliser

A spiraliser enables you to turn your fruit and vegetables into healthy noodles with the turn of a wheel. The device has gone down a storm, helping to create a fun, healthy, quick-to-cook alternative to pasta and rice and it also saves you time with chopping and cutting - using interchangeable plates that allow you to chop to the size you want.
The Crock Pot Smart Slow Cooker can be controlled using your smart phone
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The Crock Pot Smart Slow Cooker can be controlled using your smart phone

Smart slow cooker

Slow cookers are ideal for many of us - allowing a tasty meal to cook away while we're at work. Smart technology has arrived for the humble slow cooker though, making it even more useful to have around. Belkin's Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo allows you to connect your smartphone to it so you can monitor and adjust the temperature of your culinary creations and allows you to delay the cooking process if your meetings go on too long or you get stuck in traffic. 
Hang Around kitchenware can be rests on your pans
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Hang Around kitchenware can be rests on your pans

Hang Around

Cooking meals that require several pots of food to be on the go at once can make for a tricky, if not stressful, kitchen experience. The stylish Scandinavian tools from Hang Around come with a handy slit that means they can be safely rested on the edge of a pan, poised and ready when you need them to call them into action to stir. This function also prevents you from popping spoons and spatulas down on the worktop in a flap, which creates a mess to be cleared up.
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