10 Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

As a busy working Mum to three little boys, Im always on the lookout for any sort of gadget that will speed things up or make my life easier! You probably haven’t even heard of some of these but now you have, you will need them in your home right now!

1. Lekue Microwave Cookware Deep Microwave Steamer

Cook rice, pasta, fish, vegetables and even a whole chicken (in just 20 minutes!) in this amazing deep steamer. Not only is ‘steaming’ a really healthy way of cooking, it also helps to bring out flavours and juices.

Lékué Microwave Cookware Green Deep Silicone Steam Case 1 Litre alt image 1There is a full range of Microwave products from Lekue. Check them out at Lakeland here.

2. Rubber Broom

Once you have used this broom, you will seriously wonder how you even managed without one! You can also use them pretty much anywhere, from carpets to tiles and even on wood and stone outside. The bristles are all made from rubber making it really easy to capture dirt and crumbs! Shop here.

3. Toasta bags

Non-stick, easy to clean and up to 500 uses, these toaster bags are a great alternative to a bulky toasty machine! Just put together your favourite sandwich, pop into the bag and into the toaster and in just a few minutes you’ll have your favourite toasted sandwich! Mine has got to be Brie and cranberry. Shop here.

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4. Milk Carton Topsters

Everyday my kids either spill milk all over the kitchen top or put the milk carton in the fridge without the lid on which drives me totally insane. That was until I discovered milk carton topsters. These come in a pair and can be easily screwed onto the top of your milk carton for easy pouring. They can also go into the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Simple but life changing! Shop here.

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5. 3 in 1 Oxo Avocado Tool

I love avocado but it’s just annoying trying to peel it and remove the stone. This multi-purpose tool cuts the avocado, removes the stone and then slices the avocado ready to be used however you want it. What a winner! Shop here.

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Tool alt image 16. Stainless Steel Egg Shaper Ring

This isn’t really a ‘gadget’ as such but I just had to include it as its so cute and every egg lover should have one! It comes with the circle, star, heart and flower moulds. Ideal also for pancakes or crumpets. Shop here.

MOFRED Stainless Steel Pancake Mould Mold Ring Cooking Fried Egg Shaper Kitchen Tool

7. Electric Potato Masher

This easy to use potato masher will give you perfect lump free mash in as little as 20 seconds! It can also be used for other foods such as hummus, baby food so it’s extremely versatile! A must have for your kitchen cupboard.  Shop here.

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8. Pizza Scissors

We love our family ‘pizza Fridays’ and this gadget just made it all that much easier. No more struggling with a knife and fork, just cut through and then serve! Shop here.

9. Wrap and Roast Roll

Keep your oven clean and your food succulent by using this wrap and roast film. Just wrap your food, scrunch up the ends and roast in the oven. This wrapping will keep all of the lovely juices inside and then you can just dispose of it, leaving your oven sparkly clean! Shop here.

Lakeland Wrap & Roast Roll - for Chicken, Turkey & Meat, 45cm x 10m10. Lakeland Mini Electric Pancake Maker

This mini electric pancake maker is just perfect for making tasty, fluffy American style pancakes. Its small size means it’s really easy to store and it has a non-stick cooking plate so it’s so easy to clean! Perfect in time for Pancake Day! Shop here.

Lakeland Mini Electric Pancake Maker Silver

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  1. Helen Bergh
    January 27, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Potato masher for me. Mines always got lumps in it

  2. Wrexhammama
    January 29, 2019 / 8:53 am

    Wow ok some of these id never heard of or knew about but I’ll definu be looking into the steamer especially if it saves time and is healthy #triumphanttales

  3. January 29, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    I very often use the scissors to cut the pizza – a genius hack! But I think I need that rubber broom! Thank you for sharing with #TriumphantTales

  4. January 30, 2019 / 6:16 pm

    An electric potato masher would be a game changer. My lot love mash and to cook for 6 takes a lot of muscle!

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