Our Top Rated Food Processors / Blenders
A Vitamix can be seen as an extravagant kitchen appliance. We believe it's a worthwhile investment if you love cooking, and it will last you many years. It's clever at making soups in minutes, amazing ice-cream in seconds, grinds all nuts for nut butters and raw milk, quick smoothies, mixes cakes and grinds wheat berries into flour in a jiff to making homemade make bread. This is a kitchen appliance that you can use for almost anything.
Magimix Food Processor
If you're looking for a simple appliance that does it all, then this is a must have. It has many functions, it's ideal for slicing, grating, chopping, whisking, blending, dough, and much more. It offers a one touch operation, all accessories are dishwasher safe, is very durable and offers a 30 year motor guarantee. It is voted one of the best in its category. We use the 5200xl version and use it regularly, and it performs exceptionally well.
Our Top Rated Hand Blenders
Bamix hand Blender Plus Accessories
The Bamix is not new, it's been around for many years. It's Swiss made, is an immersion blender, is very strong, very powerful and is very versatile. We own it and love it. It offers a 200W heavy duty AC motor that will last years and years, and it has a twin safety switch with 2 speed settings. It is considered a food processor, but we think it's a miracle making wand meaning it can accomplish almost any task you throw at it.
Kitchenaid Hand Blender plus Accessories
This hand blender is the perfect accompaniment to any kitchen and it's loaded with many attachments. It comes with a removable 8" blending arm, 3 interchangeable bell blade assemblies, a whisk attachment, a 2 1/2-Cup BPA-Free chopper attachment with lid locks, a 1-Liter BPA-Free blending pitcher and a carry case. We think it copes well with many foods, but if you're looking for something more compact check out the Bamix.
Our Top Rated Cooking Appliances
Tefal Soup maker
We bought the Tefal Soup Maker for mum a couple of years ago. For someone that doesn't cook often, mum hasn't stopped using it since we bought it for her. It is very efficient and produces good results every time. It is lightweight, built well, and the inside is stainless steel unlike some that are lined with plastic. It also offers 3 extra functions which are a smoothie option, fruit purée and self cleaning.
Salter Halogen Oven
Though most halogens look the same, they are in fact quite different. We prefer the Salter because it uses halogen, convection and infrared power, so when your food is cooked it's piping hot inside. This halogen element is more enclosed compared to some that are quite bare which make your eyes hurt and your kitchen glow very brightly. On the downside, halogen ovens need cleaning more often than any other kitchen appliances.
Crock Pot / Slow Cooker
This Crock Pot was approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute 2018. Aside from being durable, it offers a digital timer to set cooking times from 30 minutes to 20 hours. There is an auto keep-warm function, a hinged removable lid to make preparation, stirring and serving easier. It's size is 4.4l, ceramic bowl, is dishwasher safe, is oven-safe, has 3 heat settings Low, High & Keep-Warm for delicious dishes, from soups, rice, stews and desserts.
Our Top Rated Cooking Gadgets
Oxo Good Grip Citrus Juicer
Oxo are simply the best manufacturers for making small kitchen gadgets. There statement 'Oxo make it better' is in actual fact true. The extra expense is definitely worth it because you'll never need to buy another. This citrus juicer offers two different sized reamers that flip over, which can juice lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits. Its clever design, jug measurement markings and comfortable grip makes juicing super fun and easy.
Oxo Good Grips Box Grater
Oxo are simply the best manufacturers for making small kitchen gadgets. There statement 'Oxo make it better' is in actual fact true. We've bought and thrown away too many graters over the years, but my Oxo gadgets never die. This grater is sharp, etched stainless steel blades for fast, easy zesting and grating all food whether soft or hard, it's non-slip firm but soft grip offers more control, non-slip grip and top-rack dishwasher safe.
Our Top Rated Baking Pan's
Heavy Gauge Baker 9" Teflon Springform Tin
This Heavy Gauge Bakewear 9" Teflon Springform Tin is the perfect size to bake any cake, and is a nice price. It offers a silicone non-stick coating, is fridge safe, freezer safe, dishwasher safe, has a heavy duty durable interior and exterior, and has an amazing lifetime warranty. As with any non-stick coated tin, it is advised to line them with greaseproof paper before adding your ingredients and putting them in your oven.
MasterClass Non-Stick Box-Sided Loaf Tin
This 8.5x5" 3lb baking pan is a good all rounder that's able to produce high rise cakes and bread, we find it very versatile. It is made of high-quality commercial-grade carbon steel, electroplated and sandblasted for extra durability, its 1 mm-thickness won't warp, corrode or flake, is BPA and PTFE-free, is Quantum II technology, provides 2 layers of durable non-stick protection and offers a 20 year guarantee and 5 year non-stick guarantee.