Want to improve your breakfasts? With the help of a few gadgets, you can produce much more exciting breakfasts using fresh ingredients. Below are just 7 appliances that you can buy for your kitchen to help prepare mouthwatering morning meals.
Toasties can be great for breakfast or lunch. To prepare toasties, you’ll need a sandwich griller. There are many of these on the market, and while they all do the same thing, there are slight differences that are worth noting.
For example, some sandwich grillers have plates that are designed to seal sandwiches, while others simply leave grilled lines. Some grillers also have detachable plates while others don’t – detachable plates can make these grillers easier to clean (a frequent reason why many people don’t use these appliances regularly is the fact that they can be a nightmare to clean). These appliances can vary in price, although it’s generally not worth spending anything over £50.
If you love waffles, a waffle maker could be a gadget worth investing in. These appliances look a bit like sandwich grillers, but contain waffle-shaped plates instead. The batter or mix is placed inside, and the plates are closed until the waffle is cooked.
Some come with different settings allowing you to choose the level of crispiness. Others are more basic and have only one setting. Most waffle makers can be used with homemade batter or pre-bought mix. As with sandwich makers, you should bear in mind that some are easier to clean than others. You can compare this guide for some of the best waffle makers on the market.
Most of us already have a toaster. But just how good is your toaster at getting the level of toastiness right?
Many modern toasters have a range of settings that allow you to choose exactly how cooked your toast is. Some also have settings for waffles and crumpets. The average toaster typically lasts six to eight years – if you’ve had yours for this period of time, it could be time to invest in a new one.
Many of us love boiled eggs, although getting the right level of softness/hardness can be a challenge. To make things easier, you could consider buying yourself a machine to boil eggs to the perfect consistency every time.
There are a few egg boiler machines on the market. Many allow you to cook multiple eggs at the same time and have soft/medium/hard settings. These could be a worthy contraption if you enjoy boiled eggs. Of course, if you rarely eat boiled eggs or have no problem getting the right consistency in a pan of water, there may not be any point in buying one of these contraptions.
Home Coffee Machine
Had enough of instant coffee? Buying yourself a home coffee machine could allow you to prepare barista-level coffee at home.
But just which type of coffee machine should you buy? There are different levels of coffee machine, depending on how much work you’re willing to put into your morning cup of coffee. Pod machines can allow you to experiment with lattes and cappuccinos at the press of a button while using pods. More fancy machines come with milk frothers for allowing you to practice your own latte art and grinders that allow you to prepare coffees using fresh beans. The latter can require more maintenance and be more expensive, but could be ideal if you want full control over your cup of coffee. Take the time to read coffee machine reviews to find the best option for you.
Juicers can allow you to prepare freshly-squeezed fruit juice in the morning. Most are specifically designed to squeeze oranges, while others allow you to make other juices.
If the idea of freshly-squeezed fruit juice in the morning appeals to you, consider buying yourself one of these machines. The most basic versions of these appliances are manual, while more pricey options are automatic and may give you more control over the consistency.
Blenders can be used to create all kinds of foods for all kinds of meals. When it comes to breakfast, they’re ideal for making juices and smoothies.
There are many different types of blender on the market. The most expensive and most elaborate come with all kinds of individual settings for different foods. The simplest and cheapest blenders typically only have one button for starting and stopping the blending process. It’s worth reading reviews of blenders to find the best suited one for your needs.