Did you know that us Brit’s will on average spend three years of our lives cooking? That’s an impressive 1,132 days – or 27, 156 hours of our lifetime – all spent in the kitchen.

We are a nation of food lovers and more and more people now see cooking as a pleasure or hobby, rather than a daily chore.

I for one like to make cooking as easy and enjoyable as possible and am always on the lookout for the latest gadgets to help me in the kitchen. I’ve picked up many items over the years and thought I’d share with you the top 5 kitchen gadgets that I couldn’t live without:

Bread Maker

Since Adam got diagnosed with MS last year he’s been trying to follow a gluten free diet where possible. He used to spend a small fortune on shop bought gluten free bread so decided to try his hand at making his own. He found the perfect bread maker by Panasonic and has been hooked ever since he started using it. There’s no better smell to wake up to than that of freshly baked bread.


I’ve become lazy since having a baby and find myself struggling to get my 5 a day. Since getting a juicer a few months ago this hasn’t been a problem. There’s so many amazing juice recipes out there which combine fruit and veg. My favourite is a simple carrot and orange juice, it’s so refreshing and the perfect amount of sweetness.

Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets

Coffee Machine

The coffee machine is probably the most used gadget in our kitchen. Like most new parents we’re fuelled by caffeine. A few latte’s give us the pick me up we need after a sleepless night tending to a teething baby and help us get through the day ahead.

Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is a must have for any kitchen and ours gets used at least twice a week. It’s great for making hearty stews on a winters day. Just prep your meat and veg, throw it all in and get on with your day. A few hours later you’ve got a delicious home cooked meal with minimum effort.


Over the years I’ve tried really hard to cut down on the amount of pasta I eat, and this gadget has been a god-send in helping me. My spiralizer comes with three blades, to create thick, thin, or ribbon-like noodles out of my chosen vegetable. My favourite so far is courgette noodles, otherwise known as ‘courgetti’.

So there you have it, my top 5 kitchen gadgets and the items that I can’t live without. Do you own any of these? Or have your own essential kitchen items that I’ve not mentioned?


*this is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own