Best Buys: healthy cooking gadgets

April 24, 2017 / Best buys, SHOPPING

Best Buys: six simple steps to Healthy cooking

 

Six kitchen appliances to help you make wholesome dishes, fast

 

1 Cuisine Systeme 5200XL By Magimix  Make healthy soups, nut butters, hummus, fresh juices and more with this wonder machine, which will cope with the heaviest kitchen tasks. There are smaller versions available, but we like this one for sheer versatility – its three bowls give you the option of making small or large quantities (the largest bowl has a 3.7 litre capacity). It’s also surprisingly quiet, even when chopping nuts. From £319.99.

Best Buys Kitchen Kit Cuisine Systeme 5200XL By Magimix

Best Buys Kitchen Kit Cuisine Systeme 5200XL By Magimix

 

2 ‘Venice’ non-stick pans by Greenpan  We noticed two important differences when cooking with these pans. Firstly, we needed less oil – thus healthier food. Secondly, they cook efficiently at a much lower heat, which is good for our wallets. And there’s another bonus: the ceramic Thermolon coating emits none of the toxic gases associated with conventional non-stick pans (Teflon contains PFC chemicals, which can give off toxic fumes at high temperatures). From £30.

Best Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Venice’ non-stick pans by Greenpan

Best Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Venice’ non-stick pans by Greenpan

 

3 Spiralizer by Hemsley + Hemsley  There are lots of spiralizers on the market, but this one from healthy-eating gurus Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley passes the ELLE Decoration test – for ease of use and for its stylish, minimal look. It’s great if you’re trying to cut down on refined carbs: instead of getting out the pasta and noodles, whip up some ‘courgetti’ instead. £29.95.

Best Buys Kitchen kit Spiralizer by Hemsley + Hemsley

Best Buys Kitchen kit Spiralizer by Hemsley + Hemsley

 

4 ‘Multicook Advance 45in1’ by Tefal  The ‘multi cooker’ is the new slow cooker, says Tefal – and this one packs a remarkable punch for under £100. It has 45 programme combinations and can do everything from cooking soups and stews to baking bread and making yoghurt. Its patented spherical pot holds up to five litres and promises better heat distribution, resulting in evenly cooked food. Other useful features include a ‘delayed start’ function (for up to 24 hours) and a ‘keep warm’ function. £89. AO.com

BEst Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Multicook Advance 45in1’ by Tefal

BEst Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Multicook Advance 45in1’ by Tefal

 

5 ‘Artisan Cook Processor’ by Kitchenaid  It may look like something from a mad professor’s lab, but this one-pot machine will do everything from steaming and boiling to stewing, mincing and making and proving dough. This means lots of healthy meals from scratch, and virtually no washing up. Choose from six cooking modes; it will cook at temperatures of up to 140°C, coping with high-heat recipes such as jam and stir-fries. A stirring paddle ensures even cooking and the 4.5 litre capacity makes it a fast friend for dinner parties. £849.

Best Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Artisan Cook Processor’ by Kitchenaid

Best Buys Kitchen Kit ‘Artisan Cook Processor’ by Kitchenaid

 

6 The Nutribullet  If you want to get into the juicing habit but can’t face the faff of cleaning a juicer, this little machine is a godsend. It has just one cup – no filters or tubes to get clogged – into which all your fruit and vegetables go; it will break down seeds, stems and skins, so you don’t lose valuable nutrition, but it still produces a pulp-free smoothie. And once you’ve made your blend, you can use the cup to drink from, too. £99.99.

Best Buys Kitchen Kit Nutribullet

Best Buys Kitchen Kit Nutribullet

 

Need crockery, cutlery and chopping boards to go with your new gadgets? Click here to see our edit of essential kitchen kit

 

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