I'm fascinated by the must-have kitchen gadgets people are naming in our toaster giveaway. With everything from kettles (to help you get through the day!) to the humble knife and potato peeler, food processors to dishwashers, it's fascinating what people really wouldn't want to do without in the kitchen.
For us, the most-used 'gadgets' are probably knives, toaster and kettle too, we don't really go in for the supposed time-saving gadgets. Although, having said that, Steve does love his coffee maker and, like most of you, I wouldn't say no to a KitchenAid!
But the slow cooker trend is something that completely passes me by, maybe it's being vegetarian? From what I've seen, you have to do the busy part of the cooking yourself first - the sweating of onions, adding of herbs, spices etc, cook all that out and only then add everything else and let it putter away for the day. What's the point?! I don't really get why you wouldn't just do all that on the hob yourself, and thus avoid having to cook onions or whatever just after breakfast - yuck!
I'm sure I'm entirely missing the point, and everyone will be quick to enlighten me! ;-)
Another thing which a lot of people swear by is their very useful George Foreman grill. Now this one I do see the point of, especially if you grill or, big sin, fry a lot of your food. I remember when this particular gadget launched, it did receive a bit of 'so I bought the company' mockery akin to the Victor Kiam Remington ads (remember them?!), but it has quickly established itself as a very handy kitchen addition.
There are now a number of variants of the George Foreman Grill available, as you can see in this great range of electric grills from TJ Hughes.
What do you think is the best kitchen gadget? Are you appliance-mad, or do you just have the basics?