What are some helpful gadgets to make your life easier? Many times when people get married or move into their first home or apartment they ask this question.
This is especially important in your new kitchen. You want your experience in the kitchen to be as easy as possible. Which gadgets do you ask for or buy to make your life easier?
Welcome to Your New Kitchen!
Which kitchen gadgets you should consider putting on your wedding gift registry? Let me start by saying that I love how you’re thinking so practically!
In a very real sense, the kitchen is one of the most practical and functional spaces in any home. Even if you don’t cook all your meals, you should still want to get your kitchen right.
The kitchen is a natural gathering place for family and friends. And it will help you to have the right tools on hand when the time comes for you to get your food prep game on.
So, What Are Some Helpful Gadgets for the Kitchen?
You don’t have an unlimited budget for kitchen gadgets at this point in your life. That’s why you’re looking to put some of these items on your gift registry!
You most likely don’t have unlimited kitchen counter and cabinet space, either.
Keeping these factors in mind, let me recommend a few items that can help to make life simpler and easier around your kitchen.
Helpful Gadgets 1: Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Most people enjoy pasta dishes. But not everyone enjoys the carbohydrate overload that comes along with many traditional kinds of pasta.
Do you wish you had an easy way to prepare a fresh, healthy pasta alternative? A spiral vegetable slicer is a great tool to have on hand.
All you have to do is mount a zucchini or other raw vegetable, turn the crank, and you’re done. Add sauce and prepare as you would with any pasta and dig in! It’s that simple. Super tasty, too!
Helpful Gadgets 2: Compact Air Fryer
Compact air fryers have surged in popularity in recent years, and those who own one SWEAR by them. This gadget gives you the ability to cook foods you’d normally fry. But, with no need for adding any artery-clogging oil it is much healthier.
It makes chicken, potatoes, brussels sprouts, and pretty much anything else come out crispy and tasty.
They are healthier, too. Many say this is the best kitchen item they’ve ever owned, and you can also get them for a very reasonable price.
Helpful Gadgets 3: Immersion Blender
Traditional blenders and mixers can be large and somewhat complicated to deal with. How about a space-saving tool you can use to whip up everything from pancake batter to sauces and soups?
A handheld immersion blender is easy to clean, requires very little storage space, and is a great multipurpose kitchen gadget. It’s much cheaper than a full-sized blender, too.
Helpful Gadgets 4: Chef’s Knife
Can you actually call a knife a gadget? I suppose that point could be argued. But one thing that isn’t up for debate is the fact that you need a good knife in the kitchen.
Sure, you can get a cheap block full of off-brand kitchen utensils, but a quality chef’s knife isn’t something you want to skimp on.
The right knife makes your food prep easier, so be sure to put a well-made, highly-reviewed chef’s knife on your registry list. Make sure it’s dishwasher-safe, too!
Helpful Gadgets 5: Darth Vader Toaster
I don’t know where you land on the Star Wars fan meter, but everybody needs a toaster. Sure, you can get a plain toaster, or you can elevate your kitchen by going with a licensed Darth Vader Toaster.
It comes with adjustable settings for two slices and includes a convenient crumb tray. PLUS, as you hand someone a piece of warm toast, you get to say witty things in your Darth Vader voice like, “I’ve toasted your bread. Pray, I don’t toast it any further!”
These toasters also come in Death Star and Stormtrooper versions, if you’re so inclined. And speaking of Star Wars-themed breakfast bliss, they also make an official Han Solo in Carbonite Waffle Maker. May the toast and waffles be with you!
Helpful Gadgets 6: Instant Pot
As popular as the compact air fryer is, the Instant Pot craze that has swept the nation maybe even bigger. What’s so great about an Instant Pot, you ask? Oh, not much.
It happens to be a combination of pressure cookers, slow cookers, rice cookers, steamers, sauté pans, yogurt makers, and warmers. Seriously, the Instant Pot is quite an impressive kitchen gadget.
You’re most likely registering for a slow cooker anyway. So, you might at least consider registering for a slow cooker that’s also able to perform six other functions. As another plus, it includes 13 built-in food item programs.
Think a Little Beyond the Gadgets, Too
No doubt you need your kitchen to be as functional and practical as possible. But since the kitchen is also such a natural gathering place, you want to give some thought to how you plan to decorate your kitchen space.
There are some simple things you can do that will add design, flair, and personality. Want something truly unique that displays a global art feel? Let me suggest the Conscious Commerce collection we offer at Jennifer Adams.
Helpful Gadgets are Great But You Need Decorations
At the Conscious Commerce collection, we have hand-crafted pieces from Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda. They are beautiful, and a part of each sale goes to benefit the citizens of poverty-stricken villages in Africa.
You can’t go wrong with something from our wall decor collection. Besides being great wall hanging, many of these items also make nice table centerpieces or kitchen counter displays.
Consider the atmosphere of your kitchen, too. The right scent can help to set the mood, and we offer some wonderful, handmade natural wax candles that you and your guests are sure to enjoy!
Submitted by Patricia Clark