The kitchen is the bustling hub of most households, so it’s important to buy high-quality gadgets and appliances that will stand up to regular use. Our pick of the best kitchen gadgets we’ve ever tested will help you kit out your kitchen with the most useful, reliable gadgets money can buy.
We’ve individually tested and reviewed every product in this roundup to make sure it’s up to our high standards. There are both small and mighty gadgets gadgets to consider, including everything from fridges, dishwashers and blenders, to kettles, toasters and every other handy kitchen gizmo you can think of.
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One is a stunning four-door French-style Hisense fridge freezer, which is easy on the wallet as well as the eye. Another of our favourites is the compact and powerful Morphy Richards hand mixer – our favourite mini-mixer for whipping up tasty bakes. And for the multi-tasking chef, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon is a fun, affordable and completely genius tool for cooking and baking with ultimate precision. Like to wake up to freshly squeezed OJ? Smeg’s citrus juicer should be gracing your worktop.
Mastrad Thermometer Spoon
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- Nylon/Silicone Spoon with detachable probe
- Digital temperature reading
- Accurate to nearest tenth of a degree
- Measurement range: -40 to 250 degrees C
- Buttons for on/off, Celsius/Fahrenheit
- Comes with one AAA battery
Home jam makers and Sunday roast extraordinaires will get no end of use from this infinitely handy Thermometer Spoon by French kitchen utensil maker Mastrad. Combining a large nylon/silicone blend spoon with a detachable thermometer probe, it makes the task of monitoring food both in the pan and the oven an absolute snap.
In its spoon form, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon allows you to stir a bubbling mixture of fruit and sugar (and in our case, prosecco and edible glitter) while keeping an eye out for that all-important jam setting temperature. The end of the probe is nestled near the tip of the spoon, giving you an accurate reading on the handle’s digital display. Unlike traditional Ethanol jam thermometers, which can sometimes be difficult to read at certain angles amidst a cloud of steam, the Mastrad’s display is clearly legible. The downside is that you don’t get any indication of when the setting point is, but seasoned home jam makers shouldn’t find this a problem.
Slide the handle away from the spoon, and this clever tool becomes a 5-inch probe for testing meats and pastries. With an accuracy to the nearest tenth of a degree and super-speedy temperature reading, it lets you quickly and neatly check if meat is cooked without wasting valuable cooking/eating time dissecting it mid-cook. There’s a handy button on the handle for memorising the maximum and minimum temperatures from its last use, too, which helps you nail the perfect tenderness every time.
If you like your cooking tools to be practical, durable and useful for all kinds of important cooking tasks, the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon is a must-have tool for your utensil pot.
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At the time of the review the Mastrad Thermometer Spoon was available for £26.44