5 of the best – Kitchen Gadgets

5 of the best – Kitchen Gadgets

Part of the pleasure in planning a brand new kitchen is shopping for new accessories, from small appliances and utensils to clever gadgets that will really make time spent in your new kitchen a joy.

It was hard to narrow down just five, but these are our picks…


1. Sensio Qi Wireless ChargerSensio wireless charger kitchen gadget
The new wireless charging pad from Sensio is fitted into the work surface for a discreet, flush fit charging solution. Any Qi enabled device can be charged by placing the device on top of the wireless charger unit. If the mobile device doesn’t have a built-in Qi, an additional interface is required so Sensio has also introduced a Qi receiver phone case for iPhone 5, 6 and 6+ models.

Best kitchen gadgets - Drop scales2. Drop Kitchen Scales
Drop is a smart scale and accompanying app that will measure any ingredient you desire. It’s more precise than regular kitchen scales plus the app lets you select recipes and the scale will detect when you’ve added the right amount of each ingredient, as well as telling you when to add the next one. The scales link to an iPad via Bluetooth. Running low on flour? Simple place what you have left on the scale and use the resizing feature to adapt the entire recipe accordingly.

3. The Oracle Coffee MachineBest kitchen gadgets - The Oracle coffee machine
This machine brings true Italian coffee shop quality to your home without the barista. The Oracle has automatic grinding, dosing, tamping and milk texturing, automating the two most difficult parts of manual espresso. The Oracle also features an Over Pressure Valve. This commercial feature limits the maximum pressure throughout the extraction, helping to prevent bitter flavours in the shot. It also has true low pressure pre-infusion, which gradually increases the pressure to gently expand the grinds for an even extraction.

Iconic kitchen gadget - Juicy Salif4. Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer
A truly iconic kitchen gadget! The Juicy Salif was designed by Philippe Starck in 1990. Considered a symbol of industrial design, it has been displayed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art! This wonderful gadget is as revolutionary as it is functional – simply press, turn and squeeze and the juice will quickly collect in a glass placed beneath the Salif. We think it’s far too beautiful to be hidden away in a cupboard.

5. Franke Omni 4-in-1 TapKitchen Gadgets - Boiling Water Tap
The new Omni from Franke is the one tap that delivers not only hot and cold mains water but also cold and boiling filtered water. Not nearly boiling water like many kettle taps, really boiling at a full 100°C. Perfect for making drinks or getting meals underway in a flash, the Omni combines safety, stylish design and cutting-edge technology. It’s the world’s first mechanical 4 in 1 tap.