Best Kitchen Gadgets 2022
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Cooking never goes out of fashion and our ultimate list of the best kitchen gadgets is here to help you enjoy it that little bit more, or inspire you to buy the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.
After the pandemic inspired us to spend more time in the kitchen and try new recipes, we're ready to invest in beautiful new kitchen gadgets to bring an extra sprinkling of joy to the experience.
From electrical appliances, such as blenders and hand mixers, to clever kitchen gadgets you've never thought of using, like meat thermometers and angled measuring jugs, you'll want to keep scrolling to see the nifty kitchen tools available for cooks.
House Beautiful have picked the best kitchen gadgets that proves that there's something for every budget too, so whether you're looking for a clever tool under a tenner or fancy splurging on someone special (or yourself!), we think you'll like our ultimate list of cool things to cook with.
From baking buys to kitchen utensils and unusual accessories, our roundup of the best kitchen gadgets includes all the top must-haves, including chef-quality knives, the perfect little purchase for seafood lovers and classic items that every cook needs.
We have featured the first 20, click the link (here) to read the full 40!
1. Alessi Corkscrew
Something to treasure forever, this cool kitchen gadget from Alessi is a parrot-inspired corkscrew designed by Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding sommeliers. A beautiful addition to a hosting table, it's practical, pocket-sized and makes for a stylish gift.
2. OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Just what every devotee to the humble avocado needs, this 3-in-1 slicer will save them a whole lot of time – and injuries! The cool kitchen gadget makes for an excellent stocking filler (and costs under £10 too!), allowing your receiver to split, pit, slice and scoop an avocado with ease. We like!
3. Dualit 89303 Hand Mixer, Chrome
Not only does this sleek kitchen gadget look cool with its retro chrome design, it's an excellent hand-held tool that works a treat. It has four different speed settings and an easy grip handle to make mixing easy and comfortable.
There are dough hooks, flat beaters and a balloon whisk so a kitchen tool for every job, allowing you to bake more than just banana bread this winter.
4. MEATER Original 10m True Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
A kitchen gadget for real techies, this is something meat lovers will adore. The smart meat thermometer is wireless and helps you keep tabs on everything, from roast chicken in the oven to a ribeye steaks on the barbecue, and is an excellent gadget for the app-obsessed foodie. It's perfect for newbie cooks too and once the thermometer is connected to your phone via Bluetooth, it will walk you through every step of the cooking process.
It estimates the cooking time to give you perfect results, sends you an alert when it's time to remove it from the heat and even tells you how long to let the meat rest and when it's ready to eat. This clever kitchen gadget is one you'll use year-round to up your game and impress your friends while hosting.
5. Braun Multiquick 9
One of our favourite multitaskers, this kitchen gadget from Braun is a must-have for cooks. The hand blender comes with a variety of accessories to help you tackle anything, from bread and veggies, to sauces and even coffee beans. It crushes, whisks, shreds and more. Plus, it works with the press of a button, making the job easy, and it uses amazing ACTIVEBlade technology to produce the finest of blending.
Whether you're looking to knead, julienne, puree or chop, this brilliant kitchen tool is one worth considering. As well as helping you with your signature dishes, it's perfect for inspiring keen cooks to try new dishes and get creative in the kitchen.
6. Microplane Gourmet Fine Grater
Professional chefs love this brilliant grater by Microplane, which works like magic on garlic, chilli, nutmeg, parmesan and anything else you need to transform into a paste or powder-fine shavings. For a cool kitchen gadget that will become your go-to, this fine grater is more than worth its affordable price tag.
7. Kenwood Titanium Chef Patissier XL Stand Mixer
The creme de la creme of stand mixers, we spied this professional-style design by Kenwood at Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc's cookery school at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. The large kitchen gadget does more than your average - which you'd expect for its investment price. The technologically advanced mixer has an EasyWarm bowl that proves dough and melts ingredients in one clever bowl.
It also has built in weighing scales and you can set the time to mix while you work on something else, so there's no over-mixing. It comes with all the attachments you need, including the larger than usual K-beater, creaming beater, dough hook and balloon whisk. Plus, it looks sleek on the kitchen worktop!
8. Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin
Struggle to roll out dough or pastry evenly? You'll want to get your hands on this brilliant rolling pin from Joseph Joseph. The kitchen tool allows you to achieve the exact required thickness of either 2mm, 4mm, 6mm or 10mm. The colourful discs can be removed and the surface of the pin features measurements to help you roll out the right size.
9. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
For taking incredible photos of dishes and filming cooking tutorials, the Samsung Galaxy S21 ULtra 5g is the perfect companion. It comes with four camera sensors on the back, including the 10x optical zoom and 8K video recording, which allows you to take hi-res stills from your footage. The Director's View allows you to experience dual recording with the front and rear camera, ideal for reaction shots when taking a cake out of the oven, or having the first bite.
The S21 Utra's giant screen is another brilliant feature for the kitchen, especially if you like to watch cooking demonstrations on YouTube or Instagram. What you'll love most about this smartphone is that it helps you take better shots, with its shot suggestion tool and tracking auto-focus, if for instance, you're trying to keep the focus on an egg while it's being poached.
10. KitchenCraft Herb Scissors
If you've been growing your own herbs, now is the time to start enjoying them and this cool set of scissors will help you make light work of flavouring meals. It cuts everything, from parsley to chives, with its five quality blades that work together at once, saving you time and hassle.
The useful kitchen gadget feels comfortable to use too, thanks to the soft grip handles.
11. Alessi Todo Cheese Grater
According to one fan of this sleek kitchen gadget, it's the 'Porsche of parmesan graters,' with its exceptionally long cone design that grates enough cheese for one portion with one complete stroke. The perfect accessory for cheese lovers, this is one to exhibit on the kitchen counter or dining table.
One happy customer says: 'It does the job which normal graters do not. Yes it's expensive but that's what you pay for designer products and exclusiveness to impress your friends.'
12. Simplehuman Automatic Hand Motion Liquid Soap Dispenser
This stylish soap dispenser is a brilliant way to keep things clean in the kitchen while looking sleek on your tabletop. The Simplehuman Automatic Soap Dispenser makes washing your hands effortless (and fun for younger cooks!). It's easy to refill, won't clog up and whether you're washing big or little hands, each family member can use the right amount of soap with its clever dispense control.
13. Joseph Joseph Nest Measuring Cup Set
We love this colourful measuring cups and spoons set from Joseph Joseph, which combines both kitchen essentials into one handy little gadget. The set includes onecup, half cup, third cup and quarter cup measuring cups, and continues down into spoon sizes with one tablespoon, one teaspoon, half teaspoon and quarter teaspoon cups.
There are eight in total, with snap-together handles for a convenient way to keep them tidy when you're not using them.
14. John Lewis & Partners Lemon Squeezer
A simple yet effective kitchen gadget, this lemon squeezer comes in a sunny colour and works a treat when you need to add a dash of lemon juice to your dishes. Plus, the bright kitchen tool is easy to wash and we like the good quality metal design.
15. 7 Piece Ash Self Sharpening Knife Block
A stunning investment piece of kitchenware that's built to last a lifetime, once you try Zwilling's set of professional knives you'll never go back. There's more to the chef-quality set than meets the eye too: it comes with a clever self-sharpening block so you won't need a knife sharpener.
The sharpening stones are built into the slots, making the knives a joy to use even after years of chopping your favourite meats and veggies.
16. Homeasy Vacuum Sealer
Increase the quality of life of your ingredients with this cool gadget that uses a vacuum seal to ensure they stay fresh and healthy. It's ideal if you're a steak lover and want to seal and store your meat without taking up too much space in the freezer.
One happy cook says: 'This is great for someone like me who lives alone and cooks for one, in that it lets me store surplus food for later use and even freezing.'
17. OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Jug - 500 ml
Ever thought you needed an angled measuring jug? You will now! This plastic jug from OXO has an angled measuring surface so you can measure accurately from above, bringing an end to bending, lifting, checking and adjusting.
The oval shape of the kitchen tool lets you see measurements by just looking down and the non-slip handle means you can pour with precision – even with wet hands. Clever, right?
18. Cuisinart Rechargeable Automatic Wine Opener
Make opening a bottle of wine a real pleasure with this gorgeous kitchen gadget from Cuisinart. It cuts the foil of the bottle with precision, lifts the cork out of the bottle and pushes it back out of the device. The stylish kitchen tool comes with a vacuum sealer so you can preserve the rest of your wine.
19. OXO Good Grips Locking Can Opener with Lid Catch
Every kitchen needs a can opener despite many tins being made with pull rings these days. When the ring pull fails or you pick up a tin without one, this nifty tool will be your favourite companion.
This one from OXO is particularly good as it features a magnet that lifts the lid off, eliminating the danger of a free-flowing one and allowing you to dispose of it without getting messy - clever, right? The handle also locks in place so you don't have to squeeze too hard when opening cans.
20. STAUB 24cm Round Cast Iron French Oven Cocotte
For a foodie gift they'll love forever (or the ultimate treat to splurge on for yourself), this gorgeous cast iron cocotte from Staub is as beautiful as they get. The attractive piece of cookware is ideal for entertaining with its ice blue colour and fleur des lis lid design.
STAUB's cocottes are a joy to use, whether you're baking bread in the oven, slow cooking meat or serving up a tasty stew.