Although cooking is rewarding and for many, therapeutic, it can be stressful when you’re doing it night after night and working to strenuous time constrictions. If you're looking to make life a little easier in the kitchen or simply spruce up your work su

Sumptuous Steaks

Pan fried fish, meat and vegetables is a quick and healthy meal option. A griddle pan is an essential tool for sizzling your food to perfection. Try to opt for a pan with a non-stick coating- you won't need as much oil and this makes your favourite meals both tastier and healthier.

 Salter Griddle Pan, £19.99 (Was £39.99) at Robert Dyas


Great Greens

Spiralizing your veg is an easy way to incorporate it into more of your meals and get the kids to be more adventurous with their food. Try substituting your regular ingredients for healthier alternatives- think swapping spaghetti for 'courgetti' for example! It’s so tasty and your little ones won't be able to taste the difference.

 OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer, £15 from John Lewis


Easy Meals

Using a slow cooker is the key to making hearty, healthy meals without slaving over the hob all day. You do the prep (when it’s convenient for you) and this useful gadget will do the rest. It's ideal for families or when you want your cooking to go a little further, with spare for freezing or tomorrow’s lunch.

 Swan Retro Slow Cooker, £34.99 from Argos


Delicious Deserts

A snack maker is the ideal gadget to satisfy your sweet tooth. From doughnuts to cupcakes, this handy machine can do it all in a matter of minutes, circulating the sweetest smells around your home. Great for impressing friends and entertaining children - being a domestic goddess has never been so easy!

Giles & Posner 3-In-1 Multi-Dessert Maker, £25.99 at Amazon

Recipe Rules

Along with your kitchen scales, measuring spoons are a staple item. Don’t underestimate the importance of measuring out ingredients, especially if you’re trying out a new recipe. They're also a useful tool to have to avoid tricky conversions.

Colourworks Measuring Spoons, £3.99 from Currys


H2O Hydration  

Keeping you and your house guests hydrated is vital. Add some sparkle to their beverage with a soda stream. It’s an easy and great way to ensure you're getting the right amount of H2O and why not add a bit of fruit for flavour? Not to mention all the money you'd save on buying bottled water.

 Sodastream Source Sparkling Water Maker, £80.99 (was £89.99) at House of Fraser


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