5 gadgets for your kitchen counter-top

The gadgets range in price from €30 - €240

When you think of kitchen tech, your imagination may struggle to think beyond the kettle and the toaster. There are so many gadgets available to smarten up your kitchen. 

BOSCH MMR08R1GB Mini Chopper €29.99

This little device takes the pain out of chopping and dicing food. There's a 400Watt motor and the bowl has a 0.8 litre capacity. 

It's not the most revolutionary piece of kit, but it can save an awful lot of trouble. 

Kenwood Sport2Go Smoothie Maker - €34

I bought this smoothie maker last summer and am so delighted that I did. 

It’s incredibly easy to use. Within the box are the motor, two sports cups and two lids. There are two settings on the device, which allow the user to set the speed of the process, and that’s all there is to it.

While it does not have the same power as a NutriBullet, it is a fraction of the cost and does the job just fine for me. 

Morphy Richards Sear and Stew Slow Cooker - €39.99

This neat little device allows users to sear, stew and slow cook. 

The bowl has a 3.5-litre capacity and has a non-stick coating. There are 3 settings for different foods.

Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine - €89.98 

This is my kitchen. I like red bits and pieces, as you can tell. The coffee machine you see there is the Nespresso Inissia machine. 

It is not the fanciest of Nespresso machines, but if you like a good Americano in the morning, you can't go wrong. 

PHILIPS HD9230/20 Viva Airfryer - Ink Black - €239

This Phillips Airfryer is one of the most used devices in my home. From home-made chicken wings to the traditional Sunday fry, I have yet to find a food that cannot be put into it. It means I no longer use oil when cooking and it's a dream to clean. 

It cooks the food using Rapid Air Technology and is virtually odourless. There is an integrated timer, which allows users to pre-set cooking times. It will also turn itself off once the timer has finished. This ensures the food does not get burnt.  

The temperature is fully adjustable too, with settings right up to 200 degrees.