As regular readers will know, over the Summer holidays we were able to redecorate the kitchen and finish off the jobs that we were hoping to finish two years ago but never actually got round to doing. We have fresh white walls and a nice white ceiling with coloured small appliances to give it that pop of colour.
A few weeks ago I headed over to the NEC to the Grand Designs Live show and was overwhelmed with inspiration and ideas to spruce up my kitchen. I saw a lot of genius ideas to help me save time in the kitchen and as many working parents know, time to spend cooking in the kitchen can be quite rare of a weekday when the school run turns into dinner time, bedtime and then time to crash on the sofa at the end of a busy day. So with Christmas just around the corner, I’ve put together one working Mama’s kitchen Christmas wishlist with some ideas on how I want to complete my kitchen.
- First on my list is a new electronic can opener. I just cannot get on with tins that don’t have ring pulls and I end up making a right mess of the can so these easy to use can openers are a life saver.
- We use measuring spoons a lot in our kitchen and the ones we currently use have had that much use, the writing that tells us the quantity has rubbed off.
- One of the gadgets we cannot live without is our microwave. We can cook up quick scrambled eggs, a packet of savoury rice, cook a small portion of steam fresh vegetables without having to get out the pots and pans, it really does save us some time. We’ve had our current microwave for over 10 years now and we’ve noticed a couple of faults on it recently so we need to replace it as soon as we can.
- I eat a lot of salads and like to make sure the leaves are washed and dry to eat so a salad spinner would be brilliant.
- We love garlic in our house but I don’t like garlicky fingers. The easy to use garlic peeler is genius so I’m surprised we don’t already own one.
- I’ve been making quite a few soups of late to compliment my diet so a new 3-in-1 blender would be fantastic. I love how I can quickly turn some cooked veg into delicious soups with a blender. Saves money and time worrying about what to have for lunch.
- I spend a good ten minutes chopping veg for our meals and always spill a couple of cubes of veg when throwing it into the saucepan, I love these flexible chopping boards which allow you to chop and then pour all the veg into the pan in one easy step.
- Finally on my Christmas wishlist is an egg timer. I love cold boiled eggs in my salad but I am rubbish at remembering how long they’ve been cooking. This egg timer turns a different colour to tell you how your eggs are cooked, brilliant!
Do you love time saving gadgets? What essentials do you use in your kitchen?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but all words and opinions are my own.