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The Ultimate Food Prep Gadget Guide for Your Kitchen

The modern kitchen is ever-changing, and at DID, we are always looking to stock the best in kitchen gadgets big and small. Whether it is weighing scales, Nutribullets, electric carving knives, or 3-tier-steamers, we are more than happy to help make your food prep journey that bit easier. That’s why we have compiled this handy list of kitchen gadgets that you can buy and add to your kitchen repertoire right away.

Now getting space on this list is tough, because there are simply so many options out there, and what you see as ‘essential’ might differ from someone else’s opinion, but we have added a broad list of items that range from cheap and cheerful to elegant and expensive, so regardless of your budget, we have you covered.

The Ultimate Food Prep Gadget Guide: Our Favourites

Air Fryers

The ultimate modern kitchen accessory. The air fryer has been around for a few years and has become the perfect way for people to heat up their favourite foods in a fast and healthy way. It is a fryer that uses hot air instead of oil to heat foods like chips, breaded chicken, fish, or sausages.

But why buy one? Well on top of allowing you to cook food in a much healthier way, air fryers also let you cook different foods at the one time, have a built-in timer and pre-set food settings that will cook your favourites to perfection, letting you do the things that you enjoy while it does the cooking. You can’t get any better than that when it comes to food prep perfection. Make sure to check out our collection in-store and online, where we are sure you will find the right air fryer for you.

Slow Cookers

Slow cookers have been around for a little while now, but it is worth noting that they are constantly evolving and quickly becoming the ultimate kitchen gadget. There are so many benefits to having one of your own in your kitchen. For one, they make creating tasty meals really simple. Just add all your ingredients, turn it on and come back a few hours later. Your slow cooker also intensifies flavours, will not consume nearly as much electricity as an oven, and are usually well-priced. It takes all the hassle out of making tasty dinners in a busy home. We have a range of slow cookers in store from leading brands, and our collection is ever-growing. So be sure to add one to your kitchen today.

Stand Mixers

The perfect gadget for any pastry chef extraordinaire. The stand mixer will do the mixing for you, while you work on something else, It is like having an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. You can buy loads of attachments for your stand mixer, like pasta machines, whisks and meat grinders. So it's perfect for baking or making savoury dishes. Our range of stand mixers is extensive and varies in price too, so you can feel confident walking into the store or shopping online for one regardless of your budget.

Avocado Slicers (Something Quirky!)

A random kitchen gadget for the brunch-loving kitchen. The avocado has quickly become the must-have food. It is healthy, delicious, and full of nutrients that have helped to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner far more enjoyable. But let’s be honest, the humble avocado can be a pain to cut properly. This is where the avocado slicer comes in. Now we may not stock these gadgets in store right now, but as soon as the electric avocado slicer begins to surface, you can rest assured that we will have them in-store. We think that these are cool food prep gadgets because they offer convenience and help to solve a food prep problem.

The Perfect Kitchen Gadget Should Have…

There are 3 things that any good kitchen gadget should have, especially a food prep gadget. Those things are size, durability, and functionality.

  1. When it comes to size, it is always important that anything you put into your kitchen will fit nicely. If you find that you have little space for storage or for a new gadget, then perhaps a larger appliance may not be the best option for you.
  2. When it comes to functionality, this one is simple, obviously you want your new gadget to serve a purpose in your kitchen, especially if you have paid a lot of money for it. If you find that you may not use a stand mixer a lot for example, you may want to rethink buying that 1000 Kenwood Chef and stick with something a little more modest.
  3. Finally, we have durability. The best things are made to last, and at DID we only stock the best, so don’t worry there. In saying that, you want to be sure that when you buy a kitchen gadget, over time it won’t become a victim to wear and tear, forcing you to buy something new.

If you are in the market for a new kitchen/food prep gadget but don’t know which type would suit your lifestyle, then do not hesitate to contact your local store, where one of our store assistants would be happy to help you out. Alternatively, call our online sales team, who will gladly assist over the phone. Delivery for small items is €5.99, and only takes 3-5 days, so you will have your hands on your new gadget in a hurry. Alternatively, you can avail of the click and collect service across our 23 stores nationwide.

Food Prep Gadget FAQs

What are food prep gadgets?

Food prep gadgets are kitchen tools and appliances designed to make food preparation easier and more efficient. Examples include food processors, air fryers, slow cookers, blenders, choppers, graters, and slicers.

How can food prep gadgets make cooking easier?

Food prep gadgets can save you time and effort in the kitchen by automating tasks such as chopping, slicing, and grating. They can also help you achieve more consistent results and make it easier to prepare complex dishes.

What should I consider when buying a food prep gadget?

Consider the size and capacity of the gadget, as well as its features and functions. Look for a gadget that is easy to use and clean, and consider the quality of its construction and materials. Try to get food prep gadgets that have multiple uses to help minimise the clutter in your kitchen. However, it's important to check the manufacturer's recommendations and ensure that the gadget is designed for the task you have in mind.

Why is food prepping good practise?

Food prepping is a great practice for several reasons. Firstly, it can save you time and effort in the kitchen by allowing you to prepare meals in advance. This can be especially useful if you have a busy schedule or limited time to cook during the week. Additionally, food prepping can help you make healthier food choices by ensuring that you have nutritious meals on hand and avoiding the temptation of fast food or unhealthy snacks. It can also help you save money by reducing food waste and allowing you to buy ingredients in bulk. Overall, food prepping is a great way to simplify your life and maintain a healthy diet.

What is the best gadget to get for your kitchen?

Choosing the best gadget for your kitchen depends on your cooking style, needs, and preferences. However, some of the most popular and versatile gadgets include food processors, blenders, immersion blenders, stand mixers, and air fryers. A food processor is great for chopping, slicing, and shredding ingredients, while a blender can be used to make smoothies, soups, and sauces. An immersion blender is perfect for pureeing soups or making smoothies directly in the mixing container. A stand mixer is ideal for baking tasks such as mixing dough or whipping cream, while an air fryer can be used to cook crispy and healthy meals with little to no oil. Ultimately, the best gadget for your kitchen is the one that helps you achieve your cooking goals and makes your life easier.