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GADGETS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
I have a confession, I’m an appliance and gadget queen. My cupboards and draws are full of culinary gadgets. So I’m going to share with you some of my favourites.
Who doesn’t love a boiled egg, I rate myself as a pretty good cook but I could never get the timing right when boiling an egg. My dad bought me an egg timer, not any ordinary eggtimer, the Burton Egg Perfect colour changing eggtimer. No exaggeration it changed my life. You put in in the water with your eggs (doesn’t matter how many and it changes colour as the eggs cook from soft, medium to hard. I have been using this for years and have had perfect eggs ever since.
I wrote about this product in the Sunday Tele shop smart section and when I was on the morning show I had Larry Emdur come up and say he read the column and bought one, said it was the best thing ever.
A total bargain at $6.95
If you love to cook but can’t get through a day in the kitchen without a knife wound (or is that just me?), you should try the Alligator chopper; it cuts, slices and halves in seconds. Slice potatoes, mushrooms and zucchinis. Dice fruit and veggies. Halve cherry tomatoes and strawberries. The chopper comes included with three different blades, one to slice, one to dice and for halves and a coordinating press plate. First place in your chosen blade and matching press plate then place vegetables on the blade and press the lid down firmly. The Baccarat Prepare Alligator Chopper is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
I use mine every day. $48.99
I mentioned the Breville smoking gun before Christmas, and I mentioned it was gifted for me to try out which I hadn’t done yet. Well as promised I am reporting back to say OMG. So easy to use and the best smoked crunchy chicken breasts I’ve ever made. The flavour was out of this world.
So what I did was place the chicken in 1 cup of butter milk, covered with glad wrap and stuck the nozzle of the gun under the plastic. Put the chips in the gun lit it up and filled the bowl with smoke and stuck in the fridge overnight. Then coated with flour and herbs and shallow fried. Served with homemade coleslaw and snorted it.
You can smoke meat, fish, vegetables, sauces and cocktails for a natural smoke flavour infusion. Hickory and Apple chips included.
Good news I’ve found it on special in store at Big W for $50 that’s half price
Oster Versa performance blender
This does RRP for $990 BUT I have found it on sale at Harvey Norman for $387
I am in LOVE with my Oster, it has made eating clean and healthy so much easier. It’s a super blender, takes minutes even seconds to make yummy food. The Oster does cost around $990, which would make you think twice about purchasing, but after doing my sums it saves you money in the long run.
I love tomato based dishes, instead of using canned or jarred sauces I make my own and freeze it, the difference in taste is incredible. Nothing beats fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic and onions.
I love hummus, I eat it every day; on bread or for a snack and we would probably go through 1-2 tubs a week that’s roughly $8. I can make quadruple the amount for under $3. That’s a conservative saving of over $300, already covered a third of the cost.
With winter, not too far away soups are going to be perfect. You make your own nut butters, flours it goes on and on.
Lightsome Slimline Steamer
Hands up who’s dry-cleaning costs a small fortune. I worked out I was spending up to $200 a month on dry-cleaning. Including suits, silks and a lot of delicate. So, after a bit of research I bought a clothes steamer. It cost me just over $300. Basically, paid for itself after a couple of months and saved me close to $2000 in just one year.
I put my silks on delicate wash in the machine, hang on the line and give it a steam.
I bought it from Shop for shops which is a retail shop fitting & shop supplies store. I just love google, it’s a great place to research.
Great homewares stores you may not of heard of
Is an affordable go to of mine
The brand works with artisans around the world, fusing traditional crafts with a contemporary design eye, to create a unique range of hand-printed items like quilts, throws and cushions, hand-woven placemats and rugs, occasional furniture and exquisite handcrafted ceramics and decorative pieces for your home.
Each piece in the range coordinates with the next allowing customers to have fun with colour, pattern and texture. Ultimately, eb&ive Home is about imprinting personal spaces with personal style and bringing a little of warmth into your home.
Rust specialises in sourcing furniture from around the world that has benefited and become more beautiful with age ranging from shop counters from France to amazing industrial pieces from railway yards and a specialty is rattan lounges. Their designs are inspired 30’s-50’s. We bought the pretzel chairs & ottomans for the veranda.
They really have a knack & passion for discovering unique and wonderful pieces of furniture. Our services include:
They also sell
- Soft furnishings
- Crockery, lamps and all the bits and pieces to make your house feel like a home
- Custom and Made to order pieces (from recycled timbers, e.g. kauri, Baltic pine, hard woods, Oregon and oak)
This ecofriendly store has a beautiful range of homewares, furniture, vintage goods, and eco gifts. Eco chic offers 100% satisfaction guarantee; which means if you don’t love it, not only will they give you a refund, they’ll cover the shipping costs too (standard zones only). That’s how confident they are you will love the quality. It’s a very easy site to navigate and they have just about every room covered.
For every order over $300 you get a free gift valued at $90
There is no better feeling at the end of a long day than jumping into bed, wrapping yourself up in clean crisp sheets and letting your head sink into a plump pillow. I love good quality bed linen. There are some great options online when looking for new bedding no matter what your budget.
Here are a few you might want to check out
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