Are you still working from home? Or, are you just looking to upgrade your food appliances? Whatever the reason, we've found everything you need to create a nutritious and delicious lunch.
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Yes, you can finally do that meal prep you've been talking about for the past year. You can start the prep today and not on Monday - well, maybe Monday, depending on when your new appliances can be delivered.
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But, what we do know is that you'll fall in love with these food appliances as they'll help your day run a little smoother. And, that's exactly the sort of energy we need right now. All that's left to do is get your shop on.
The best food appliances to use when you're working from home
1. Salter EK2143 4-in-1 Snack Maker
Tried and tested review - Lily Anderson, "Working from home has given me more opportunities to get creative in the kitchen when it comes to lunch. This 4-in-1 snack maker from Salter has provided the versatility I'd been craving for in a food appliance. It comes with waffle, panini, toastie and omelette plates as well as a handy booklet that outlines some incredible recipes. Definitely try out the waffles!What I liked most about this snack maker was how easy it was to use. Simply wash the plates, clip them in, turn it on, wait for it to heat up and you're ready to go."
2. Breville Blend Active Personal Blender
Even if you're staying at home, getting in your five-a-day is tricky. That's why this smoothie maker will come in handy. This set includes a 300W motor base, 2 x 600ml BPA-free blending bottles with leak-proof lids, and recipe ideas.
3. Bosch TASSIMO Happy Coffee Machine
Coffee is food for the soul, right? And, this will surely keep you happy while you're preparing a bite to eat. Not only can you create a variety of over 40 hot drinks, but this machine also has an adjustable cup stand to work around you.
4. OXO 11122600 Good Grips Vegetable Chopper With Easy-Pour Opening
Fancy a salad? Too busy juggling work and looking after the kids? This food chopper will take care of the prep with ease. All you'll have to do is pre-wash any fruit or veggies. Tried and tested review - Jade Moscrop:"How I haven't had one of these in my life until now is, honestly, embarrassing. Chopping onions has never been so quick and easy, saving me loads of time when meal-prepping or cooking in an evening. It's super easy to use and clean, and has come in handy for so many veggies."
5. Salter® EK4366 Cosmos Health Grill
With non-stick coating and a removable drip tray, this grill will have you levelling up your healthy lunch game in no time. It has automatic temperature control with a large surface area, so you can create toasties and paninis, or grill chicken, fish and vegetables for your healthy lunch. It's super easy to clean with a damp cloth and can be neatly tucked away in a cupboard when not in use.
6. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Take the pressure off and use this 7-in-1 multi-functional cooker to make everything from brownies to rice. Plus, the control panel is very easy to use and has 14 different programs: dual pressure, automatic keep-warm setting, and three temperatures for sauteing and slow cooking.
7. NETTA Waffle Maker
We could waffle on all day about how you should treat yourself to this appliance. But, the extra-deep cooking plates with a non-stick coating speak for themselves.
8. OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
Another one from the OXO Good Grips range, this salad spinner makes light work of washing your veggies and getting rid of any excess moisture.Tried and tested review - Jade Moscrop:"Ever since seeing these all over TikTok, I've been keen to get my hands on one to help make the process of washing all of my veg as streamlined as possible. Not only does this double up as a gorgeous salad serving bowl, but it's powerfully rinses my veg and leaves it squeaky clean. Love it."
9. Kenwood FDM302SS Multipro Compact Food Processor
Whipping up some soup has never been easier and quicker than with this Kenwood food processor. With this bundle you get a blender, dough hook, whisk, slicing and grating discs, and a spice mill.
10. Breville Sandwich Panini Press
This non-stick-coated panini press will help you create the perfect lunch. It includes features like a cool-touch handle and non-slip feet, plus the built-in cord storage means this appliance is easier to use than ever before.
11. OXO Good Grips Chef's Mandoline 2.0
Slice your favourite vegetables and fruit in style with this professional mandoline slicer from OXO. Whether you're prepping a salad or some fries for dinner, there's very little it can't do.Tried and tested review - Jade Moscrop:"This mandoline means business, sitting sturdily and awaiting your every slicing need. It might be pricey, but it's durable and efficient, making preparing your favourite meals easy peasy. Simple to use and safe for your fingers, it's a must-have in the kitchen."
12. Habitat 3In1 Fruit & Veg Cutter
This three-in-one fruit and veg cutter is a handy little gadget to have around. With a mango pitter, corer and slicer and chipper, this cutter has it all. Getting your five-a-day has never been so easy.
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Lily Anderson is a writer at Bauer Media, where she tests products for titles such as Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Mother&Baby.
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