After the excesses of the festive season, it’s understandable that so many people make the decision to eat more healthily throughout January. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of health-oriented gadgets that pair perfectly with solid wood kitchens, thus helping you to stay on track with your new diet – we know it isn’t always easy!
A steamer is the perfect way to cook food and keep it moist without using fatty oils or sauces. There are a variety of different steamers available to suit any budget, from economic microwave options to more robust stovetop choices and – for those more serious about steaming – standalone electronic versions. Some even have settings for cooking eggs or rice!
2. Air Fryer
Air fryers are becoming a must-have kitchen gadget, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Fancy perfectly golden, crispy chips every time without needing to deep fry in oil? You had us at ‘perfectly golden’! You can cook a variety of different foods in an air fryer, which only needs a tablespoon of oil to produce deliciously crisp food. We think these make a great addition to solid wood kitchens and offer the perfect compromise when you’re craving comfort food but don’t want to break your diet!
3. Spaghetti Measurer
Portion control plays a huge part in any diet and this spaghetti-measuring tool will ensure that you only cook the quantities needed. Different options are available but we think that this classic red and black colour combination looks fabulous in solid wood kitchens.
4. Oil Mister
An oil mister is a great tool if you’re trying to limit the amount of oil used to that which is truly needed. Not only is it ideal for cooking or frying food, it can also be used to spray oil lightly on salads as an alternative to a high-fat dressing. It might be a small gadget, but we think it’s one worth having in your kitchen.
5. Soup Maker
Soup is the perfect winter staple; warm, filling, and a great low-calorie option if you are watching your weight. Making your own soup from scratch can be time consuming and produces a lot of washing up, however: but with a soup maker, all you need do is chop your ingredients and pop them in – what you do with the additional free time is up to you! Capable of both blending and cooking, a soup maker will also reduce the time spent washing up.