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The days of a home-made cup of coffee being some instant in a mug with boiling water are long behind us, thanks to the clever and capable range of coffee machines that are available now.
And there’s a machine for everyone, too. If you just want an easy way to make proper, quality coffee on demand, pod-based machines have you covered and open your coffee world to a huge range of varieties and flavours.
For those who want more coffee control, full-scale coffee machines, both manual and automatic, let you break out the home barista in you!
One of the biggest things to land in kitchens around the world lately – even though they’re actually quite small – are air fryers. The secret to these versatile and clever kitchen devices is that they don’t actually fry at all – instead, they cook your food using constantlycirculating hot air rather than immersing it in oil.
That means much healthier food that’s ready faster, cooked nice and crispy but without the health worries and mess of deep frying. They’re just as great for a quick snack as they are for a major meal, and once you’ve tried one, you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life.
The classic Aussie barbeque grilled steak, chicken or veggies is a brilliant summer meal, but not everyone has the option of firing up the barbie outside – which is where the new hybrid air fryer and grill comes into play. The latest development in the air fryer space combines all the health benefits of air frying with a grill plate for meats and vegetables.
The top of the range model from Tefal even rolls air frying, grilling, and a steamer all in one. Now that’s smart! So, whether it’s searing a steak to perfection, slow-grilling vegetables, or just keeping food warm, they’re the ideal and versatile kitchen companion for BBQ-style meals without the outdoors.
One of the classic Aussie meal choices as the weather gets warmer is pasta – one of the most versatile meals you can make at home. And that usually means heading out to buy pre-made pasta in its various varieties to boil up at home. It’s easy, it works, but it’s not the same as the freshly made pasta you’d enjoy at a restaurant.
But you can change that easily, by getting yourself a pasta maker. These clever devices let you add all the ingredients for fresh, healthy pasta. Just choose a style, press a button and generate delicious fresh pasta, with all the tedious bits done for you.
With tons of healthy goodness packed into a glass, fresh juice – fruit or vegetable, or a combo of both – can be the perfect refreshing way to cool down. Instead of buying juice pre-made, though, why not do it yourself in the kitchen, with a juicer or blender?
Not only is it far more cost-effective to create juice from your own fruit, but you get to experiment with blends and creations that can be tailored exactly to the tastes you love. Whether it’s a quick OJ or a serious smoothie, these versatile, easy-to-clean devices are a must in the kitchen.
The Aussie summer can be brutal when it comes to keeping drinks cool – and everything from quality wine to craft beer benefits from being kept at a steady, stable temperature and humidity, as well as giving you a dedicated space for your favourite beverages so they’re always served at their best.