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Cutting-edge kitchen gadgets to save you time

THE light Oven can makes cooking faster and more energy efficient.
THE light Oven can makes cooking faster and more energy efficient.

SAVING time, making life easier and making time in the kitchen fun is what these amazing new appliances are doing for us.

 

Light wave oven

This appliance is like a cross between a microwave, grill and oven that does not take up much space. It cooks food four times faster than a regular oven and you don't need to preheat it. Still a bit pricey but be patient the prices will go down eventually.

 

Thermomix ®

This will help you to save time and cook delicious meals. Preparation time is cut with chopping ingredients in seconds then cooks and stirs your food for you. Very pricey at more than $2000 but it replaces the functions of 12 appliances in one unit.

 

 

Steam-assist ovens

Steam is used in the cooking process to produce better tasting food and faster cook times. Using steam to cook, usually with convection heating, keeps food moist. These ovens are computerised, and monitor the amount of steam used based on the dish type you enter in on the keypad and practically cook dinner for you!

 

Induction cook-tops

You can boil a pot of water on a burner and then set your hand on it moments later without experiencing any heat. Add to that, induction cooking is up to twice as efficient as natural gas or electric elements, so it's easy to see why this cooking method is catching on fast.

 

Microwave drawers

Under bench microwaves that slide out like a drawer. The benefits of these units include saving space, blending your microwave seamlessly into your kitchen and easier access.

 

Dishwasher drawers

Operate on the same principle as microwave drawers. You can install dishwasher drawers fitted with your own cupboards. The drawers look like any other drawer in your kitchen.

 

Computerised refrigerators

With a computer and screen built into the main door, access the internet while you make dinner!

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