As much as we love investing in new clothes, having a little splurge on homewares comes a very close second.
These days, there is a gadget to do everything from chop your onions to slow-cook your dinner and let’s face it, we can use all the help we can get.
Here are a few pieces that we are currently coveting…
If you haven’t already got on the Nutribullet train, then it’s time to start. This is the handiest way to supercharge your diet and boost your intake of fruit and vegetables without even trying. Capable of whipping up everything from soups and smoothies to nut butter, it’s an investment in our future health!
The KitchenAid Chopper
Preparing vegetables is one of the most time-consuming parts of cooking at home so this is a really handy gadget to have to hand. It also creates purées and it won’t clutter up your counter.
The Nespresso Machine
If you’re a coffee lover, then having a great cup at the touch of a button is the holy grail. Whether it’s a morning shot to get us going or a pre-workout espresso to boost our performance, we’ll have this one working overtime!
The Stylish Basics
It’s tempting to opt for a cheap basic option when it comes to gadgets like a kettle or toaster but we reckon it’s worth a little splurge when a product is as pretty as this. The red Morphy Richards kettle and matching toaster will give even the dullest of kitchens a lift.
The Healthy Fryer
Fried foods without the guilt? Count us in! The Tefal Actifry cooks your favourite foods in 100 times less oil than a standard deep fat fryer so you can have a healthier version of your chips, battered fish or stir-fried veg.
The Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. These handy gadgets allow you to put on your casserole or stew before you leave for work and return to a home-cooked dinner that is ready when you come in the door. Better still, slow-cooking can turn cheaper and tougher cuts of meat into succulent dishes so it’s good for your wallet as well.
The George Foreman Grill
Every house in Ireland probably has a George Foreman grill by now but this griddle version is definitely worth the upgrade. Cook your morning fry or whip up fajitas for a family dinner – all with less fat. We’re sold.
We’ve turned into a nation obsessed with baking since the launch of GBBO and an electric mixer is now a must in any home. However, while we may be lusting after the top-of-the-range designs, you can get started on your creations with a much more modest budget thanks to this Breville mixer for less than €70.