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When it comes to handy gadgets for the home, especially those that save precious time, we have to admit it - we're curious. And while we're on the subject, it's not just time-saving, it's all those little inconvenient parts of cooking that we could frankly do without. After all, how many times have you shed tear after tear whilst chopping onions? We're guessing, like us, quite a few. Fortunately, many little ingenious devices have been invented to our rescue - and when it comes to their kitchen, gransnetters are in the know. From useful investment pieces to novelty gadgets (talk about an excellent present for the amateur cook who has everything), we've rounded up 15 great kitchen aids that make life a whole lot easier.
Krisk Bean Stringer, £5.87, Amazon
OXO Good Grips Pop Out Apple Divider, £12, John Lewis
Pistaschio KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, £549.99, Lakeland
Okay, it's not strictly a 'gadget', but it's so pretty that we couldn't resist including it. The various attachments and widely-renowned quality make this a great investment.
"I'm sure if I had one of those KitchenAid food processors you see on Bake Off it would be my favourite."
Strawberry Fruit Corer Kitchen Tool, £2.47, Amazon
Statko® Stainless Steel Pineapple Slicer, Peeler and Corer, £9.97, Amazon
Onion Holder and Slicer Gadget, £5.47, Amazon
Cake Release Spray, £4.49, Lakeland
Spray this stuff on your cake pan before the batter goes in and it'll come out smooth and whole every time.
Joseph Joseph Can Do Can Opener, £16, John Lewis
Pocket-sized and palm-friendly, this gadget makes opening your baked beans a walk in the park.
Mandoline Food Slicer, £19.98, Amazon
Makes short work of slicing your five-a-day any way you please. The changeable blades mean you can vary the shape and thickness of your diced fruit and veg to get the result you want. Perfect!
Chef'n Garliczoom Garlic Chopper Wheel, £14.98, Amazon
MagiPull Tin Can Ring Pull Opener, £3.79, Lakeland
Coco Digital Green Silicone Garlic Peeling Tube, £1.58, Amazon
Kitchen Craft Egg Pricker, £1.49, Amazon
OXO Good Grips Cherry and Olive Stoner, £7.99, Lakeland
Jarkey Screw Top Jar Opener, £3.99, Lakeland
Please note, price correct as of 16/11/16.
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