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And we’re all tempted to buy one…
Have we all had enough of cooking in December? Probably. And will we be living off leftovers for the next few days? Most certainly. But come January, many of us will look afresh at our kitchen supplies, bolstered by a resolution to cook healthier meals more often.
We took a look at Google Trends data to find out which kitchen gadgets were most popular in 2021, to help you decide what to buy in 2022…
The slow cooker is the standout kitchen gadget of 2021, and for good reason. The ultimate in hassle-free cooking – prep your ingredients, pop them in the slow cooker, and it will cook your food to perfection whilst you get on with something else. Great for stews, casseroles, cuts of meat, even macaroni cheese – a slow cooker will lock in moisture, preserve nutrients, and it uses less energy than an oven. An absolute all-rounder.
Much like the slow cooker, the air fryer is a bit of a 2021 kitchen gadget revelation. Air fryers will crisp up vegetables, chicken, potatoes – pretty much anything you can think of – with little to no oil. You can use a basket-style air fryer, which is great for large batches of food, an oven-style which has multiples shelves for whole meals. Air fryers are also perfect for reheating leftovers with a far better result than any microwave could achieve.
The 3rd most searched for gadget is the ever-popular coffee machine, 4th is a blender, and in 5th is the classic Kitchenaid, and more specifically the Kitchenaid stand mixer that comes in an array of delicious colours.