Cooking Up A Storm
Whether you are cooking for a small get together with your closest friends, or for yourself on your day off, spending time in the kitchen should be fun. Thanks to these appliances, cooking becomes a lot more fun. So, combining our love for tech and food, we bring you some cool hi-tech appliances that will add life to your kitchen.
When it comes to cooking, keeping an eye on the temperature becomes imperative. You don’t need thermometers just for roasts and stews, and with the increasing focus on precision on cooking temperatures in most cookbooks, getting a good digital thermometer has become essential. FHM recommends the Mextech DT-9 (`284). Its long prong and a range of -50°C to 300°C is ideal for most situations.
COLD PRESS JUICERS
If you like to make your own juices, chances are that you detest the pre-packaged stuff from the market. The thing is, using a blender juicer, produces heat, which kills not just the taste, but the nutrients as well. A Cold Press juicer, on the other hand, produces no heat and thus is ideal for preparing juices. For a hand operated mechanism, we recommend the Lexen GP27 Healthy Juicer (Rs.4,999).
Nothing beats the panache and exquisiteness of fresh, handmade pasta, and certainly not the generic supermarket variety. And if you too have grown frustrated over mushy pasta, chances are you have tried your hands on making pasta from scratch. Well, you should, if you are a serious foodie. We have selected the Marcato Atlas Wellness 150 Pasta Maker (Rs. 6,372). Alternatively, you can also pick the Imperia Pasta Roller (Rs. 2,700).
If you are a coffee aficionado, you know that the generic coffee that you can find in most supermarkets don’t really make the cut. Some might even say that they don’t even qualify as proper coffee. Getting a coffee maker to takes the joy out of preparing a hot cuppa. The solution to this quandary? A French-press coffee maker. There are a ton of options out there, but we particularly like the BonJour Coffee Riviera (Rs.3,666). Additionally, you should also get the Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinder (Rs.4,720) if you prefer to grind your own beans like a purist.
If you see yourself as India’s next Masterchef, then you know the importance of measuring everything to the last gram. Even if you just enjoy cooking as an amateur or a home chef, trust us when we say that measuring everything when you cook, and strictly adhering to the instructions of your favourite cookbook will take your game to a whole new level. You can pick a generic, barebone weighing scale, or you can go with our pick of the bunch - the SilverCrest IAN 281168 (starts at Rs. 695).
If you are one of those who don’t get time to cook, and eat a healthy diet, you have to get yourself an Air Fryer if you haven’t already. This takes cooking witchcraft to a completely new level. Enjoy exquisite fried food, without the guilt of all those extra calories with a hassle-free cooking. We suggest buying one from a reputable and established manufacturer, as it is an electric appliance. For that reason, we recommend the Glen GL 3044 Air Fryer (`5,295) simply because it has the largest capacity at this price point or the Prestige PAF 3.0 (`5,040) at a similar range.