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Step up your cooking game with these appliances and tools

TIPS AND TRICKS  |  APR 29, 2021


It’s safe to say that we have all realised that some people have the special power to whip up a good dish with ease. These dishes always leave your mouth watering and your mind wondering, “how did they pull this dish off?” This is especially true if you struggle in the kitchen or your skills aren’t where you want them to be. And, while you may not have those special powers, there are ways that you can step up your cooking skills. Like most things in life, when you have the passion and necessary tools, you can learn and improve any skill you wish to improve. In this case, it’s cooking. We at Somerset Mall have stores that stock the appliances and tools to make your experience easier and your food game even better. 

Continue below to get tips on where to shop the best kitchen appliances in South Africa to step up your game. 

Slow cooker

Slow cookers are the new “It” appliance in the kitchen. They’re versatile, save time, and can help change a dish for the better. Slow cookers cut down prep and cooking time, particularly for stews and soups. All you have to do is put the ingredients in and let it do all the work. Slow cookers are also great for cooking cheaper meat cuts that usually take longer to cook, whether beef, pork, lamb or chicken. It can cook them more tenderly and enhance the flavour of your dish. You can shop a wide range of slow cookers from Yuppiechef and @home at Somerset Mall. So, visit them today and enjoy meaty stews and mouthwatering soups whenever the craving hits. 

Air fryer

We could never neglect to mention the amazing air fryer that has been on every home cook’s wishlist. An air fryer is an appliance that can “deep-fry” food with nothing more than hot air and little to no oil at all, depending on what you're making. Air Fryers are just as versatile as slow cookers and a healthier alternative to frying food in oil, and you can use them for a range of things. For instance, you can use it for chicken wings, french fries, baked cookies, and roast veggies. You can find this kitchen accessory for sale at Yuppiechef at Somerset Mall. Now, you can look forward to healthier yet delicious meals.  

Grill and griddle

Switch things up with a grill and griddle. This kitchen appliance allows you to up your breakfast game while ensuring that burger or steak nights are never the same again. With a grill and griddle, you have the best of both worlds, and luckily for you, you can purchase one from Yuppiechef. The grill and griddle gives you a healthy way to prepare food, but this non-stick surface also helps the food cook in a way that makes it more flavourful. It is easier to clean, ensuring you have tasty meals without the hassle of scrubbing a stack of frying pans. 

Cookware and dishes

Any home cook will tell you that the foundation of a good dish is your cookware. Quality cookware helps you cook dishes with ease without worrying that you’ll burn them. They’re designed in a way to handle temperature and bring out the best in a meal. Plus, quality cookware and dishes also make the experience of cooking better. Cooking like a pro isn’t only about having the best home cooking tools but also about ensuring that your process is aesthetically pleasing as people eat with their eyes first. You can find quality cookware and dishes from Le Creuset and Woolworths at Somerset Mall. 

Blenders, mixers and food processors

What’s a kitchen without a blender, mixer and food processor? Nothing, if you ask us. These are essential kitchen tools, whether you plan on whipping up a smoothie in the morning or a dessert for a family dinner. Blenders, mixers and food processors make the experience easier, and they are easy to clean, which is always a plus. Shop at Game and @home for all your kitchen equipment tools. 

Kitchen accessories

Lastly, every kitchen needs kitchen accessories. Consider stainless steel kitchen knives, forks, spoons, mixing bowls, measuring cups, wooden spoons, cutting boards and more. This will make your cooking experience much easier, and your kitchen will have everything you need at your fingertips. Visit Carrol Boyes and Verimark for quality kitchen accessories and more. 

Final thoughts

Cooking doesn’t have to be hard, nor does it have to be the one thing you cannot do. With time and the right appliances and tools, you will be whipping up dishes with ease. And, remember that cooking should always be a fun experience where you can learn and experiment with your creativity. We hope that we have given you the tools to step up your game and cook like a pro! 

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