Cook faster with these gadgets while in quarantine

If you're self-isolating right now or have a shelter-in-place mandate, you're likely in one of two camps: trying all of the new recipes or tired of cooking every meal. Or maybe you're loving cooking but just need a break every once in a while so you can figure out what culinary delight to attempt next. Whatever your needs, we have gadgets that will help make your time in the kitchen easier and faster.

Cook faster with these gadgets while in quarantine
Breville Smart Countertop Oven Air in Use

Remember the good old days when we could just go out to eat when we didn’t feel like cooking? Sure, there is takeout, but it’s not quite the same. And some people don’t feel comfortable getting food from anywhere right now. You’d rather know that your food is made in a safe, clean environment and not getting coughed on by someone with coronavirus. Hey, you just never know. If you are trying to avoid cooking as much or want to just get it done, you can cook faster with these gadgets.

Maybe you’re concentrating on baking and trying new recipes out that you’ve been sitting on for a while. Or maybe you’re in a bread-baking mode. If you’re focused on something specific, you might not want to mess around with the monotony of breakfast, lunch, or dinner when you can concentrate on making desserts. I mean, stressed spelled backward is desserts, and we’re all a little stressed right now and could use some relief.

So strap on your apron, wash your hands, and get to cooking.

Stainless Steel Spreadable Butter Mill

Tired of waiting for the butter to soften? The Spreadable Butter Mill turns butter into softer thin ribbons of dairy deliciousness in mere seconds! Perfect for bread, toast, bagels, muffins, sandwiches, corn on the cob, waffles, French toast, mashed potatoes, steaks, and more. It is a must-have, easy-to-use, ingenious tool perfect for every kitchen. All you need to do is put the stick of butter inside of the Butter Mill, place the top back on it, give it a twist through its built-in grater, and voilà! After each use, you can keep the butter inside by popping the top back on and storing it in your refrigerator.


Breville Handy Mix Scraper Intuitive Hand Mixer

If you’ve been baking up a storm during quarantine, the Breville Handy Mix Scraper Intuitive Hand Mixer is a super useful kitchen tool that can mix just about anything. This baking gadget has nine speeds and a 240-watt motor, but you don’t have to even bother with that. The Breville Beater IQ technology ensures that this baking mixer finds the right speed and power output for whatever you’re mixing. And because the scraper beaters have silicone tips, they don’t make that annoying rumbling sound beaters are known for. 

Breville Smart Countertop Oven Air

Cook all of your food to delicious perfection with the Breville Smart Countertop Oven Air. Armed with the latest technology, this system can toast, cook, crisp, bake, and more. In fact, it comes ready to go with 13 different preset functions to sort out your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It even has an air-fry setting to keep the calories low and the flavors high. The Smart Oven Air remains on your counter to be totally convenient every day.

Breville Smart Countertop Oven Air

Breville Smart Countertop Oven Air in Kitchen

MasterPan Divided Skillet Pan

Create the ultimate meal in a single pan with the MasterPan Divided Skillet Pan. This kitchen innovation has five sections to each hold a different food. Incredibly, the MasterPan allows you to evenly cook all of your food at once, so you’re just one step away from the best breakfast. You can fry your bacon, cook your eggs, and even bake some fluffy pancakes all simultaneously. It’s safe for the oven as well as the dishwasher, so clean up is (almost) as easy as the cooking.

MasterPan Divided Skillet Pan

MasterPan Divided Skillet Pan with Food in It

Philips Pasta Maker Plus Noodle Machine

Whether you’re homebound or you just like to make fresh meals, the Philips Pasta Maker Plus Noodle Machine is for you. This machine makes it easy to create delicious homemade noodles from flour, salt, and water in just ten minutes. It takes only 15 minutes to make a pound of pasta, which is six servings. And it takes all the hassle out of the process by mixing and kneading at the push of a button. What’s more, it extrudes the noodles in almost any shape you want.


Philips Soup Maker Puréeing Machine

Make delicious, healthy, and hearty meals using the Philips Soup Maker Puréeing Machine. This cooking gadget sits on your countertop to help you make soups in just 18 minutes. And this pureeing machine is super easy to use, too, thanks to the six preset programs. You can make puréed soup, chunky soup, cold soup, smoothies, and compote. You can even create milk-based soups and use this soup machine as a blender.


Revolution Cooking R180 High-Speed Smart Toaster

It’s important to start your day off right, and you can guarantee it will be with the Revolution Cooking R180 High-Speed Smart Toaster. This two-slice toaster lets you customize your toasty bread just the way you want it. In fact, this smart bread toaster offers three different modes, seven different shades, and five food settings. So whether you want a lightly toasted bagel or a pretty-much-burnt piece of bread for breakfast, the R180 will provide it. 


Breville 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer & Blender

Clear off your kitchen counter and make room for the Breville 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer & Blender. This two-in-one device does what it says: it blends and juices. In fact, it has a 3.5-inch wide chute that’s big enough for pretty much anything you want to juice. So you won’t have to bother chopping up apples beforehand. And this juicer blender is pretty intense with its Kinetix blade and bowl system and Cold Spin Technology.  And with 10 different speed options, it’ll be able to blend up virtually anything. Make juices, smoothies, and cocktails better than before with the 3X Bluicer Pro.

CookingPal Julia Smart All-in-One Cooker

With the CookingPal Julia Smart All-in-One Cooker, there’s no way you can mess up a meal. This kitchen assistant will help you prepare meals more efficiently and cook faster. With a step-by-step guide through the process, this smart cooking device will ensure that you feel confident all along the way. Julia will guide you through how to properly chop ingredients with exact, weight-based measurements. In fact, it even includes a scale that’s accurate within five grams, so you don’t have to dirty measuring cups. From cooking and chopping to blending and kneading, Julia can pretty much do it all.


Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

Make cooking big family meals much easier with the Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. With a six-quart capacity, this cooking gadget cuts down on the time it takes to make all your favorite meals. From pumpkin pie to steamed vegetables and rice to yogurt, the Duo60 can tackle it all. In fact, this six-quart Instant Pot has seven functions in one device. It includes a rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté, and warmer. 


Even if you have been hating cooking every meal, you can cook faster with these gadgets and maybe even have a little fun doing it. We all love new recipes, and though you might not be a Michelin-star chef, many of these gadgets come with instructions and recipes that will give you an extra hand. What have you been trying while you’re in isolation? Let us know!

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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