Take a bow Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. Thanks to your
sterling efforts, baking has been elevated to the status of a treasured
national pastime in Britain these days. Spending a lot more time at home
through the coronavirus lockdown has helped, of course.
With more of the same set to follow this winter - and The Great British Bake Off back on our
screens just in time - it is fitting that we are about to celebrate National Baking Week to get those
cake-sensitive taste buds match fit again.
But what’s that? You’ve never baked a thing in your life
before and wouldn’t know a whisk from a wooden spoon? Never fear, because in
this technological age, there are plenty of clever kitchen gadgets to help even
the most culinary-impaired of us bake up a storm. Here are some of our
favourite baking appliances to try out.
Tefal Cake Factory
If you feel like you only have to look at an oven for your
baking experiments to end in disaster, the Tefal
Cake Factory is definitely the appliance for you. This brilliant
standalone appliance will have you wowing family and friends with your baking
skills, no matter what it is you want to bake. Cakes, cookies, brownies, you
name it, the Cake Factory delivers perfect results every time with five
intelligent baking programs that set temperature and time just right. All you
have to do is make the mix, choose the container and voila, sit back and wait
for a tasty treat!
Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor
For anyone who thinks all the beating and whisking and
folding and kneading involved in baking sounds too much like hard work, a food
processor is a must have. Essentially an electric mixer with different
attachments to perform different tasks, the beauty of a food processor is how
versatile it is. The Ninja 3-in-1 goes above and beyond in that
regard - not only will it whip up a cake mix or cookie dough in seconds, it
also comes with two different blender attachments (big and small) for whipping
up everything from smoothies to sauces.
Bosch MaxoMixx Hand Blender
Speaking of versatile, the Bosch MaxoMixx is a super-handy stick blender
with bells on. As well as having the usual blades for blending smooth sauces,
soups and pastes, it also comes with a whisk attachment, which makes it a
baker’s best friend when it comes to beating eggs or creaming a cake mix
together. Not only that, it comes with not one but two containers, one a
measuring vessel and the other with an integrated blade attachment of its own -
perfect for blitzing nuts or making your own homemade spice mix.
Salter Cook Bluetooth Smart Kitchen Scale
Finally, no wannabe baker should step into the kitchen
without a good set of scales. Salter has been leading the market in kitchen
scales since the 1760s. And although they still do a great line in classy
traditional mechanical scales, we love this ultra-modern digital version. Not only
does it have an impressive weighing range of 1g all the way up to 10kg and
provide instant conversions to imperial and to fluid measurements (ml and fluid
oz), it also connects to the Salter Cook app, which gives you recipes to follow
step-by-step and lets you read measurements on your phone.
Once you are all set up and ready to start baking your masterpieces,
don’t forget to protect your shiny new appliances with Row.co.uk’s fantastic value kitchen appliance cover.
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