Top Gadgets for Cooking at Dinner Parties
If you’re having guests round, then you will no doubt be looking forward to your opportunity to impress them with your housekeeping, culinary skills, creativity in the kitchen and general hosting ability. In fact, this is one of the reasons (if we’re being honest) that many people throw dinner parties in the first place…
Thus, it’s important to do anything you can to get the competitive advantage and to ensure that your cooking is well remembered by all in attendance. To do that, read on and we’ll look at some of the most advanced technology you can add to your cooking arsenal in the kitchen. With technology on your side, there’s no way you can fail!
Digital Temperature Fork
A temperature fork is a highly useful device that can turn anyone into a pro at cooking – especially if you’re forced to make do with a less than perfectly efficient oven. Essentially, a temperature fork is a fork you insert into a piece of meat while it’s in the over/on the barbeque/in the frying pan in order to get an idea of the internal temperature of the meat being cooked. This way you can bring your meat out when it’s perfectly done and never over cook or under cook what you’re making.
If you lead a busy lifestyle, then finding the time to cook your mains might prove a struggle. If that’s the case though, why not use a slow cooker? This is a device that will cook your food constantly at a relatively low temperature, meaning that you can leave it to cook while you’re not around to keep an eye on the food. This way, you simply prepare the ingredients, put them in the cooker then come home to a ready meal!
Steaming vegetables is not only a very healthy way to cook them that adds no extra calories and keeps all the nutrients locked in, but it’s also a very quick and convenient way to prepare them that will make you more likely to want to offer lavish sides of veg when you next dish up.
A food processor can help you with almost any kind of food preparation, which makes it an incredibly versatile tool and one that belongs on any kitchen benchtops!
Ice Cream Maker
An ice cream maker is something that always gets a smile from our inner child and is great fun to use when creating fun ingredients. Making your own ice cream is also a great way to win extra points at any dinner party and if you try using dry ice (make sure you learn how to do it first so that nobody gets hurt!) then you can create quite a show stopper of a desert (serve in a tall glass).
Just as you can make waffles in a dedicated device, so too can you get a gadget to prepare your waffles. All you have to do is to put the ingredients in, shut the lid… and wait. After a few minutes your cupcakes will be perfectly formed and ready to eat!
‘Tempour’ is not only a device that makes pouring wine easier – it also speeds up the time it takes in order to cool down a bottle of wine. If you’ve left it a bit late putting your booze in the fridge, then this is a great way to save yourself the embarrassment of warm white wine!
Menu Wrap Around Thermometer
The ‘Menu’ wrap around thermometer is a thermometer you attach to the outside of your wine bottles in order to measure the temperature. This way, you can ensure that they’re always at the perfect coolness just before you serve everyone their glasses.