Whether you are a dab hand or more of a novice in the kitchen, there are certain culinary accessories that every gentleman should own. These kitchen gadgets will take you all the way through from the preparation – making it less time consuming, more efficient and enjoyable – to serving up and finally the presentation of the meal.
Cocktail Shaker, £215 from Alessi
This stylish mirror polished stainless steel cocktail shaker, created by Sylvia Stave in 1937, steps away from the tradition shaker design. A beautiful, interesting and practical addition to any dinner party.
L’Atelier du Vin Electric Barman, £99.95 from Harrods
We have all been caught trying to have a conversation with someone while awkwardly attempting to uncork a bottle of red. However, with a simple press of a button the L’Atelier du Vin’s Electric Barman takes all that stress away. Complete with LCD display showing its battery power.
Master Class Meat Thermometer, £6.50 from Selfridges
Meat connoisseurs rest assured, there is now a simple instrument to make sure your meat is always cooked to your taste perfection. Simply stick this kitchen gadget in the meat and allow it to guide you to your preferred cooking temperature. Measures from 54°C to 88°C.
Tom Dixon Tower Salt Grinder £45 from Selfridges
Inject some colour and panache to your dinner table with this Salt Grinder from Tom Dixon. Crafted using wood and a Danish ceramic mechanism.
Rotary Peeler, £13 from Joseph Joseph
This rotary peeler from Joseph Joseph is the ultimate timesaver. Combining three different stainless steel vegetable cutting blades – standard, serrated or julienne – this handy kitchen gadget will allow you to quickly change between them, slashing your meal preparation time. Encased in a tough plastic circular case which opens easily for cleaning.
De’Longhi PrimaDonna S De Luxe Coffee Machine, £999 from John Lewis
Make that desire for a late morning Sunday cappuccino a reality with this deluxe coffee machine from master manufacturers De’Longhi. Highlight of this particular model? It has a memory function meaning you can program your preferred amount of milk, quantity of ground coffee and the quantity of water to quickly produce your favourite hot beverage.
Bugatti Vita Electric Juicer, £139.99 from Selfridges
This is a top quality product with regards to design, aesthetic and functionality. The 60 degrees rotation at the hinge allows the user to pour straight from juicing so delicious drinks are available in no time at all.
Wine Lock, £13.61 from Play.com
Keep friends and children (or for some, both) out of your prized wine collection with this handy wine lock. Just one word of warning: don’t forget the combination…
Wüsthof Ikon 9 Piece Knife Block, £979 from Harrods
Purchase all your cooking knives in one fell swoop with these 9 piece set complete with stylish beech wood and aluminium block. A worthy investment, each knife is made from a single blank of high-carbon steel with full tang. This meticulous and innovative use of materials and design enable the user the perfect slice.
Tala 1960’s Cook’s Measure, £9 from Oliver Bonas
A perfect blend of style and kitsch, this Oliver Bonas gadget is marked with a whole selection of useful measurements.
By Victoria Gardiner