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    Updated on 29 Apr 2020. Posted on 29 Apr 2020

    18 Kitchen Tools You Should Consider Buying If Your Takeout Bill Is More Than Your Rent

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    In the past few weeks, I've been cooking a lot (three guesses why), which is why I've been finding myself searching the internet for new things to use in the kitchen.

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    If you're doing the same, here are some very cool kitchen products you should probably try.

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    Can't wait to make my own nut milk!

    1. This Vittoria coffee starter kit that will ease that cafe withdrawal you've been having since self-isolation began.

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    This starter kit comes with a piccolo coffee capsule machine, 120 coffee capsules and three reusable Vittoria cafe cups, so it really will feel just like you're getting coffee from your favourite cafe near work.

    Buy it from Vittoria for $199.

    2. This all-in-one mandoline slicer, so you don't have to spend heaps of time preparing your vegetables.

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    Why bother with a knife when you can buy a tool that does it all? Plus, it stores all the contents in a neat, little container, leaving no mess and a stack of perfectly sliced potatoes.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.69.

    3. These colour-coordinated chopping boards, so cross contamination won't ever be a factor in your kitchen.

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    This kit comes with four chopping boards, one for raw fish, one for raw meat, one for cooked food and one for vegetables. It's also super handy if you happen to share a kitchen with anyone that has strict dietary requirements.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $66.95.

    4. This avocado tool that will make having avo on toast so much easier.

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    This tool includes a slicer, a cutter and something to get that slippery seed out with ease. Here are some delicious avocado recipes by Tasty that are automatically easier with this tool.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.95.

    5. This NutriBullet that is so powerful, you'll never find random chunks in your morning smoothie ever again.

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    Plus, it can be used for way more than just your regular smoothie. Try it with your favourite pesto, chutney, sauce, soup and dip recipe.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $169.

    6. These reusable cotton cloth bags that you can use to brew coffee and tea — or strain nuts when making dairy-free milks.

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    These bags are made from 100% natural cotton, are tear resistant and are made from ultra firm mesh, so you'll only need to filter once without getting any unpleasant bits and pieces in your brew.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $4.49.

    7. This tofu press that will take the mess out of prepping your tofu, so that it's ready to be used in a delicious recipe.

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    This three piece tool helps you extract the water from your tofu and it's small enough to keep in the fridge!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    8. This stainless steel rolling pin, so that you can finally master the art of making pizza from scratch.

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    This rolling pin is non-porous and super smooth, so you'll be able to roll your dough out to whatever size your heart (or the recipe) desires. And because it's made from stainless steel, you don't need to worry about oiling it like you would a wooden one.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.95.

    9. And use it with this baking mat, so that you can roll everything out to the perfect size.

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    You can either use this non-stick baking mat in the oven or as a guide for making sure every bit of your pastry is the right shape and size.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $10.98.

    10. This compact slow cooker that will help you finally tackle the absolute delight that is low and slow cooking.

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    You can use this slow cooker for three to four hours on high, or for eight to nine hours on slow. If you don't have time or just can't be bothered to make dinner after work, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and by the time you clock off, you'll have a delicious meal ready to eat. This one has three heat settings, including an auto function to ensure your food is perfectly cooked.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.95.

    11. This sandwich press, which is a must because everything should be on panini level.

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    This press not only maintains even pressure for optimal sandwich toasting, but it's also a perfect tool for cooking if you live in a studio with a single stove or don't have a kitchen at all. You can use it to cook eggs, various kinds of meat and even tofu. Plus, every time I use it I want to start singing Lil Nas X's "Panini".

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    12. This magnetic weekly meal planner, so you know exactly what you need to get from the grocery store each week to minimise your exposure to all the chaotic energy.

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    Figuring out what to eat when takeout isn't as much of a viable option anymore can be difficult and repetitive. This meal planner can be stuck to your fridge, so that you can check and make sure you have all the ingredients ready for you to get cooking. It also comes in a pack of three, which gives you 156 weekly sheets in total.

    Buy a three pack from Amazon Australia for $11.67.

    13. This instant pot that will help you make an array of different dishes with absolute ease.

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    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more. Here are some delicious recipes by Tasty to get you started!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

    14. This waterproof meat thermometer, so you can stop pretending you know how to do the palm prodding method.

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    This thermometer has an LCD display that's super easy to read and you can switch between celsius and fahrenheit depending on which recipe you're using.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.99.

    15. This digital kitchen scale that will help you measure your ingredients, so that you're not stuck wondering why your cake collapsed — even though deep down you know full well that you added way too much milk.

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    Any cook will tell you that baking is an exact science, which makes having kitchen scales a huge benefit for anyone interested in making macarons. This scale is chrome plated for easy cleaning and is accurate as it uses a high quality strain gauge.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    16. This knife sharpener that will ensure your tools are in tip-top shape.

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    This handheld device features three stages to prep your knife, sharpen it then polish it, so it's ready to go. It also comes with a cleaning brush, so you can keep your knives and their sharpener in great shape for ages.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.95.

    17. This handheld spiraliser, which you can use to instantly create gorgeous garnishes or even a low carb spaghetti.

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    This gadget comes with three graters, so you can customise your spiral. It also has a container attachment, so everything stays in one place. It's also super easy to use — all you have to do is set the fruit or veggie in and twist!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.

    18. And finally, this flip cooker you've definitely been seeing all over the internet.

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    You can use this silicone flipper in any pan that fits and you'll get perfectly round pancakes, eggs or anything you desire with barely any effort.

    Buy a pack of two from Amazon Australia for $17.23.

    Me, cooking up a storm with all my new gadgets knowing Gordon Ramsey would be proud.

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