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    18 Things That Will Inspire You To Cook This Weekend


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    1. This utensil set that has everything you could possibly need to whip up a Masterchef-inspired meal.


    This stainless steel set includes five serving spoons, a potato masher, a whisk, a spatula, tongs, a cheese grater, a pizza cutter, a can opener, an ice cream spoon, a wine opener and 10 measuring spoons.

    Buy the 25 piece set from Amazon Australia for $46.79.

    2. This flip cooker you've definitely been seeing all over the internet.


    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 $13.04.

    3. This pack of reusable meal prep containers, which will force you to stop paying $15 for a sandwich every day.


    These meal prep containers are stackable for easy storing. Plus, they're microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. These ones are in a bento style, so you can keep your sauces and food separate which will make them extra fresh when you dig in at lunchtime.

    Buy a pack of 15 from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    4. This waterproof meat thermometer, so you can stop pretending you know how to do the palm prodding method only to end up with well done steak each time.


    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 $18.45.

    5. This smart rice cooker that adjusts the temperature as the rice cooks, so that it turns out perfect.


    This rice cooker has a 10 cup capacity, meaning it can make up to 25 servings at a time. You can also pre-set it, so you can put it on and forget about it until you're ready for a delicious rice dish.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $111.20.

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


    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 to make dinner when you get home, just throw in a few ingredients in the morning, set it to low and come home to a delicious and nutritious meal!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.

    7. Or if you don't want a million different appliances cluttering your kitchen, this instant pot does it all.


    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.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

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


    Plus, it can be used for more than your smoothies. You can use it to make delicious pesto, chutney, sauces, soup and dips.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $139.

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


    The 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.

    10. And if you're looking for more things to press, this sandwich press is a must because everything should be on panini level.


    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.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.

    11. This cast iron skillet that will make stove to oven cooking so much easier.

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    This skillet is one piece of forged iron and features lips on either side for easy pouring.

    If you're looking for inspiration on what you can make with your cast iron skillet, here are 21 recipes you can start with.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    12. This magnetic utensil set that will keep your kitchen tools neat and accessible next to your stove.


    This set includes five cooking tools that are all heat resistant with magnetic handles so that they stack neatly on their stand.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.

    13. This unbleached cheese cloth that you can use to make cheese — obviously — or even nut milk!


    This cloth is 100% unbleached and made of ultra fine cotton yarn. Even if you're not a fan of cheese, there are a tonne of different uses including making cauliflower crust pizza and squeezing the juice out of an onion for marinade.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $7.99.

    14. This baking mat, which is perfect for mastering the art of the macaron.


    You can either use this non-stick baking mat in the oven or, as a guide when you're rolling dough to size.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $5.39.

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


    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 $25.99.

    16. 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.


    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 highly accurate as it uses a high quality strain gauge.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    17. This pizza cutter that will make frozen pizzas so much easier to prepare — and faster preparation equals faster consumption.


    This cutter can be used to cut a variety of flatbreads, but you can also use it to finely chop herbs, onions and garlic.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.95.

    18. And finally, this cold brew maker that you can keep in the fridge so that you can enjoy a cold pick-me-up all through summer.


    To make the coffee, all you need to do is insert coarse grounds, pour filtered water over and let it sit overnight. Then filter and serve the delicious drink come morning. *Italian chef kiss.*

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $65.

    The sooner you get cooking, the sooner you can start eating!

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