14 kitchen gadgets you need if you need to learn how to cook, stat

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by Louella Berryman |

If you're making your first foray into the kitchen, these gadgets are guaranteed to make your life SO much easier, trust us.

We've rounded up all the best kitchen gadgets for beginner cooks, so whether you're into smoothie bowls and sweet potato or meat feast pizza, there's a time-saving gadget out there for you.

With the help of these trusty kitchen gizmos, you'll be whipping up brunch for your besties, birthday cakes and Friday night feasts before you know it.

Go on, hun, top up that Amazon shopping basket ASAP.

The best kitchen gadgets if you're learning how to cook

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You can pretty much make anything from a green goddess smoothie to posh pesto in this bad boy, so get shopping.

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There's nothing more satisfying that coming home (or moving rooms??) to a slow-cooked meal. It's the ultimate lazy cooking gadget.

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Boiling water is a cooking essential (even if it's just so pasta cooks quicker!) We love this cult-favourite Smeg kettle which will look hella chic in your kitchen. Even Mrs Hinch is a fan.

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Listen, you might think you can eyeball that cake recipe, but let's be honest, you have no idea what 200g of flour even looks like. So PLEASE for the sake of cakes buy these cute scales.

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Urm, did anyone say brunch? Impress your pals with homemade brunch waffles ASAP.

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A funky timer is something that every budding chef needs in their kitchen - plus you can stick this one on your fridge.

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If you own one of these, you may as well apply for Masterchef, tbh. Use it to grate parmesan, zest lemons and generally show off your cheffing skills.

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The best garlic press on the market, IMO. Say hello to gorgeously garlicky pasta sauce.

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If you're using all your brand spanking new gadgets to make delicious things, you need some mixing bowls, right? Plus these have lids, so no need for separate tupperware.

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If baking is number one on your self-isolation hobby list, this electric hand whisk is ESSENTIAL for the creamiest buttercream and the fluffiest cakes.

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This blender is a fab and budget friendly way to create artisanal soups, pesto and other fancy things, all for under twenty quid.

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If you're willing to drop some coin on a kitchen gadget, this KitchenAid is the absolute dream. Bake Off 2020, anyone?

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This mini food processor will create curry pastes and marinades from scratch and blitz onions in seconds. So go on, add to basket, chop chop.

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Okay, so not technically a gadget, but honestly this will make your life so much easier.

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If you're just starting out on your cooking journey, you're probably in need of some pointers.

It's very tempting to get all CHEF and try the most impressive thing you can find, but honestly, you're better off going back to basics.

Find a recipe book full of tasty things you really want to make, then try some of the simpler recipes before moving on to cooking a full three-course dinner.

Also, remember to leave yourself plenty of time when you're making something new, no-one likes a stress-head in the kitchen and you'll probably put yourself off cooking for life.

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