As an avid reader of Epicurious.com, I was instantly drawn to an article about the new next gadget in the kitchen. Without over shadowing the well written article, and adding my opinion, I thought it best that you read the original here first.
I like many foodie’s in the kitchen, who have grown up with a multitude of gadgets to aid and abet our culinary aspirations, are forever in search of the next thing.
Most collect a strange layer of kitchen dust (different from most other dusts around the house), as we justify why we should, instead of getting rid of the said appliance to make room for our new addition, we dust it off and relegate it to yet a darker dustier corner, just in case.
I like gadgets! But so far I have not embraced the rise of the One pot Empire heralded by the Thermomix over 10 years ago (or there abouts). Probably because everyone was buying one, and I have never been someone who felt comfortable following, and of course they were over $2000 Australian at the time.
But wait, just look at any of the Food channels, and every chef has his Thermomix, and they all seem to genuinely use them, not just another dust covered gadget!
When my mother knew my wife and I were moving back to the UK in the early 90s, she decided to buy me a second hand Robot Chef food processor as she knew I loved cooking. It lasted me, and a move back to Australia, another 10 years before it eventually started making strange noises! At that time Robot Chef was the latest Thermomix, and I loved it dearly. So maybe one day I might get drawn to the dark side and become one with the Empire!
Just as a parting note, I am not sponsored, or have any affiliation to, any products that appear on this page…yet!