Gone are the days when the kitchen was a place for women. Today’s modern man has embraced cooking and has become a master of the culinary arts. Whether it’s preparing that post gym food or impressing friends with your cocktail making skills, a modern man’s place is in the kitchen – just as it’s in the gym, office and behind the wheel.
Smart men embrace new technologies, especially when it makes life easier. There’s plenty of gadgets and gizmos out there that make your time in the kitchen that much easier and that much quicker. Life is short, so why waste it on repetitive tasks that can be automated? Here’s our run down of the best kitchen appliances that every man should have on his counter top.
Single Cup Kettle
There’s no getting away from the fact that the earth is warming up. It’s not just treehuggers who care about this issue any more, and we’re all becoming more environmentally friendly. A one cup kettle not only is a great way of saving the environment, it can also significantly cut your energy bills. A kettle is one of the most energy intensive appliances in a home. By switching to an appliance that only heats up exactly the amount you need, you’ll often make big enough savings to pay for the new kettle within a year. Plus no more waiting around – these kettles can boil a cup of water in 30 seconds.
It’s a classic device that’s been around for decades, but it’s one of the most versatile appliances out there. Use it to make healthy smoothies and protein-rich milkshakes for after the gym. Quickly mince up meat before meat and vegetables for your dinner. Make your own pasta dough so you can be sure you’re not eating junk. Create a sauce for your burritos. The list of uses goes on and on. This is a must have appliance and if you haven’t already got one it’s time to make the investment.
Being able to make a perfect coffee has become something of a babe magnet. Women appreciate a man who can make them better coffee than Starbucks baristas. And you’ll love having full control over your own beverages too. No more worrying about the calories in a coffee shop latte, instead choose your own milk and syrup at home. We recommend getting a pump espresso machine with built in milk frother. They can be picked up for under £100/$150 and will last years. Simply make 25 coffees and you’ll have paid for your machine in the savings you make on coffee shop prices.