Here at FDL HQ, we love a good kitchen gadget that gets us Michelin star results - or at least lets us believe in the possibility. Everything starts with a great set of knives, but there are lots of cool gadgetsout there that can make cooking easier, smarter and give our dishes that professional look.
Here enters Heston Blumenthal who over the years has partnered up with a number of brands creating kitchen appliances that come with the scientific precision that he has become famous for. The chef has always been famous for offering up ‘science-based’ cooking tips, as he did through his TV show “How to Cook Like Heston.”
What about a kettle with different temperature settings, each for oolong, white, black, and green tea? Or a next-generation barbecue with smart controlled vents for perfect airflow control? If you were one of those people who learnt how to cook the perfect steak or followed him through his 3 step process in the pursuit of the potato chips of your dreams, you’re going to want to hit up some of these gadgets.
Here are the top five Heston Blumenthal kitchen gadgets that we’ve got our eyes on.
TOP KITCHEN GADGETS BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL
1. The Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K Barbecue
Blumenthal promises to revolutionalise outdoor cooking with his line of outdoor grills with Aussie barbecue brand Everdure. The 4K comes with the tagline 'the future of charcoal cooking, now,' and seeing from the list of things it can do, it's a bit it hard to call it just a 'grill.' It's basically a home kitchen contained in one sweet machine. Some functions include the ability to light the charcoal with the press of a button, and perfecttemperature control thanks to six probes - four for the air temperature, two for the food.
2. The 5-in-1 Digital Cooking Thermometer by Heston Blumenthal Precision
The best way to ensure perfection in cooking any type of meat is with a thermometer. There’s no other way to be absolutely sure whether your chicken, steak or slab of pork belly is cooked to the doneness you are looking for. Period. This thermometer comes with an ‘Intelligent Roasting’ function that counts down to the finish time of your roast by detecting the internal temperature of the meat, has a 0.1ºC degree of accuracy, and can be used for roasting, grilling, bbq, deep frying and confectionery.
Found online here at $33.00
3. Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Toast Select Toaster
Say no to burnt toast, pale toast, or one-sided toast. Blumenthal’s toaster for Sage comes with separate settings for different types of bread (brown, white, grain, fruit, rye and even crumpet!), six browning levels, and a ‘lift and look’ function for when you just want to take a little peek.
4. Sage by Heston Blumenthal Kitchen Wizz Food Processor
This fine looking food processor chops and blends with a double layered blade, two feed chutes and a variable cutting disk that can be fixed between 0.3mm to 8.0mm, so from veil-like daikon discs to parmigiana-worthy eggplant slices, it's all possible.
5. Heston Blumenthal Precision Dual Platform Digital Kitchen Scales
A fraction of a gram can make all the difference if you are Heston-perfect. Blumenthal's scales have two platforms: the larger one measures up to 10 kg, and the smaller that comes with a measuring scale of 0.1g, so you can accurately weigh your agar agar, lecithin, or whatever ingredient you are using for your molecular gastronomy experiment.
Discover here one of our favourite slow-cooked beef stew recipes, for those that have a whole day to wait for it to be ready. But do not also forget to browse our other four top beef stew recipes from around the world.