Five cool gadgets for creative cooking in isolation

As the country gets to grips with the coronavirus, households are also finding they have to cope with cooking up delicious dinners using whatever they can find in the cupboard.

Don’t get stuck with bland meals

Living in isolation also means trying to make the best of what you have available, or whatever you can find at the shops. But limited supplies or a lack of your favourite foods doesn’t need to be a problem.

Clifford James is operating as usual, and it has a fantastic array of creative cooking gadgets to make sure you can make something new using whatever ingredients you can find.

So don’t get stuck with bland meals – get creative with these five cool kitchen gadgets.

Storing food is something that more of us will need to do, and while freezing food is fine, there are alternatives. This food dehydrator allows you to slowly extract moisture from all kinds of foods, while locking in the flavours and nutritional content.

Dehydrating is the healthiest way of preserving your food and the five-tier design means you can preserve varieties of food simultaneously; from fruit and vegetables to fish and beef. It also comes with a handy instruction manual with drying time guidelines.

Socially isolate your sausages from your fried egg and eliminate the fuss and hassle of having to use separate pots and pans for one meal with this amazing multi section frying pan. Ideal for the traditional full English breakfast, it can also be used for healthy grills with vegetables or simple fast family meals. And it only leaves you with one pan to wash.

With people being told to self-isolate and socially distance for anywhere between seven days and three months, it's going to be important to add a little variety to your daily routine however you can. This funky gadget is ideal for creating salads and coleslaws, and it can also be used for creating new and exciting ways of presenting your food, including vegetable spaghetti.

Make noodles, twists or rings and find a fun way to increase your intake of healthy fruit and veg.

Slow cooking is something which requires a lot of patience – but if you’re stuck inside then it’s the ideal method to make some mouth-watering meals. You don’t need to slave away for hours – just pop in your ingredients, pick a temperature setting and then sit back and relax while the cooker does the rest.

Slow cooking is ideal for maximising flavour and leaving meat juicy and tender, and this gadget can also be used to keep food warmed through until you are ready to eat it.

There’s nothing healthier than soup, and if you’ve never tried making your own this might be the perfect time – it’s a great dish to cook up in bulk then freeze for later. And with this gadget you can create delicious soup from scratch in less than half an hour.

Just add fresh ingredients of your choosing, close the lid, select whether you would like chunky or smooth soup and sit back and let the soup maker do the rest. It can also be used as a blender to make smoothies, shakes, coulis and juices.

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