Whip up your own salads, waffles, juice and ice cream in a jiffy with these 4 kitchen machines.
Not just a salad spinner, this multi-tasker also lets you chop and dice salad ingredients. It comes with three interchangeable lids – one to be used while spinning salads, another to cover the bowl, and the third with a metal grid that cuts up ingredients when you push a lever down. If you are a salad queen, this is a time-saving gadget that’s worth investing in. www.jml.sg
TEFAL INFINITY PRESS REVOLUTION
A relatively inexpensive slow juicer (most cost over $600), it did a fair and quiet job of slow juicing fruits and veggies. It includes two stainless steel filters – one fine and the other coarse, which is useful if you want less or more pulp in your juice. Juices were clear and refreshing, although the residual pulp was slightly wet and could have been squeezed drier. Small chunks of fruits also occasionally got squeezed out into the pulp jug.
ZOKU ICE CREAM MAKER
This ice-cream maker is great for making single-portion treats quickly. Freeze the stainless steel bowl overnight, pour in the chilled ingredients, stir them, and scrape the sides of the bowl with a mixing spoon (included) for five minutes for your soft-serve ice cream. If you like your ice cream harder, pop it in the freezer for another 10min.
LEKUE WAFFLE KIT
With these silicone moulds, you can make waffles in the oven without slaving over a waffle pan. Pour your batter into the moulds, then pop them into the oven. After seven minutes, turn the waffles out from the mould onto the baking tray. Bake for another seven minutes and they’re ready. Each mould makes four waffles; you can fit two moulds side by side on a rack in the oven. www.thehomeshoppe.com.sg
By Melissa Chang, Simply Her, September 2014