Best kitchen appliances for lazy home cooks from Instant Pots to automatic pan stirrers
Too lazy to cook? From Instant Pots to Ninja choppers, these useful kitchen appliances may change your mind
Whether you don’t feel like cooking after a long day’s work or simply hate the thought of spending ours in the kitchen, we hear you.
Which is why we’ve rounded up some of Amazon‘s best kitchen appliances that we think will take the hassle out of cooking the simplest of meals.
From Instant Pots to George Forman grills and rapid egg cookers, you’ll be whipping up meals like a pro with minimal effort with these affordable and useful kitchen gadgets.
If you’re too lazy to chop your fruit and veg, a NINJA Chopper will do it for you in a matter of seconds. This nifty gadget takes all the hard work out of food prep with a simple pulse action to chop, mince and puree with precision and ease.
Simply place the blade into the cup, add the pod on top and get choppin’! Each pack conveniently comes with two stackable containers with lids to store any leftover ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece. The parts are also all removable to make cleaning even easier.
This device is perfect for getting nutritious and healthy food on the table in a convenient and consistent fashion.
The Instant Pot Duo is a 7 in 1 automatic electric pressure cooker that speeds up cooking by two to six times and uses up to 70 per cent less energy. It has 14 built-in smart programs for the following: Soup, meat/Stew, bean/chilli, poultry, saute, steam, rice, porridge, multigrain, slow cook, keep-warm, yogurt, pasteurise and fermenting. The Instant Pot Duo allows up to four hours of cooking time and max capacity is 6L of food, meaning you can meal prep in bulk for the week and spend even less time cooking!
Cook up multiple dishes in this one frying pan from VonShef.
With four divided sections, this 4 in 1 multi section grill is perfect for full English breakfasts, fajitas, stir fry and more. Chargrill meats and vegetables in the central griddle section whilst cooking up anything from eggs to sauces in the side sections. The skillet is made from strong die cast aluminium for even heat distribution.
The non-stick coating allows for easy cooking and cleaning. One pan means less cooking time and less washing up. A lazy cook’s dream.
If slicing your pizza with a standard pizza cutter is too much effort, you could just cut it into slices with a Dreamfarm Scizza.
These stainless steel pizza scissors are heat resistant up to 205 degrees centigrade, and perfectly slice up any pizza from deep pan to thin crust. They’re also great for cutting up other foods like quesadillas or toasties. The Scizza comes with a spatula tip to simply slide, slice and serve your pizza.
It’s the best kitchen gadget for pizza lovers. We also won’t judge if it’s store a bought pizza.
Cook quick, healthy meals using all your favourite fried recipes with a Tefal Actifry Air Fryer. The brand’s leading low-fat fryer cooks anything from chips to crispy chicken and even desserts.
The smart combination of hot air and unique stirring paddle means you don’t need to stop, shake or stir while cooking. A removable digital timer means you can set a cooking time and take it with you whilst you can get on with other things. You can even skip on the washing up because the Tefal Actifry’s lid, bowl and stirring paddle are all removable and dishwasher safe.
How do you like your eggs in the morning? From soft and hard boiled to poached, this Dash Rapid Egg Cooker cooks your eggs quicker than it takes water to boil in a pot!
The compact countertop device allows you to cook up to six eggs in one go. It includes a boiling tray and a separate non-stick poaching tray to poach up to two eggs.
This egg-cellent cooker also has the ability to make delicious individual omelettes. One satisfied reviewer on Amazon wrote: ‘So easy to use and eggs cooked to perfection!’
The Sistema microwave rice steamer makes cooking rice, polenta, cous cous and other grains a breeze.
The steamer comes with a pressure chamber plate to ensure rice stays moist, a lid with cool to touch, easy lift tabs, and a non-stick rice spoon for easy serving. A steam release vent in the lid offers splatter-free heating. The Sistema Rice Steamer is made from Phthalate and BPA free durable plastic and has a capacity of 2.6 litres.
One Amazon reviewer described the product: ”Simple to Use and Cooks Lovely Fluffy Rice’.
Too lazy to stir food in your pots and pans by hand? Let this automatic pan stirrer from uutensil do the hard work for you. The hands-free cooking device has three stirring speeds and rotates around the pan at the push of a button.
It’s perfect for preparing soups, sauces, porridge and more, without tiring your hand out from all that manual stirring.
The three-legged gadget prevents the food from sticking, scorching and burning to the bottom of the pan. The detachable nylon legs are heat resistant to 200 degrees centigrade, safe for non-stick pans and dishwasher safe.
Whether you fancy grilling bacon, steak or fish, a George Foreman grill has got you covered. Its ability to remove up to 42 per cent fat and juices into a clip in drip tray, means you can still enjoy your favourite comfort foods, as well as cook nutritious healthy meals.
Thanks to its easy-clean, non-stick grill plates, a George Foreman grill not only saves you time on cooking but also on cleaning. The sleek stainless steel design is compact and can be easily stored away vertically to save on space when not in use.
If you’ve ever felt the pain of accidentally slicing your finger with a potato peeler, you may have avoided peeling vegetables ever again. But this ParaCity automatic peeler does the job for you at the push of a button.
It even zests citrus fruits. Its robotised arm adjusts to every thickness, shape and textures of your fruit and vegetables and the bottom holder fixes them in place during its rotation. A five star review on Amazon reads: ‘This product is super easy to use, super easy to clean and very efficient.
Peels a potato in less than 15 seconds. You only need to cut the ends of the potatoes afterwards. Peels come off in a neat strip exactly as in the photos.
Can’t recommend this product highly enough.’
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