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Kitchen Gadget Regrets. In episode 030 of the Magic With Gadgets Podcast we are talking about the kitchen gadgets we regret getting and what we should have bought instead.

Kitchen Gadgets I Regret Getting
Kitchen Gadgets I Regret Getting
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Kitchen Gadget Regrets

I love the song “My Way” By Frank Sinatra. Its been one of my favourites since I was little, and my grandad would sing it to me. He loved The Rat Pack and even now I can listen to Sinatra 24/7 if the hubby and kids let me!

One of my favourite lyrics from My Way is “regrets, I have had a few, but too few to mention”.

Those words can apply to so many different situations, but I like to think of it when I think about kitchen gadgets that I have owned and regret.

There are only a few kitchen gadgets I regret buying and I want to share with you today on the podcast which ones!

My Top 5 BIGGEST Kitchen Gadget Regrets

Morphy Richards Soup Maker – I love my soup makers apart from this one. Its way too small compared to the others, and doesn’t hold as much soup and the blender for making a smooth soup is not as good. Then it eventually just broke one day and went to kitchen gadget heaven. This is the one I have now that has a brilliant blender, holds a lot more soup and does a lot more.

Cheap Slow Cookers – I have learnt my lesson on this. I was gifted (at different times) the Morphy Richards Slow Cooker and the Lakeland Slow Cooker. Both died on me and didn’t even last 6 months. And worst of all, the electric wiring broke which made them a health and safety issue. I do love this one instead though.

Cheap Air Fryers – I am talking about those that supermarkets sell and that are at least half the price of regular air fryers. They never get as hot and their time and temps never seem to match other recipes. In the end they break, and you spend just as much once you have replaced them. I recommend this one instead.

Crisp Lid – I was gifted one of the Mealthy Crisplids when they were first released, and the idea was that you added the lid to your electric pressure cooker and then you can air fry. Well, I found that it didn’t have an all round cook and you spent most of your time turning the food. Though it did cook great air fryer toast. My replacement was this kitchen gadget that does air frying and pressure cooking brilliantly.

Food Processors – I remember having a Kenwood food processor on my wedding list and also having a few other food processors over the years. They just drove me crazy and never worked right and then there is all the attachments that break, or you can’t figure out what to use. I’m done with them now and just use this for whenever I have breadcrumbs to make or cheese to grate.

The takeaway on this is that when you buy cheap, you get what you pay for and I vow to stay away from cheap slow cookers, cheap air fryers and cheap slow cookers.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode?

  • Which kitchen gadgets I regret getting
  • What I use instead
  • Why I regret them
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. Loving the podcast, thanks for this, i always feel guilty if i buy a kitchen accessory and i do not really like it, so this makes me feel abit better that someone who uses them for work can make the same mistakes!