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For some men, the idea of cooking remains best left to the opposite sex. But, according to science, the most attractive man knows his way around the kitchen. He doesn’t just delve in now and again but thrives there. From whipping up a delicious breakfast to preparing protein shakes before you hit the gym, ignoring the kitchen is no longer an option. In fact, ladies are more attracted to a man who knows his way around the kitchen than a DIY’er.
So what appliances should you have in your kitchen? Of course microwaves and ovens still have their place, but as technology advances, devices like air fryers, coffee makers and pressure cookers are making cooking easier and providing a whole new range of delicious recipes to try.
We’ve put together six of the best kitchen gadgets men should have. Whether it’s whipping up a healthy shake in the mornings or enjoying some healthy fried chicken with friends for dinner, this range of kitchen appliances will give you more confidence in the kitchen and inspire you to eat in more often.
1. George Foreman Panini Press
BEST FOR THE GRILL MASTER
With 60-square inches of grill space, the George Foreman Panini Press is a handy and speedy go-to choice for making paninis, cooking burgers, grilling veggies and a lot more. The smart design includes removable plates, which make the post-cooking clean up quick and easy. You’ll also find that the fast-heating cooking elements mean you’re ready to cook in a matter of seconds, while the sloped, non-stick design of the plates removes the need for lubricants and removes fat from your meats for more leaner meals.
2. GoWISE Programmable Air Fryer
BEST FOR THE MAN ON A DIET
If the term “air fryer” means nothing to you, you’re in for a revelation. Deep fried foods taste delicious, but they are incredibly unhealthy. An air fryer achieves the same outcome as a deep fryer with a fraction of the oil, delivering delicious food without the guilt. This GoWISE Programmable Air Fryer is a great choice for your kitchen as it makes air frying food simple. It comes with eight cooking presets, including those for fries, chicken, steak, shrimp and more. Simply put your food in, press the button and enjoy a delicious and healthier-than-usual fried dish in a few minutes. The device is available in a range of colors, allowing you to choose the color which best matches your kitchen decor.
3. Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker
BEST FOR THE MEAT LOVER
Do you love making chili for the big game or simply cook most of your meals with ground beef? The Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is probably the perfect item for you. It lets you saute, steam, pressure cook, slow cook, warm and even cook rice within one easy-to-use device. Whether it’s meat, vegetables or fish, this device will not only save the space an appliance for each job would take, the advanced technology inside allows it to do most jobs in half the time, too. The pressure cooker is available in three different sizes depending on your daily meal requirements. You’ll also find easy, one-touch controls on the front along with programs for cooking eggs, cakes and an option to keep food warm for up to 10 hours during the day.
4. Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
BEST FOR THE GYM RAT
This Ninja Professional Countertop Blender makes it easy to prep your pre and post-workout shakes and create delicious soups, sauces and other sides with ease. It offers a number of blending options, including low, medium and high speeds as well as a pulse option. The jar can hold up to 72 ounces of liquid and is also ideal for mixing up some ice-based cocktails on your cheat day.
5. Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo Espresso Maker
BEST FOR THE COFFEE LOVER
Having coffee and espresso with the touch of one button is a dream for any coffee lover. And with the Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo Espresso Maker, that’s exactly what you’ll get. The device also has a built-in milk frother for rapid preparation of both warm and cold froth for cafe-style drinks. This espresso machine uses capsules and includes technology capable of recognizing the choice of capsule, resulting in blend-specific brewing for a more enjoyable cup. Plus, the machine comes with a welcome set of 12 different Nespresso VertuoLine capsules, giving you an easy way to find the aroma-filled capsule which best suits your tastes best.
6. Breville Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor
BEST FOR THE HEALTHY EATER
Start your day with a delicious glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice thanks to this Breville Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor. Whether you prefer orange, grapefruit or pineapple, this high-powered juicer offers two different speed controls to ensure you get the maximum juice possible from your fruit. The high-quality die-cast steel housing looks great in any kitchen, and it includes a number of dishwasher safe parts for easy post-juicing cleaning. It also sports a locking arm to prevent any unwanted mess and can hold up to 1.1 quarts in the juice jug.