The gadget zone: summer in the kitchen

It’s that time of the week again when we highlight the must-have gadgets for any self-respecting home. Today we’re taking a peek into the kitchen, and we’ve found some quite hysterical stuff. Indispensable is the word, no?

It’s summer time and the camper vans are out. How fitting then are these egg cups? Bring them on holiday and you’ve got your breakfast table sorted. The retro VW egg cups come in packs of four and are handpainted, so each family member can get their hands on a unique piece. Are you an orange van or blue?

Surprisingly, the weather has been holding up for over a week now and with temperatures getting higher and higher, ice cream sales are soaring. I would assume Zoku’s instant ice lolly maker is enjoying a spot in the limelight too. There’s no need for electricity to make this ice lolly maker work (although you do need to freeze the pop maker beforehand), simply customise your lolly according to taste, pour the juice mixture into the maker and wait for 7 minutes – et voila, frozen and fruity.

How about a portable espresso machine? In case you’re stuck in traffic, out and about in the park or climbing an Icelandic volcano (see above), the Handpresso will deliver a caffeine kick. Electricity free, light-weight and with a high pressure extraction system, it doesn’t get much easier than this to make good coffee. You have to carry around a thermos with hot water however (to add to the mini reservoir), so the Handpresso isn’t really something you would store in your back pocket. This is a must for those that have a hard time finding those ubiquitous Starbucks…

However your kitchen looks like in regards to gadgets, it might need a spruce up on the home improvement side. Get in touch with a kitchen specialist on Rated People and start planning your dream kitchen. My dream kitchen currently features those VW camper van cups…

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