Yearning for a satisfying breakfast but dreading the long lines and eye-popping prices at your local cafe? Whether you’re cooking for the family, entertaining friends or simply craving an indulgent morning treat, these kitchen gadgets are here to turn your breakfast into an unforgettable experience.
WHEN YOU WANT EASY BREAKFASTS IN A SNAP
A simple hot breakfast can be made in less than 10 minutes. This might even be quicker than having to stand in line, order and wait for your food at a food kiosk.
Tefal Toast n’ More TT5528 (S$79; usual price: S$99.90)
Do you wish to resurrect stale or frozen baked goods as if they were fresh from the oven? This toaster oven, inspired by the more expensive Japanese steam toasters, transforms old or frozen pastries into delectable treats with a crispy exterior and a soft interior. It features a steam function that can be activated with a simple pour of water, or you can use it as a regular toaster oven. A baking tray, pizza pan, baking rack and tongs are included.
Cornell Sandwich Maker 700W CSM-S31 (S$24.90; usual price: S$29.90)
Inspired but daunted by the thought of folding an omelette as seen in celebrity French chef Jacques Pépin’s videos? This non-stick pan does the work for you, allowing you to create fluffy omelettes or frittatas in just minutes. Simply pour in beaten eggs and your favourite ingredients, then fold the pan over. The pan can also be used to cook sausages, bacon and vegetables separately.
Cuisinart RPB-100 EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Compact Blender (S$91.30; usual price: S$99.04)
Who can resist the allure of fresh, golden, crispy Belgian waffles? Now, you can create restaurant-quality waffles at home with the user-friendly Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker. It offers six browning control options, non-stick coated baking plates for easy cleaning, indicator lights and an audible alert to guide you to breakfast perfection. Prepare the batter the night before to streamline your morning routine. If storage space is a concern, consider the Cuisinart 400CA-WAF-V100HK Vertical Waffle Maker (S$171.67; usual price: S$228.90), which has a smaller footprint and can be stored upright.
How about waking up to the iconic Hong Kong street snack gai daan jai or egg waffles? Using the provided recipe, you can bake the honeycomb-shaped waffles on your stovetop in minutes with this Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan. Serve them with your favourite toppings or roll them up with your preferred fillings, just like a Hong Kong street vendor. Made in the United States, this quality cast aluminium pan is non-stick and easy to clean and store.
Panasonic SD-P104WSH Breadmaker (S$299)
What’s breakfast without coffee? If you don’t own an espresso machine, consider the iconic stovetop espresso maker found in households all over Italy. Invented in 1933, this aluminium pot brews rich, espresso-like coffee in under 10 minutes, using steam pressure to propel water through coffee grounds into a top chamber. A six-cup pot produces approximately 300ml of strong coffee.
With these innovative kitchen gadgets at your disposal, you can transform your breakfast routine from the mundane to the extraordinary. And remember, breakfast is not confined to the morning – enjoy it anytime you like.
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