1. Philips Premium collection multicooker, $369.
A better way to COOK MEALS FASTER
This all-in-one multicooker is like having a handy helper, chef and health food specialist on your kitchen counter. It features a slew of different cooking modes, including sauteing, searing, baking, slow cooking and pressure cooking, including a function that lets you add delicate ingredients later. The best part? You can programme the cooking settings for easy reference the next time, saving you tons of time. Available from authorised retailers.
2. novita Hot/Cold Water Dispenser W9, from $1,699.
A better way to DRINK WATER
Reduce the hassle of boiling water or making ice with this super compact tabletop water dispenser that gives you hot, cold and room temperature water at the touch of a button. Expect quality drinking water too, as you can choose between two filters for alkaline antioxidant water or purified energy water. The W9 comes in five stylish colours including Refreshing Green (pictured), Tango Red, Divine Red, Elegant White and Glazy Black. Available at leading department and chain stores, and here.
3. SodaStream Spirit, $179
A better way to FIZZ UP
Love fizzy drinks but hate the calories? The SodaStream Spirit sparkling water maker turns regular drinking water into sparkling water in a matter of seconds. Add flavour simply by adding slices of fresh fruits and vegetables like strawberry, watermelon and celery. Its slim design also sits snugly on smaller countertops. Available at ToTT.
4. Thermomix, $2,320
A better way to MAKE EVERYTHING
With no less than 12 functions – including kneading, weighing, whisking, simmering and mixing – the revolutionary Thermomix combines multiple appliances in one to enhance your cooking experience and save space. It’s also embedded with dozens of recipes that you can access and follow step-by-step via its intuitive colour touch screen. Available here.
5. WMF Multi-function Press, $59
A better way to SQUEEZE A LEMON
Get more juice out of your citrus fruits with the cheerful-looking WMF Multi-function Press, which has a bi-cone for both big and small fruits. It sieves out seeds and pulps, and its container can hold up to 500 ml of juice. Its cheerful blue hue is sure to brighten up your kitchen. Available at Tangs.
6. Jamie Oliver Garlic Slice ‘N’ Press, $55.90
A better way to CRUSH GARLIC
Shave time off slicing and dicing garlic with this garlic press. Made from lightweight and durable zinc, this nifty tool can be adjusted to slice or crush, depending on your needs, and removes garlic skin as well so your hands are kept clean. Available at ToTT.
7. Ommo Diga Salad Bowl, $70
A better way to SERVE SALAD
Twist the cap at the bottom of the OMMO Diga Salad Bowl and it turns into a strainer for rinsing vegetables; turn it back and it becomes a salad bowl. This multi-functional vessel not only saves you the hassle of cleaning up, but looks stylish enough to sit on your dining table. Available at Naiise.
READ MORE: Top 10 Slimming Salads To Bust Belly Fat
8. Bosch VitaBoost blender, $649
A better way to WHIP UP SMOOTHIES AND SOUPS
Get creative and save precious meal prep time with the versatile Bosch VitaBoost blender. Whether you want to make refreshing smoothies, hot soups or ice cream, this high-powered appliance features six automatic programmes to get tasks done at the touch of a button. There’s even a handy cleaning function, which means no more tiresome scrubbing! Available at leading electronic stores.
9. Tefal Toast N’ Egg, $75.90
A better way to MAKE BREAKFAST
If you’re a kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs kind of person, this takes the cake. Tuck into a hearty meal even on busy mornings with the Tefal Toast N’ Egg, which essentially combines a two-slice toaster and egg cooker (which fits four eggs at a time) into one body. Available at leading department and electronic stores.
READ MORE: How To Make Soft-Boiled Eggs Like The Ones In Singapore Coffee Shops
10. Bodum BISTRO Electric Water Kettle, $179
A better way to BOIL WATER
This is one electric kettle you’ll want to keep an eye on – the Bodum BISTRO Electric Water Kettle’s double-wall glass is not only pretty to look at, it also provides better insulation so your water stays hot for a longer period of time. Tea time beckons! Available at ToTT and leading department stores.
11. Sencor kitchen scale, $26
A better way to WEIGH INGREDIENTS
Measure your recipes easily with the Sencor kitchen scale, which is integrated with four sensors to accurately tell you how much your ingredients weigh. Its minimalist design features a large LCD display and a beautiful clear glass centre. Plus, it’s slim and doesn’t take up much storage space. Available at HipVan.
12. Microplane 4-sided box grater, $101.90
A better way to GRATE
From cheese to cucumber, make light work of tedious grating with the handy Microplane 4-sided box grater. Its four grating surfaces include an ultra coarse blade, a fine blade, a medium ribbon blade and a slicer blade for all your recipe requirements, while its ergonomic soft grip handle is easy on your arms. Available at ToTT.
13. Philips Avance Collection Airfryer XXL, $449
A better way to FRY
Want to indulge in crispy fried food without the guilt? The new Philips airfryer uses advanced technology to rid your food of fat as you fry, bake, grill or roast, without compromising on the crispiness factor. Its large capacity (which fits an entire roast chicken) makes it perfect for house parties or bigger families! Available at leading electronic stores.