Ann Reardon

Kitchen Gadgets Tested | Clever or Never

Today we review loads of gadgets so you can decide if they are clever or if you should never buy them.  The best kitchen gadgets in my opinion should save time, make a hard job easier and not take up too much space in the  kitchen.  Some gadgets looks like they will do just that, but when you try them the fail miserably.  Others impress beyond expectations.  Watch the video to see how they perform.

Fixie Bike Pizza Cutter

Source: We purchased this on sale at a surf store but they can also be found here: bike pizza cutter

My vote: Never/Clever It is pretty, a conversation starter and a nice looking gift.  But a normal pizza cutter is better at getting the job done.

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Pineapple Corer and Slicer

Source: Amazon I suggest you get a metal one, see the video for a demo of both pineapple corer

My vote: Clever, not only does it cut the pineapple beautifully you also get left with the shell of the pineapple to use to fill with fruit salad or drinks.
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Which Cake Leveler is Best?

Two small knife attachments – eBay
Wire leveler¬†Wilton Cake Leveler¬†(this one works well with soft cakes, if you have a denser cake or a thicker crust on your cake you’ll need to use something tougher)
Large serrated leveler Large Cake Leveler make sure you have room to store this one.
Circle stainless steel leveler Cake Slicer (Silver)

My vote: Clever, some are much better than others, see the video for the review

cake leveler review which one is best

Automatic Stirrer

Possibly the worst gadget we’ve tested, I’m not even going to link you to a source. ¬†Don’t waste your money on this one.

My vote: Never

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Microwave Smores Maker

Source: Progressive International GMMC-68 Microwavable S’Mores Maker

My vote: Clever.  There has obviously been some clever thought and experimenting that has gone into the invention of this gadget.

kitchen gadget microwave smores maker

Cuppa Cake

Source: eBay

My vote: Never, see the video for the unforgettable reason why.

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I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

11 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    If you have never had a Smore before you really need to try them with a marshmallow toasted over a fire. They have always been a campfire or fireplace treat as far as I know. Just toast them on a long stick and the outside with get a brown crust and the inside will be melty. It really adds more flavor.
    The key to microwaving is to have moister for most things. If you are heating up a muffin or something that is a little old or would normally get dried in the microwave, mist it with a little water and it will be soft and delicious.

    • Thanks Genie.

  2. How do I find halal marshmellow

    • Hi Daniya, According to the cadbury website Pascal pink or white marshmallows are Halal.

  3. Rating: 5

    OMG, I’ve only gotten to the broken arm story and this is the best video ever so far!

    Always love when Dave is on, though I don’t believe he is being entirely truthful about the pizza cutter.

  4. Rating: 5

    Ann u should do a marvel cake or star wars cake

  5. Rating: 5

    when you put some crunchy dough in the microwave it comes out all soggy, it loses it¬īs crunchynes, but when you also put some water in a glass or cup, it remains crunchy, so maybe that¬īs why the s¬īmores gadget needs water in it, to keep the cracker crunchy

    • It might be that.

  6. Rating: 4.5

    I agree with Anya. I had a big smile on my face throughout. Just know my grandkids would love the exploding cupcake though!

  7. Rating: 5

    Oh my goodness, you two are too funny!! Thanks for the giggles this morning ?

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