wish list - Pro Cheff
Written by Oryx
Take your cooking to the next level with this rundown of the most advanced kitchen gadgets.
PolyScience Sous Vide
Professional Immersion Circulator
Utilises a water bath that provides precise temperature control, enabling meats to be cooked to their exact doneness. Chefs get repeatability, uniformity, an appealing texture, and enhanced flavour without the stress of strict timing. Temperature can be controlled and maintained to within a tenth of a degree.
Ample Scientific Champion E-33 Bench-Top Centrifuge
Centrifuges aren’t just for science labs: they’re great gadgets to maximise true flavours by virtue of separating components into layers,
so the cook can use only the parts they want – the flavourful oil of pureed tomatoes for example. A handy tool for when you want to surprise with unexpected taste impact.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender
Delicious smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, and purees are just moments away with this powerful – yet, relatively quiet – blender. Five pre-programmed settings combine with ten speeds to give total control over anything you care to whip up. The self-clean setting is a great time-saver too.
US$1,400 might sound astronomical, but when you consider the Thermomix is more like ten gadgets in one, the cost seems much more palatable. Sold exclusively via in-home demonstrations, it can chop, beat, mix, emulsify, mill, knead, blend, stir, and melt – not to mention steam and cook – all in the space of a single appliance. It also comes with an accurate scale. Set the time with one button, temperature with another, turn the dial to the required speed, and your job is done.
Scanomat’s TopBrewer system is already drawing rave reviews. The undercounter system is elegant, efficient, and self-cleaning. But the star attraction is its iPhone compatibility which lets users connect to the machine and select from the available drinks – or have your favourite coffee pre-programmed and dispensed every time.
This wireless cooking thermometer works over long-range Bluetooth.
A probe is inserted into the meat and, using a free app on your iOS device, monitors its temperature, leaving you free to spend time with guests rather than being a slave to the barbecue. If you just can’t tear yourself away, it will keep you updated on how much cooking time is left throughout the process.
Wolf 54” outdoor Gas Grill
Think of the Wolf Gas Grill as an outdoor kitchen designed with the most fervent of al fresco entertainers in mind. With a 25,000 btu sear zone, hot surface ignition, two-position rotisserie, multi-position warming rack, smoker box, dual halogen interior lighting, and external LED-lit control knobs, and an external thermometer, it has everything you need to cook up an open-air feast.
Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount
Tablets accompany us everywhere, which is why Belkin’s mount bracket is a welcome kitchen helper. With counter space at a premium when cooking, Belkin’s Cabinet Mount lets you look at recipes on your iPad or watch videos while your tablet is securely held on any cabinet or shelf. It’s also helpful if you’re whipping something up in the mixer and want to keep your tablet clean of flying ingredients.