6. Best Cookers: LG MC8088HL
These combi ovens are the absolute chien couilles, to use a French culinary term, when it comes to single blokes and crowded couples. They do the job of a full-size oven in half the space and cook by blasting food with microwaves, a grill and convection cooking simultaneously. The results have to be tasted to be believed, particularly with meat.
Price: £240 | Link: lg.com/uk
7. Best Cookers: SousVide SVS-10LS Supreme
This water oven looks complicated. It isn’t. Simply place your meat in a bag, dunk it in the H2O and leave it for as long as you like. you’ll never have tasted more tender flesh – guaranteed.
Price: £349 | Link: johnlewis.com
8. Best Mixers: Kenwood ‘Fire Cracker’ kMix KMX84 Food Mixer
This 500-watt, aluminium marvel brings substance and style to the kitchen. Sporting Paul Smith-like stripes and coming with a full pastry kit and a myriad of attachments, the kMix is your ultimate epicurean wingman.
Price: £400 | Link: kenwoodworld.com
9. Best Mixers: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Rustle up artisan breads and pastries with this retro mixer. It’s sturdily built and nice to look at, especially as you can have it in your choice of 26 different colours.
Price: £399 | Link: kitchenaid.co.uk
10. Best Mixers: Cuisinart Soup Maker
You want soup? You can’t handle the soup! What’s that, you can? Oh. Then dunk fresh ingredients into this baby’s 1.4-litre tank; it’ll sauté or boil, then simmer before blending up the results, keeping it warm till you’re ready to sup. Healthy, fast and simple.
Price: £140 | Link: cuisinart.com
11. Best Mixers: Magimix Le Mini Plus
Combines Sabatier blades and all the functionality you’d expect from Magimix with a more compact footprint and a choice of 11 vibrant colours. Tasty.
Price: £140 | Link: magimix.com
12. Best Kitchen Accessories: Bugatti Uma Kitchen Scale
Bugatti turns what’s traditionally the ugliest of all appliances into a thing of beauty by combining chromed stainless steel with vibrantly hued, thermoplastic containers. The UMA measurement resetting system lets you weigh several ingredients at once with read-outs for each, and the dial doubles as a kitchen timer.
Price: £94 | Link: bodieandfou.com