4 Goodies and Gadgets to make refuelling easy

Jun 26, 2017 | Slider, Trade Tools

You’re meeting clients at all hours and your schedule is anything but conventional. That means meals tend to be ad hoc. Here are some helpful kitchen resources to make refuelling easier

WONDERBAG

You need it because: The heat insulated Wonderbag reduces the time you need to spend cooking, leaving you able to prepare for work the next day.

The nitty gritty: The Wonderbag is basically a nonelectric, portable slow cooker that cooks your meal for up  to 12 hours at a time. It is made with colourful shwe-shwe and lined with  a more resistant fabric, and is able  to accomodate a pot with a six-litre capacity. There’s a simple toggle  to open and close the Wonderbag.

The X-factor: It saves energy: food that has been brought to the boil can finish cooking while in the bag. R379; yuppiechef.com

AEROPRESS COFFEE MAKER

You need it because: The AeroPress combines the infusing properties of a French press with the pressure of an espresso in a light, portable coffee maker.

The nitty gritty: All you need to do is place the press on top of a cup, add ground coffee and hot water. The coffee begins to drip into the cup immediately, similar to a traditional fi lter coffee method. The added pressure forces the rest of the water through the grounds, as with espresso. The AeroPress is able to make one Americano or four espressos. The set includes a plunger, fi lter holder and 350 micro-fi lters, a scoop, stirrer and funnel.

The X-factor: You can play with the coffee-to-water ratio to produce your perfect brew. It is mobile too. R699; yuppiechef.com

 

AEROPRESS COFFEE MAKER
You need it because: The AeroPress combines the infusing properties of a French press with the pressure of an espresso in a light, portable coffee maker.

The nitty gritty: All you need to do is place the press on top of a cup, add ground coffee and hot water. The coffee begins to drip into the cup immediately, similar to a traditional fi lter coffee method. The added pressure forces the rest of the water through the grounds, as with espresso. The AeroPress is able to make one Americano or four espressos. The set includes a plunger, fi lter holder and 350 micro-fi lters, a scoop, stirrer and funnel.

The X-factor: You can play with the coffee-to-water ratio to produce your perfect brew. It is mobile too. R699; yuppiechef.com

UBEREATS

You need it because: UberEATS, an offshoot of Uber, is a convenient, easy alternative to cooking. Simply have your food delivered by using your phone.

The nitty gritty: Download the app, scroll through the list of restaurants close to you (based on your address) and place your order. You can also order online via ubereats.com. The delivery fee is a fi xed R20. At the moment, the service is only available in Cape Town and Joburg.

The X-factor: Look out for regular promo codes to save R100 off your fi rst delivery. You can also save R50 off your next order – and R50 off a friend’s fi rst order – if you share your unique code with them. ubereats.com