An amateur cook is only as good as the gadgets on their countertop. Whether it's a next-gen toaster or a set of kitchen scales that are actually off the scales, a sparkling new kitchen gadget for your cookware armoury can breathe new life into tired meal prep routines. This is especially true if, like many, you spent the entirety of pandemic-induced lockdowns honing your skills in the kitchen.

23 best kitchen gadgets to take your cooking to the next level

Alongside increasingly common tech taking up counter space such as air fryers, pressure cookers, juicers, food processors, rice cookers, sandwich makers, slow cookers, waffle and ice cream makers et al, not all kitchen gadgets need leave a dent in your bank balance. Consider, if you will, the humble novelty ice cube tray, a kitchen knife that’ll cut through an apple like it’s softened butter, or a dishwasher-safe cutting board that’ll neatly fold into a funnel for binning veggie peelings.

Here, we bring to you GQ’s foodie-friendly guide to cool kitchen gadgets you won’t believe you’ve been living without. All that’s left to do is sit tight and let your kitchen island-friendly Alexa-powered Echo Show 8 alert you as to when the postman’s due...

Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy

The person who came up with Lavazza’s A Modo Mio Voicy was surely on his tenth coffee of the day when the idea struck. The first Amazon Alexa-powered coffee machine will prepare you a personalised espresso at the sound of the command “Alexa, make me a coffee”. It’ll even double as an Echo device for non-caffeine related requests such as streaming music, receiving phone calls and controlling other compatible smart home devices. Alas, it will not fetch you a mug from the cupboards. £241. At

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