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Whether you're just starting out or a cooking whizz, find all you need to make your cooking skills sizzle.

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No matter if you’re new to cooking, looking to develop your skills or simply don’t have as much time as you’d like to whip up your favourite dishes. We’ve pulled together our top kitchen appliances to help you out.

Set your slow-cooker off in the morning and come home to a tasty homecooked curry. Let our blenders help out with any food-prep. Or check out our air fryers and grills for a healthier way of cooking. Cooking should be enjoyable, and with our useful guide and recommended recipes, you’ll be a top chef in no time.

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One pot, homemade meals

These appliances are great for every kind of chef – beginner, expert, chefs-on-the-go or the batch meal cookers. With little input from yourself, you simply pop your ingredients into the pot, adjust the temperature, set a timer and go.

You can leave your slow cooker cooking on a low heat for long hours (even when you’re not there). Meaning you can go about your day and come home to the smell of a delicious, ready to dish, dinner.

The best slow cooker recipes

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Slow cooker meal

Impress your guests with this flavoursome vegan curry. This slow-cooker plantain, spinach and coconut dish from Sainsbury’s, will simply simmer away whilst you entertain.

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Slow cooker desserts

Sainsbury’s have wowed us with this upside-down pear cake. Easily create a flawless pudding, with crunchy caramel sides, perfect for cosy autumn evenings.

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Dinner inspiration

Looking for simple dinner ideas or some easy batch-meals? Sainsbury’s beef chilli is the perfect Sunday family dinner. Or split it up into individual portions for quick meals throughout the week.

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Why should you fry it?

Fryers are a great kitchen accessory. They're faster than cooking on the hob, their covered lids make them safe to use and they create less mess when cooking.

A deep fat fryer is a popular choice for homemade chips, succulent chicken or delightful doughnuts. Many models still have the traditional baskets for dunking your treats. If you’re looking for a healthier option, air (or health) fryers create the same great tastes and textures, but with less oil. Meaning there’s less fat for a healthier option.

What can you cook in an air fryer?

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Simple dinner ideas

In 5 easy steps, create these mouth-watering crispy fried chicken drumsticks from Sainsbury's. Ideal for finger food buffets, pack lunches or alongside some homemade fried chips.

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Gluten-free fish fingers

Fed up of fishing for gluten-free alternatives…why not try your own? You wouldn’t spot the difference with Sainsbury’s crispy coated fingers recipe, and tasty tartar sauce for dipping.

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Homemade samosas

Looking for a vegan option? These cauliflower samosas from Sainsbury’s are beautiful and scrumptious. Partner up with mango pickle to quickly become a pro at frying these pastry parcels.

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Are health grills better?

Yes! A health grill is quickly becoming a kitchen essential. Not only are they compact and easy to use, they can toast, grill or sear everything from meat to veg to perfection.

What are the benefits of a health grill?

  • Cooks food faster.
  • Drains away excess fat – for healthier meals.
  • Some models include non-stick, dishwasher safe plates.
  • Durable – so they’re a great investment.
  • Can cook between 3-10 portions, depending on size.
  • Variable temperature control on certain models.

The best grilled recipes

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Worth getting up for

Start your morning with the king of breakfasts. Easily grill your bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms, whilst you stop your beans from bubbling over, with Sainsbury’s foolproof recipe.

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Mid-week meals

Stuck for ideas? Then get stuck into this succulent grilled chicken from Sainsbury's. Garnished with creamy peas and lettuce, it’s the perfect healthy supper to quickly pull together.

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Grilled cheese sandwich

The ultimate comfort food. A grill can work just like a sandwich maker, to create your favourite lunchtime snack. Why not get into the festive spirit and mix it up with a little cranberry sauce?

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It’s all in the (food) prep

Blenders are great for helping you slice and dice all your ingredients. Which one is best for you depends on your needs and what you’re cooking.

Hand-held blenders
A slimmer option, so they're easy to clean and store in small kitchens. They’re great for small portions and softer ingredients too. Simply click in one of the attachments and adjust the speed – just be wary of the splatter if you go too fast too quick.

Blenders
Perfect to break down bigger portions and larger ingredients like vegetables. That’s why they make great smoothie makers too – just look for the additional attachments, so you can easily transport your smoothie.

What to cook?

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Hearty tomato soup

This winter warmer was meant for chilly days. Use your blender to whizz up the ingredients, and you’ll have a scrumptious soup within 3 simple steps. Thanks, Sainsbury's!

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Blend up a shake

Treat the kids (or yourselves) to creamy raspberry milkshakes. Sainsbury’s have created the perfect beverage for a girly or movie night in. And raspberries make it healthy, right?

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Vegan pancakes

Sainsbury’s have added almond milk to these light, fluffy vegan pancakes. For extra yumminess, add some toppings of your choice and you’re good to go. What are you waiting for? Let’s flip to it.

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