Our List of the Top 4 Must Have Kitchen Appliances

Our List of the Top 4 Must Have Kitchen Appliances

Whether you’re an aspiring, beginner chef or a seasoned pro, cooking is always easier with the right tools. That’s why it can never hurt to make sure you’ve got the latest and the best kitchen appliances at your disposal. To help you find the best appliances for you, we’ve created this short but sweet list of 4 essential kitchen appliances. These kitchen appliances will not only make cooking easier but it can expand and diversify what you’ll be able to whip up in your kitchen. So dive into a world of innovation and convenience and learn what our top 4 must have kitchen appliances!

 

 

Rice Cooker

Cooking rice? Put your pot away - rice cookers are now the most popular way to cook perfect rice. Initially more common in Asian households, more and more families are turning to their rice cooker to provide them with fluffy rice of all kinds. Ultra-convenient, most rice cookers work with a push of a button and are easy to clean - especially cookers with stainless steel pots. Rice cookers nowadays can cook more than rice. New innovations have made them perfect cookers of stews, soups and desserts too!

 

 

Air Fryer

If you haven’t jumped on the air fryer bandwagon, now is the time to do so. Air fryers are incredibly popular and for good reason. The sheer versatility of these innovative kitchen appliances means that you can cook almost anything in them. We’re talking about chips, chicken, pastries, vegetables and so much more! Air fryers come in all shapes and sizes but their overall convenience and effectiveness make them part of our list must-have kitchen appliances.

 


Double Pan

Double pans are one of the new kids on the kitchen appliance block. They’re exactly what you think of when you say double pans - they are literally two pans! This means that you have two grills to use. But what is the point of a double pan? Because food is cooked in an enclosed space, food is cooked quicker for more convenient cooking. They also provide extra security and prevent any surprise spillages.

 


Wok

Hailing from Asia, the wok is a useful kitchen appliance which is becoming more common in the West. Woks are large frying pans with high walls and are great for stir-frys, fried rice and braised meat. Because they are larger than your typical frypan, they can cook a greater volume of food. Woks are also highly durable meaning that you only need one wok for a lifetime’s worth of cooking!

Grab these 4 must-have kitchen appliances today!

Rice cookers, air fryers, double pans and woks are incredibly useful kitchen appliances which should be a mainstay in your kitchen arsenal! To grab these items, head on over to Uncle Buffalo - Australia’s largest range of high quality cookware!
May 27, 2022
A Quick Guide to a Low GI Diet: What Rice is Low GI?

A Quick Guide to a Low GI Diet: What Rice is Low GI?

What rice is low GI? A lot of the food we eat, including rice, contains carbohydrates which are broken down into sugars that your blood absorbs. While this is usually fine, abnormally high blood sugar levels have a range of negative effects. These include tiredness, fatigue and headaches.

It’s why low GI diets are so popular. A low GI diet revolves around the Glycemic Index - a measurement system that ranks carbohydrates-filled food according to their effect on blood sugar levels.

Low GI diets effectively control your blood sugar levels, which is especially beneficial to those with diabetes. They’ve also been shown to improve cholesterol levels, help in weight loss and reduce the risk of heart disease.

So what does rice have to do with it? Rice is one of the most widely eaten foods in the world, with over 3.5 billion people eating rice every day. Rice is considered healthy but white rice - the most popular type - has a high GI index! In this article, we take a look at what rice is low GI and which types you can use to assist you in your low GI rice.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is the number one option for low GI diets. They have a medium GI index of 68, while white rice has a high one of 73. Brown rice is also digested more slowly than white rice which prevents the frequency of blood sugar spikes.

Red Rice

Hailing from Bhutan, red rice is a whole grain rice famous for its red and pink hues. Like brown rice, red rice has a considerably lower GI index than white rice, making it a perfect for low GI diet. Red rice has the added bonus of being easier and quicker to cook than brown rice.

Black Rice

Don’t let its appearance fool you, black rice is incredibly healthy and great for Low GI diets. Black rice has a very low GI index of 42 and has more antioxidants than brown and white rice. Add the fact that black rice is packed with Vitamin B and you have a 10/10 rice type!

Doongara Rice

If you truly can’t let go of white rice, Doongara rice is a great alternative. Doongara rice is a native rice from Australia which combines the taste of white rice with a naturally low GI index score - perfect for those following a low GI diet.

How to cook low GI rice

The only problem with low GI rice types like brown and black is that cooking them can be a bit fiddly. They usually require longer cooking times and need to be monitored closely.

Luckily, there are many rice cookers which can cook them no problem, like the Acook rice cooker! The Acook’s BOILSTEAM technology ensures that rice is cooked to perfection no matter what type it is. Super easy to use, all it takes is a push of a button for fluffy low GI rice. Visit Uncle Buffalo to pick up your own Acook today!
April 02, 2022
Essential Meal Prep Tools for Easy Weekly Cooking

Essential Meal Prep Tools for Easy Weekly Cooking

 

Are you one of the 30% of Aussies cooking meals ahead of time? Meal prep has been spruiked by many, from fitness experts to money-saving gurus - because they make it easy for you to eat healthier and save money.

Meal prep is also widely regarded to be very convenient - except for those couple of hours spent on a Sunday making meals for the entire week! Instead of spending hours tediously meal prepping, check out these 4 must-have meal prep tools which will cut down your cooking times and make prep a cinch!

4 Essential Meal Prep Tools

Multi-Cooker

The king of meal prep is the gilded multi-cooker. Anything that can cook more things at once will always be very useful but their convenience shines through the most when meal prepping. Not only do they reduce cooking times but they also reduce the time you spend washing up afterwards.


Multi cookers can come in many forms such as air fryers, which are able to fry up a range of food, from chicken to potatoes. Another overlooked multi cooker is the humble rice cooker. Rice cookers can usually handle more than just rice. Food such as soups and stews are easily cooked in a good rice cooker.

Woks and Large Frypans

The bigger the tool, the more you can cook - and woks and large frypans are masters of this! Woks are high-walled pans which can handle large amounts of rice and noodles without running the risk of spills or uneven cooking.

Large fry pans can also be used for the same purpose, but can come with additional varieties such as the double pan which can cook more quantities in different ways. Both of these essential meal prep tools can significantly cut the time you spend in the kitchen, leaving you more time to enjoy your weekend.

Jars & Containers

Meal prep usually involves buying big quantities of food. Having a lot of jars and containers can make storing the groceries and ingredients you buy a lot easier. But not only that, jars and containers are also great at keeping your cooked meals fresh for days.

Mason jars are perfect for meals such as overnight oats and a good, tightly sealed container can make sure your meals taste just as good on Day 5 than it does on Day 1. When buying these meal prep tools, always try to buy glass over plastic. They’re more sturdy, keeps food fresher and is more easier to clean.

Vacuum Mugs & Flasks

If the majority of your meal prep meals are more liquid-y in nature (think soups, stews and shakes), consider using vacuum mugs! A sturdy vacuum mug will keep your meals fresher and hotter for longer. That means no more cold, coagulated soups for lunch!

Vacuum mugs are made to be super portable as well, so you won’t have to lug around blocky containers of food on your morning commute. When buying a vacuum mug, make sure they’re super insulating and have anti-leak lids.

Simplify meal prep without sacrificing taste and freshness

These 4 meal prep tools will have you well on your way to weeks of healthy, delicious, and super portable meals! To find these products and more high-quality kitchenware, check out Uncle Buffalo today!
April 01, 2022
Why smart rice cookers are the must have kitchen appliance of 2022

Why smart rice cookers are the must have kitchen appliance of 2022

Discover why everyone is talking about smart rice cookers; the must have kitchen appliance of the New Year!
February 01, 2022
Why these 3 unique types of rice are better than white rice!

Why these 3 unique types of rice are better than white rice!

Rice doesn't just stop at white. Find out why these 3 different types of rice are so much more healthier for you and your body!
January 31, 2022
Mum life hack: how stainless steel inner pots can save you a ton of time and money

Mum life hack: how stainless steel inner pots can save you a ton of time and money

How busy are your days? It seems like life just gets busier and busier. And on top of our busy lifestyles, things just seem to get more expensive as well!
December 14, 2021
Attention mums, your rice cooker could be poisoning your kids!

Attention mums, your rice cooker could be poisoning your kids!

Which types of material are dangerous? And which ones are able to guarantee healthy, toxin-free food? Let’s go ahead and find out!
December 10, 2021