All mixed up
Bodum 4.7l Mixer - £263.28 from qvcuk.com
A food blender can be one of those purchases you use once or twice, then sort of shove in the cupboard and forget about. Well, you won't forget about this stylish little number. Complete with attachments to mix, knead, whisk and stir at the touch of a button, it'll soon become your kitchen-based best friend.
Panasonic SD-ZB2502BXC Bread Maker - £139.99 from johnlewis.com
Anything better than the smell of freshly baked bread? Whether you want that smell now, or first thing in the morning, this king of breadmaking machines has a rapid bake option for a two-hour loaf, or can be set up to 13 hours in advance so you can get the waft ready for when you wake up. It also features a raisin and nut dispenser if you want to get all creative.
Baking Boutique Electric Cupcake, Donut & Cake Pop Maker - £18.36 from qvcuk.com
With three interchangeable plates, you can bake three different style of treats; just make up your batter (according to the in-pack instructions) then pour in, switch on and drool a little until the timer ends. Or of course you could use this downtime to prepare your icing.
Prepology Whisk - £10.98 from qvcuk.com
This battery powered hand whisk will make light work of smaller baking batches - and has the added bonus of a frothing attachment to add those 'barista' touches to your homemade latte.
Nut Squirrel Grinder - £19.99 from totally-funky.co.uk
Create your own toppings for cakes and other creations with ease, just flip back the rodent's head, pop in your preferred variety and set to work on its tail. Pushing up and down effortlessly produces sprinkles in moments.
Kitchen Scales and Jug - £19.95 from prezzybox.com
No need for multiple measuring gadgets cluttering up your work surfaces; step forward this dual purpose device where you can measure both solids and liquids in one go. It also reads out the amounts on the digital display. Clever.
App of the week
Deezer - free on iTunes and Google Play
With access to more than 30 million tracks, this music service is likely to resonate with many, letting you create your own playlists and share your favourite tracks with friends. Select from one of their subscription services and get all the music you need.
Top 10 Paid Apps
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition
3. The Lost Ship
4. Tipping Point
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
6. Sumotori Dreams
7. Plants vs. Zombies
8. Forest Legends: The Call of Love
9. The Chase
10. Monsters University
Top 10 Free Apps
1. Tap Black: Avoid white tile
2. Score! World Goals
3. Toca Pet Doctor
4. Frozen Free Fall
5. The Walking Dead: Season Two
6. BBC iPlayer
8. Candy Crush Saga
9. BBC Media Player
10. FarmVille 2: Country Escape