Our editor’s favourite gadgets to make meal prep a breeze

Our editor’s favourite gadgets to make meal prep a breeze

Little kitchen helpers.

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Make the mould

Ideal for meat, vegetable or fish patties and rissoles – save time and get the perfect portion.

Avanti Non-Stick Triple Burger Press Patty Maker Mould, $25, catch.com.au

Measure it out

Pop this on your plate at mealtimes to keep your portions in balance.

Meal Measure Portion Control Plate, $19.50, amazon.com.au

Stick to it

Whiz, blend and whisk smoothies and sauces with this stick blender. The detachable arm is compatible with chopper, masher, whisk and beaker attachments, too.

Smeg 50s Style Retro Hand Blender, $259, harveynorman.com.au

Eco hero

These reusable pouches are safe to use in ovens, microwaves and boiling water as well as in freezers and the dishwasher. They’re also plastic-, BPA- and phthalate-free.

Stasher Plastic-Free Snack Bags, from, $18.95, thewellstore.com.au

Prep and pack up

These leakproof glass containers, with a vented lid to seal in freshness, help you cut down on the washing up as you can take them from the freezer to the oven.

Décor Vent & Seal, from $8.95, myer.com.au

The fruits of (less) labour

This dices and slices so quickly it will cut your prep time in half.

OXO Good Grips Handheld Mandoline Slicer, $45.95, kitchenware.com.au

Cut down on clean-up

Makes cleaning up your bench space and cutting board a cinch. You can also use it to measure and cut pastry, and strip herb leaves from their stalks.

Mason Cash 4-in-1 Bench Scraper, $8, petersofkensington.com.au

Five-in-one

An automated helper that pressure cooks, browns, steams, simmers and reheats, meaning you can set and forget.

Tefal Cook4Me Multicooker, $399, davidjones.com

Seal the deal

Keep your food fresher for longer with this handy vacuum-sealing system. This compact device also comes with its own containers and zipper bags for simple storage.

Sunbeam FoodSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealer, $89.95, davidjones.com