One of the funnier things that we Egyptians are known for is that we love taking the easy way out, and if there’s a shortcut, you will find us there. Especially nowadays, during Ramadan, when everyone is getting tired of the thought of putting in effort towards the end of a long day of fasting!
This is not to say that we are lazy or that we aren’t always up for a good challenge; it’s just that if we can do it the easy way, why not? We like to think that Egyptians put their peace of mind and comfort first, which explains a lot! So, if you’re part of this group, we’ve prepared a list of gadgets that you could probably do without but will definitely make your life easier.
Before we dive in, let us emphasise that this list consists of gadgets that you don’t necessarily need. It’s for pure pleasure and luxury, or if you need a bit of push in the kitchen. It is essentially for people who are always on the go, and our favourite Egyptians who value shortcuts and quick fixes everywhere.
While this one is the less expensive option compared to the mommy blender, a portable blender will not only save you money, but you can take it with you wherever you go and blend away! You can use it to blend your early morning smoothie, a refreshing juice, or even your protein shake at the gym. It’s also pretty self-contained since you can drink right out of the glass when you’re done. How convenient? You can find it at any store that sells home appliances, or save yourself the trip like the good Egyptian you are and order it from Amazon.
Smart Vegetable Peeler
Because a basic peeler is not enough, we bring you a smart peeler! One that comes with its own vegetable skin container that collects your peelings. It’s a cleaner option and saves you the hassle of having to hunch over a bin as you’re peeling your vegetables. It is also a great option for those who don’t have knife skills and would like to save themselves the hours of learning how to peel properly, or those who simply don’t have the patience for any of the above. You can also find this smart peeler on Amazon.
You’ll probably find this gadget in kitchens everywhere because, let’s face it, peeling and slicing garlic is a chore. Besides, it always leaves a lingering stench on your fingertips, reminding you of your mistake for an entire day! This garlic slicer is pretty straightforward, but it doesn’t save you the step of peeling the garlic, though; we’re sorry. All you have to do is put the cloves in the slicer, close it up, and pull on the lever back and forth, and you will have minced garlic in under 10 seconds. Let that sink in. You can find this gadget on Amazon.
If you’re an avid coffee drinker and hate to miss your daily dose of happiness, this Minipresso is perfect for those who are always on the go! You can also get it if you don’t want to throw your money at a brand new Nespresso machine, or any capsule-popping machine for that matter. It comes in two options; you can get the one that uses capsules or the one that uses espresso powder, either way, we think this is a bargain! It requires a bit of an arm workout to make your coffee, but if you’re into that, it’s a win-win! You can find this gadget at multiple coffee shops and stores in Cairo, including Coffee Berry and Brown Nose Coffee, or you can get it from Amazon.