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What gadget have you bought that really makes your life easier?

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VerySmallSqueak Fri 12-Oct-12 20:38:02

There's so many gadgets to choose from - everything from steam cleaners to slow cookers.

What have you found that has really been worth the money - that saves you time in the daily grind,and gets regular use?

MajesticWhine Fri 12-Oct-12 20:39:56

rice cooker
onion chopper

BrianButterfield Fri 12-Oct-12 20:43:21

G-tech rechargable floor sweeper. An absolute godsend with a food-flinging toddler. Easier to get out than a hoover, light and really effective.

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Oct-12 20:45:13

Coffee machine which has a timer so you can come down to freshly ground coffee
(basically a teas made but not in the bedroom and for coffee grin)

joanofarchitrave Fri 12-Oct-12 20:46:40

E-mop. With 1 x duster cloth and 2 x wet cloth.

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 12-Oct-12 20:47:39

Actifry for easy low fat chips, very easy risotto and lovely fajita mix.

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 12-Oct-12 20:48:56

Oh and my dyson cordless. Long thin house with different levels forever rep lugging the vacuum. Now I just whiz through the house.

AlmostAHipster Fri 12-Oct-12 20:49:29

A second vote for the Actifry here! Bloody marvellous thing, it is!

FiveFlowers Fri 12-Oct-12 20:54:24

1-2-spray mop.
Wakecup machine.
Upstairs hoover.
E cloths (not a gadget but have definitely made cleaning much easier).

mirry2 Fri 12-Oct-12 20:57:13

an i-phone so that I can send/receive emails on the go.

BertieBotts Fri 12-Oct-12 20:58:13

Dishwasher (Not sure if it counts as a gadget!)

susiedaisy Fri 12-Oct-12 20:59:48

iPhone I email, text, FB, buy online, read newspaper etc etc so easy and saves so much time .

bran Fri 12-Oct-12 21:10:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BoffinMum Fri 12-Oct-12 21:27:34

Teasmaid, Magimix

Doodlez Fri 12-Oct-12 21:29:39


Tigerbomb Fri 12-Oct-12 21:30:26

Meat slicer - saves me money too as I buy smaller joints now and can carve slices instead of big chunks and it looks like theres loads more on the plate
TIVO on virgin - not really a gadget but means I can always find (and record) what I like to watch

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Fri 12-Oct-12 21:39:09

Salad spinner

A thing that stamps gobbledegook over your address and personal details so you don't have to shred papers anymore.

mirry2 Sat 13-Oct-12 09:28:23

Dreamy - where can I get one of those stamps?

Lightweight cordless vac
Spray mop
Pledge duster on a stick things, disposable fluffy head on a plastic handle, can dust in anout 1/4 the time it takes with a cloth

Sneets Sat 13-Oct-12 09:38:30

My husband grin

Tiny, cutsie gift of iPod ( from DH! )

GwendolineScaryLacey Sat 13-Oct-12 09:53:18


Use it for banking on the hoof when I get the 'pay money in before 3.30' message. Use it as Sat nav, entertainment for dd1, tracking DH coming home as he never bloody rings and then comes home starving! Use the camera as usual but also to take photos of things in shops (for price matching or even deciding if I want them). That's without phoning, texting and net.

Iphone, I also do the taking photos in shops thing and online supermarket shopping, walk round the kitchen checking and adding things. I don't do much else that could really be termed as useful though and it makes it all too easy to get distracted by MN / FB / Kindle app which is a definite loss on the productivity front. So although I love it to bits it's probably neutral in efficiency terms.

CiderwithBuda Sat 13-Oct-12 10:08:51

Roomba. Two hairy labradors means it gets well used.

Steam generator iron.

Have an Actifry but have only used it once. Must dig it out again.

Toomanyworriedsonhere Sat 13-Oct-12 10:11:06


Arisbottle Sat 13-Oct-12 10:12:11

Ken wood mixer

I am going to hunt for that coffee machine

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