After a long day at work, most of us avoid cooking like the plague. Hence, processed and fast foods have become a common alternative for the modern lifestyle even though they are far from healthy and nutritious.

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Whether you are new to cooking or are an experienced chef, we are here to share 6 great tips and kitchen tools from Shoppu to make cooking fun and easier!

1. Start simple

Nicer Dicer

Rigamonti Speedy Italy Herb Chopper

Cutting and dicing vegetables can get messy and is very time-consuming. This is why we recommend the Nicer Dicer which comes with various blade types to allow 11 different ways of slicing and dicing. Nicer Dicer comes with a container to contain the mess and for easy clean up. Wish to add some nuts or herbs to the mix? Use the Rigamonti Speedy Italy Herb Chopper by turning the handle forward and backwards – it will chop up those walnuts, almonds, parsley, basil and small tomatoes in a blink of an eye.

2. Engage the family

Roll and Store Pin

Making cookies is a fun way to get the family together and involved. It is simple enough even for the younger children to help out with mixing and rolling especially with this Roll and Store Pin from Shoppu. You can roll, cut and store with just one tool! It comes with 9 colourful cookie cutters that can be stored inside the rolling pin. The cutters are round-edged and suitable for little hands to work with and the animal shapes are bound to put a smile on those adorable young faces.

3. Try something new

10 Pcs Sushi Maker Set

To make your cooking more engaging and interesting, try making something new like Japanese Sushi. With this 10 piece Sushi Maker Set from Shoppu, you don’t need to be a top Japanese Chef to make those perfectly-shaped makis. You can create party rolls, hand rolls, Futo-makis and more with the moulds in this set. The set also comes with an instruction manual and recipes in English, Mandarin and Malay. A great party idea for kids and adults alike!

4. Use time-saving tools

Alpha Living Multi function Non-Stick Divided Grill

Having to prepare different components of a dish at the same time can be overwhelming. This is why we love the Alpha Living Multi-Function Non-Stick Divided Grill/Fry/Oven Pan/Meal Skillet from Shoppu which allows you to cook 5 different dishes at the same time. It is made from 100% die-cast aluminium with an energy efficient base that allows heat to be distributed evenly.

Bliss Multifunctional Fruit Apple Peeler

Another tool to help save time is the Bliss Multifunctional Manual Firm Pedestal Fruit Apple Peeler/Apple Cutter Corer Machine from Shoppu which allows you to peel apples and other fruits easily. Just place the fruit on the peeler and rotate the grip.

5. Opt for easier alternatives

One Touch Can Opener

If you’re really too busy, opt for more convenient options. Instead of buying a corn on a cob, get a non-sweetened can of corn kernels. Use this One Touch Can Opener that automatically opens can lids. No more twisting, turning and struggling with opening a can. Just place it on the can, press the button and it opens in seconds!

6. Organise the kitchen

4 Colour Coded Chopping Boards

Use colours to sort out condiments so you don’t spend time scrambling to find your ingredients. Thee 4-Colour Chopping Boards is an example of how to make cutting easier and safer with different imprinted tabs for meat, cooked food, seafood and vegetables. The board is made of durable polypropylene and is dishwasher safe. All the 4 boards fit vertically into a custom made holder which saves space and keep things organised in the kitchen as well.

Shoppu has so much more kitchenware and tools to help make your life easier when you choose to make a meal for yourself and the family. With free delivery for orders in West Malaysia, you can shop for a revamp of your kitchen from the comfort of your home and have the items delivered to your doorstep! Sign up with ShopBack Malaysia when you make your purchase at Shoppu to enjoy up to 8% cash back!

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