Nutritionist Miranda Malisani road tests four infomercial kitchen gadgets that claim to make healthier meals.
Magic Bullet, $49.99
Miranda’s verdict: Great for everyday nutrition, like smoothies and homemade dips.
Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre, $579
Miranda’s verdict: For someone who sees nutrition as a lifestyle. This product is great for making soups, smoothies and other “processed” food at home.
Thermomix TM31, $1,600
Miranda’s verdict: This is the Cadillac of kitchen appliances. At $1,600 it may be out of reach for the average consumer, but it will do the work of a dozen appliances.
Excalibur Dehydrator, $219.95 US
Miranda’s verdict: It will only take up the same space as a microwave and the homemade dried snack option will pay for itself within months.