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Cooking in Ramazan can become a daunting task. For those who want to enjoy traditional iftar and sehri treats without the hassle and heat, here are some convenient appliances that will make the job easier.

  • Deep fryer an excellent way to prepare perfectly golden fried snacks.
    General specs include: Stainless steel basket and tongs, temperature control, plastic cover for easy handling.
    Approximate prices Nortin: Rs 4,100; Bornvan: Rs 4,300; Black & Decker: Rs 6,500.
  • Smoothie maker designed to blend and dispense fruit and ice smoothies.
    General specs include: Plastic or glass jug with a dispensing tap.
    Approximate Price – Kenwood: Rs 4,000
  • Sandwich maker light, healthy sandwiches without any fuss.
    General specs include: Non-stick plates, easy open handle, light indicator, overheat safety protection.
    Approximate prices Cantrox: Rs 2,600; Montana: Rs 3,000; Black & Decker: Rs 3,500.
  • Electric omelette makers enjoy an omelette at sehri without having to do too much.
    General specs include: Non-stick moulds that heat up on both sides, deep cooking wells that cook up to three eggs, cool touch handles.
    Approximate price Breville: Rs 2,700.
  • Electronic breakfast maker the ultimate all-in-one breakfast machine, with an oven that can also be used as a toaster, a coffeemaker and a frying plate.
    General specs include: Jumbo sized electric oven with timer, five-cup coffeemaker with a keep-warm function, Teflon-coated frying plates.
    Approximate price Shinon: Rs 3,200.
  • Hand blender – an easy way to blend besan for pakoras, and the chutneys that accompany them. Can also be used to make smoothies and milkshakes.
    General specs include: Detachable stainless steel blades and a stainless steel wand.
    Approximate prices – Cambridge: Rs 3,000; Philips: Rs 3,500.

— Syed Wajeeh-ul-Hassan Naqvi

First published in the Adbuzzzz Section of The DAWN National Weekend Advertiser on July 31, 2011.

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