Inspired by the challenges of MasterChef Australia‘s fifteenth season – from Emilia Jackson’s choux recipe to replicating Donato Toce’s version of the nostalgic Vienetta ice cream cake ‘Messinetta’ – these appliances and tools are ones for the discerning home cook to add to their arsenal of kitchen essentials.
Read on for our curated edit so that you can triumph in your own Pressure Test or Mystery Box challenge at home.
A stand mixer with all the bells and whistles that can truly do it all – from whipping up profiteroles to bread, to of course, pasta.
Roll and cut spaghetti and fettucine with this three-piece KitchenAid attachment perfect for pasta alla casa.
Waffles are a first in the MasterChef Australia kitchen this season – and this smart waffle machine from Breville is virtually foolproof.
Add natural cold smoke flavour and aroma to meat, veggies, sauces and cocktails with a smoking gun like this one that is ideal for budding home chefs and mixologists.
A staple on the benchtop of any culinary connoisseur, a granite mortar and pestle set is a catalyst of flavour.
Who doesn’t want a homemade ice cream sandwich or Viennetta ice cream cake?
Featuring cold spin technology with an Italian-made mesh filter, this cold press juicer is a gamechanger when it comes to utilising fresh produce.
A cult appliance that boasts just as much flavour as it does convenience, an air fryer fries with little to no oil.
Toasting and caramelising desserts like meringues, crème brûlée and tarts is made effortless with a blow torch.
From thick pizza dough to fluffy egg whites, this hand mixer is a mixing, kneading, whipping and blending wiz.
Casted in Colombia, this tortilladora (or tortilla press) is made with heavy-duty cast iron for even pressing.
Especially designed to test the concentration of honey and sugar by the measurement of Brix, a refractometer aids the pursuit of measuring the dissolved sugar content in an aqueous solution – say, in a strawberry gel, for instance.