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3 common cooking problems, SOLVED

And you’ll never guess what’s my secret…


If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you have a laundry list of cooking problems you are desperate to solve. And I have taken my top three cooking problems and found the best (and simplest) solutions – with a little help from my Panasonic Combination Steam and Microwave, obviously!


From puffy, perfect pizza crust and air fryer-style chicken wings that are crispy and so easy to steamed fish with Asian greens that will rival your local Chinese restaurant – and feed the whole family – these are my top problems, solved. You’re welcome.


In collaboration with Panasonic

I’m a big fan of pizza, but it can often be a challenge to get that dough that’s light, crispy and with just the right level of puff for the crust. My tips and techniques (plus my BFF appliance) will give you that puffy, charry, chewy pizza base you can usually only get from a wood-fired oven. 



First up, you need to make sure your oven and your tray are both HOT, so that you get the base nailed. You also need to ensure you have direct overhead heat for the optimum char and ooziness. 



Who knew, but a little shot of steam in the cooking process makes ALL the difference in solving all my pizza dilemmas. I was lucky enough to be using a 3-in-1 cooking appliance that took care of everything in just 10 minutes. The steam function makes for an extra puffy base, grilling on an intense overhead heat got things extra charry, and the microwave setting helps to heat everything through. Nailed it.


I’m a lover of all things chicken wings, and I’ve finally perfected my very best (and easiest) recipe for crispy, juicy, air fryer-style chicken wings. One of the most common problems in home kitchens is that they can often end up a little anaemic-looking rather than an enticing golden brown, but the days of soft and soggy chicken are finally behind us. 


My top secret tip is to lay your wings on a tray with a paper towel and leave to rest in the fridge overnight. This gives your wings a chance to dry out, and dry chicken wings = super crispy skin. 


Spray ‘em with a little oil, pop ‘em in the air fryer (or in my case, my microwave with it’s very owb CHICKEN WINGS SETTING!) and when they’re done get ready for the crispiest, juiciest chicken wings of ALL TIME.

I love, love, love steamed fish and Asian greens, but typical home steamers are just too. darn. small. Enter: the solution. Yes, it’s my handy appliance once again, and I’m shook at the fact I can steam not only four pieces of fish in one go, but can also greens at the same time.

Watch the video to see me in my Test Kitchen solving my cooking problems, and let me know what you think!

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