As cooking shows and celebrity chefs become more popular, people are becoming adventurous in the kitchen. From new spices to ethnic ingredients, the plain pasta, chicken or hamburger is passé. With this culinary exploration, the kitchen might need a few upgrades. While gift givers may not be able to splurge on all new cookware, a few new items can assist the resident foodie.
Whichever item you decided to put under the tree, the foodie in your life will be excited to test new culinary adventures with these kitchen gadgets.
Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender with Potato Masher
While a big stand mixer is nice, some spaces make that large of a countertop footprint impossible. The Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender offers versatility in the kitchen without taking up a lot of space. The hand blender offers variable speeds, 650 watts of power and premium attachments that allow consumers to whisk egg whites, whip cream, chop nuts, shred cheese and even mash potatoes. The unit is more than just a hand blender. Its long, slim, stainless steel shaft can reach into bowls, pots and pitchers, and additional attachments include a 3-cup chopper with reversible blade, a whisk and a potato masher.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender retails for approximately $99.99 at various retailers.
Swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline.
Perfectly slicing vegetables every time can be a daunting task. With the Swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline creates perfectly sliced vegetables every time. From paper thin potatoes to precise diced carrots, this kitchen tool makes it happen. The mandolin offers 3 inserts with 10 different cuts. The blades slice four different thicknesses, julienne, shred, cube and more. The safety holder is designed to be used with both the right and left hand. The Swissmar Borner V Power Mandoline retailers for approximately $60.00.
Cuisinart Super Steamer
Cuisinart’s new Super Steamer is ideal for consumers seeking a healthier way to cook without sacrificing quality or flavor, and this multifunctional steam system features a steam setting, countdown timer, auto shutoff, and a reheat function. The 5-liter glass cooking vessel is large enough for family-size portions of vegetables, fish, chicken, rice and more, and the removable glass pot is also oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The incredibly convenient unit is also equipped with a one-liter removable water tank and a stainless steel steaming rack.
Cuisinart’s Vertical Waffle Maker
Put waffles on its end with Cuisinart’s Vertical Waffle Maker. Cuisinart’s Vertical Waffle Maker takes up less room on the counter and makes foolproof perfect Belgian waffles. Batter is added through a pour spout right up to the fill line. This method ensures that there is no chance of over or under filling. Waffle thickness is consistent, top to bottom and side to side. The waffle maker has Indicator lights and an audible alert, plus five browning levels, guarantee waffles are perfectly baked to the shade each person likes best.