Where would we be without kitchen gadgets? Our kitchens are much safer and easier places to work in thanks to these products. Others are just novelty products that put a smile on our face. However, one thing’s for sure, most of us who spend a lot of time in this part of our homes love our kitchen gadgets. They come in all shapes and sizes, helping us to cook in a better, faster, easier way and make preparing food and drink a much more enjoyable experience for the person in the kitchen and those they are entertaining.
Special occasions such as Thanksgiving, the Holiday season, birthdays and other get together’s are the perfect occasions to put your gadgets and gizmos to work. To make these celebrations go smoothly it helps to know which products will help you the most. The following ten items make life easier when you’re entertaining people at these special times of the year:
These kitchen accessories are perfect when family and friends call round, especially if you want to prepare a quick snack or refreshment for a number of people. Smoothies, shakes, soups and salad dressings can be made in no time at all with this kitchen accessory once you have the ingredients required. These blenders are simple in design, but extremely effective especially if you’re entertaining regularly at a busy time of the years such as Christmas.
Coffee, Espresso and Cappuccino makers
There’s nothing like sitting down for a few minutes with a cup of freshly made coffee. For others espresso or cappuccino is the preferred option. One thing’s for sure, coffee, espresso and cappuccino makers make are the perfect addition to any home. If you’re rushing and racing it’s refreshing to be able to just stop for a while and enjoy your favourite beverage. These machines come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in price too from under $100 to thousands of dollars depending on how much of a coffee lover you are and how many coffee lovers live in your home.
Toasted sandwiches are a favourite in many households when people get together. It’s the perfect way to ‘use up’ any left-over’s like turkey, ham or other foods especially during the festive season. These gadgets also come in a wide range of sizes and price ranges. In recent years the popularity of sandwich presses has resulted in a wide selection of similar models including waffle irons, crust-less toasters, Panini and pie makers. One thing’s for sure, they all make tasty snacks family and friends love.
Countertop turkey roaster ovens
For many households, turkey is the culinary highlight at certain times of the year such as Thanksgiving and the Holiday season. That’s why it’s important to have an appliance that’s more than capable of cooking this type of meat. In some homes you may be cooking for a large number of people, so it’s vital that you’ve got another oven to cook with as well as your conventional oven. If you’re not cooking for many people or you’ve got a small kitchen, countertop turkey roaster ovens are the perfect solution.
Having the proper tools makes life easier for professional and amateur chefs. Slicing, boning, filleting and paring are just some of the activities you want to accomplish with a flexible, high quality fillet knife. The sharpest and strongest tempered, stainless steel knives do these things easily and faster so you can concentrate on other kitchen activities.
Another popular appliance for turkey lovers is the turkey fryer. Oil and non-oil models are available with a range of accessories including a thermometer ensuring that the oil is hot enough and turkey is cooked safely.
Some appliances don’t have a thermometer to give you an idea of how well prepared cooked meat such as turkey and chicken are. The last thing you want to happen on special occasions is for guests to get sick from undercooked food. A range of digital meat thermometers are essential in any kitchen to avoid under cooking food for family and friends.
Wine coolers and openers
During certain times of year wine flows a bit more than usual, especially when friends and family come to visit. Wine coolers are compact, tidy products that let you keep bottle of wine at a cold temperature for longer. Some also come with easy openers so you’ll avoid breaking corks when you open these types of bottles.
Some of the simplest gadgets are often the most important. Kitchens become a busy place at certain times of the year. This means it’s easy to forget how long food is cooking. With everything that’s happening it’s easy to over cook or under cook food. Kitchen timers add normality and order to a kitchen with their simple features such as buzzing, counting up, counting down and flashing.
Basting is one of the most important parts of the cooking process when it comes to cooking a turkey. Turkey baster sets include a steel baster with a rubber squeeze bulb, brush and needle. This kitchen tool uses the power of suction to take the natural juices from a turkey and help to brown the outside of this meat.
For generations, gadgets and gizmos have captured our imagination. For anyone who spends time in this area of your home, you understand how important it is to have all of the appropriate accessories to make cooking and entertaining safe, easy and entertaining. The kitchen gadgets above are just some helpful accessories to make special occasions a bit more special.