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clever kettle boils water faster than the microwave—and then shuts
itself off when it’s done.
prep is easier with a sharp knife. This knife sharpener with diamond abrasives
is a real gem in any kitchen.
more you appreciate wine, the more you’ll enjoy the difference an
aerator can make.
it’s the big roast for your holiday dinner or a sliver of deli meat for
your lunch, this quality slicer can deliver the
popping during the holiday season with a new, fun, easy-to-use popcorn
A cool way to celebrate the holidays or any time is
with a sweet, round scoop of ice cream delivered by the original
heat-conductive ice cream scoop.
(NAPSI)—People with a gift for giving say that this year, kitchen
gadgets are the hot item to give and get.
What’s Cooking In Kitchen
One reason may be the many new attractive, practical products now
available. Here’s a look at six of the more popular:
1. A cordless electric glass
kettle. There’ll be some steamy scenes when you give this elegant
glass and brushed stainless steel item.
The 360° cordless kettle lifts
from its corded base for easy filling, pouring and serving and has a
cool-touch bottom. The concealed heating element is never in contact with the
water, so there’s no buildup of objectionable mineral deposits, and
with 1,500 watts of power, it boils water faster than a stove or even the
microwave. It holds 13/4 quarts, shuts itself off automatically when the
water boils and has a comfortable, ergonomic handle. This Chef’sChoice Electric Glass Kettle
#682 costs $69.99. Learn more about it at www.chefschoice.com.
food prep and gift giving can be easy with the acclaimed Chef’sChoice Trizor XV knife sharpener,
dubbed “winning knife sharpener” by Cook’s Illustrated
magazine. It quickly and easily converts traditional 20° edges into the
superdurable, razor-sharp, triple-bevel, 15° edge and sharpens both
straight and serrated edges. Available for $159.99 and you can learn more about
it at www.chefschoice.com.
3. A great way to improve wine.
Accelarate a red wine’s aeration process with the Vinturi Red Wine
Aerator. It easily and conveniently enhances the flavor, bouquet and finish
of any red wine. The patented design speeds up the breathing process by
instantly aerating in the time it takes to pour a glass. Made from specially
formulated acrylic with an easy-grip silicone body, it comes with a no-drip
stand for properly displaying and keeping wine off surfaces when not in use.
A filter screen protects the wine from bits of cork and sediment. Wine just
tastes better after aeration because as wine breathes, it opens up and
releases its intended aromas and flavors. This device can quickly aerate an entire
bottle of wine or one glass at a time. You can find it at www.vinturi.com for $29.99.
4. For a slice of the good life,
there’s a rugged, commercial-quality, electric food slicer made of die-cast aluminum. It
provides excellent stability and rigidity for accurate slicing, a tilted
design for fast, efficient slicing, and a professional metal food pusher.
There’s a high-quality, multipurpose, stainless steel serrated blade
8?” in diameter, a blade cover for reduced friction and easier slicing,
and a powerful, cool-running, high-torque motor for continuous, nonstop
slicing. The easy-clean design—blade, blade cover, food carriage, food
pusher, food deflector and thickness guide plate all remove easily—is
matched by the cantilever design that delivers sliced food directly to large
trays or platters.
Chef’s Choice Electric Food Slicer
Model 610 costs $129.99 and even comes with its own serving tray. Learn more
5. Popcorn is a delicious and
healthy way to enjoy snack time. You can eat it plain or indulge with
butter and seasonings. This Air Crazy
Hot Air Popcorn Popper 82418R by West
Bend requires no oil. It pops up to four quarts of
healthful, delicious popcorn in three minutes using hot air, making it a
great addition to any dinner party, backyard BBQ or winter’s night in
front of the fire. America’s
popper, it measures 5.5” W x 5.3” L x 12” H and is
constructed with a durable and BPA-free plastic housing. The popper features
a powerful 1,400-watt motor to fully pop a family-sized portion in less than
two minutes. The butter cup also works as a measuring cup, so you can
accurately measure a 1-quart single portion or a 4-quart family-sized
serving, and the heat from the popper melts the butter within the cup so you
can drizzle it on your popcorn for a delicious theater-style treat. It costs
only $29.99 and you can learn more about it at www.westbend.com.
6. Get the real scoop on holiday
cheer with Zeroll, the original scoop of choice for American ice
cream parlors and ice cream lovers since 1935. It’s an excellent tool
for creating nicely rounded ice cream balls—scoop after
scoop—because it features an acclaimed liquid-filled, heat-conductive
handle that responds to the warmth of your hand so ice cream is easily rolled
and released into a smooth round ball. It’s made in the U.S.A.
and sells for $19.99. See it at www.zeroll.com.
For further facts on these and other great gifts for the holidays, go to www.chefschoice.com.
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