Chef and Newsweek contributor Marissa Rothkopf Bates casts a discerning eye on the kitchen gadgets available from retailers this holiday season. The Bananza Banana Slicer, 3-in-1 Egg Separator, Pancake Pen and GarlicZoom are among her picks for great stocking stuffers.
Joseph Joseph’s Dual Carve set is suited for streamlining the Thanksgiving turkey carving process. The set includes an 8-inch carving knife with Japanese stainless steel blade and 7.5-inch fork that stick together via magnet for easy storage.
Marion Caulet has come up with a set of kitchen tools designed to add a little pizzazz to the food preparation process. The Cooking Tools range includes seasoning pipes, shakers, timers and a stackable four-piece spatula set.
The Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender is designed to blend up a morning mix at the touch of a button in just a few seconds, and then transform into a travel cup. The device performed quickly and smoothly, and the travel aspect of the small appliance proved convenient.
A fashionable garden hose, snake-inspired wine decanters and a fluffy white chair are among JustLuxe’s top picks from Ambiente’s 2013 show. Over 4,600 exhibitors from 81 countries participated in the European trade show this year.