It's time once again for my annual kitchen gadget parade for holiday gift giving. And once again major thanks go to Fontaine Wong at Ming Wo Cookware in downtown Vancouver for some excellent suggestions.
It's a long list this year, but here we go, along with some suggested retail prices. I've tried to put in as many items as we talked about on the air and in my podcast,(listen to the podcast here) apologies if some are missing, contact Ming Wo for further details.
Greenpan Skillets: Greenpan brings you the latest development in non-stick cookware. Thermolon coated cookware. In contrast to classical PTFE-based non-stick technology, “Thermolon” non-stick coatings contain NO toxic substances that could be released at high temperatures.Skillets available in several sizes 7 ½|”- 11” Priced $59.99 – $89.99
Knife Friendly, Stain and Heat resistant
Dishwasher safe and NSF approved
$21.98 – $39.98
Epicurean Gripper Boards
Perfect solution for working on smooth or damp preparation surfaces. Corner Silicone grippers elevate the board off your countertop while securing it in place and preventing it from slipping under the knife. The grippers are removable and the boards dishwasher safe.
Variety of sizes and gripper colors
$28.98 – $42.98
· Coiled like a spring, this masher creates smooth mash in seconds effortlessly.
· Food is trapped and forced thru the thin gaps between the collapsing stainless steel coils.
· Unique spring design absorbs any pounding impact and eliminates jarring on the wrist.
· Silicone scraper makes it easy to clean the pot or bowl and is heat resistant to 260’C.
· Soft multi-grip handle and is ergonomically designed to be held in several comfortable positions
Great for potatoes, avocado, baby food and even pumpkin.
2 in 1 Probe Thermometer
Perfect for all types of roasts, meat and poultry
Oven and grill friendly
· Pre-programmed & Programmable settings for different meats & tastes
· Instant readout of internal temperatures during cooking
· Two probes, one flip down on unit, one probe with sensor cable 39”/ 1 metre Heat resistant
· Big Digit Readout
· Dual progress display
· Color coded scale : for meats, rare to well done
· Batteries included 2 Triple A, 5 year limited warranty
· Malfunction alerts if the probe is disconnnected
Microplane Ultimate Citrus Tool
Three in one zester, Garnish cutter and Scoring blade
Versatile tool features:
· surgical grade stainless fine microplane blade to zest flavourful and aromatic peel of citrus fruit.
· Two decorative garnishing blades large and small to make restaurant style garnishes in seconds.
· Whimsical colors to brighten up the kitchen, yellow, lime and orange. Add a little zest to your entertaining and cooking. For avid cooks and cocktail enthusiasts.
Silicone Pinch Holders from Trudeau
Secure non-slip grip / thumb and finger guard
Silicone Heat safe to 482 degrees F
Ideal for handling hot plates, grabbing items out of the microwave
Contain food odours while keeping them fresh and moist.
Made to look like the food item, eg Onion,
Keep your onions fresh and never lost or forgotten in the fridge.
Made of plastic, simply twist the top and bottom to attach.
Airtight and dishwasher safe. (Garlic keepers available as well)
Good Grip POP Containers
- Are airtight, stackable and space-efficient. Keeps your kitchen organized and your dry foods fresh.
The Containers have a unique push-button mechanism that creates an airtight seal with just one touch. They’re designed for modular stacking.
Comes in assorted square and rectangular sizes and can be used in all areas of your home or office. BPA FREE
Mu Scrubber Dish Cloth
· combines a high quality microfibre dishcloth with a durable built in scouring scrubber.
· Lifts and traps food for faster clean-up
· Quick drying -10 X faster than standard cloths, reducing bacterial growth< Environmentally friendly
· 100% microfilament polyester
· 12 x 12” Asstd Vibrant colors $6.98
Mu Tea Towel
· Ultra soft and lint free, Quick drying Microfibre
· Super absorbent – holds 7 X its weight in liquid
· Non-abrasive and safe on virtually any surface
· Cleans and polishes $8.98
· Sturdy enough for mixing heavy batter, curved edge shaped to
Fit mixing bowls and straight edge to scrape sides of pots
· Heat resistant up to 600’F/315’C Foodsafe
Asstd colors & logos, Hot Stuff Red Chili, Yummy Pink Ice Cream
Hot Stuff Red Chili, Yummy Pink Ice Cream
And now a couple of appliances. Stuff that you use every day should be well-designed and durable. Here are two that fit that bill:
Breville Die Cast Toaster
2 or 4 slice
Intelligent one-touch auto lowering
Dual Independent Toast Control ( on 4 slice model)
Toasting Progress LED panel
Variable Browning control
Auto Life & Look, A Bit More Control
Defrost, Bagel, Cancel features
$109.99 – $149.99
Cuisinart Exact heat Convection Toaster Oven Broiler
Precise Temperature Control
Convection Bake Cooks 33% faster than conventional method
Conventional Bake : capacity can hold a 12" Pizza
Toast feature up to 6 slices
.6 cubic foot capacity