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With two-income households more the norm, the trend in kitchen-related wedding gifts is for appliances that make weekday dinners a breeze. Crockpots have always been a hurried cook's best friend, and panini presses are coming in a close second. Simply throw your veggies, meats, and cheese in between two slices of bread, press, and you've got a delicious meal in no time. Find the perfect gift from this selection of panini presses.
There's some kind of unwritten rule that newlyweds must receive a crockpot as a wedding gift. Lately, crockpots, or slow cookers, have become quite popular, especially with busy families. Simply throw your veggies and meat into the pot and let them simmer while everyone is at work/school. And its ease of use will certainly benefit anyone new to cooking. You're sure to find the perfect slow cooker in this selection.
A sharp knife can make a huge difference in the kitchen. Not only will it save your fingers, but it will also cut your prep time in half. Any avid cook will love to find one of these Kyocera Ceramic Cutlery Sets under the tree. The sets feature Kyocera's ceramic knives, which never rust and aren't affected by acids, juices, oils, salts, or other elements that typically dull blades.
Panini sandwiches are the perfect "fast" food: yummy toppings, gooey cheese, warm, toasty bread. They're especially perfect if you have kids around the house, because they can be thrown together in a pinch. This Breville Panini Press is a must-have for every kitchen. The non-stick cast-aluminum surface allows you to cook up to four sandwiches at one time. It makes a great holiday gift for cooks and non-cooks alike.
When it comes to brownies, there are two kinds of people: edge people and center people. We're big fans of the outer, chewy edges (although we won't turn down a center piece), which is why we're hoping Santa brings us a Baker's Edge Brownie Pan. The pan's unique design produces perfectly cooked brownies that have chewy edges on two sides of the brownie. The pan makes a great gift for any cook and/or brownie... more
When it comes to finding the perfect host or hostess gift, we're a big fan of finding something that they normally wouldn't buy for themselves, but is also useful at the same time. If your host is an avid cook, a good bottle of balsamic vinegar will certainly take their dishes up a few notches. This selection of balsamic vinegars includes bottles to suit any budget, including flavored vinegars and fine aged vinegars.
If you're planning to host a holiday party at your home, it's important to have the right serving platters. For hors d'oeuvres, we recommend a three-tiered serving platter that will put all of your delicious goodies on display without taking up too much room at the table. This selection of Anchor Hocking Tier Platters will serve your food in style and elegance. And what's more, the glass platters are safe for the dishwasher, making... more
Once you've made your gravy, you'll want to keep it warm for the duration of the meal. This Norpro Porcelain Gravy Sauce Boat with Stand and Candle not only keeps the gravy warm, but it also looks elegant doing so. The crafted white porcelain boat includes a warming stand and candle to keep temperatures consistently warm. Its 2-cup (16-ounce) capacity ensures that there is plenty of gravy to go around the table.
Making homemade gravy can be a pain if you don't have the right tools. This Oxo Good Grips Fat Separator makes the whole process much easier because it features its own strainer and stopper. Simply pour the gravy into the separator through the strainer and watch the fat rise to the top while lean gravy settles to the bottom. Once the gravy has settled, remove the strainer and the stopper and pour out perfect... more
If you've ever cooked your own turkey, you know how important it is to have a good roasting pan. This Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Special-Value 16-Inch Roaster with Nonstick Roasting Rack will be the first and last roasting pan you'll ever need. It features tri-ply stainless construction with aluminum at its core for superior conductivity and perfect cooking results. The V-shaped roasting rack is easy to use and features a nonstick coating for easy cleanup.
When October gets here, it's all-things pumpkin in our house, and that even includes our bakeware. This Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Pumpkin Casserole lets you serve up all of your favorite fall casseroles individually in beautiful, pumpkin-inspired stoneware. The 12-ounce petite pumpkin casserole features sure-grip handles and rims for easy handling, and a tight-fitting lid to seal in heat and flavor. It's oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and is also dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.
When it comes to ice cream, we have to pace ourselves, or else we'll devour an entire container of the stuff. That's why we use this Hamilton Beach® 1/2 Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker whenever we get a hankering for some fresh strawberry ice cream. No rock salt or ice is needed with this little machine; all you have to do is add your ingredients to the freezer bowl, and in just minutes,... more
Sure, those giant, professional mixers are nice, but not everyone has the kitchen counter space to accommodate them. This Dualit Hand Mixer is made for both professional and home use. Thanks to its powerful motor, it can successfully whip egg whites into meringue in no time at all. It features a heavy-duty, 300-watt motor, five speed settings, a chrome finish, and easy-grip handle. It comes with a balloon whisk, two oversize flat beaters, and... more
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to how their steak should be cooked, but if you're manning the grill, it can be hard to keep up with everyone's orders. The Steak Station lets you easily monitor up to four steaks at once to ensure that they are cooked to their recipient's request. Perfect for the grill or oven, this digital meat thermometer features four colored probes that measure a temperature range from... more
Okay, so ramen noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches aren't exactly gourmet meals, but that doesn't mean you can't serve them up in style. This Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo holds your favorite soup and sandwich combo so that you don't have balance two separate dishes in your lap while working at your computer. Also, it's safe for use in the microwave, making it perfect for dorm life.
Microwaves do weird things to food, which is why we've decided to ditch our microwave for a toaster oven. This Breville Smart Toaster Oven not only looks good on your countertop, but it offers variable temperature distribution with its nine menu functions to ensure that food comes out perfectly each and every time. Its 5 Quartz Elements with Element IQ distributes 1800 watts of power to where it's needed most.
We love Boston Warehouse products because they take normal, household items and add creative, whimsical touches to make them unique, but functional. This Boston Warehouse Angelfish Colander is perfect for draining pasta, as well as for rinsing fruits and vegetable. It features soft-grip handles and a foot that keep it from slipping as you pour items into it. We especially like that it's dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Our old microwave recently went on the fritz. We tried to go without one, but, well, that didn't last very long. It's just so much easier to zap your takeout in the microwave than the stove. This Panasonic NN-SD377S Stainless Steel 800 Watts Microwave Oven not only warms your leftovers, but it also looks attractive on your counter top. We especially like the auto defrost feature for thawing our frozen soups and casseroles.
Popcorn at the movie theaters is overpriced, often stale, and covered in some kind of yellowish coating they call "butter," but we're not so sure. Watching a DVD and making your own popcorn at home is a healthier and more budget-friendly way to keep the whole family entertained. This Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn Maker yields up to 10 cups of fresh popcorn, ready to serve in an elegant bowl with built-in ventilation. The motorized stirring... more
First, there was the spoon and fork combo, otherwise known as the "spork." And now, we have a different take on the two-in-one utensil, with the "knork." The knork is you guessed it: a fork and knife combo. Never again will you have to use two hands to saw away at your food. Thanks to the knork, you can cut your food and immediately take a bite with one hand tied behind your back.