TheGift.com expert, food editor, writer and recipe expert, Deborah Wagman, has sent us a list of her favorite kitchen appliances. Read her colorful and entertaining reviews to find out why these items are a life-saver to her in the kitchen. Maybe they’ll become household staples for you down the road.
This week we are discussing all the must-have kitchen essentials – just in time to add them to your wish-list for the holidays! Today we have 11 more kitchen appliances that will make your life a breeze in the kithcen!
Eating healthy is a top priority for many. Fruits and vegetables can be diced, pureed, blended, raw, cooked… and the options go on and on. Following is a list from our panel of expert contributors of the top 10 kitchen items for a healthy harvest kitchen:
1. Vita-Mix Blender:
This high-powered blender is absolutely the best kitchen appliance I have ever purchased. It’s great for instantly grinding nuts and seeds, vegetables and fruits, which are nutrient-dense foods. I could make my pates and green smoothies in a regular blender but it would take much longer. I’m so spoiled by the Vita-Mix – Total luxury and worth the price because it’s so well-made and lasts forever!
2. Magic Bullet Travel Blender:
This blender is perfect to take on a trip because I can eat healthy wherever I am just by blending up my fruits and veggies in it. Wouldn’t live without it!
3. Spiral Slicer:
The Spiral Slicer is a great gadget for the kitchen because you can make pasta from fresh vegetables like zucchini, sweet potato and yellow squash using this device. Kids adore using this fun piece of kitchen equipment which will aid in naturally getting them to like their fruits and veggies. This gadget is not well-known, but once you see it you’ll never know how you lived without it. You can make the same sauces you made for the processed wheat pastas and it will taste even better on the vegetable pasta!
4. Juice Machine:
I own a Breville Juicer and try to make the time for a green juice at least 4 times a week. This machine makes it quick and easy to prepare the green juice from green vegetables with a carrot or apple added for sweetness. The cleaning process is also 1-2-3 EASY. It is also reasonably priced. A Juice Machine must definitely be included in your kitchen appliances in terms of providing optimum nutrition for you and your family.
5. Food Processor:
I have a Villaware Food Processor which is quick and efficient for my kitchen needs. Such a variety of dishes can be prepared using a food processor that it just makes life more interesting. Some of the dishes I love to prepare using the food processor are: Taboule, Hummos, Almond Pate, Gazpacho, Nut and Dried Fruit Cookies for the Holidays, and on and on….
Karen Ranzi, www.superhealthychildren.com
Making my delicious breakfast smoothies with raspberries, a banana, water, coconut milk, ground flax seeds and whey protein powder is a breeze!
7. Sharp knife
Every kitchen is need of a sharp knife for chopping veggies.
8. Big pot with Steamer Insert
Nothing steams freshly chopped veggies like it!
9. Meat thermometer
Meat thermometers are a must-have for making sure my grass-fed beef, roast lamb and pastured chicken is the correct temperature!
10. “Coffee” grinder
I use my coffee grinder for quickly and easily grinding fresh flax seeds.
Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, http://www.everywomanover29.com
Tis the season of preparing holiday feasts, delicious finger foods, and baking succulent desserts! We asked our expert contributors to send us a list of their favorite kitchen appliances. Learn the must-have items to keep in your kitchen to make holiday cooking a breeze.
Cherries don’t stand a chance against this fiendish kitchen tool. Cherry Chomper rips the cherries’ guts out with one push on his head. And I think he enjoys it.
I definitely enjoyed it – cherry pitting becomes easy and fun with this twisted little buddy, and he’s fun to have sitting around on your shelf.
You can get him at Amazon.comYes, you guessed it – this is an affiliate link. If you buy one of these after you click my link, I will earn a pittance allowing me to continue telling you about all this cool stuff.
Anyone who knows me will not be shocked to find out I have something called Butter Girl. She is a corn butterer and a cute one at that. Corn on the cob is one of the few legitimate reasons for Summer. Butter and salt are the reasons for corn on the cob. And Butter Girl is the perfect butter/corn matchmaker.
You shove half a stick of butter up Butter Girl’s…bottom, and it pops out of her mouth. Then you rip her head off and butter your corn with, I guess, her butter tongue and Butter Girl licks butter onto your corn. Read More Magic “Butter Girl — She Likes Corn” »