December 15, 2008
Having reviewed and loved the Zarafina Tea Maker Suite, we're always on the look out for the latest in tea brewing small appliances. The IQ Innovations Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine is a fully programmable 4-cup tea machine that brews gourmet tea the same way every time. It uses any type of loose tea, and automatically controls water temperature and brew time. There is a total of 7 different settings, and the hot plate keeps tea warm for 30 minutes. We also like the 24-hour timer, removable infusion basket, and auto-shut off features.
At IQ Innovations 51552 Fine T 4-Cup Gourmet Tea Machine
December 5, 2008
This drink maker allows you to make three drinks with one machine. You fill the hopper with ice and poor the ingredients for each drink into the jars. There are preprogrammed options for margarita, mudslide, daiquiri, smoothie, colada, and mojito (hmmm. . . . a mojito is not a frozen drink, but whatever. . . ). There are also manual controls to allow you to control the thickness of your drink.
At Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker
December 3, 2008
One of the best things about going to the movies is movie popcorn. Now you can make it at home with this popcorn maker. It pops eight cups of popcorn in less than three minutes and has a slide out tray for serving.
At Waring Popcorn Maker
December 2, 2008
If you're looking for the perfect under $30 gift for anyone who cooks, this immersion blender is sure to please. The Immersion hand blender is equipped with powerful 200-watt motor, and the blade provides smooth blending while the protective guard helps prevent splattering. It's also designed for one-handed operation while you puree those tomatoes, mango smoothies, or other blended drinks during the holidays. Best of all it has a dishwasher-safe stainless-steel blending shaft.
At Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender
November 20, 2008
Cotton candy at home? I can feel the sugar coma coming on. You simply add sugar to the heating chamber and it produces cotton candy. Everything is removable for easy cleaning.
At The Tabletop Cotton Candy Maker
November 17, 2008
If you are serious about your wine, this contraption allows you to chill, pour, and preserve wine. You can keep three bottles of wine chilled and ready to serve at their ideal temperature. There are nine preset temperatures, so you can easily set each bottle's temperature. When you are ready for a drink, Skybar will pour the wine for you at the press of a button. In addition, bottles are preserved for up to ten days.
At Skybar Wine System
October 23, 2008
We've featured a double decker steamer before, so why not add another layer? This steamer has three trays that allow you to steam rice, veggies, and fish all at the same time. There are also removable dividers so you can cook larger portions. The steamer also has an LCD screem, timer, warning function, and auto shutoff.
At Breville HealthSmart Steamer
October 20, 2008
Popcorn makes a movie. We love making popcorn in just about any way possible - except microwave popcorn. We'll make it on the stove, in a pan, on a campfire, and also with an electric popper like the Poplite. This electric popper uses hot air, not oil, for a healthy, low-calorie treat (but you can always add some naughty butter or oil after if you like). It's faster and more economical than microwave-bag popcorn, and makes up to 18 cups in less than 2-1/2 minutes. So get this and get popping for that perfect creature feature this month, or whatever movie you desire to view while eating perfectly popped popcorn.
At Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Corn Popper
October 15, 2008
I've had fried turkey before and it is pretty good, but getting it in and out of the oil is tricky business. An oilless turkey fryer seems counter intuitive, but this turkey cooker uses infrared technology to "fry" a turkey instead of oil. It has a propane-fueled burner to heat the chamber and stainless steel walls to distribute the heat. It has a drop in basket and automatically cooks at the correct temperature. Infared cooking is fast--it can cook a 12-lb bird in one hour and fifty minutes. There is also a drip pan for catching juices for gravy.
At Oilless Turkey Fryer
October 14, 2008
We know what you're going to say, "Hey - everyone has one of these mixers. If you got married in the last 10 years you might even have two." We know, but we love the fact this one is in licorice. It's the little things in the world of kitchen gadgets that make you take notice, and simply calling this mixer's color licorice got ours. The KitchenAid 600 features all the usual stuff. A 10-speed stand mixer with all-metal construction and powerful 575-watt motor, a 6-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl; direct-drive transmission with all-steel gears, and an electronic speed sensor. This one even has auto shut-off motor protection. You also get all the usual trimmings: wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and a pouring shield.
At KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer