With the holidays quickly approaching families everywhere will be preparing shopping lists, dinner plans, gathering recipes, etc. But we don’t want to spend the entire time cooking, we want to be spending most of our time enjoying our family.
When it comes to preparing any holiday meals (or maybe weekday meals) you want kitchen gadgets that will not only save you time and money but also be something you can actually use throughout the year rather than just once a year.
We have come up with some of our favorite kitchen gadgets for holiday entertaining and products that can be used throughout the year as well.
5-Tray Food Dehydrator – Make apple chips, dried bananas, turkey jerky, beef jerky and more from the comfort of your home. The dehydrator also comes with a great recipe booklet and instructions on using those dried foods in recipes. You can also use it to dry herbs and make fun crafts for the holidays. Available at Ronco
EatSmart Precision Elite Food Thermometer – (See our review here) Designed by chef’s and cooking professionals for home use, the Precision Elite Thermocouple is the perfect tool for the serious home cook or baker. Indoors or outdoors this thermometer will impress friends and give years of reliable service performing a wide variety of everyday tasks. Available at Amazon
ToweLocs – Ever have the problem of your hand towel falling off the rack or oven handle? Maybe you’re like me and end up losing track of where you put the hand towel? With ToweLocs you can keep the towels in place during use. Not only are they pretty and stylish but they are functional as well. Available at ToweLocs.com
Lid Pocket – The Hands-Free solution when seasoning, stirring or serving anything from the slow cooker. It also features a built-in drip catcher that collects condensation and keeps your counter top free and clean. Fits 3-Quart and up – round to oval slow cookers (the majority of slow cookers) and stores inside the crock pot. Available at LidPocket.com
Multi-Blade Herb Scissors – Snip the herbs you need quickly, neatly and right where you want with our Multi-Blade, RSVP Endurance Herb Scissors. The unusual multiblade blade design features a set of five, sharp 3″ stainless steel blades that allow you to cut, chop or mince herbs directly into a pan or over a plate for garnishing. Available at KitchenandCompany.com
OXO Good Grips Chopper – Make your chopping jobs easier with the OXO Good Grips Chopper. The OXO Good Grips Chopper is versatile, chop your ingredients in the enclosed cup or directly onto a cutting board. Available at KitchenandCompany.com
The Ninja Ultima™ Blender – Ninja’s expansive speed range offers everything from gentle blending to Total Crushing® to Nutrient Complete Juicing™. You can easily adjust to the correct speed without worry of over mixing or processing. This precision blending is backed by our 2.5 peak horsepower motor to easily replace some of these appliances: Available at NinjaKitchen.com
Buddeez Flour and Sugar Storage Container – The airtight snap-on lid keeps in freshness and keeps out bugs, even in humid climates. This all-purpose dispenser preserves staples in bulk quantities and features dual pour spouts to dispense large or small amounts . Easy-grip handle for neat and accurate single-handed pouring. Durable plastic construction. Dishwasher-safe. Made in the USA. Available at ChefsCatalog.com
Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer – The slicer is an easy-to-use, handy tool that makes zucchini spaghetti, cucumber ribbon strands, curly fries or long, spiral apple strands. It comes with three blades: a shredder blade (small holes), a chipper blade (large holes) and a straight blade. A storage compartment beneath the frame stores two blades and the third blade comes already in place. Available at Amazon