If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a kitchen without the right tools just ain’t livin’ up to its potential. But don’t worry, if your counter-top collection is less than complete, we’ll help you get your stock up to snuff. Check out our list of the newest and coolest kitchen accessories this year...
Kalorik Baby Food Maker
Ever since the organic food movement started gaining momentum, moms (and dads) everywhere have become infatuated with feeding their newborns as healthfully as they feed themselves. It should come as no surprise then that homemade baby food is a surefire way to give your kids meals that are free of any food additives. This model, from Kalorik, allows you to cook and blend fresh baby food without having to make a mess swapping appliances. Not only will you be serving up the best-quality food to your kids, but they’ll definitely taste the difference.
Sodastream Soda Maker
What’s cooler than making your own soda and sparkling water? With the Sodastream, you can turn tap water into soda is about 30 seconds...that’s fast. The best part about making soda at home? It’s good for the environment. Think about all those plastic bottles of water you won’t need to buy anymore. Available in store.
Sustainability has never been more important, so why shouldn’t your kitchen operate by the same standards? Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials in the world due to its speedy growth and abundance, and now you can bring a little bit of it home with this great wine rack by Metrokane. It’s a true win-win purchase: You’ll be helping to promote sustainability and end up with a great way to store your wine collection. And, when you want to stash it away, it folds up flat for easy storage. Available in store.
Let’s face it: Good coffee takes time. First you’ve got to grind your beans, then you’ve got to fill the coffee pot and wait for it to brew. Sometimes, you just don’t have the extra minutes in the morning, let alone the patience, to sit around and wait for an entire pot to brew when all you really need is a single cup. Keurig has solved that problem by revolutionizing single-serve coffee brewing. No grinding, virtually no waiting and almost no cleaning required. Bring your kitchen into the 21st century and start brewing coffee the better way — one delicious cup at a time. Available in store.
Multitasking tools are great, especially if you’re concerned with counter space and storage in your kitchen. With the Cuisinart Griddler, you get one appliance that serves three functions. Make bistro-style pressed sandwiches with its panini press function. Or, open up the griddler and you’ve got yourself a non-stick open grill — or griddle — that’s perfect for vegetables, burgers and even pancakes.
KitchenAid Digital 4-Slice Toaster
Sick of prying burnt toast from your old school two-slot chrome toaster? Now’s the perfect time for an upgrade. Toasters have definitely changed over the years and they now feature some really awesome technology, like this KitchenAid model which boasts a digital display and even a ‘bagel’ button. Pretty cool, huh?
Cuisinart ‘Blend & Cook’ Soup Maker & Blender
Cuisinart has become an expert at creating durable kitchen electrics that definitely serve a purpose...or two...or three. Take this combination blender/soup maker. Not only does it act as a fully functional blender that can chop and blend fruit and ice for smoothies and iced drinks, but it also features a non-stick heating surface that allows you to sauté vegetables or simmer soups to perfection. Available in store.
Metrokane Electric Corkscrew
Some corks are stubborn. Have you ever struggled with complicated corkscrews that are better at mangling a cork than they are at getting it out of the bottle? If so, then this electric corkscrew from Metrokane is for you. Simply slide it on the bottle and the battery-powered corkscrew removes even the most difficult corks instantly. A built-in digital display also shows you just how many corks its little motor can handle before you’ll need to replace the batteries. Brilliant! Available in store.