● By Style
All photos courtesy of their respective companies.
Calling all home cooks, entertaining enthusiasts and foodophiles!
Check out Style’s favorite kitchen gadgets – guaranteed to add a splash of fun and functionality to your cooking quarters.
1. CRY ME A RIVER
You’ll be the only dry eye in the kitchen thanks to RSVP International’s Onion Goggles ($20.99 each), featuring fog-free clear lenses and a comfortable foam seal that protects peepers from irritating onion vapors. Available at Placerville Hardware, 441 Main Street, Placerville. 530-622-1151, placervillehardware.com.
2. JOLT OF JAVA
Wake up and smell the espresso (in just 30 seconds) with the elegantly retro Nespresso Gran Maestria ($699, pictured in Platinum). The automatic cup warmer, advanced Aerocinno 4 milk frother and five adjustable strength settings will bring the coffee shop experience into your home…from the comfort of your pajamas. Trust us – whether it’s soy cappuccinos, vanilla lattes or double shots you desire – this machine brings the buzz. Available at nespresso.com.
3. I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM…
We all scream for ice cream! Thanks to Cuisinart’s ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker ($89.99) you can have all the creamy cold goodness you crave – without leaving your abode. Add ingredients to the bowl, press “on,” and in 20 minutes your favorite frozen treat is ready. Lickety-split! Available at Macy’s, 1197 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville. 916-771-3333, macys.com.
4. TEA PARTY
This beautiful hand-thrown porcelain Teapot ($60) is equal parts practical as it is pretty. Thrown, fired and glazed by local Folsom artists, the pot is lead and cadmium free, plus dishwasher safe. Available at Clouds, 608 1/2 Sutter Street, Folsom. 916-985-3411, cloudspottery.com.
5. BON APPÉTIT!
Bring a little French flair into the kitchen with this feminine and flirty Paris Boutique Apron ($31.99) and 100-percent latex Paris Boutique Rubber Gloves ($13.99) by retro-chic line Jessie Steele. Available at Nothing Bundt Cakes, 1112 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 140, Roseville. 916-780-2253, nothingbundtcakes.com.
6. COME ON BABY, LIGHT MY FIRE
Create restaurant-quality sweet and savory dishes – by quickly caramelizing sugar on crème brûlée or tarts, browning meringues, roasting bell peppers and more – with RSVP International’s Culinary Torch ($29.99). Measuring in at 5-1/2 inches tall, this compact torch features an easy on/off trigger, efficient flame-adjustment lever and safety lock. Available at Whole Foods Market, 270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-984-8500; 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville, 916-781-5300, wholefoodsmarket.com.