Mom Must Haves :: Kitchen Essentials


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Moms are busier than ever these days so to help make meal prep time more efficient so we can spend quality time around the table we have rounded up our favorite kitchen gadgets to help you make delicious meals for your family!

1. Blender: Create every course of your home-cooked meal—from frozen drinks to creamy desserts—in minutes. The Vitamix 5200 is the universal tool for family meals and entertaining.

2. Quesadilla Maker: The Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker is a must-have for quesadilla lovers.  Layer some cheese, beans, vegetables, or meat inside two 7″-8″ tortillas, cook in the Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker for a few minutes and voilá — dinner is served. Hot & ready to eat in about 5 minutes. Perfect for get togethers with friends and family!

3. Herb Grinder: This powerful, multi-function grinder is suitable for grinding herbs, spices, pollen, coffee beans, etc.  It meets all your needs on grinding, and solving other problems like slow grinding, low capacity, long grinding time and inability to control coarseness. It saves you a lot of time for doing other meaningful things!

4. Baking Stone: Get ready for the best cookies—soft in the center, crispy but never burned on the bottom! This stone also turns out the best pizza and flatbreads, appetizers, biscuits and scones, roasted vegetables, garlic bread, brunch braids, and so much more. Because the unglazed cooking surface draws moisture away, everything cooks consistently and turns out light and crispy.

5. Chopper: Prep your ingredients in a jiffy with this express chopper from Ninja. Creating your sauces, soups, dressings, toppings, dip and much more is a piece of cake with this kitchen appliance. The blade technology chops evenly every single time and is quick with its mincing and puree-ing. The one-touch pulsing and ergonomic design make this chopper bowl super handy. With a splash guard that doubles as a storage lid, this Ninja Chopper is great for everyday use.

6. Tomato Slicing Knife: You won’t find a better knife to effortlessly cut through tomatoes, vegetables and fruits. Thick or thin, you will always make the perfect cut using the tomato slicing knife.

7. Wireless Meat Thermometer : MEATER is the first truly wireless smart meat thermometer. Along with the MEATER app, it will help you cook the juiciest steak, chicken, turkey, fish or other meats perfectly every time for every occasion. It even estimates how long to cook and rest your food to help plan your meal and manage your time. Monitor your cook from a phone or tablet over Bluetooth

8. Lemon & Lime Squeezer : With this easy-to-use and easy-to-store durable lemon squeezer, even a kid can use this citrus press. No more worrying about electricity or batteries. No more bulky, hard-to-clean juicers crowding the decor of your home bar or kitchen. Whether you’re a chef or simply want a pampered squeeze, you can be drinking lemonade in a just seconds.

9. Mini Waffle Maker: Cute & compact, the Dash Mini Maker Waffle makes snack-sized waffles an everyday treat. This appliance is ideal for making individual waffles that go beyond breakfast. Make mini paninis, hash browns, and even biscuit pizzas with the appliance that turns ordinary ingredients into exciting waffle snacks. The Dash Mini Maker Waffle heats up in mere minutes, making it the perfect appliance for a quick snack, or for breakfast on the go. Dual non-stick cooking surfaces clean easily. The mini, compact size is perfect for small apartments, dorm room cooking or taking on the go.

10. Pantry and Refrigerator Organizer: Storage made simple! These large-capacity bins are great for creating a clean and organized refrigerator or pantry; Ideal for yogurts, canned goods, food packets, cheese, meat, drink boxes, baby food, juices, boxed foods, potatoes, onions, and apples; Great for storing dry goods in the pantry; Stack these or use side by side to create the storage solution that works best for you.

11. Food Processor: This large capacity food processor speeds all cooking–from quick, weeknight meals to weekend celebrations. With the large 14-cup work bowl, extra large feed tube and dishwasher safe parts, there’s more time to share the delicious results with family and friends.

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