6 Small Kitchen Appliance Gifts for the Chef in Your Life
The holidays are here, and you know what that means. It's that special time of year when the family comes into town and—oh no! What do you get them? No worries. Small kitchen appliances are the perfect holiday gift for any homeowner, foodie or chef in your life. Here are six small appliances that will make any kitchen go from "nice" to "wow."
Say goodbye to the big mixing bowl and hello to easy prep. Just stand back and let this machine do all the hard work for you. For instance, the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer offers 10 speeds, a powerful 325-watt motor and a tilting head for easy clean up. This type of mixer is perfect for culinary champions and amateurs alike. You can easily mix and prepare cake batter, ice cream, pasta and so much more. Plus, most models come with interchangeable attachments for specific recipes.
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Whether you're on a health kick or just always on the go, a blender can help you save time while loading up on nutrients. Even the kids will line up for deliciuos fruit smoothies, plus they'll never know the difference if you sneak a few greens in there. Busy moms, dads and young professionals alike will love the convenience of the NutriBullet Blender/Extractor Set. Fill the single-serve cup with all your favorite ingredients, blend and secure the lid for a nutrient-rich meal that can go with you wherever the day takes you.
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Turn your kitchen into your family's favorite corner diner with a new griddle pan. These spacious cooking surfaces are great for big breakfasts, dinners, snacks and more. Fry up bacon on one side while you prepare pancakes on the other or load up the whole thing with burgers on gameday to feed a hungry crowd. The non-stick finish and slide-out drip tray on the Presto Cool Touch Electric Griddle makes cleaning up after any size meal simple.
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Coffee & Espresso Makers
Save yourself or a loved one the daily trip to the coffee shop before work with a new coffee maker or espresso maker. With one of these convenient small kitchen appliances, even the most demanding coffee afficianados will be able to to customize their favorite drinks. The Ninja CF081 Coffee Bar can brew just the right amount for single cups, travel mugs and full pots for entertaining guests, while the included milk frother and recipe book will keep adventurous epicures entertained for quite some time.
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Toaster ovens strike the perfect balance between convenience and versatility. College students will love the convience of this countertop small kitchen appliance, while home chefs will appreciate the extra cooking space and speedy heating element. A toaster is great, but it isn't big enough for certain foods. From basics like frozen pizzas to complicated soufles for discerning guests, this little machine can tackle a variety of recipes for any occasion.
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With an easy-to-use waffle maker for your kitchen, you won't need to head to the nearest diner every time the family is craving something special for breakfast. The Cuisinart WAF-F10 Belgian Waffle Maker is great for whipping up big, hearty waffles in no time at all. The flippable cooking surface makes preparing the dish easy, while the non-stick interior won't have you dreading cleanup. Garnish your creations with classic toppings like syrup, butter and berries, or encourage the kids to get imaginative by creating their own unique flavor combos.
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