Did Valentine’s Day Leave You in the Lurch? Kitchen Gadget Gifts for Giving Anytime!

Maybe Valentine’s Day hit you like a ton of bricks. Maybe you thought about it and then got busy and forgot. It happens but here’s what you can do to make up for a lackluster gift (if any gift for a “faux-holiday” can be lackluster) or forgetting about it entirely.
Make it a mutual shopping excursion online OR find something that works for the recipient in their home. Typically that’s either tech toys or kitchen gadgets and this post features kitchen gadgets or tools that will work for you for a belated Valentine’s Day as well as any other gift-giving opportunity you have (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, bridal showers, wedding gifts, anniversaries are events that might be on your radar!)

Move over Keurig! Remington’s iCoffee Opus Single Serve Coffee Maker is here!

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Check out this new single-serve brewer from Remington. You might find a new love of your life in this machine. It says it gives you better flavor balance and also less acidity and bitterness. (That got my attention).

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It can use all the K-cup coffees out there plus your own regular coffee if you want to create your own personalized coffee with the special single serve brewing cup.

This new device was reviewed by Katie Linendoll at Christmas 2014.

What was old is new again: Pressure Cookers!

Pressure cookers are now becoming increasingly popular in homes across the country. The technologies have evolved quite a bit since they were first introduced in France in the 1600’s. They are now easy and safe to use, allowing anyone who is pressed for time (i.e. everyone!) to prepare homemade, healthy, and delicious meals for themselves and for their families, without dedicating hours to the stove. Pressure cookers can create meals that traditionally take hours to prepare in just a fraction of that time.

A pressure cooker is great for year round cooking – from the cold weather comfort foods that we are all craving right now – soups, stews, and roasts to summer favorites including pulled pork, potato salads, and more. And it’s not just for meat dishes – cooking times for beans and grains is dramatically reduced as well – Think: Risotto in 20 minutes!

If you are like me, you haven’t used a pressure cooker! I have friends who look like I have grown horns when I mention pressure cookers OR I have friends who laugh at me because they know I have never used a pressure cooker and they have them on tap always for fast, easy cooking of time-crucial meals.


The T-fal Clipso Pressure Cooker

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Details:
Introduce this stainless steel pressure cooker to your kitchen & get the meals on the table even faster. Cooking at 12 PSI with an encapsulated aluminum base that evenly & quickly heats up, this go-to comes with a steamer basket & stand for even more versatility.
Imported
Includes steamer basket & steamer basket stand
Induction-ready stainless steel base with encapsulated aluminum
Cooks at 12 PSI
10-year limited warranty
Find the TFal at Macys and Macys.com

and the IMUSA Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker.

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Details: The Imusa 6 Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker is a lighter and quieter update to the old fashioned style. Easy to use and made of durable stainless steel, this pressure cooker can help you cook almost any recipe faster, saving you time and money.
Capacity (volume): 6.0 Qt.
Appliance Capabilities: Pressure Cooker
Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Smooth
Care and Cleaning: Do Not Place in Dishwasher, Hand Wash Only

Find the IMUSA Pressure cooker at Target and Target.com

I will be reviewing at least one pressure cooker. I am not sure which brand I am getting but I get to try one in order to write up a ‘hands on’ review! . At that point in time, I will post recipes for cooking with pressure cookers.

These Black and Decker products are fairly new. I have not tried them but I have B&D brand products in my home that work really well. It’s a brand I like to buy. That explains why I am featuring these products despite that I have not tried any of them!

BLACK+DECKER Glass Bowl Chopper – $39.99

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An innovative chopper that allows a home cook to prep ahead, chop, mix, heat, serve and store all in the same glass bowl. The glass bowls are oven safe and include storage lids. The starter kit includes 2 glass bowls, 2 lids, patented removable blade and chopper head.
Available atBLACK+DECKER Glass Bowl Chopper”> Amazon.com, Walmart and other large stores

BLACK+DECKER Lean Green Prep Machine – $49.99

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A fun, exciting way to make healthy meals and delicious frozen treats at home. The combination slicer/grater/shredder attachment can make healthy salads in minutes and pushes directly into your salad bowl! The frozen treat maker makes fabulous desserts from healthy frozen fruit in seconds! It’s a fun way to make meals at home.

Find this product on amazon.com, walmart and other large stores.

BLACK+DECKER XL Blast Drink Machine – $69.99

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A cool twist on a standard blender. The XL Blast Drink Machine can make party-sized frozen cocktails or family sized smoothies in seconds. The extra-large blending pitcher features a removable shot glass, a re-closeable pour spout and an Insulated CHILL SLEEVE that will keep frozen drinks cool for hours!

This is available from Amazon.com and at Walmart and other larger stores.

You can find these kitchen tools, gadgets and appliances online as well as in your local stores. If you buy one (or more), please let me know what you think of these products?

I will have a review on the Remington iCoffee Opus Single Server Brewer very soon!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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