We found some nifty gadgets and gizmos that will make life in (and out) doors so much easier. And fun. All prices are MSP . . . you can shop around and find great buys.
At the top of the list is a quartet of tabletop treats from Cusinart (cuisinart.com). Wow. Our Christmas cookies (which we gobbled with some great peppermint and eggnog coffee) were easy to make & bake. And the mojitos sent us sending into a singalong frenzy.
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven ($199)
This unique kitchen workhorse is actually a premium full size toaster oven with a built-in air fryer. That means it not only bakes, broils, and toasts, it also lets you air fry right inside the oven.
Air frying, which uses powerful ultra-hot air, is a healthier way to prepare delicious fried favorites, from wings to fritters to fries to shrimp. And since toaster ovens stay on the counter top, this fryer doesn’t have to move back and forth, from cupboard to counter. Enjoy the crunch without the calories and messy cleanup, with the Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker ($99.95)
Cuisinart’s Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker introduces a new way to make authentic cold brew coffee in as little as 25 minutes. Like traditional cold brewers, the Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker saturates coffee grounds in cool water, never exposing them to the high temperaturess, which can create an acidic taste.
Cuisinart utilizes a unique spin technology to circulate coffee through water for total flavor extraction in a fraction of the time manual brewers require, meaning that coffee is naturally smoother and sweeter.
Cuisinart Precision Master 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer ($249)
Delivering power, precision and performance, Cuisinart’s newest stand mixer features a 500-watt motor, die-cast metal construction, and 12 speeds that allow for nuance and excellence in performing a variety of preparation tasks. The unit’s tilt-back head allows for easy access to its 5.5 quart mixing bowl, while the included splash guard prevents messy countertops. Also included are a chef’s whisk, dough hook, and flat mixing paddle. The mixing bowl and all accessories are dishwasher safe, and the stand mixer is available in red, white and brushed chrome. Additionally, consumers can purchase a variety of attachments for the unit: A pasta roller and cutter, pasta extruder, meat grinder and frozen dessert maker.
Cuisinart Velocity High Performance Blender ($69.95)
The professional 600-watt motor to power through any blending task in seconds, from mixing up a daiquiri to crushing ice. With a touch of button, the all-in-one speed control dial makes it easy to shift from Low to High to Pulse, while the premium stainless steel blades ensure smooth results. The 48-ounce BPA-free Tritan jar offers capacity to spare, and the wipe-clean base and dishwasher-safe, removable parts make cleanups easy. The tight-seal lid prevents spills and a 2-ounce measuring pour lid insert provides additional precision measurements.