It can be hard to keep up with all the latest in technology, but the kitchen is a great start. Here are a few tools and gadgets that will help update and motivate, making entertaining a breeze.
An electric raclette maker is the perfect touch for a casual evening of entertaining. Broils eight portions of raclette cheese with a granite grill on top for cooking accompaniments. $140.
Available at Williams-Sonoma.
Wine and Dine
Get the most out of a bottle of red wine by pouring it through an aerator. Much more convenient than hours of decanting, it will add the precise amount of air to ensure a perfect glass of wine. $70. Available at Crate and Barrel.
Cool down during the soon-to-be sultry summer with this rapid beverage chiller, which will take drinks from room temperature to ice cold 40 times faster than in the freezer. Fits cans and bottles. $90. Available at Crate and Barrel.
A talking meat thermometer gives one less thing to worry about. Step away from the grill and listen for the voice alert notifying when meat is “almost ready” and “ready.”
$70. Available at Brookstone.
Slice and Dice
Invest in this stainless steel mandoline to dice ingredients with precision and ease. Three color coded blades provide a range of shape and thickness, allowing the chef to add a personal touch. $200. Available at Williams-Sonoma.
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