Holiday Countdown Gift Guide: For the Cook/Entertainer

We all know several of these (aren’t we lucky?!)

Gadgets     clockwise

Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer: For continuous stirring, put this automatic stirrer to work. Place it in your pan with any simmering or low-heat liquid, set the timer, and go do the million other things you need to do. For the chef who has everything. 8.5″ H x 4.5″ diameter $25.00

The Automatic Jar Opener: Robotic jar opener that twists off stubborn lids with the touch of a button. Ideal for those with arthritis or diminished hand strength, its clamps grip the jar’s lid like a vice while two padded curved legs apply pressure to the jar’s exterior—its internal motor then spins to instantly untwist the lid. Requires two AA batteries. $29.95

The Perfect Slice Bread Knife: serrated bread knife with a built-in guide that ensures uniform slices. integrated rail adjusts from 1mm to 20mm to cut congruent pieces of bread, cake, or vegetables. It has a 420 stainless steel blade and an ergonomic polymer handle. Dishwasher safe. 10″ L. $69.95

Vegetable Spiral Slicer: Create thinly sliced fruit and vegetables Made from food safe plastic and stainless steel Measures: 2.6 x 3 x 7.3 inches $13.14


Left: SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker:  Carbonates water in seconds at the touch of a button.  Environmentally friendly; no plastic or glass bottles to recycle.  Portable – no batteries or electricity required.  Slim silhouette fits easily on kitchen counters and home bars. Comes with easy-to-clean, dishwasher-safe carbonating bottle.  Includes one CO2 cylinder (carbonates up to 60 carafes of water). 4 colors $99.95 

Right: Italian Countertop Pizza Oven: Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the countertop pizza oven designed by an Italian company that specializes in gourmet kitchenwares. 1,200-watt heating element works in concert with a built-in 12 1/2″-diam. baking stone to generate up to 750° $149.95

Drinking     clockwise

Winter Survival Cocktail Kit: Mulling Syrup: Pure cane sugar, water, cranberry juice concentrate, brown sugar, spices (cinnamon, cloves, allspice), dried orange zest Hot Toddy Mix Lemon juice, water, wildflower honey, light brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves. Set of 2 8oz bottles$23.00

Chateau Spill Wine Remover: an all-natural way to remove the toughest stains, like red wine, berries, and more. The pH neutral formula contains only 100% biodegradable surfactants—no peroxide, chlorine, or phosphates. $8.95

Disco Ball Ice Bucket– Kitsch anyone?  Insulated real mirror disco ball ice bucket made of aluminum 24 oz capacity Approx. 7″Dia. x 6.5″T $78.00

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