6 Gift-Worthy Appliances for the New Cook
These gadgets are meant for aspiring new chefs.
ILLUSTRATOR by Roselle Miranda
Everyone has a friend (or two!) whose love for food has gone beyond just eating and appreciating it. If you have a friend, family member, or know someone who would love to receive something more than just the gift of food this holiday season, these new cooks will definitely love these gadgets which will elevate their skills in the kitchen.
For the stir-fry fanatic: a mini electric chopper or food processor
A mini electric chopper or food processor will be indispensable for someone whostir fries with a passion—especially if her knife skills are not up to par. With this appliance, any new cook will be able to slice, chop, and mince in a jiffy.
Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus, P4,950 (avail of a 20% discount until November 30, 2017), Rustans Makati, Makati City
For the aspiring baker: a toaster oven
A multi-functioning toaster oven (or countertop oven in this case) is the perfect intro to the world of baking. Not only does he get many of the functions of a full-sized oven, it comes in a compact size that can fit on any counter. Freshly baked bread and cookies, anyone?
Hanabishi Electric Oven, P5,485, Robinsons Galleria Department Store, Mandaluyong City
For the pasta lover: a pasta maker
Time to introduce the palette of these Italian lovers to the beautiful texture and chew that only fresh pasta can deliver! With a manual pasta maker, he can create long pieces of fresh lasagna, even strands of fettuccine and spaghetti, and the thinnest sheets for ravioli. A couple of minutes in boiling water, and it’s ready to be served in the pasta sauce of his choice. Buon appetito!
Manual Pasta Maker Machine Noodle Hand Crank Cutter, P1,299.95, Lazada.com.ph
For the grilling enthusiast: an electric grill
Since an electric grill doesn’t require anything more than a socket to plug into, this grill lets him grill to his heart’s content – no matter what the weather happens to be outside.
Imarflex Digital Panini Grill, P3,500 (suggested retail price), available in all SM department Stores
For the health nut: an immersion blender
A blender is the only appliance that can puree vegetables and fruits with precision and efficiency. Plus, it’s the perfect tool for making smoothies, fresh shakes, and most importantly, homemade nut butters without any additional ingredients you don’t want in your food. Plus, because this immersion blender is handheld, it's small enough that storage is easy.
Tough Mama NTM-Slim2 Deluxe Hand Blender, P3,450 (suggested retail price), available in Abensons, Ansons, and selected department stores
For the meat roaster: a meat thermometer
If roasting is his specialty, he’ll want a meat thermometer with a probe that attaches to the meat. Not only will it read the temperature accurately as it roasts, it will also alert him where he may be in the house–it's wireless!–when the roast pork loin has reached the internal desired temperature, too. No roast will ever be overdone with this gadget in his hand!
Digital Wireless Remote Kitchen Oven Food Cooking/BBQ Grill Smoker Meat Thermometer With Probe and Timer, Temperature Gauge & Alert, P789, Lazada.com.ph