Gadgets for the Guru: Thanksgiving cooking edition
Hopefully you have already purchased the perfect Butterball turkey for your Thanksgiving feast, but here are a few gadgets to help you prepare. From cooking and baking apps to high-tech utensils and kitchenware, this year’s Thanksgiving meal will be a breeze.
It’s Thanksgiving night and you have a truckload of leftovers. Let’s face it, leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best things ever discovered, but you have to keep your leftovers fresh in order to enjoy them. Ukonserve is a brand founded by two moms who were fed up with their food storage options. For the 2014 holiday season, Ukonserve unveiled their new glass and silicone line that features a 36 ounce and 13 ounce rectangle with leak-proof top. The silicone sleeve is not only a neat design feature, but it also provides better grip, protection from breakage and acts as a protection against hot contents. And the best part is that the products can go directly from freezer to oven or microwave. (In fact that was their motivation behind the line: consumers were asking for safe food storage that was microwavable, especially for the office). The new Ukonserve line prices at $12.95-$18.95.
The Freshy is a unique product that utilizes infrared technology to extend the life of fresh foods. The Freshy actually changes food on a molecular level, taking molecules from a chaotic state to a homogeneous state, making foods last longer. Simply place the Freshy in your fridge and watch your favorite foods last 3, 5, 7, even 14 days longer than normal. It even helps keep leftovers longer, which is perfect for Thanksgiving. Purchase Freshy for $29.45 each.
Simplify cooking in the kitchen with beautiful, high-end, functionally efficient plastic wraps, parchment and foil. Fall 2014 saw ChicWrap introduce their new foil and parchment dispensers, equipped with ChicWrap’s signature style. These artfully designed food storage, cooking, barbeque and baking favorites are a creative addition to the kitchen counter-top and a must have for anyone with a passion for cooking with ease. With ChicWrap technology, you need only one hand and a single finger to gently slide their signature Clean Cutting Slide Button for a perfect cut every time. No mess, waste, or even better, there’s no risk of injury from the nasty blade on your average dispenser box. Purchase ChipWrap with prices ranging from $12.95 for a single dispenser to $69.99 for a gift package.
Kenyon City Grill
Planning on grilling some of your Thanksgiving grub but you live in a no-flame area? The Kenyon City Grill is perfect for a big city dweller that wants to put grill marks on veggies and meats this holiday season. Simply push and turn the knob and safe, no-flame grilling is at your fingertips. Along with the convenience of portability, the grill allows the user to select between 8 different heat settings for precise control and evenly cooked food. The Kenyon City Grill is constructed of the highest quality, marine-grade stainless steel. And as all Kenyon products, backed by uncompromising quality, exclusive 3-year product replacement warranty, and the best customer service in the industry. Purchase City Grill for $449.00.
Perfect Bake Scale and App
Pure Imagination’s Perfect Bake scale and app can turn any novice baker into a masterful pastry chef. The package includes the smart scale, three color-coded bowls, oven thermometer, smart device stand, and the free downloadable app. The smart scale weighs each ingredient for accuracy and uses built-in timers to alert you when you’re done mixing, baking, or cooling. Need to rescale the recipe? Perfect Bake does the math for you—whether you’re changing the size of your cake pan, the quantity of cookies you want to bake, or the amount of chocolate chips you have on hand. Purchase the full package at Brookstone for $69.99 or download the app separately for free on iOS and Android.