Is cooking on your New Year’s resolution list? Whether it’s to start learning how to preparing healthy meals or turn your amateur skills into something that could be presented on the new show The Taste. Or baking might be on the list of areas to explore? Regardless, the kitchen is a place to spend more time for 2013. Here are the Top Five Kitchen Gadget Trends for this year. The goal is to make your kitchen space more fun and inspiring.
1) Let’s Talk about Juicing and Smoothies, baby
Drinking a glass of green juice has become a trendy morning boost in 2012 with popular recipes from Dr. Oz and cookbook author, Kris Carr. As a result, 2013 will be the year to invest on a juicer and/or blender to gain the healthy benefits received from juicing and smoothies.
As one of the world's fastest juicers, the Breville Juice Fountain is more like a power tool than an appliance. Through its 3" wide centre food chute and 13,000 rpm motor, it can juice three whole apples in 3 seconds, and the micro mesh filter basket extracts maximum juice. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and just like all other Breville appliances, it looks beautiful in any kitchen.
With four speeds plus Pulse Mode and a Chop Ice feature, this blender can handle all of your blending tasks. Additionally, a 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed Motor Control ensure superb performance and consistent results, no matter what you're blending.
Featuring a powerful 750-watt motor and the Permanent Hemisphere Bowl and Blade System, the Breville BBL605XL blender is the perfect addition to any kitchen. It makes amazing smoothies, mixed drinks and more, by pulling top ingredients down. It's also made from sturdy and durable materials including die cast metal and stainless steel blades.
2) Power of Baking
Baking can be meditative process for many. For others, it’s an opportunity to spoil your friends, family (and yourself) with sugary treats. As well, baking is good for the healthy eaters who want to control the amount of non-clean ingredients and replace it with nutritional alternatives. Now, you’ll want to invest on the right tools. It’s easier to multi-task with a stand mixer than a hand-mixer. As well, getting the right pans to make those muffins, mini-cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cinnamon sticks, etc. Though, it’s always fun to bake popsicle cakes.
The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-quart stand mixer features a powerful 325 Watt motor and 67-point planetary mixing action that mixes and blends thick batches of batter and dough easily. It's sleek, rugged and easy to clean too.
This classic metal Hand Mixer with SoftScrape beaters and whisk features 6 speeds, slower first speed, QuickBurst button, 300 Watts of peak power, full size traditional chrome beaters, snap-on accessory storage case, bowl rest design, beater ejector, and finger tip controls.
Looking to bake cookies, cupcakes or brownies? The Norpro Non-Stick Cakesicle Pan lets you cook professional treats with ease thanks to its durable stainless steel construction and high-polished mirror finish. Hand washing is recommended.
3) One-Stop Coffee Bar
The single serving coffee makers are becoming a popular trend for 2013. It’s easy, fast, and clean. Plus, brands are providing more coffee flavors and different selections to include tea variety and hot chocolate - only to let you maintain your coffee snob status.
The TASSIMO T45 single-serve coffee maker upgrades you to premium water filtration by Mavea, making every cup that much tastier. The space-saving T45 features elegant silver and chrome accents, a unique Lift Cup stand with stainless steel top, and a 1.8L reservoir perfect for serving families and friends.
With the Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer, you only have to make a cup at a time, thanks to innovative K-Cups (sold separately). It lets you choose from 5 different brew sizes, and comes complete with a 1.8L water tank, LCD screen, and Quiet Brew Technology.
Organize kitchen condiments, office suppliers or your retail display with this versatile rack. It includes a display holder (display card sold separately) for home, office or store use.
Savour this 12-pack of Tassimo Second Cup classic blend, Paradiso Dark. It's a darker-roasted version of their classic blend for a smooth and rich flavour.
4) Stainless Steel appliances
Bring your kitchen’s sexy back with stainless steel appliances. If you are looking to add more modernity to your kitchen, we suggest adding a touch of stainless steel to help achieve the look. Whether it’s upgrading your refrigerator or oven with stainless steel, or décor your kitchen with chromed-styled small appliances.
Enjoy enough space to store all the food you love with this ultra-convenient Samsung Fridge/Freezer. Sporting a generous 22 cubic feet of storage capacity, this combo is 30" wide, has an internal ice maker and is Energy Star qualified. The freezer is conveniently located to the bottom, meaning you'll have easy access to all your favourite foods.
Deliver all the cooking real estate your family needs with the GE JCGB810SETSS Gas Range. This impressive 30" range features a super-large 5.0 cubic-foot oven, five cook-top elements, a precise simmer burner, a non-stick griddle, in-oven broiling with both high and low options and a storage drawer to help maximise your storage options.
No matter what your mixing needs, this Breville bench mixer can handle just about any task. With 550 watts of power, planetary mixing action, and 12 speeds and functions, you'll have the power to create amazing dishes.
This sophisticated electric kettle from Krups brings style and service into your kitchen. The elegant stainless steel, chrome and wood combination looks great and makes serving a spot of tea completely effortless with a 360-degree rotational base, cordless design and automatic opening.
5) Smart Appliances
Appliances are getting smarter (as the manufactures like to say). Some want to have a better relationship with your mobile phones and offer the ultimate mobile experience. (See: Tweet from your fridge, maybe). This four-door Samsung refrigerator comes with an 8” LCD screen to offer you a number of apps such as Epicurious to inspire your next meal idea. As well as the Grocery Manager app, to help keep track of the expiration dates of fresh foods. Plus, you can keep track of family activities with Google Calendar, news updates, and the weather report.
The future is finally here: This Samsung fridge is equipped with an 8" touchscreen LCD display and the capability to run special apps. You can leave notes for family members, access recipes from Epicurious, and track the expiration date of fresh foods with the Grocery Manager app. It also has cutting edge features like Twin Cooling Plus, FlexZone, Smart Divider, and beautiful interior LED lights.
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