The holiday season is an excellent time to stock up on those gadgets you always wanted.
True, you always go to the massive sales with the intention of buying presents for your loved ones, but it is oh-so-difficult to turn down a good bargain for yourself. Most food and drink lovers boast of having the very best equipment in their kitchen. However, there are a few gadgets out there that are an absolute must for every epicurean. Here are the top 3 must-have gadgets you should invest in this holiday season:
Most people avoid investing in a kitchen blowtorch because they think it is good for only one purpose: putting the finishing touches on a crÃ¨me brulee. There are only so many times in your life that you will actually make a crÃ¨me brulee; to buy a blowtorch just for that seems to be a bit of an extravagance. However, the kitchen blowtorch is slowly becoming an indispensable tool in the culinary world. The rise of modernist cuisine has seen some of the most ground-breaking chefs in the world resort to new and unique methods to create culinary magic. As a result, the blowtorch is now used for a variety of purposes, across various cuisines. Pick up any modern cookbook and you will be staggered to find the number of recipes that call for a kitchen blowtorch. A good blowtorch is not too expensive and if you take good care, it will last you a lifetime.
The consumption of soda has become a major health issue in most countries of the world. People like to drink soda, but are unable to trust even the biggest soda brands and what goes into them. However, it does not mean that you have to give up drinking soda completely. It is possible to buy a good quality soda maker for fantastic prices during the holiday sales. Not only is it fun to make your own soda, you can have any flavour that you wish. Love cherry-vanilla soda but always wondered what blueberry-vanilla soda would taste like? Well stop wondering and start brewing up your own batch. Experiment with various flavoured syrups and dazzle guests with drinks that they have never tasted before.
Wireless Digital Meat Thermometer
When hosting a party, there is nothing more annoying than constantly having to disappear into the kitchen to check the meat’s temperature. It is just as frustrating to miss out on the fun of a barbecue party as you stand around the grill at all times. Monitoring the meat temperature is crucial, but that is hardly grounds for it to ruin your good time. This is where a wireless digital thermometer proves to be worth every penny you will spend on it. Insert the prongs in to the meat, strap on the small remote receiver to your hip and feel free to mingle with your guests. The remotes have a very impressive wireless range, allowing you to be anywhere in the house while still keeping an eye on the temperature. Some even have an in-built alarm that will alert you when the meat reaches the desired temperature.
The holiday season is a great time to save on gadgets and you should be able to find some brilliant discounts on these indispensable kitchen tools.
The writer of this article is Harriet Smith. She is working in a company called the SodaStream. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of home carbonation systems. Along with that they also sell reusable carbonating bottles.
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