Spring brings out a burst of color in flowers, fashion, and now in kitchenware. The Cuisinart CSB-76 SmartStick Immersion Hand Blender is not only useful, it’s downright pretty, available in a bunch of pastel colors including light green, turquoise, light yellow, light blue, and spring pink. Equipped with a powerful 200-watt motor, you can blend a perfect vichyssoise, right in the pot, saving time and cutting out lots of extra steps. You can also blend drinks, make batter, prepare salad dressing, all right in the beaker. The beaker and blades are both dishwasher-safe.
I really love the Cuisipro Scoop and Sift Flour Sifter My 4-year old granddaughter Georgia loves it too (with a little help from her LaLa). With a single hand you can scoop and sift easily. When adding additional ingredients, you just hang the ergonomic handle right on the mixing bowl. It’s even cute enough to bring to the table for a flourish of sifting powdered sugar on a cake!
Invented in Germany, this Kuhn Rikon Large Spill Stopper Lid (www.surlatable.com ) prevents over-boiling while cooking. Just place the lid on a pan, such as a pasta pot with noodles, flower side facing up. The lid is heat resistant up to 400°F and prevents the water from boiling over. There is also a smaller size lid ($24.95) which covers pots 4-inch to 8-inch in diameter. The stoppers come in green, purple, or red.
Amco Color Alert Timer has three vibrant colors that allow monitoring your cooking chores with one quick glance. Simply turn the timer on and it blinks green. It blinks yellow with 10 minutes remaining and it blinks red with just one minute remaining. The timer goes up to 60 minutes and has an audible alert. Cooking time was never so much fun!