With the holidays approaching, it is nice to have a solid cutting board. JK ADAMS CUTTING AND CARVING BOARD www.jkadams.com/cutting-and-carving is the ultimate carving and prep board for your turkeys and roasts. The unique durable 4-way concave curve keeps meat resting in its own juices on one side and on the other side, it provides an additional prep surface. I love the 20-inch by 14-inch size for bigger meats and poultry. JK Adams wood products are made of maple in Vermont. They are finished with natural mineral oil, which is long lasting and safe for food preparation. And for fans of the Food Network’s show Chopped, JK Adams maple boards are fan favorites and even sold on the show website. Clean up is easy with a soaking in warm-soapy water and then allowing the board to dry thoroughly before stowing away.
I really love the new 12-CUP CAPRESSO COFFEE TEAM PRO Glass www.capresso.com It includes a professional-grade solid-steel conical burr grinder that offers easy-to-use programmable grinding features for a bean-to-carafe experience that’s a cut above the rest. There is a removable 7-ounce bean container that is easy to unlock and lift off even when filled with beans, whether to refill beans or access the grinder for cleaning. The cleaning is super simple with a removable upper burr. There is also a removable water container for fast filling and cleaning that is unique to this machine. I also really like that there is an exclusive two-step grind and clean chamber that automatically cleans the grinder after every cycle.
It is time to start thinking about stocking stuffers for your favorite gourmet. The TOVOLO CUPCAKE SCOOP www.tovolo.com/cupcake-scoop is a fun item. It is the easiest, most tidy way to fill cupcake pans and liners and keeps your hands clean at the same time. The curved front dispenses batter directly into the pan while the silicone plunger scrapes the scoop completely clean. The scoop measures the same amount of batter every time so your cupcakes or muffins bake uniformly. The scoop is also dishwasher safe.
I also love the adorable TOVOLO POT LID LIFTS www.tovolo.com/set-of-3-silicone-lid-lifters These whimsical pot lid lifters prop up lids to allow steam to escape so pots won’t boil over. The lid lift securely fits the rim of most pots and comes in sets of three lid lifters; two white sheep and one black one (very funny); one red chick, one pink pig, and one white sheep; and three yellow happy faces. All pot lids are dishwasher safe.
Another stocking stuffer idea is the SOLO MEASURING SPOON www.epicureancs.com/solo-measuring-spoon.php It is not only stylish and sleek, but is an all-in-one measuring tool. No need to sift through drawers to find your spoons, this complete tool covers all your measuring needs with perfect portions in an elegant container.
Another great kitchen toy is the new JOSEPH JOSEPH TWIN-CUT COMPACT 2-in-1 KITCHEN SCISSORS www.josephjoseph.com/product/view/791 These scissors are uniquely streamlined to fit neatly into drawers or toolboxes. They are spring loaded with stainless-steel blades for smooth cutting action. There is also a serrated cutting edge for opening cardboard boxes. The Twin-cut also has an easy-release, soft-grip locking latch.