Holiday Must-Haves for the At-Home Chef from Hamilton Beach

Holiday Must-Haves for the At-Home Chef from Hamilton Beach

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Either as an investment in your own kitchen in advance of holiday entertaining, or as gifts to give those on your “nice” list who love spending time in the kitchen, Hamilton Beach offers a variety of smart, efficient products that will aid at-home chefs of all levels.

Perfect for holiday entertaining, the programmable 1.7 liter kettle from Hamilton Beach quickly made it to the top of my holiday wish list, an ideal gift for a deserving tea or coffee lover. Avid tea drinkers know that various types of tea have different optimal brewing temperatures, and with this kettle it is easy to set the water to the actual desired degree. The kettle proves ideal for more than tea, serving as a quick way to heat up water for coffee, hot cocoa, cider, and more.

I find the electric kettle much safer than a stovetop kettle. With my former stovetop kettle, I would never know the exact temperature of the water, just turn the burner off when I heard it whistle. Many times I experienced water that was far too hot to drink, which poses a risk of burns and leaves you waiting to enjoy your beverage.

I love being able to program this kettle to heat water in advance, so if you know you’d like warm cup of tea in the morning, you can set it the evening prior. I am actually amazed by the short time it takes for water to heat – boiling water much faster than even a microwave – and doubt I’ll need to even use the timer since it’s the perfect temperature is so quick and easy to achieve when you’re ready for hot water.

The programmable electric kettle will fit aesthetically on any countertop, with stainless brushed steel that is fingerprint-resistant. I love the fact that the kettle is cord-free for easy pouring and serving. The kettle will continue to warm your water for an hour, at which point it will automatically turn off if it has not been in use.

As someone who has been trying to reduce my overall carbohydrate intake, a spiralizer was also on my list, and when I discovered that Hamilton Beach offers a 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer that makes it easy to make spirals, ribbons, and grated cheese and vegetables, I knew this was the product for me. The spiralizer features a comfortable grip handle that makes it easy to add colorful, healthy vegetables to any dish.

I became a fan of the versatility of spiralized vegetables ordering through a service called Hungryroot, which ships spiralized vegetables along with complementary delicious sauces. I am excited to try to recreate some of my favorite preparations at home with this tool.

As a bonus, the manual features a selection of preparations and recipes you can create using this handy device, such as zucchini noodles. There is an even a free spiralizer ebook available on Hamilton Beach’s website.

To shop for these products and search for other culinary inspirations, visit www.hamiltonbeach.com.

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Lorianne Lacey
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