Hearty holidays

Treat yourself to these clever kitchen gadgets to make holiday meal prep more fun. Or give them as gifts to the chefs in your life.

Posted on Nov 01 2015 in General, Product Picks


hamilton beach burrito makerBREAKFAST CLUB

Hamilton Beach calls it a Breakfast Burrito Maker, but this handy two-layer tool can also keep houseguests happy with a ready supply of omelets, stuffed pancakes or crepes. $45.


longi party grillHot off the grill

Host a tabletop grilling party where guests cook up meat and veggie morsels and drizzle them with melted cheese using a Longi 19-piece Reversible Party Grill Raclette. It has flat and ribbed sides for sandwiches, omelets, meats, veggies, fruits and delicious toasted cheeses. $140.

888-280-4331; amazon.com

waring pro double burnerSIDE BY SIDE

Keep a couple of extra side dishes hot and ready for holiday guests with an easy-to-clean Waring Pro Portable Double Burner. Its cast-iron plates — one large, one small — heat quickly with independent, adjustable thermostats. $80.



nutri ninja bl482SMOOTHIE POWER

Every ounce of juicy goodness from fruits and vegetables blends into a quick and refreshing smoothie with the Nutri Ninja 8-Piece Extractor Blender Set with Auto-iQ. For holiday menus, it also whips up lush eggnog, lump-free gravies and smooth dips. Preprogrammed settings help time the blending process. $120, includes 3 cups with lids.

800-462-3966; bedbathandbeyond.com

Dash rapid peelerA-PEELING OPTION

No sous chef? No worries. Let the Dash Go Rapid Peeler peel fruits, make curly potato fries or strip zucchini into ribbons for you. Great for hands that tire easily in the kitchen. $20.

800-462-3966; BedBathandBeyond.com


Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey FryerGobble it up

Designed for indoor cooking, the Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer cooks birds up to 20 pounds at 3.5 to 4 minutes per pound. You can also fry up fish or French fries or fill with water to cook Low Country Boils, steamed veggies and more. A drain spout makes for easy cleanup. $129.


kitchener meat grinder 12Home Ground

Game hunters and cooks who create food gifts will find the Kitchener ½-horsepower No. 12 Electric Meat Grinder handy in the kitchen. It efficiently grinds meats for sausages, meatloaf mixes, jerky and more. $100.

800-221-0516; northerntool.com

Becky Billingsley is a freelance writer from Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her monthly column also appears in South Carolina Living, the statewide electric co-op magazine of the Palmetto state. Product inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement; product availability and prices are subject to change.