MAYER Mini Cupcake & Mini Donut Maker
Honey, I shrunk the treats! Cute confections are not just for the kids–these tiny bites can vanish in a mouthful, great for parties or a quick after-dinner snack. And if you’re baking with children this weekend, the self-locking latch makes it safe and easy for small hands to get busy in the kitchen.
$79.90 from Live Kitchen by mayer, #02-25 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade. Tel: 6838 4079
FUSION BRANDS Poach Pods
If you’re craving eggs Benedict with a creamy helping of Hollandaise sauce, there’s no need to fumble with slotted spoons or cling wrap. Simply crack an egg into the oiled poach pod, float it in boiling water, remove when cooked and flip it over! Out pops the egg, poached and ready to be served over toast or with some smoked salmon. Mmm” ¦
$14.95 from Howards Storage World, #B41/42 Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6348 3933
VINTERKUL Rolling Pastry Cutter
December is on its way, and that means building gingerbread houses and laying out freshly baked cookies with milk for Santa before the kids go to sleep. This isn’t a cookie-cutter pastry cutter: With four shapes in one and built like a little rolling pin, it’s easy to get the young ones involved with baking and decorating stars and Christmas trees.
$1.90 from IKEA Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2. Tel: 6786 6868
MAGISSO Cake Server
This cake server reduces the messy matter of knives, forks, and the precarious possibility of dropping your cake, to one nifty little utensil. To use, press it down through the cake and squeeze gently to lift a piece right out. Now you can have your cake and eat it too!
$19.90 from ToTT Store, #01-01A 896 Dunearn Road. Tel: 6219 7077
LEKUE Citrus Spray
When you think about it, citrus fruits are nature’s juice containers, with a thick and waxy exterior to protect against the elements and thirstquenching goodness within. Keeping the juice fresh and full of vitamins is as simple as screwing and securing the spray inside the fruit–a large version for lemons, oranges and grapefruits, and a smaller one for limes and tangerines–and propping it onto the provided dish, ready for use with salads or juices.
Set of two for $29.90 from Takashimaya, B1 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road. Tel: 6738 1111
HAPPYCALL 4pcs Pan Layer
Have you ever taken your pans out to whip up a fresh omelette or some bacon, only to find shiny scratches all over them? These made-in-Korea pan layers snuggle themselves comfortably between pans for stacking, and can be used as pan rests as well for times when you want to serve piping hot dishes straight onto the dinner table.
$19.90 till end November (U.P. $30) from Heap Seng House, 36 Liang Seah Street. Tel: 6338 1343
AMCO Avocado Slicer & Pitter
With all that scooping, scraping, and slicing, things can get a little messy when ripe, shiny avocados are involved. To get to the firm, fresh avocado flesh, first remove the pit with the loop, then scoop and slice simultaneously with the stainless steel slicer from the larger end of the fruit.
$23.60 from Bake King, #01-363/365, 10 Haig Road. Tel: 6742 8388
INOMATA Mini Measuring Cup
When a recipe calls for two tablespoons of this, or six teaspoons of that, it’s easy to lose count; especially when your pot of soup’s on the verge of boiling over. “naruhodo! benri goods” is exactly what it’s named in Japanese–a convenient 5-to-50ml cup that measures in spoons, with markings on the inside of the scoop for easy reference.
$2 from Japan Home, #B1-06B Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road. Tel: 6337 8849
Press down and slide, seal and unseal. It’s “the coolest way to reseal bags,” claims the pink-and-white cardboard backing. Although the sharp pin on one end is tiny, and the gap too small for an adult finger, do keep it away from your little ones’ curious hands. Top tip: seal horizontally across, leaving a gap, then diagonally seal the corner for easy opening or pouring later.
$15 from Meidi-Ya Supermarket, #B1-50 Liang Court Shopping Centre, 177 River Valley Road. Tel: 6339 1111