Citrus Glass Squash Bottle
Squeeze and pulp components in this lightweight ’juice extractor’ glass bottle; each section can be unscrewed separately. Just add water (or any beverage), fruit or vegetable, and you’re set for an energising day ahead.
$39.90 from SOSOON, www.sosoon.com.sg
OXO Good Grips POP Containers
Create an airtight seal with the push of a button (press the same button to remove lid) and stack these BPAfree containers on your pantry counter. Store anything: a loaf of bread, sugar, kachang or liquids– their rounded corners make pouring a breeze. Not dishwasher friendly.
$23.95-60.95 from Howards Storage World, #B41/42 Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6348 3933
Yoei Electric Lunch Box ELB643
No need for microwaves; this lunch box will cook simple meals or reheat your food till it’s piping hot–a fond reminder of home even between stressful meetings. Nutrients are well-preserved, and the lightweight container (1kg) is easily portable with pull-out handles. Comes with optional egg holder and measuring cup.
$69.90 (U.P. $129.90) from LAZADA, www.lazada.sg
Tupperware Steam It
This steamer redefines the traditional bamboo basket with hydrophobic material that repels water from the steaming surface, which is ridged to prevent sticking. The dome lid’s also designed such that water drains from the side and not onto the food. Now you can make nabemono, fish, chawanmushi or dim sum with ease. Green version ($29.80) available in September 2014 only.
$24.90 from Tupperware, #01-10, 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4. Tel: 9633 5008
Tala Child’s Baking Set
Awaken the aspiring pÃƒ ¢tissier in your little ones with this fourpiece kit: a mini round springform cake tin (12x4cm, oven-proof to 240 °C); a squeeze bottle with a writer nozzle for decorative icing; a mechanical timer and a mini spatula (18cm); and a handy sponge cake recipe. Adult supervision advised.
$25.50 from Bake King, #01-363/365, 10 Haig Road. Tel: 6742 8388
KESSLER Mini Rice Cooker
Make a one-pot meal in a jiffy with this portable and energy-saving mini rice cooker. The inner pot made of ceramic aluminium alloy takes on high temperatures and cooks evenly, while a stainless steel dish steams ingredients along with your rice, soup or congee. You know who it’s targeted at when it comes in these four designs: Pow Wow Puppy, Cutsy Kitten, Spring Pink Clover and Light Green Clover.
$85.90 from www.kessler.com.sg
Daiso Gyoza Press
It’s easy to make Japanese dumplings with this affordable kitchen knick-knack. Place a round dumpling skin onto the plastic press, spoon your filling onto the middle (there’s an indentation to guide you) and then close the two halves for that perfect gyoza. As the package states: Hai! Dekiagari! You’re literally done in a pinch.
$2 from Daiso, #B4-47 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6634 7801
Cornell Hello Kitty Pop-up Toaster CTHK2CT
Cuteness aside, this toaster also has reheat, defrost, auto pop-up, auto shut-off and cancel mid-cycle functions and lets you pick how crusty the bread gets. Too bad Japan’s much-loved feline has no mouth to savour the tasty toast.
$59.90 from Harvey Norman, #B1-01/02, #B1-16/32 and #B1-K1/ K14 Bedok Point, 799 New Upper Changi Road. Tel: 6446 7218
Tanita Digital Kitchen Scale KD160
If you’re making mooncakes, portioning meat or baking, you’ll want to invest in a versatile kitchen scale. This durable scale weighs in at just 380g, but can handle more than five times its weight. Choose to use it with or without the bowl. Weighs in precise one-gram graduations.
$56 from B1 Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road. Tel: 6506 0492
IKEA Sensuell Pot with Lid
You can use this stainless steel and aluminium 4.5-litre pot on your various hobs, from induction to cast iron. The lid features a handy glass peephole to check on your food; designer Ann-Carin Wiktorsson made this durable product with cooking and serving in mind.
$89 from IKEA Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2. Tel: 6786 6868