Update your kitchen arsenal with that year-end bonus cheque; splurge on these handy helpers to whip up a perfect festive meal.
Make your life easier with an array of graters and slicers that come with the handy SliceSy. Need sliced potatoes for a gratin? Done. Need chunky vegetables for a soup? Done. Grated cheese, sliced apples, pizza toppings? Done, done, done!
$199 from Live Kitchen by mayer, #02-25 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade. Tel: 6838 4079
BOSCH COMPACT KITCHEN MACHINE
Whirl it up with the mixer of many talents: this machine performs a multitude of tasks, depending on the tool attached to its multifunction arm. Knead, whisk, or even shred food with just one mixing system to prepare anything from salad to dessert.
$299 (U.P. $439) till 25th January 2015 from Bosch,
MAUVIEL M’PASSION COPPER SUGAR SAUCEPAN
Cook up a sweet caramel dessert with this elegant copper saucepan that heats evenly on all sides, preventing you from accidentally achieving crÃƒ ¨me brulée style burnt caramel.
$253.20 from ToTT Store, #01-01A 896 Dunearn Road. Tel: 6219 7077
WMF CHEF’S EDITION PERFORMANCE CUT KNIFE SERIES
We can’t promise that you’ll be good enough for MasterChef, but with these German-crafted
knives you’ll feel like a pro. The ergonomically shaped grip helps you become one with your
knife and slice your way through dinner prep.
$169-$239 per knife from BHG, #03-01 Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street. Tel: 6223 2222
Go from zero to hero in three minutes with this quick-to-heat grill. Smokeless and fussfree,
the Lotusgrill keeps it small and simple for you to get your barbecue fix on right at home without any extra hassle; perfect for family feasts.
$388 from Elements by Home-Fix, #02-248/249 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6883 2038
PHILIPS AVANCE COLLECTION NOODLE MAKER
If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough nutrition but love a good old plate of spaghetti, try infusing vegetable juice and eggs into freshly made-from-scratch noodles–all ready in just 10 minutes (with some practice, of course).
$329 from Best Denki, #03-26 Compass Point, 1 Sengkang Square. Tel: 6456 3922
THERMOS SHUTTLE CHEF
If you haven’t been participating in Earth Hour, try these thermal cookers to cut down on energy consumption: after bringing your food to a boil on a stove, simply transfer the inner cooking pot
into the insulated outer pot and cover it–with thermal magic, the cooking just keeps on going.
$250 (3L), $290 (4.5L) from Isetan, Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 7777
ZOJIRUSHI BREAD MAKER
Nothing says home like the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning, and this mini machine helps make it a reality. Just add ingredients, hit some buttons, and voila! The possibilities are endless: Cookies, pasta dough, cakes and more” ¦
$368 from Momorice, www.momorice.com