Love wine and food? These products are for you!
For a foodie, eating isn’t just about filling the proverbial tank; it’s about stirring the senses and satiating the soul. It’s about sourcing the best ingredients and the perfect way to prepare and present them. For a passionate epicurean, there’s nothing like having the right kitchen tool for the job at hand. For this sect, killer kitchenware is more than a luxury ~ it’s fundamental. With this in mind, enjoy this tasty buffet of gastronome gadgets and gear.
Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch
For those who are truly serious about their java and can’t live without a high-caliber cappuccino, the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch is a dream. Cappuccino and other tasty coffee beverages are just one touch away with this automatic coffee center. Also space savvy, the Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch is the world’s smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine, featuring a new microbrewing unit and Jura’s fine foam technology to assure delectable crema coffee, espresso, latte macchiato and more. The Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch also includes a built-in burr grinder, rotary switch and height adjustable dual spout. $1,399, us.jura.com.
Harley Pasternak Power Blender
Perfectionist foodies will love Salton’s Power Blender by Harley Pasternak, a fitness and nutrition guru to the stars and New York Times best-selling author. Complete with an eight-blade blending system, this power blender’s stainless steel blades blend, crush, emulsify, chop, purée and liquefy whole fruits and vegetables, ice, frozen fruit, nuts and other foodstuffs with Japanese precision. The two-quart, BPA- free Tritan jar features a unique cloverleaf shape that creates a vortex, which eliminates pockets of unblended food. In addition, each Harley Pasternak Power Blender comes with a Harley-approved color recipe book. $249.99, salton.com.
Taking cold press juicers to the next level is Juicepresso ~ a sleeker, easier-to-clean machine with a patented one-piece extraction system that reduces moving parts, is dishwasher safe and makes using a juicer easier than ever. Users enjoy all the benefits of cold-press juicing along with the smallest footprint and lowest maintenance of any in-home slow juicer on the market. Juicepresso’s unique three-in-one extractor system merges the heavy lifting of a cold-press juicer into a single, easy-to-clean, BPA-free unit. $499.99, juicepressousa.com.
Rabbit Wine-Chilling Carafe
White or rosé wine from the fridge can lose its chill and taste appeal rather quickly. In an 80-degree environment, wine can seem too warm in just 15 minutes or less. With the Rabbit Wine-Chilling Carafe, wine drinkers can enjoy a bottle of chilled wine at leisure ~ for 90 minutes or more. The Rabbit Wine-Chilling Carafe keeps wine cool in a natural way with no plastic ice chamber and no freezable chemicals. This carafe holds a full bottle, and its beautiful design brings a touch of elegance to serving wine. $50, metrokane.com.
Cookina Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet
Here’s a great idea for the healthy cook and those who prefer to make cleanup a cinch: Cookina Barbecue Grilling Sheets. They look like a sheet of plastic, except that they are heat-resistant and won’t burn. Their non-stick quality allows you to cook your food to perfection without using oils or sprays to grease the surface. Once you have finished cooking, you only need to wipe the sheet clean or wash it in warm soapy water. It’s then ready to be used again The sheets are ideal for grilling nearly anything, including vegetables, meats, fish, seafood, pizzas, shish-kebabs, sausages, sticky marinated food, chicken wings, ribs, eggs and much more. $14.99, homedepot.com.
Mr. Bar-B-Q Grill Stone Pizza Kit
Any pizza enthusiast knows the most authentic flavors come from pizzas that are lovingly handcrafted with the freshest ingredients and baked in wood-fired brick ovens. Happily, the Mr. Bar-B-Q Grill Stone Pizza Kit brings old-world taste right to your own kitchen. The kit includes a pizza stone that can conveniently be used with either your outdoor grill or indoor oven. The pizza stone is, of course, the secret to crispy crust and bubbly hot cheese. The kit also includes a large folding handle and a pizza cutter. $38.84, wayfair.com.
IMUSA Lava Rock Molcajete
For those who love spicy and ethnic foods, a molcajete is a must-have to develop authentic flavor. Made from ultra-durable natural volcanic lava rock, the IMUSA Lava Rock Molcajete ~ the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle ~ extracts essential oils from herbs and spices, whether dried or fresh. The weight of the volcanic stone provides stability, which makes pounding, grinding, crushing and blending a cinch, while the rough surface provides a distinct texture to salsas and dips. This molcajete’s volcanic rock material seasons over time, ensuring even more flavorful salsas and guacamole with each use. $59.99, macys.com.
Beatriz Ball Collection Handmade Tableware
The Beatriz Ball Collection is a premier manufacturer of unique and stunning handmade tableware. Each and every piece is made entirely by hand, one at a time, using the ancient art of sand casting. The Beatriz Ball Collection offers a fresh, surprising twist on timeless designs while encouraging relaxed entertaining with an effortlessly chic air. In addition to the litany of beautiful designs available, all of the pieces are made of eco-friendly, 100 percent recycled aluminum that can be used to warm, chill and serve your food. Prices vary, beatrizball.com.
“The Luxe List” Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.