Karen Davison Highlights the Coolest Kitchen Gadgets to Consider as 2020 Christmas Gifts

The holiday season is practically upon us, a time where we wade through waves of catalogues, circling potential gift ideas and crossing names off of nice lists after purchasing each person’s present.

For the friend who is an aspiring chef or simply relishes the opportunity to work in the kitchen, there are a number of gadgets and gizmos that can be bought, some of them fitting snuggly as stocking stuffers, others more suited to being nestled under the tree.

Karen Davison, a professional chef from Plano, Texas, presents a collection of her top kitchen gadgets that can be wonderful Christmas gift ideas.

Reusable Silicone Avocado Hugger

After we slice open an avocado for our early morning toast, smoothie or afternoon tacos, the clock begins to tick on its level of freshness. To keep the avocado fresh for a longer duration, Karen Davison suggests that you scoop up these silicone cups that perfectly hold each half of your favorite fruit. They come with two sizes to ensure that your small and large avocados can both be preserved, while there is also a pit pocket to push in or out.

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N’ Strain Strainer

Another terrific Christmas gift idea, this unique strainer can be clipped to the side of your pot, pan or bowl, regardless of its size, Karen Davison points out. Although many inferior imitations have been produced, the original Snap n’ Strain, sold by Home N’ Goods, is the real deal, saving you counter space and storage room. With this fantastic kitchen gizmo, every pasta straining will be a simple task from here on out.

Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer

Designed by Yueshico, this watermelon slicer comes equipped with an automatic cutter blade, Karen Davison states. Using the cutting ruler to measure your ideal size, anywhere between 0 to 2 centimeters, you then push the slicer tool into the watermelon and marvel at the cubes that come out. Because the slicer has rounded edges and non-sharp blades, children can safely use it as well. No more having to slowly cut uneven watermelon pieces with a knife.

Joseph Joseph Julienne Peeler with Multi-Peel

This useful, easy-to-grip peeling blade will no longer have you dreading the process of stripping carrots, zucchini, or cucumbers of their first layer. Your salads and vegetable dishes are certain to take less time to prepare. When you are through with the blade, feel free to toss it into the dishwasher, because the good folks at Joseph Joseph made it dishwasher safe. Who looks forward to hand-washing kitchen tools as their reward for cooking up a splendid meal?

Instant Pot Duo 60

A best-selling multi-cooking wonder, Karen Davison notes that this gadget combines seven (yes, seven), kitchen appliances into a do-it-all gizmo: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Dishes can be prepared up to 70% quicker with this helpful device that includes 14 smart programs: soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, pressure cook and manual. Press the magic button for your specific meal and let the Instant Pot Duo 60 do the rest.

YayLabs Ice Cream Maker Ball

Dessert is always on the menu and now, there is a ball capable of shaking up your very own ice cream flavors that perhaps aren’t served at your favorite ice cream shop. In roughly 25 minutes, you can scarf down your home-made ice cream by simply doing the following: add cream, sugar, and flavoring in one side and add ice and rock salt in the other end. From there, shake it up thoroughly and enjoy your delicious dessert.

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