As the holidays draw nearer, so does the reality of preparing meals, serving dishes and maybe even inviting family members and friends over for dinner. While the holidays should be a time for everybody to get together and enjoy each other’s company, for those who host, it’s also about being prepared for the kitchen chaos that comes with it.
There are both some reliable mainstays and brand-new home appliances that are making the list of holiday shoppers this year. Regardless of age or style, these appliances are making a big splash based on the number of online reviews, testimonials and sales.
While these may also make great holiday gifts, these four home appliances can be your allies in the best holiday meals this year. Let’s take a look at four of the best options available right now.
Fried food has long been a favored delicacy for many, but its greasy nature also makes it an enemy of those watching their waistlines. That is why the internet went crazy earlier this year when many purported air fryers hit the market promising huge benefits.
Using around one-quarter of the amount of oil than traditional fryers, it would almost seem impossible. Yet the reviews are in and the results are amazing: air fryers really work! You can find a number of these awesome appliances on the market for around $75 right now (if you act fast).
All in One Pressure Cookers (the Instant Pot)
When a new concept takes some old standbys and turns them into an amazing product combination, great things can happen. Yet another home appliance to generate sky-high popularity this year, the Instant Pot is flying off the shelves, but in effect, it’s nothing new: available on the market for the past few years, the internet just recently discovered this beautiful concoction.
Sources such as thekitchenadvisor.com are raving about all of the new and exciting recipes that can be cooked in the Instant Pot. Using rapid cooking techniques from pressure cooking in combination with slow cooker dynamics, you’ll be able to whip together delectable dishes such as pot roasts in a fraction of the time it would normally take. Most models can be found for $50 to $150.
Sous Vide Tools
Looking to really maximize the quality of your meals this holiday season? Then you’ll want to take a look at one of the many sous vide tools currently available.
“What is a sous vide tool?”, you might ask. In short, this $100 kitchen accessory helps ensure precise cooking temperatures and conditions by vacuum sealing the ingredients in a water-based bath. Professional cooks have been using this product for years, but everyday chefs can now grab one for personal use in the kitchen.
Home Warming Trays
It’s no good to fret over preparing a meal if you can’t keep it in prime condition for your guests. Warming trays are one very useful kitchen appliance that can ensure your holiday meals stay warm and delicious for hours at a time with no additional input.
Certainly a classic appliance, newer models are available that feature multiple trays to facilitate a buffet-style experience for you and your guests. You can currently find several variations of the home warming tray for as little as $40 through major retailers.
Whether you’re preparing delicious meals or serving them, having all the tools to be prepared this holiday season is easier than you’d think. Specifically, these four appliances are great options for preparing meals from start to finish, helping you to add a bit of flair and pop to any dish that your guests will surely appreciate!