April 8, 2016
Food, meet function & fashion
The latest in gadgets and appliances for the most important room in the house
BY LUCY HYSLOP
Whether you’re in the mood for scooping, roasting, whizzing or brewing, it’s always fun to explore new gadgets and accessories for the kitchen.
We went in search of the latest arrivals to inspire our epicurean adventures. Here are 10 envy-inspiring items for the kitchen.
Meet your maker
Stir up your own yogurt with this new Cuisipro electric yogurt maker which folds away for storage, handy for those living in small spaces. $65, cookculture.com
Black to the future
Say hello to this sleek, black stainless KitchenAid multi-door, freestanding refrigerator that’s rocking the vogue for darker appliances in the kitchen. $5,299.99, trailappliances.com
In the pink
Be bold in pink this season with Le Creuset’s pretty cast-iron Bonbon collection of pots and pans.
From $149.99, gourmetwarehouse.ca
Surrey-based Urban Cultivator wooed Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson with its range, including this piece that allows you to grow herbs and microgreens in
your own kitchen.
From $2,699, colonywarehouse.com
Making the cut
The latest release from bladesmith Bob Kramer is the Meiji 7-inch Santoku knife designed with an ice-hardened, broad blade and a seriously ergonomic handle. $385, cookculture.com
LOOK, IT’S LEATHER
Few people think of leather popping up in the kitchen, but B.C. creators Form & Forest have married craft and technology to create the Thesta range of vibrant bowls and wine racks (which fold flat when not in use).
From $79, walrushome.com
Make a hot chocolate (or cappuccino, latte or chai) without premixing any ingredients with this smart Breville Hot Choc & Froth maker.
In the mix
Vitamix recently rolled out its latest blender, the 780, for juicing aficionados (and those partial to making soups and sorbets).
Sure, ice cream scoops aren’t new, but ones sculpted to resemble art pieces certainly are. The Belle-V award-winning, stainless-steel and hand-polished creations include angled heads for the perfect scoop.
Use your tablet or smartphone to switch on the Dacor Discovery DacorMatch Colour Dual-Fuel Natural Gas Range.