CHRONICLING THE JOYS OF FOOD AND WINE IN THE CHARLOTTE METROPOLITAN REGION
Turn Fruit into Ice Cream
$49.99 • www.gourmia.com Make soft serve fruit treats quickly and easily with the Gourmia Automatic Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker. Simply add any frozen fruit, and enjoy a decadent dessert with a texture similar to ice cream, but without the added fats, sugars, or preservatives. In no time you’ll have a tasty treat for the whole family to enjoy. Plus, it᾽s easy to clean—all of the parts are removable, making it easy for you to see what needs to be wiped down for thorough clean up.
Impress with the French Press
$34.99 • coffeegator.com The French Press from Coffee Gator is not like your average French Press. It was born to fulfill two missions: to make your taste buds dance with professional standard, coffee-flavor fuller than ever and to keep your coffee piping hot for longer. The pot is made from surgical-grade stainless steel, and the walls are 33.33 percent thicker than other metal products on the market. This French Press will keep your coffee (or tea) piping hot for at least 32 minutes longer than standard ones, and the double-layer mesh filter guarantees a clean cup.
Keep Your Herbs Fresh
$19.99 • www.honeycando.com The Honey-Can-Do Glass Herb Preserver extends the freshness of your herbs by storing them in a durable, borosilicate glass herb keeper. Its compact design will fit inside most refrigerator doors, and clear sides allow you to easily identify what herbs are inside. Simply remove the cover on the top of the herb keeper to add water and keep herbs fresh for up to two weeks. To access herbs, pull up the lid, and the connected bottom tray will leave the water in the bottom of the herb keeper and bring the herbs to the top.
Bake, Broil, Toast, and Fry
$199.00 • www.cuisinart.com The Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer is a unique kitchen workhorse that’s actually a premium full size toaster oven with a built-in air fryer. That means it not only bakes, broils, and toasts, it also lets you air fry right inside the oven. Air frying, which uses powerful ultra-hot air, is a healthier way to prepare delicious fried favorites, from wings to fritters to fries. And since toaster ovens stay on the countertop, this fryer doesn’t have to move back and forth from cupboard to counter. Enjoy the crunch without the calories and messy cleanup!
Break Out of the Ordinary Barware
$20.00 • www.root7.com Root 7’s Geo Glass takes inspiration from modern terrariums with a unique angular shape, emphasized by beautiful metallic styled edges. The thick hand-blown glass gives it a weighty and sturdy feel while the lip has been crafted to provide a satisfying drinking experience. Perfect for your favorite spirit or cocktail, as well as being suitable for everyday use at home. Stackable and gorgeous, you can even use these to beautifully display your favorite succulent.
Liven Up Your Lunch Break
$24.95 • www.boxappetit.com The Box Appetit Lunch Box from Black+Blum has been designed to make lunch times and meal planning easy. With its practical water tight seal, you can store an array of dishes with the knowledge that they will be kept fresh all day long. This dishwasher safe lunch box is the perfect place to pop your leftovers from the previous evening, a fresh salad, sushi, or anything that takes your fancy. Work, travel, or school, the Box Appetit Lunch Box is made from high-quality BPA-free materials and is ideal as a reusable alternative to boring, fragile, and harmful takeaway containers.