Milk Steamer 2

Kitchen Gear: Fast Fixes

In Features, Magazine by RI Magazine

These gadgets are fast and efficient and don’t sacrifice quality.

Milk Steamer 2

BREVILLE MILK CAFE FROTHER

The secret to a good cappuccino or steamed milk isn’t just the heat, but the silk smooth froth. This milk frother from Breville uses a patented rotating disk at the bottom of the carafe to produce thousands of tiny bubbles for a rich, silky froth. Induction heating from the base unit ensures even heating and no burn. Add your favorite cocoa mix for the best cup of hot chocolate you’ve ever had.
$129.95, amazon.com

Spiralizer

SPIRALIZER VEGETABLE SLICER

Veggie pasta has never been easier to make. The Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer makes short work of squash, zucchini, beets, and more, transforming dense veggies into long strands of “pasta” as an alternative to salad or a replacement for the real deal. Can even be used to make homemade curly fries. Makes for a fun way to feed a typically fussy young eater. Durable and components dismantle easily for quick cleanup.
$29.99, amazon.com

Avocado Covers

AVOCADO HUGGERS

Use half an avocado for a salad, sandwich, or recipe, and you want to save the other half. Problem is, a Tupperware container still leaves the flesh exposed to the air, which leads to a quick browning of the naturally bright green-yellow flesh. On the other hand, plastic wrap is a mess and still doesn’t create a proper seal. Enter these avocado huggers. The set of two fits large and small avocados and creates a tight seal around the pit and flesh to keep the second half as fresh as the first. For under eight bucks, they’re a steal.
$7.95, uncommongoods.com