Kitchen Gear: Fast Fixes

In Features, Magazine by RI Magazine

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

Milk Steamer 2


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.



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.

Avocado Covers


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.