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Cuisinart 1.7Litre Cordless Electric Kettle & 6 More Gift Ideas
In search of Housewarming gift
At the end of Dec. 2010, Shejlin, my neighbor and her husband came to my house. They have purchased a new apartment. They will shift there at the beginning of the New Year. They are very happy getting the new house in a good locality. They were very excited and planning about decorating the new house. I had seen their new house. So, I could participate in the discussion. It was an interesting topic for me too, as I love to change home decorations frequently. They cordially invited us for their Housewarming party.
Now it is my turn to think about a gift. It should be something that is useful and can be used by both. First, we thought about bedroom accessories like bedspread, bedding set etc. There are many gift items like towel set, wall hangings or other decorative items. However, I want to give something unique. We Switched over to a new area and that was kitchen. Ideal kitchen gadgets are always useful and reduce workload.
There are several small kitchen appliances for varied functions with awesome features like electric griddler, toaster oven, bread-maker, food processor and many more that can appeal any one. We were looking for something under $100 to suit our budget.
How will be a nice cordless electric kettle?
Yes, tea is our popular beverage. Whenever we get exhausted, or want to relax, we need a cup of hot tea. It has become easy to make tea by using a cordless electric kettle, which is convenient
and time saving too. Many popular brands like Cuisinart, Krups, Russell Hobbs etc. are making
stylish designed and good looking electric kettles. Most modern people prefer electric kettles instead of stove top kettles in their kitchen for refreshing them or to entertain their friends with cups of hot tea. So, electric kettle can be an ideal gift especially for tea lovers.
Why Do People Like Electric Tea Kettle?
These days, people are aware of their health and try to have everything from drinks to solid foods which are good for the maintenance of their health. So the consumption of tea,especially green tea has increased remarkably all over the world as there are several beneficial health effects of tea.
The two most important things needed for brewing tea are perfect temperature of water and steeping time to get ultimate medicinal value of catechins (a type of antioxidant), theanine and caffeine present in tea leaf. Next you require a handy durable tea maker or tea kettle to get a perfect cup of tea with full flavor. Different types of tea need different temperature to get best quality, like:
- Green tea: at 167 to 176 °F
- White tea: at 149 to 158 °F
- Oolong tea : at 176 to 185 °F
- Herbal tea: at 210 °F
- Black tea: at 210 °F
- Pu-erh tea: at 203 to 212 °F
So an electric kettle is the right one that can adjust the degree of temperature with its auto adjustable temp control.
Best Electric Kettle Review
Electric Kettle Is A Great Choice!
A stove top kettle takes approximately 10 minutes to boil water while electric kettle does it faster. It is a time saving device. Stove top kettle heats unevenly while the electricity in eclectic kettle goes directly to water heating in a short time. Most of the top powered kettles have an automatic shutoff or beep mode when water boils. You need not to weight and observe. Cordless electric kettle is so convenient that you can use it wherever you need to boil water while making soup, noodles, spaghetti, coffee, stew or any other.
After going through many electric kettle reviews on Amazon.com , we settled on this stainless steel cordless electric kettle by Cuisinart at $99.00. The attractive features: 6 preset heat settings, blue led indicator lights when in operation, keeps water warm for 30 minutes, beeps when ready and many alike. J. Portz's view, - "The kettle is easy to fill, solidly built, and heats water very fast. It finishes its heat cycle with an authoritative BEEP that I can hear from the next room as I watch Sports Center. Another bonus is that even once it has reached temperature, it will keep the water at that temperature for up to 30 minutes, so if I'm busy doing something else, my kettle can wait until I get there, and my water isn't too cold or too hot! The most important thing about a good cup of french press coffee, besides the beans, is the temperature of the water."
Cuisinart cpk-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter cordless electric kettle is a great choice! It will be an essential and useful gadget in Shejlin's kitchen. I am sure that she will be thrilled getting this unique housewarming gift, as she has to make tea frequently for her tea lover husband.
Top 10 Popular Electric Kettles on Amazon
Small Kitchen Gadgets
Six More Gift Ideas
You may like any one from the following essential small kitchen appliances as gift for any occasion according to your budget. Take a look....
1. Chicago Cutlery 18-Piece Insignia Steel Knife Set
Chicago 18pc. knife set is made of high carbon stainless steel forged blades with stainless steel handles for comfortable grip. The knives are Well balanced, well weighted, and feel great in hand.Taper Grind edge technology provides optimum sharpness for precise cutting and is easy to re-sharpen. The set comes with block and in-block sharpner to keep the pieces arranged. Only at $119.97 on Amazon you can choose a great useful gift.
2. Joseph Joseph Index Advance Chopping Board Set, Silver, Small
Joseph Joseph Index Advance is multi-award winning chopping board. It is designed to reduce the cross-contamination of different food types. chopping boards, set of 4 is very colorful and you will get pleasure working on them and easy to cleane as well. Its four color-coded chopping boards now boast convenient, non-slip feet on both sides and index-style contrasting tabs that ensure selecting for chopping different food types. With Index Advance preparing vegetables, fish, raw meat and cooked food is even safer.Current Amazon price is only $64.95.
3.Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
The spiral vegetable slicer by Paderno World Cuisine cuts vegetables and fruits into curly,
ribbon like slices to give your salad a fancy look. Any body will appreciate such salads served
at the center of the dining table.The slicer features 3 stainless steel blades: Shredder that
creates long, spaghetti-like spiral strands,Chipper to create long, thick spiral strands and
Straight to make long, ribbon-like strands.The hand operated device is constructed with impact-resistant, BPA-free ABS plastic frame and blade plate. At a cheap price of $35.96 you are getting this top rated and popular kitchen accessory.
4. Cuisinart DLC-8S Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor, White
This 11-Cup Food Processor is ideal for making dough, slicing vegetables, shredding cheese,
mincing garlic and herbs, mixing batters, making mayonnaise and more.This kitchen gadget is a perfect gift for a new kitchen and has become an essential part of modern cooking and faster multiple preparatory procasses.Extra-large feed tube helps slicing larger food pieces.Present reduced price is $ 144.40 at Amazon.com with other offers.
5. OXO Good Grips 15-Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set
OXO 15 Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set has all your essential kitchen tools in quick reach with GOOD GRIPS. Oxo 15 pc. kitchen tool set includes 12 inch tongs,flexible turner,spoon,greater,square turner, slotted spoon, swivel peeler, ice cream scoop, potato masher, can opener, balloon whisk, spatula etc. OXO 15 Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set will bring value, function and style to any kitchen.It is a useful gift just at $99.99 on Amazon.com.
6. Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
Cuisinart's counter-top Griddler is compact in size but great in functionality. The contact grill
by Cuisinart offers five-in-one functionality as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. It includes hinged, floating cover and one set of removable and reversible cooking plates and drip tray.Dual temperature controls and indicator lights make this product easy to use and easy to clean as well. This counter top Griddler is a nice gift for any kitchen at a reasonable price of $79.99 from Amazon.com.
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