The Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe GR-150, tops our list. This magnificent grill features six cooking options in one: contact grill, panini press, full griddle, full grill, half grill, half griddle and top melt. The first try out of this magnificent cooking machine was a 2” thick angus beef steak. By just following the simple booklet instructions I was able to produce a perfectly medium rare steak in under 12 minutes.
Other features that makes this one of our best choices for your kitchen - removable, reversible and nonstick grill/griddle plates; dual-zone temperature control; sear function - can sear at 500 degrees F for up to two minutes at a time; adjustable top cover with 6 presets to top melt and lock for storage; large grilling surface - 240 square inches open; integrated drip tray; cleaning/scraping tool; dishwasher-safe accessories; includes instruction/recipe book.
The Cuisinart Fresh Edge™ Food Storage System delivers a superior seal that locks in freshness through the use of a vacuum pump that pulls out air. This is where I now store our nuts and seeds - almonds, pecans, beans and sunflower seeds. It will store wet foods just as well, however. The plastic the containers are made of will not stain or absorb food odors, it is shatter/scratch resistant and it is refrigerator, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.
The Waring Pro Professional Vacuum Sealer System. This pistol style, easy-operating hand-held vacuum sealer includes 12 one-gallon bags and 12 one-quart bags. Smaller and easier to use than conventional countertop sealing systems, the Waring Pro uses a heavy-duty rechargeable NiMH battery with charging stand for easy storage. Able to seal over 30 bags with one full charge. You can refrigerate, freeze, boil and microwave in the provided BPA free bags.
Tovolo Baking and Pastry Mats- No more greasing and no more burning! This baking mat’s silicone fiber insulates your pan and provides a non-stick surface. Bake on it, wipe it down, and then roll it up for easy storage. Each CDU includes 10 Silicone Baking Mats! Already a kitchen favorite for Maria, our inhouse pie maker, she has already put them to good use in the production of lemon meringue, pecan and apple pies and one extra delicious cheese cake.
Epicurean Gourmet Cuttings Board (Nutmeg)Release your inner gourmet with Epicurean Gourmet Cutting Boards. The slightly thicker profile and heavier weight of these boards will give you confidence to cut and chop with gusto. They feature a juice groove on one side to keep things tidy and a flat food prep surface on the other - perfect for your most challenging recipes or more common fare. The sturdy weight of the board and the considerable area it covers make it the go to cutting surface in our kitchen. Bon appetit!