In answer to vacationers returning home to “face the kitchen,” companies have developed new ways to prepare meals like a pro without spending all day in the kitchen. Here’s what Tripwich found.
Have a cappuccino habit? Need a quick espresso pick-me-up? Making a cup of really good brew should be a pleasure not a chore. The Krups EA9010 Full Auto coffee maker brews coffee, espresso and cappuccino (it has a built-in milk frother) as you like it. It features an easy-to-use computer system, which allows you to set your favorite beverages, and what’s best, is that the EA9010 is self-cleaning. Just remove the bottom pan, dump the coffee and milk drips and rinse. The Krups EA9010 retails for $2450.
The new All-Clad PC8-PRECISION stovetop pressure cooker takes the guesswork out of pressure cooking and ensures perfect results. The 8.4 quart stovetop pressure cooker features patented “Ark technology” to provide safe and easy operation when opening and closing the lid, along with precise results. Flavor and texture are optimized with four specific, preset cooking programs (vegetables, grains, meat/poultry and seafood) and a two-part cooking process. The intuitive stovetop pressure cooker features an easy to set “smart timer” that automatically notifies when pressure has been achieved and released. An audible sound is also given when each step is complete, including when the meal is ready. The PC8 pressure cooker is available at retailers such as Macy’s, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma and retails for about $300.
The new, revolutionary T-fal 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer is a first of its kind appliance for the busy traveler to come home to. This multi-functioning product features 7 versatile cooking functions, allowing the user to fry, braise, sauté, simmer, brown and boil, and keep food warm. Product features such as the 1600W of power, 1.6 liter oil capacity and 1.3 lbs. of food capacity ensure that you can cook any meal using just this one key kitchen appliance. The removable, dishwasher safe bowl with non-stick coating makes for easy clean up. The 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer comes with a handy removable timer, allowing you to leave the kitchen without fear of not hearing the timer go off. It is the perfect accessory to ensure a perfectly cooked meal every time and retails for $100.
Lagostina, a leading manufacturer of premium Italian cookware, announced the upcoming launch of the Martellata Hammered Collection. This gorgeous new line of cookware features a rustic hammered finish and will be available for purchase in August of 2015 at retailers across the country. Since 1901, Lagostina’s impeccable Italian craftsmanship, high-quality materials, technological innovation and elegant design have endured. A recent brand re-entry into the U.S. marketplace, the Martellata Hammered Stainless Steel collection retails for $500 for a ten-piece set, while the Martellata Hammered Copper Collection’s ten-piece set retails for $600.
Stuffiness and congestion after a plane ride often lead to infections. Rowenta, the leading manufacturer of high-performance small home appliances, announces the upcoming launch of the Intense Pure Air, the only air purifier to filter 99.97% of pollutants and permanently capture and destroy formaldehyde. As the newest addition to the brand’s home comfort line, the Intense Pure Air will better safeguard any home by combating numerous household toxins and allergens including: VOCs, mold spores, dust mites, carbon monoxide, pollen, animal hair and domestic formaldehyde. The Intense Pure Air is offered in two sizes, the “Bedroom” purifying up to 400 square feet ($300.) and the “XL Room” ($400) purifying up to 835 square feet. Both models feature smart pollution sensors that provide automatic filtration regulation. A timer allows users to set operation duration from 1-8 hours, and three modes of operation allow for ultimate performance: auto, night and manual.
About Denise Mattia
A writer and photographer, Denise Mattia’s works are published nationally and internationally and include all aspects of leisure travel: art , culture, resorts, spas, food and wine and sports’ activities. She's the founder of the soon to be launched Yum-Yum-Traveler, a site devoted to reviewing restaurants in addition to her travel articles from around the world. She lives and works in Manhattan, where she was born.