8 Cute Kitchen Gadgets for Spring Cooking

| Apr 14, 2010 Food & Party

  • Rainbow Ice Cream Maker

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    Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Makers, $49.95; Sur La Table

    We're already dreaming about which flavors of homemade ice cream to make this summer -- Mint Chocolate Chip, Fresh Peach, maybe even Cherry Jubilee!

    Sur La Table offers these cute little ice cream/sorbet makers in almost every color of the rainbow: Buttercup, Crush, Parsley, Pomegranate, and Tangerine (pictured).

  • Pail-Shaped Salad Spinner

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    Eva Solo Salad Spinner; Dansk Design

    Salads are pretty much synonymous with summer, which means a salad spinner can certainly come in handy to wash (and dry!) fresh greens.

    We love this one from Dansk Design -- it has an adorable bucket design and can even double as a wine cooler or flower pot!

  • Striped Water Pitcher

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    BBQ Strip Pitcher, $29; Pottery Barn

    Stay hydrated during the warmer months -- and look good doing it -- with a boldly striped water pitcher.

  • Flip Flop Corn Holders

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    Flip Flop Corn Holders, $16.99; Improvements Catalog

    Nothing says summer like corn on the cob. Adorable Flip Flop Corn Holders keep your fingers from getting burned and messy; plus, they add a little style to the picnic table.

  • Insulated French Press

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    Insulated French Press, $69.99; NapaStyle

    One of our favorite warm weather beverages? Iced coffee, of course. An Insulated French Press keeps your drink ice cold -- or hot, if you so desire -- and can also be used as a stylish carafe for the table.

  • Retro-Style Blender

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    Waring PBB212 Professional Bar Blender, Retro Green, $99.95; Amazon.comb

    You'd better make sure your blender is in tip-top shape for warm weather -- how else will you mix up margaritas or fresh fruit smoothies? We love this one in retro green.

  • Flexible Grill Skewers

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    Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grill Skewers, $12.70 for 2; Amazon.com

    No need to worry about not having enough room on the grill for meat or vegetable kabobs: These flexible skewers work anywhere.

  • Quick Frozen Pop Maker

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    Zoku Quick Pop Maker, $49.95; Williams-Sonoma

    Does your family go through tons of popsicles in the warmer months? Then, there's no better reason to invest in a homemade pop maker -- it's healthier, too!

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