Gift Guide: The Gadget Guru

Kim Conte

We've been busy this week shopping for the Gourmet Gourmand, the Kitchen Phobic, the Martha Wanna-Be, and the Eco-Friendly Foodie. There's only one person left: the Gadget Guru. I especially love buying gifts for the person who can never have too many cool gadgets in the kitchen.

Product: Progressive International Microwavable S'Mores Maker

Cost: $6.99

Where to Buy:

Why I Love It: What's not to love? This weird-looking contraption microwaves two perfect S'Mores in 30 seconds. The cool design allows graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate to heat evenly at the same time. 

Extras: It's dishwasher safe, too.

Product: Automatic Wine Opener

Cost: $39.95

Where to Buy: Brookstone

Why I Love It: Why bother with all the corkscrews, rabbit ears, levers, and twisty pulls, when this handy rechargable gadget easily removes corks with one touch? You can open 30 bottles on single charge.

Extras: Includes foil cutter, recharging base, and AC adapter.

Product: Breville Ikon Panini Press

Cost: $99.95

Where to Buy: Williams-Sonoma

Why I Love It: I've asked Santa for this sleek-looking panini press this year, and I'm hoping he delivers. Turn out panini, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, and other tasty, toasted delights in minutes. Perfect for those crazy weeknights when you need to throw together a quick dinner for the family.

Extras: Non-stick aluminum plates and removable drip tray mean easy clean-up.

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