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Kitchen Gadgets to Make the Holidays Healthier, Happier, and Easier

No Toil or Trouble Boiler

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No worries if you forget to put the water on before dessert—Bodum’s Bistro Electric Water Kettle ($100; brings 38 ounces of water to a boil in just four minutes. The electrical cord is attached to the base, and the heat-resistant inner layer makes it safe to take to the table for easy entertaining.


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21-Century Cookbook

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Forget the clumsy tome, the Sony Xperia Tablet S (starting at $400; can hold all your recipes in one place. And thanks to its splash-proof screen and wet-finger detection technology, it’s totally safe to keep on the kitchen counter.

One lucky reader will win the ultimate kitchen companion.

Kitchen Tech Support

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No more balancing your tablet on the back of a kitchen chair while following a new recipe. This Bambu iPad Cooking Stand ($30; from Great Useful Stuff let’s you prop up your reader while protecting it behind a swipe-enabled plastic shield.

Ten tablet users will win!

Your Sous Chef

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If there’s one part of the meal you don’t want to think about, let the Ninja Cooking System ($200; handle it! Always burn the mashed potatoes? Use the slow cooker. Notorious for a dry bird? Try the steam-infused roasting feature. Pies not your thing? You can make an apple crumble—with less fat—using the baking feature.

Five lucky readers will be cooking, steaming, roasting, baking, and more when they enter to win.

Blinged-Out Tea Set

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Dress up the dinner table with Prouna’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted Diana Black Tea Cup and Saucer ($310; Not to worry, the elegant set is dishwasher-safe so you can spend less time doing dishes and more time enjoying coffee with your guests!

Enter to win a set of four!

No-Scratch Skillet

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No one wants to turn down holiday help in the kitchen. And thanks to Farberware’s High Performance 12-Piece Set ($90;, you don’t have to. The nonstick system features dimpled surfaces that reduce abrasions so you can trust your careless cousin to stir the soup and whisk the gravy without damaging your pans.

Don’t do any scrubbing when you are one of three to win.

Everything at Hand

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The last thing you need is to be rummaging through drawers looking for a whisk as your gravy starts to seize up. Keep everything at your fingertips with the Wüsthof Nine-Piece Gadget Set ($80; complete with vegetable peeler, apple corer, lemon zester, whisk, bottle opener, three-inch spear point paring knife, 4-1/2-inch utility knife, and kitchen shears.

Get it all when you are one of three to win.

Savory Spritzer

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Take your meal up a notch when you add your favorite aromatics to the Prepara Tabletop Oil Mister ($20; for DIY herb-infused oils. Just a light spritz dresses up crostini, foccacia, salad, and vegetables.

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Side Dish Savior

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It may not be the star of the meal, but no one wants over-cooked asparagus! The Circulon Contempo Hard Anodized Nonstick 3-1/2-Quart Covered Asparagus Pot with Steamer ($70; cooks asparagus and other large veggies upright for even cooking and less breakage.

Serve the perfect side when you’re one of three to win.

More Than Just a Blender

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Make everything from homemade quinoa stuffing to light butternut squash soup to pie crust made of nuts in the NutriBullet ($120; This multi-tasking tool is also great for nutrient-packed smoothies.

Be one of three to win a complete set including two types of blades, storage cups, resealable lids, and a cookbook!

Insertable Ice Bucket

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No room in the fridge to chill all your wine? Keep wine chilled from within with Fab’s BPA-free plastic Corkcicle ($25; no wine bucket needed!

Fifteen winners will be sipping pretty.

Fizz Whiz

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Soda is a holiday staple for some families, but it's super easy to make your own and save money, calories, and chemicals! Compared to a standard cola, drinks made with the SodaStream Source ($150; have about one third the calories and sugar.

Be a soda savior when you are one of four to win your own SodaStream.

The Only Knife You Need

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Don’t waste time looking for the right knife. This multi-tasking reversed scalloped edge chopper from Wüsthof ($100; lets you slice through juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and crusty bread with ease.

Cut costs and your food when you’re one of three to win!

Presto Pasta Maker

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If your Thanksgiving feast starts with a noodle course, this Anolon Advanced Bronze Pasta Set ($60; is for you. The strainer sits in the pot for easy draining—and one less colander to clutter the countertop. The gorgeous bronze finish also looks great when hungry relatives wander into the kitchen.

Be one of three to win.

Hip Chipper

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Chips may never be a health food, but they can be healthier when you make your own with Pampered Chef’s Microwave Chip Maker ($27; The scalloped base allows air to flow, making chips light and crispy without frying.

Ten will win everything you need for crisp chips from Pampered Chef, including the microwave chip maker, Simple Slicer, and Smoky Barbecue Rub.

Bartenders' Best Friend

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Make your signature cocktail with fresh-squeezed juice—without spending all day twisting lemons. The Omega Vert VRT350 Juicer’s ($380; low-speed juicing system prevents oxidation, allowing juice to be made and stored for up to 72 hours without degradation.

One winner will take home this do-it-ahead kitchen gadget.

Mother Nature's Dishes

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These Bambu Veneerware Plates ($14 for 16; are a must for the eco-friendly and fashionable table. Made from certified organic and sustainable bamboo, they are chemical-free and sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty serving of Aunt Joyce’s stuffing!

Be one of 10 to win a set of 32 for a green holiday.

Fantastic Omelet Flipper

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The Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Spirit Thermolon Fry Pan ($90; is a must if you’re having overnight guests this holiday season. You’ll look like a pro when you expertly flip omelets that slide right out thanks to the easy-release Thermolon ceramic surface and flared non-drip pouring rim.

Never botch breakfast again when you’re one of 10 to win.

Super Spoons

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If scraping mashed potatoes out of the corner of a huge pot is one of your least favorite Thanksgiving chores, the Chef’n FreshForce Ladle ($7; is just what you need. The triangular design easily reaches the corners of the deepest pots, and feel free to scrape away. The heat-resistant material can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees and is safe to use with non-stick cookware.

Be one of 25 to win this and more handy spoons for easy serving.

Easy Dryer

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Dried fruit adds color and sweet to a range of holiday dishes, but they can be coated with sugar and add calories too. Keep the flavor and ditch the excess cals by making your own in the Excalibur Dehydrator ($300; Dried apricots compliment cheeses, dried cherries are great in cookies, and dried cranberries work well in loaf breads, stuffing, and this wild rice side.

Elevate your cheese plate, stuffing, dessert, and more when you enter to win!

Picture Perfect Plates

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Make the holidays personal with custom plates from Hallmark ($12 for 10; Add a quote or your favorite family photo to truly share your favorite things.

Win $50 worth of customized plates!

Perfectly Portioned Pops

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Portion control is the name of the game with the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker ($40; Maybe no one notices the extra sliver(s) of cake you take but they—and you—are sure to see the pile of pop sticks on your plate, a handy reminder of just how much you’re consuming!

Ten home cooks will win!

Fit Scale

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Whip up your favorite pie, a traditional Yule log, or an apple tart with confidence using the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale ($40; Weighing ingredients ensures more accurate results than measuring cups, and the stainless steal platform is large and durable enough to support your largest holiday recipes.

Three winners can weigh recipes and portions for accurate food tracking.

Mix Master

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No time or space to drag out the big ol’ stand mixer? Whip out the multi-tasking Black & Decker Easy Storage Hand Mixer with Less Mess ($30; Kohl’s stores). Thanks to dough hooks, wire beaters, and a whisk, you can make everything from cookie batter to whipped cream and then pop the attachments in the dishwasher!

Eleven winners will have less mess this holiday season.

Low-Cal Sweets Cookbook

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Give your guests the dessert they’ve been dreaming of while saving yourself the calories you’ve been cutting with Sweet & Skinny ($24; Thanks to the use of real ingredients (no artificial sugar substitutes here!) no one will notice these sweet confections are low in calories or fat. Molten chocolate soufflé anyone?

Satisfy your sweet tooth when you’re one of 30 to win.

Stylish Server

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Serve your guests in style with this Zak! Design Round Gallery Tray ($25: The non-skid bottom makes food service easy while the stylishly clear tray goes with any décor!

Impress friends and family when you’re one of 15 to win!

Bird Spiker

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Never serve dry chicken again with this Wine Chicken Cooker ($20; Add wine, lemon juice, even beer, for a moist and flavorful bird every time!

Twenty-five will win!

Custom Cutter

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Never seem to have the right knife to do the job? Make your own! Custom Made ($300-$500; allows you to choose blade length, material, handles, and shape for a comfortable and attractive kitchen tool.

Create your own cutlery when you enter to win.

Serving-Sized Scoops

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Keep tabs on how much mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing you’re serving with Zeroll EZ Dishers portion-controlled scoops ($18; so there will be no surprises when you step on the scale November 23!

Three winners will take home a set of six sizes.


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