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HOME IDEAS: Drool-worthy tools for the Kitchen Diva

Are you a kitchen gadget collector? I am always drawn to the new, bright and shiny kitchen products that debut on the market.

Are you a kitchen gadget collector? I am always drawn to the new, bright and shiny kitchen products that debut on the market.

Yes, I know many would agree that most of these are unnecessary, but there are so many interesting things to display in our kitchens these days. A pretty cutting board or perhaps a guacamole storage container always puts a smile on a face.

Do we need them? Absolutely not, but we always want them.

Whether you are looking to treat yourself or perhaps you are just simply shopping for someone else, here are a few kitchen gadgets that will certainly please any recipient.

Top of my list is the SMEG appliance line. Not only are these incredibly retro-chic in their appearance but they are also excellent quality appliances. Look for the powder blue kettle and toaster. These are completely drool worthy – and available at Williams Sonoma and The Bay.

I also love all the new silicone kitchen utensils that are coming out in a variety of colours. These non-stick, heat resistant cooking gadgets are very affordable and most are 100 per cent FDA-grade and BPA-free. You can scope out deals for a 10-piece set for as low as under $30 at various online retailers.

Another indulgence – also available online – would be the set of Dreamfarm Levoons Self Measuring Leveling Spoons in a set of four. These are fantastic for acquiring the exact measurements you are looking for without the added mess. Simply measure out your flour or sugar and then squeeze the handle for a sliding bar to level off the amount.

You have probably seen ribbons of carrot, zucchini and other vegetables on some grocery store shelves and on salads in restaurants and wondered how they were done. Well, it’s easier than you think with an appliance called a vegetable spiralizer.

There are many brands you can purchase, but my favourite is the Spiralizer 5 Blade. This product will completely change the way you make your pastas and salads. A perfect gift for your paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian friends, and it retails for $30 online. 

If you would really like to impress your baking experts then you must have the gold-finish measuring cups from These are beautiful, practical and only US$28.

After all, every Kitchen Diva needs her tools.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. You can find more information at