Decorating & Design

July 12, 2011

New Kitchen Gadgets

Last week I attended a press event with colleagues Meg Crossley and Amy Rosen. Krups planned a themed “In The City” event that took us to three locations over a few hours and showed us great appliances at every stop.

Our day began at Dish, here in Toronto, where we threw on aprons and rolled up our sleeves. We participated in a brunch-style cooking class and used Krups appliances to execute various tasks.

Team House & Home got busy making crêpes. These nonstick All-Clad pans were a dream.

Here are Amy and Meg hard at work.

And me flipping the pan to turn the crêpe. I got the hang of it eventually.

Amy then got busy on the maple coffee whipped cream, using the new Krups immersion blender.

After everyone completed the components for their dishes, the chefs plated the recipes.

Amy had to run to the airport (she was heading to the Calgary Stampede), but Meg and I hopped into the waiting limo and went on to see new Krups coffee products and a beautifully designed new line of Krups appliances.

I had to take this photo — what a way to travel on a hot Friday afternoon!

At our last stop, I was thrilled to see the new line of Krups Silver Art products that I had admired at the Interior Design Show show in February. I was blown away by the designs when I originally saw these prototypes at the show. I was equally impressed seeing them in person. The styling is so chic and right on, with the subtle wood detailing. Well-priced and very well-designed, this collection is sure to become a new kitchen classic.

I love love love this coffee maker with thermal carafe.

If you need an electric kettle, this one is it! It’s so gorgeous, you won’t want to tuck it away. The wood trim on the bottom and handle is so good-looking.

Another new classic, this two-slice toaster with bun warmer rack has six variable browning settings and a bagel reheat and defrost.

The new pump espresso machine has tamp technology and 15 bars of pressure to ensure every espresso is just perfect.

This new citrus press also converts to a pitcher so the piece can go right to table — clever!

All these products are currently available at Sears (in store and online) and will roll into other stores in the fall.

Photo credits:
1-8. Morgan Michener
9. KT 600, Krups
10. BW 600, Krups
11. KH 754, Krups
12. XP 4600, Krups
13. ZX 800, Krups