Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stocking stuffers for the cook in your life from Trudeau Kitchen

Hung by the chimney with care, holiday stockings can hold some of the best gifts of the season. Both affordable and just the right size to stuff the stockings of the foodie, home chef, baker, wine lover, and culinary wiz, here are a few of our favorites from Trudeau:

Set of Five Star Cookie Cutters

Festive stars are one of the most celebrated symbols of the holidays. Ideal for cookie dough, fondant, pastries, shortbread or creating decorative fruit slices, this all-star gift pack of 5 cookie cutters are made of stainless steel with a fashionable coral color finish. The fine edges make it easy for slicing and expert decorating. Cookie cutters conveniently nest together for compact storage. SRP $11.99

Daisy Wine Charms

The perfect floral bouquet to add entertaining charm while easily differentiating one guest’s wine glass from another. Twelve tastefully colored blooms made of soft and durable silicone to fit any sized stemware. Simply wrap the flexible tail around the stem and press-fit flower to hold. The Daisy Wine Charms can be tied together with one stem when not in use and placed in a vase for decorative storage. Comes packaged in playful gift box set. SRP $11.99 *Available upon request.

International Wine Charms

Easy to identify International Wine Charms are great conversation starters and a perfect sophisticated touch to at-home entertaining. Set of 6 unique charms hang from stemware and feature five of the finest wine regions including: Italy, France, Argentina, Australia and California with a sixth charm representing the world wines. These stainless steel charmers are equipped with a soft-touch backing to protect delicate glassware. SRP $11.99

Flex Pot Clips

Keep cooking utensils from causing a mess on the stovetop with this must haveFlex Pot Clip. It clips onto the side of a saucepan or stockpot to hold the utensil, eliminating the need for a spoon rest. Drips go right into the pot instead of on the counter or stovetop. The silicone pads protect your pot while the silicone around the opening keeps the utensil from slipping. Made from heat-resistant silicone and stainless steel. Comes in red, blue, or green. SRP: $8.99

Zest Grater

Perfect for adding citrus-packed flavor or a light garnish, the Trudeau Zest Grater features a retractable handle which doubles as a protective sleeve for safe and convenient storage. Blades are honed to an optimal cutting angle. The zest grater comes in a bright green/yellow color that coordinates with lemons and limes. SRP $9.99

Multi-Use Tie Wraps

Plastic tags and twist ties can present a hassle as they may be easily misplaced or ruined. Trudeau’s Multi-Use Tie Wraps are the ultimate problem-solver for sealing all types of bags and more. Flexible and reusable, these leaf shaped ties are made of temperature resistant silicone. Simply wrap around the opening of a bag and thread through the hole to ensure closure and freshness. Dishwasher safe. SRP: $6.99 *Available upon request.

Universal Dripless Spout

This amazing Universal Dripless Spout allows a clean easy pour from any bottle! 100% dripless keeps both bottles and hands clean and oil free. Graduated silicone stopper fits majority of bottle sizes and comes with a cap for storage. Great for your favorite brands of olive oil! 5-year warranty. SRP$11.99

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My Thoughts

I was excited to get to try out all of these great little kitchen gadgets. Each one of them found a home in my kitchen in no time and was being used.

The wine charms are adorable and a great way to be able to mark wine glasses when you have friends over. They were well made, easy to put on, and very cute.

The multi-use tie has been a lifesaver when the bread tie goes missing and we need to get the bag closed so the air doesn't get to it. The tie was easy to use, even my kids could figure it out.

The zest grader did a great job zesting. I've never really used a zester, so I didn't know what to expect, but I used a lemon peel on it to test it out. I really liked the fresh lemon scent when using it.

The flex pot grip was AWESOME! Especially when making a sauce. I didn't have to set it on the counter and keep leaving little stains. It dripped into the pot and I was happy to not have such a mess to clean up later!

I haven't had a chance to try out the dripless spout, but looking at it, it does appear to be universal to different bottles and would go on easy. Its soft and would be easily washable if changing between different oils and dressings.

And finally, the cookie cutters. I haven't made cookies yet with them, but I do plan to soon. They are made of a nice metal and come in 5 different sizes. They have a rubber coat around them and are sharp enough to go through the dough, but wouldn't cut little hands.

All of these are really great products and would make great stocking stuffers for the cook in your life.