Magazine article USA TODAY

Welcome to Our Kitchen Shangri-La

Magazine article USA TODAY

Welcome to Our Kitchen Shangri-La

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It's no secret that we love our kitchen tools. The gadgets and gizmos that make our lives easier give us as much pleasure when we use them as do the end results of our efforts. Consider the following offerings from Sunbeam Products, Inc., Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Fla.--sleek and attractive, they present unique functionality both for entertaining as well as quiet times at home. As we try to move away from disposable water bottles, we keep a stock of refillable sport containers on hand to quench our thirst on the go. The newest addition to our collection, however, comes with a twist. The Oster MyBlend ($29.99) is a 250-watt ice-crushing blender that uses a portable 20-ounce bottle for its pitcher. Simply fill it with your favorite ingredients, blend directly in the sport bottle, replace the blade attachment with the drink lid, and you're ready to go. Smoothies, diet drinks, and protein shakes are ready in seconds. The scratch-resistant, reusable bottle, which is BPA-free and comes in four colors--green, orange, pink, and blue--is dishwasher safe and can be re-filled with water throughout the day.

Taking the effort out of cork removal, the Oster Deluxe Electric Wine Opener ($29.99) is designed to open all traditional-sized wine bottles in seconds. Boasting a stylish stainless steel finish, the device looks great when displayed on its compact charging stand, while its cordless one-touch operation ensures convenience and mobility. As a bonus, the semi-transparent base allows you to view the cork, and the easy-to-use foil cutter accessory makes short order of removing the wine seal--and saves many a nicked finger. …

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