Smarter Home Cooking Holiday Wish List – Nick’s Picks

Nick is a programming wizard and a total techie. He's got a lot on his plate including a busy family life with his wife and two small kiddos. Nick likes to cook and try out new recipes, but time is an issue. He's all about efficiency and getting nutritious, tasty meals on the table without hours of effort. 

This is part of our series: Holiday Gift Guide 2020, where the staff here at SHC shares their wish list this year!

Here’s what is on Nick’s wish list:

So, we went to work and found the best deals on these products. Hope these ideas help your Christmas gift giving just a little easier!

Nick's Wish List online:

1. Electric Mandoline Slicer.

Our Amazon finds:

Dash D7FP300RMRD 7 in 1 Food Processor Prep Master Vegetable Chopper, Spiralizer, Slicer, Shredder + Dicer with Stainless Steel Blades...

7 in 1: Stainless steel blades and 4 interchangeable discs allow for fine or course spiralizing, shredding, slicing, dicing, and chopping all in one easy to use appliance; no need ...
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“grates cheese, slices veggies, can chop/cube potatoes and juliean slice”


2. Cookie Scooper

Our Amazon finds:

Gorilla Grip Premium Fruit, Cookie and Ice Cream Spring-Loaded Scoop, 2 TBSP Scooper Size 30, Comfortable Disher, Easy Squeeze Handle, Durable...

EASY SQUEEZE: The Gorilla Grip Multi-Purpose Spring Scoop features a slip-resistant, soft touch handle, making it extremely easy to squeeze and incredibly comfortable to use. The ...
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for cookies, squeeze handle to eject dough


3. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

Our Amazon finds:

KitchenAid Factory Professional 600 6-Qt. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Cocoa Silver (Renewed)

This factory reconditioned Professional 600 Series Bowl Lift Standmixer offers all of the quality you ve come to expect with KitchenAid. The Professional 600 Series is KitchenAid ...
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Honestly, who doesn't need one? 5qt, 6qt, take your pick.


4. Fine Mesh Strainer / Colander

Our Amazon finds:

9" Kitchen Fine Mesh Strainer with Sturdy Handle and Wider Hook - Perfect for Quinoa

Sturdy Handle And Strong Rivets - Solidly constructed from high quality stainless steel - from the two layers of tightly woven fine mesh to the thick handle and strong rivets. ...
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I use it for lots of things, rinsing rice and beans, straining pasta, it's our “go to” strainer.

Great for getting fine seed and such out of fruit sauces and jams.


5. Ninja Coffee Bar

Our Amazon finds:

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee...

Coffee and tea brew settings: Brewing technology offers an array of coffee and tea options Cold brew coffee and tea: Brew over ice at a lower temperature for smooth, naturally ...
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Our model has since been replaced with newer versions but I like that it can do different size cups

  • no coffee pods, use your own grounds
  • came with a reusable coffee filter
  • built in milk frother.
  • Can do travel mug brewing
  • Can do iced coffee
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Wish I had two

6. Silicone Baking Mats

Our Amazon finds:

Perfect for baking cookies

Use instead of foil on pans for oven/toaster oven

Easy to clean and re-use



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