Kitchen Gadgets You Need For Next Level Cooking – Top 10

It is time for another one of my top-lists that I enjoy putting together for my readers. Today I will be talking all about kitchen gadgets that can simplify your life and take your cooking to the next level. There are so many gadgets available now in 2018 and I wish I had space and storage to hoard them all. I searched Amazon to bring you some of my current favorites.  Some of these products just blow my mind. So grateful for the brilliant minds that come up with these gadgets.

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Non-Stick Burger Press Patty Maker by Twisted Chef

Let’s kick things off here with this burger press kitchen gadget. I love whipping up burgers in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen and this sure would come in handy. This will also help you make stuffed burgers! Love sliders? This kit also includes a press for little slider patties.

All-In-One Sushi Making Kit | Sushi Bazooka, Sushi Mat & Bamboo Chopsticks Set + 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

A long time ago I tried making my own sushi and failed miserably. Well, it is 2018 and what a time to be alive! Now we have a kitchen gadget to help with the painstaking process of making perfect sushi. May I present to you the Sushi Bazooka! With this gadget you simply open the device, fill it up with your favorite sushi ingredients, close it up, and then squeeze out the perfect sushi roll! It doesn’t get any easier than this folks! And to sweeten the deal it also includes an avocado slicer so you slice up your avocado with ease.

KitchenAid KSMPEXTA Gourmet Pasta Press Attachment with 6 Interchangeable Pasta Plates

I own a KitchenAid stand mixer and I love how versatile it is with the attachments that are out there. This kitchen gadget for your mixer will help you crank out some fresh pasta. It includes six different plates:

  • Spaghetti
  • Bucatini
  • Rigatoni
  • Fusilli
  • Large or small macaroni

This would be a wonderful gadget for making some gluten-free noodles at home. Nothing beats fresh pasta!

KitchenAid 3.5-Cup Food Chopper, Guava Glaze

This KitchenAid kitchen gadget will simplify your chopping routine in the kitchen. Yes, it is another KitchenAid product… huge fan over here! This is a versatile kitchen gadget and it is capable of chopping up anything from onions to nuts. It has 2 different speeds and a pulse option. Not digging that pink color? There are 19 different colors to choose from.

Gourmia 3 In 1 Handle Push Cutter, Mango, Apple Slicer & Corer With Bonus French Fries Blade, 3 Stainless Steel And Interchangeable Blades

This kitchen gadget has three uses. It can cut a mango properly (cutting mangos is so hard!), core an apple, and create French fries out of your potatoes.

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Iridescent Home & Kitchen Items – Holographic Rainbow Gift Guide – Friday Faves

For this week’s Friday Faves, I curated a collection of iridescent home and kitchen items. These rainbow items can all be found on Amazon. If you are anything at all like me you are going to want it all. I really do love this collection of Friday Faves this week and would love to have all of it in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. I have everything listed here that you need from dinnerware to drinkware in this iridescent gift guide.

I think the truth is out by now about my addiction to anything rainbow. It is an obsession I have had since I was a little girl. Rainbows dazzle my eyes and my senses. When I see a rainbow and all colors combined it brightens my day and it gives me a reason to smile and put on a happy face.

Iridescent Gift Guide

Mikasa Coronado Place Setting Pearl – Iridescent Dinnerware Set

I blogged about the sister set to this Pearl colored Mikasa dinnerware collection. I love both sets of this line. They have a tantalizing pearlescent luster finish. This dinnerware would be best for special occasions. If the service for 4 set price is too steep, why not just splurge on one single place setting? This line also includes an oval platter and a vegetable bowl that shimmers and shines. Who else here wishes they could have it all? Me! Me! Me!

Mikasa Coronado Pearl 4 Piece Place Setting
Mikasa Coronado Pearl 4 Piece Place Setting
Mikasa Coronado Pearl Oval Platter
Mikasa Coronado Pearl Oval Platter
Mikasa Coronado Pearl Vegetable Bowl
Mikasa Coronado Pearl Vegetable Bowl

Iridescent Wine Glasses

These sure are a sight to behold! I can totally imagine myself sipping my next glass of wine in these iridescent wine glasses. Each glass is handmade and you will receive a set of 4 of these beauties!

Iridescent Wine Glass Set
Iridescent Wine Glass Set

SOCOSY Royal Embossed Clear Glass Apothecary Jar / Iridescent Candy Jar

This is something that I most definitely want. I have never seen a candy jar so beautiful! This jar with lid has a stunning raining appearance with all the iridescence a girl wants in her life!

SOCOSY Royal Embossed Clear Glass Apothecary Jar With Lid - Candy Jar
SOCOSY Royal Embossed Clear Glass Apothecary Jar With Lid – Candy Jar

Mexican Glass Hand Blown, Turquoise & White Iridescent Swirl, 18 oz Set of 4

These stunning hand blown glasses from Mexico would be the perfect glass for your next beverage. They have a mesmerizing swirl appearance. The great thing about these is that they are great for everyday use and these can be washed in the dishwasher. I am really loving the iridescent look of these glasses.

Mexican Glass Hand Blown, Turquoise & White Iridescent Swirl, Set of 4
Mexican Glass Hand Blown, Turquoise & White Iridescent Swirl, Set of 4

Slant Collections – Women’s Pineapple Sipper

I actually do own this same sipping cup but, sadly, mine is just plain and it does not have the beautiful rainbow iridescence to it. I do enjoy drinking some tropical adult drinks in mine or a nice cold, salty blue margarita!

Slant Collections Pineapple Sipper
Slant Collections Pineapple Sipper

Iridescent Flatware Set – Service for 4

This set of 16 pieces of flatware will appeal to your senses. They sure are dazzling to my eyes. This set is designed to have a comfortable feel and that is something that your houseguests will appreciate.

Iridescent Flatware Set
Iridescent Flatware Set

Iridescent Measuring Spoon Set

Just picture yourself for a second, measuring your next kitchen creation with this iridescent measuring spoon set! This measuring spoons have an iridescent rainbow design to dazzle your senses.

5 Piece Iridescent Measuring Spoon Set
5 Piece Iridescent Measuring Spoon Set

Iridescent Moscow Mule Mug by Blush

Here is another lovely iridescent kitchen item that I won and this here is a Moscow mule mug. This iridescent mug will keep your next drink nice and cool.

Iridescent Moscow Mule Mug
Iridescent Moscow Mule Mug

Iridescent Tablecloth

This iridescent tablecloth sparkles and shines and it might just be a necessity in your dining room!

Iridescent Tablecloth 50x72
Iridescent Tablecloth 50×72

Fred & Friends – The Iridescent Rainbow Party Cup

Last but certainly not least, here is another iridescent item that I have the pleasure of owning, and truth be told… this is my absolute favorite cup to drink from! Keep your drink icy cold and let it shine!

Iridescent Rainbow Party Cup by Fred & Friends
Iridescent Rainbow Party Cup by Fred & Friends

Question Time!

What iridescent home or iridescent kitchen item(s) from this list of iridescent gift guide are you crushing on? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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This week I am going to present to you a curated list of some of my favorite cooking items and some items that earned a spot on my wishlist. There are some great items here that are all available on Amazon. I think most of my readers will agree that these are some great items to have if you are a home chef. These kitchen essentials might just make you the next top chef.

Circulon Symmetry Chocolate Hard Anodized Non-Stick 11 Piece Cookware Set – I actually do own this exact set of cookware from Circulon. My husband did an awesome thing for me and got these as a gift for me. I am completely in love with this cookware set. It truly does have non-stick surfaces and nothing every sticks to these pots and pans. They are also dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus because I dread handwashing. These also have a nice heavy-duty feel to them. They do not have a cheap feeling at all and feel as though they will last me quite a long time. Love this set and I highly recommend it!

Staub 5.5 Quart Round Cocotte, Graphite Grey – This is another piece of cooking equipment that I have the pleasure of owning and this piece here is my pride and joy in my collection of cooking items. Talk about heavy-duty… this piece is it! I use this dutch oven quite often in the kitchen and it is always a joy to use. It is the perfect size for whipping up dishes for my family of 3. It is oven safe to 500-degrees and another big bonus with this is that it is dishwasher safe. I enjoy using this for my pasta sauces that simmer on the stove for a couple hours. I use it for soups, and it is the most excellent pot for cooking a big batch of soup. I also use this for one pot meals. This Staub will last me a lifetime.

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Shopping At Tastemade – Friday Faves

TGIF and welcome to this week’s installment of Friday Faves! Tastemade is a wonderful cooking and lifestyle website that has some unique items in their online shop. They offer free shipping on orders that are $49+. I am really loving the DIY kits that they offer. Those sound like fun projects to do in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen. Here is a list of some of my favorite items in the Tastemade shop. Be sure to check them out because they offer some nice stuff for your kitchen and home. Many of these items would also make great gifts!

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Dana’s Bakery – Macaron Making Kit

Dana’s Bakery has three kits to choose from. There is Red Velvet, Fruity Cereal, and Chocolate. Each kit contains the following: 2 mix packets, 2 piping bag, 1 piping tip, and a recipe for filling. You will be making this French pastry like a pro with this kit.

BergHOFF Apero Dinner Party Serving Set

Present your guests with foods to nibble on in style. I love this serving set. Is the food included as well? Just kidding (but maybe not). Looks so delicious. This serving set has five different compartments to organize your hors-d’oeuvre.

Aura Glass Aerating Wine Glasses With Coasters – Rainbow Chrome

I just had to spot a rainbow, didn’t I? These unique wine glasses totally caught my eye. These glasses enhance the flavor and aroma of your wine AND it is spill-proof. LOVE!

Eat Your Coffee Bars – Variety Pack of 8

Looking for an energy surge in your day? I have tried these bars before and they will give you a much-needed energy burst if you are having a sluggish day.

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The Happy Shiny Rainbow Collection – Part 1 – Friday Faves!

For those that know me, they know that I am usually dressed in head-to-toe black. Yes, it is true. I wear black clothing and I dye my hair black. But my eye is drawn to anything that is rainbow and multi-color. Rainbows bring me happiness and joy. I do suffer from bipolar depression (I am not shy or ashamed to admit it either, it is what it is) so to me this all makes sense. When I surround myself with rainbows I am projecting the happiness that I thrive on. Good days come and go. Some are good, some are bad. I would love for my life to be all sunshine and rainbows but I know that is impossible. That’s just not how life works.

So I created this list of colorful items because looking at them brings me joy. I would love to someday have a kitchen bursting with color. It’s nice to dream… maybe someday I will have my wish come true!

Hope you enjoy this curated list I created of colorful kitchen items!

Mikasa Coronado Dinnerware, Graphite

This gorgeous 16 piece set is service for 4 lucky people. I really do not think I have ever seen a more beautiful dinnerware set in my life. This definitely earns a spot on my wishlist! Anyone want to buy this for me? Just kidding but not really!! This set is also available in Pearl white. I would be happy to have either set in my collection.

20 Piece Rainbow Flatware Set

These rainbow flatware pieces are all the rage right now. We all know that it is already fun to eat but these fun colors make it a whole lot more fun to shovel that food into your mouth!

The Rainbow Party Cup

I have the pleasure of owning one of this faux Solo cups. It is the cup that I most often reach for while having company over. This cup is wonderful for keeping your cool drinks nice and chilly!

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Friday Faves! Things I’m Crushing On

If you are like me or if you have any idea of who I am, you would know I have a wishlist that is a mile long on Amazon. This is going to be a weekly feature of curated items that have snagged a hotspot on my wishlist!

This week I will be featuring some rainbow colored kitchen items. I am crushing hard on each and every one of these items. Hopefully I will be able to switch over all of my kitchen items to these fun, bright colors.

Rainbow Striped Ceramic Bowls You will receive a set of four handpainted bowls. I love the fun colors and rainbow stripes!

This cutting board sticking with that rainbow theme!

Reusable rainbow colored iridescent straws! Think about how much waste throwaway straws create. I really need to invest in these.

Fiesta rainbow flatware set These are drool-worthy to me and definitely need to find a home in my kitchen.

Colorful cookware set This would be super to gift to someone who is moving out on their own for the first time. This collection of ceramic cookware would be a great starter set for someone going of to college.

Rainbow salt and pepper shaker set I just love how colorful and fun these are. They are also handpainted. Wonderful!

Set of 6 aluminum tumblers These look like a nice, stylish, and very retro way to keep your drinks ice-cold in the summertime.

Photo-realistic rainbow knife set Holy moly this knife set is freaking sweet. Anyone want to get these for me? LOL!

Ten kitchen tools in one This device here definitely looks like it would be useful. It has 10 different gadgets in one compact space.

Set of 6 wine glasses every color of the rainbow What a great way to keep track of whose drink is whose.

That is all for this week! Hopefully this collection of items will inspire you to brighten up your life with all of these beautiful colors.


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