Tastes of the season: Kitchen tools for home entertaining

(BPT) - Special occasions call for special dishes and beverages, with inviting aromas such as freshly baked pastries, slow-roasted meats, and the rich fragrances of cappuccino and gourmet teas. These kitchen tools make it easier to create memorable moments of entertaining.

Enhance baking with the professional-quality Küchenprofi Pastry Scraper Set, with three tools that make it easier to achieve baking perfection. Includes a stainless-steel dough cutter, a sturdy flat dough scraper with raised handle and beveled edge, and a spatula with flexible silicone edge. The tools feature an interlocking design to nest together for compact storage.

The Betty Bossi Wonderbox creates mini filled pastries worthy of an accomplished pastry chef. The 5-piece set includes a functional base with fluted dough-cutter, lid and inserts for pinwheels, little parcels or small oblong boats. Place filling in the center and then pull the handle to quickly fold the dough into shape. Little effort for a big wow effect.

Whether you’re prepping ingredients or saving leftovers, Zoku Neat Stack are designed specifically for making food prep and storage easy and convenient. In a variety of sizes, the containers and lids neatly stack and nest in multiple ways, freeing up valuable cabinet and refrigerator space. Sets include leak-proof lids and a reusable Freezer Pack for food on the go. They are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.

The CDN Ovenproof Meat Thermometer stands out for its highly visible glow-in-the-dark dial. Extra-large dial shows precise internal temperatures from 120° to 200°F, plus food-safe temperature indications for poultry, ground meat, beef, veal or lamb at your choice of doneness. Durable laboratory glass lens and stainless steel housing.

For your favorite one-pot meals, the Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot is on trend with 18 one-touch cooking programs for fast cooking, slow cooking, plus integrated sous vide. It accommodates popular recipes for countertop multi cookers, while offering an easy way to experience the many culinary benefits of sous vide. Also sautéing, steaming, fermenting, yogurt making and more.

The Tramontina Enameled Cast-Iron Series 1000 Covered Round Dutch Oven doubles as a colorful and elegant serving dish for special meals. Guests will love the mouth-watering flavors enhanced by the self-basting lid. Ideal for slow simmering, cooks will love its practical features from heat retention to even cooking. Rich, vibrant enameled finish is striking and easy to clean.

The luxurious JURA GIGA 6 is a sophisticated, top-of-the-line coffee machine for home use. With two electronically adjustable ceramic disc grinders, it can prepare two barista-standard milk specialty coffees simultaneously — always freshly ground, not capsuled. Brews 28 one-touch specialties, including Americano, caffè latte, flat white and cortado. Intuitive operation via the machine — or a smartphone or tablet using JURA’s free app.

The programmable Capresso H2O Select Water Kettle delivers hot water for any type of tea, French press or pour-over coffee and other cooking applications. This rapid-boil 56-ounce electric kettle has an illuminated LCD display with 11 programmable settings from 110° to 212°F. Removable micro filter spout. Keep-warm function programmable between 110° and 190°F.

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