Staff on December 9, 2011 0 Comments ‘Tis the season to entertain! Many of us love entertaining and the holidays, but entertaining during the holidays can be downright stressful. As a child you enjoyed all the festivities had to offer, whether you celebrated Christmas, Hanukkah, or for some, maybe even Festivus! As we become adults we get to see the behind the scenes of it all, and unless you have super powers, you have had your challenges. As it turns out, a well-stocked kitchen can make holiday entertaining so much easier. Here is a helpful list of the must-have kitchen electrics and appliances to make your entertaining season full of cheer! Click Here to Shop for Slow Cookers 1. Slow Cooker One of our favorite must-haves kitchen electrics is the slow cooker. This is a great product for those nights when you have to fit in some holiday shopping and still manage to cook dinner for the family. The options are endless: you can make a wonderful, warm apple cider, an amazing dip for Christmas Eve, baked applies for dessert or, on Christmas, a hearty soup as an appetizer. Any appliance that allows you to get all of your other duties done while it does all the cooking for your is a life saver. There are some great options to choose from depending on your family or guest size. When catering for a smaller get-together, the perfect sized slow cooker is probably one of the 3.5 to 6 quart options, which you can find by Cuisinart, Nesco, Fagor and more. These high-rated brands offer larger options too, so you are able to cater your large holiday party with an 18 quart slow cooker. Click Here to Shop for Cutlery 2. Knife Set & Food Processor Whether you are a purist or practical, you need a great tool to help with food preparation. For the purist who really takes cooking to a higher standard, a great knife set is key. We highly recommend any knife set from Ginsu, Oceanstar, or Chef’s Choice, as they are the epitome of high quality! For the practical chef who doesn’t have enough hands to keep up, a great food processor can help out a lot. Preparation is half the battle and a good food processor can save you the time…and the headache. Click Here to Shop for a Gravy Boat on Amazon 3. Gravy Boat Just like your grandparents told you, it’s true that a good gravy boat is essential to a holiday meal as the gravy ties the entire meal together. There are many wonderful gravy boats on the market today, from a variety of highly-regarded brands. What is better than a regular gravy boat? A heated gravy boat with a wide handle and nice design! Not only is it great for serving gravy, but it can also be used for morning brunch as a syrup warmer!. You could probably use it for many other sauces as well. We believe anything that warms something dear to your heart is a great product and a must-have. Click Here to Shop for Beverage Refrigerators 4. Wine and Beverage Refrigerators If you are the type of entertainer to throw big lavish dinners, cozy get-togethers or rowdy parties (so pretty much, any type of entertainer), then enjoying a holiday beverage is key. Whether you love a cold beer, tall glass of wine or some bubbly, a great beverage refrigerator or wine cooler is a big convenience. There are so many different options available that you are sure to find the right product for your needs. Here are some wonderful units for all of you different types of entertainers: For the beer drinker: A beverage refrigerator For the cozy get-together: A small capacity wine chiller For storing red or white wine: A single-zone wine cooler from EdgeStar or Koldfront For storing red and white wine: A dual-zone wine cooler from EdgeStar or Koldfront Click Here to Shop for Coffee Makers 5. Coffee Makers Lastly, but definitely not least, a quality coffee maker can be an asset to any holiday gathering! You can’t go wrong with a brand new programmable coffee or espresso maker. Coffee is many things for different people. Some use it as their alarm clock to wake up, some use it as fuel to keep them going throughout the day, and others just enjoy sitting and enjoying a lively conversation over a hot cup of coffee. If you’re going to be hosting a crowd this holiday season, then make sure you have enough java to go around! Get a large coffee machine — many coffee makers can brew up to 12 cups at a time! If you aren’t hosting that many people or you are wanting a smaller size just for personal use, know that we carry those too. And don’t forget about the tea drinkers in your family! An shiny new electric kettle will help them feel right at home.