Better Batter Beater, $29.99
Beating, mixing and blending has never been easier with the Better Batter Beater, the latest addition to the lineup of healthy cooking gadgets from Prepara® Kitchen Tools. A battery-operated whisk that’s ideal for whipping up everything from pancake batter to guacamole and more, the Better Batter Beater is lighter and more portable than other electric mixers. Plus, operating at 350 RPMs, the cordless beater packs a punch, mixing both dry and wet ingredients with a nifty rubber edge that scrapes the sides of the bowl while you mix. Best of all, the Better Batter Beater makes clean-up a breeze—simply remove the detachable beater head and toss in the dishwasher.
Lekue Steam Rice Cooker, $35.00
Love quinoa, but hate waiting around for the water to boil? Now, time-crunched healthy chefs can cook restaurant-quality whole grains in mere minutes with the Lekue Steam Rice Cooker, which safely and efficiently steam-cooks rice, barley, oats and other grains in the microwave. The cookware’s unique, BPA-free container—made from medical-grade platinum silicone—preserves nutrients and tenderness, while the special silicone lid prevents water from overflowing. And, since there’s no need to boil water first, cooking times are faster.
PlateTopper, $23.97 (for two PlateToppers and a bonus mini topper)
Keep leftovers fresh all week long with the PlateTopper, an airtight, BPA-free cover that suctions to plates, eliminating the need to fuss with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The perfect kitchen accessory and food-saver for families, PlateTopper is dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe. What’s more, it can be unsealed and resealed over and over again making it a long-time kitchen staple. Our staffers raved about the PlateTopper concept, saying that it was an easy, spill-proof way to safeguard leftovers and keep healthy food readily available all week long.
Taylor 11-lb Compact Scale, $19.85
What’s a serving of almonds, really? Take the guesswork out of portion control with this ultra-compact scale, which accurately weighs foods on your countertop or work surface. Ideal for dieters, the Taylor Compact Scale features an easy-to-read digital display screen that weighs foods in precise 0.001 oz/0.01 g increments. We loved that this nifty little gadget preserved countertop space while retaining the reliability of a larger scale.
Brondell Water Filtration System, $199.00
Tap water can be teeming with contaminants and toxic chemicals, but pricey bottled water can take its toll on your wallet. With Brondell’s Cypress Countertop Water Filtration System, you can get clean, crisp, more environmentally friendly drinking water at the touch of a button. Delivering high-quality filtration usually found only in more complex under-sink systems, the filtration’s sleek, compact design takes up minimal countertop space and fits most standard kitchen faucets. Simply push a button, and the device dispenses great-tasting drinking water that is free of industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, microorganisms, bad tastes and odors. Best of all, the easy-to-use filtration system takes less than 10 minutes to install. Hydrating safely has never been more convenient!