Disclosure: This post for practical appliances to give this Christmas was generously sponsored by Hamilton Beach and the products were given to me to facilitate this post but as always, my opinion is my own.
I know some think giving an appliance for Christmas would be tacky or just not a good thing but I beg to differ. I don’t think giving an appliance would be my first thought but I do know that there are several appliances that I could use and would be welcome to receive as a gift. I decided to check out two items from my friends at Hamilton Beach that I think would be a welcome addition to any home and these two were the perfect choice for my busy family.
The first appliance I chose that I thought would be a welcome addition to my kitchen was the 4-in-1 MultiGrill Plus. I am all about easy, fast cooking with super simple clean ups and this grill was the perfect way to get all of the above. I love the versatility of the cooking surfaces and that I can cook a variety of different foods on it. I was able to grill up chicken breast, fry up bacon without making a giant, grease-splatter mess and I have also cooked sausages on it as well.
One of the biggest selling points for me with the Hamilton Beach products is the warranty. Even before I started blogging and working with them I owned several of their appliances. My all-time favourite is my crock pot. Last year, it stopped working and they replaced it no questions asked as it had a 5-year warranty on it. Most of their products carry this warranty which makes them a great appliance for your home.
The grill cooked each of the dishes to perfection and I will be using it many times in the coming weeks as it’s versatility allows me to grill sausage and fry up some killer pancakes (in a large batch) thanks to the dual griddle plates. Did I mention that all the plates and the drip tray are dishwasher safe? Not to mention that clean up really is a breeze and takes minutes after it cools down.
- 4-in-1 cooking – indoor grill, double griddle, combo grill/griddle, bacon cooker
- 100 sq. in. grill
- 200 sq. in. griddle
- Cook with grill closed, or open to double the size and use as griddle
- 3 interchangeable grill and griddle plates and drip tray are dishwasher safe
- Adjustable temperature control
- Perfectly crisp bacon – unique kickstand tilts up to drain grease away
- Fully enclosed plates eliminate bacon splatter while cooking
- 5-year warranty
Next up is one appliance I did already have but something about the Hamilton Beach variable temperature kettle made me very happy. I don’t know about you but lately, with the craziness of Christmas coming and just having 5 kids, time gets away from me frequently. One of the most annoying things I do to myself constantly is turn on the kettle to make a tea and then forget I did it. I go back into the kitchen to pour myself a cup and lo and behold the water isn’t hot anymore and I start the process all over again.
Imagine my delight when I realized that this variable temperature kettle from Hamilton Beach has a keep warm feature that will keep your water temperature for 30 minutes! So even if I forget, I have 30 minutes before I have to start all over again and that means I get a hot tea, okay I lie, it will still be cold by the time I drink it but it definitely won’t be because of the kettle.
- 1.7 Litre Variable Temperature
- 6 one-touch temperature settings
- Perfect results for various teas, coffee, and hot cocoa
- 30 minute keep warm option
- Large water window with blue LED lights
- Automatic shutoff with boil-dry protection
- 360º cord-free serving
- 5-year warranty
These two appliances would make really great gifts and I am so happy with them.
Do you have any appliances that you think would make a practical gift this year?