Chef’s Tools

Three Must-Have Tools for Summer Recipes

For every tool you might need to make your favorite summer recipe, there are too many options to pick. We’re here to help you make the best choice. Below are the top three tools we recommend for a successful summer of cooking! Share your favorite tools for making great summer recipes in the comments below. We’ll add the best ideas from the comments to this list giving credit to whoever made the tool suggestion.

1.  Blendtec Home

When it comes to making great smoothies, you need a professional blender. This is the blender you see in use by most smoothie stands in your local mall or the corner cafe.

From the manufacturer:
Blendtec’s Total Blender isn’t just a blender. It’s an all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, breads, dressings, salsas, and more. With the Total Blender, you can blend, chop, grind, freeze, cook, hash, crush, mince, dice, mill, purée, and more, replacing up to nine other appliances with one fast, easy-to-use machine at a fraction of the cost.

The Blendtec Home is available from Amazon.



george-foreman-grill-next-generation2.  George Foreman Grill
with removable plates

The counter-top portable grill is a great invention for when you don’t want to fire up the full sized outdoor grill. But anyone who’s used one knows what a pain these can be to clean up. The George Foreman Next Gen Grill takes care of that problem by having removable non-stick plates. This grill is great for making a quick grilled chicken sandwich this summer.

The George Foreman Next Generation Grill is available from Amazon.


3. Weber Genesis E-330 Grill

I can already hear the barbecue enthusiasts piping up and saying, “an electric grill on your kitchen counter is not REAL grilling!”. Well, maybe not, but it sure is convenient. However, if you’re planning to have a bunch of friends over for a summer evening of food and fun, a full size grill is the way to go.

Weber makes some of the best grills in the industry and this one is no slouch. It’s got three blazing burners, over 500 square inches of cooking space, a 300 square inch cooling rack and two side tables for all the barbecue fixings.

The Weber Genesis E-330 is available on Amazon.






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