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November 27th, 2009 17 Comments

Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

Happy Black Friday!

Joining my friends Nate and Annie of House of Annie, who have just posted a comprehensive and handy holiday gift guide, I thought I’d share with you some of my gift ideas this year. Below please find a list of nine (9) foodie-friendly gadgets, tools, kitchen utensils, books, etc. that I strongly recommend. (I’d purchased quite many of them in the past year and absolutely love them.)

Check them out and let’s get shopping. You can buy these products at my Amazon store here and here

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I’ve just bought this baby on Amazon yesterday for only $139.00, with a whopping Black Friday Lightning Deals discount that was pretty much gone in 60 seconds.

The good news is that they are still available, and you just have to keep checking on Amazon for the upcoming deal. Add it to your shopping cart immediately as soon as it’s available. Good luck!

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Shark Steam Mop

This steam mop is my absolute favorite now and I can’t do without it. If you cook a lot, and your kitchen floor is always somewhat greasy with smudges, this is going to be your life saver.

The super-heated steam loosens dirt while sanitizing floors and there is no harsh chemicals — just use ordinary tap water. It’s super easy to use and effective!

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Rice Cooker

If you love Asian food, you have to invest in a great quality rice cooker. A great Asian meal usually starts with soft, fluffy, aromatic, and perfectly cooked rice.

The Japanese people have perfected the science of rice cooker, so look for brands such as Sanyo, Zojurushi, or Panasonic from Japan. They are usually not cheap, but it will last forever, I promise.

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Canon DSLR Camera

If you are a foodie and a food blogger, eventually, you will want to get a SLR (Single Lens Reflex) digital camera. The only reason why Rasa Malaysia looks so delicious is because I shoot with a DSLR.

For beginners, I find the Canon EOS series quite affordable and great. You don’t have to buy the latest and greatest, it’s OK to buy behind the curve.

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Canon Powershot SD1200 IS Digital Elph

I have been a fan of Canon Digital Elph series since 2000, and have bought a few of them. SD1200 is a great point-and-shoot camera and I always bring it with me whenever I travel.

The camera is only $149 now. It comes with a compact design and 6 bright colors to match any personality: dark gray, blue, pink, green, light gray and orange.

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Shark Navigator Vacuum

Much like its sibling Shark Steam Mop, Shark Navigator Vacuum is a seriously good vacuum machine.

It’s very lightweight and easy to use, and features a patented dirt separation system that maintains constant suction power, cleaning everything from carpets to bare floors without missing a beat.

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Cookbooks from Food Bloggers

This year, our favorite food bloggers all came out with a cookbook: The Pioneer Woman, Chez Pim, Andrea Nguyen, Steamy Kitchen, The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, Vegan Yum Yum, Harris Salat. Have I forgotten anyone? Oh, Southeast Asian Flavors and The Korean Table. So, remember to buy their cookbooks!

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Ninja Master Prep Blender

Rule the kitchen with this revolutionary food and drink maker. Transform ice cubes into perfect, creamy frozen drinks and desserts in the blink of an eye. Make perfectly chopped salads, salsas and dips quickly without fear of uneven chunks or worse…turning the whole thing to mush.

Ninja Master Prep is awesome.

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Waring Professional Deep Fryer

Admit it or not, we all love deep-fried foods: fried chicken, french fries, tempura, etc. But deep-frying without a proper deep fryer is often a disaster waiting to happen in a kitchen near you. I for one dread deep-frying: splattering oil, smoke, and grease always have me run away from my pot.

With Waring Deep Fryer, I can now fry up all my favorite fried foods.

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17 comments... read them below or add one

  1. lingzie says:

    why oh why is a kitchenaid so expensive in malaysia??! still battling with myself if i should fork out rm2k for one… haihzzz….
    if anyone ever stumbles upon a great deal on kitchenaids…please let me know!! :)

    and very cool gift guide dearie! the ninja master prep blender thingy looks cool!

  2. nags says:

    lovely collection! i have been eyeing the KA for a while now..

  3. jen says:

    i’ve been eyeballing that shark for awhile. so it really does deep clean well? and won’t strip my fancy linoleum and make it all dull?

    • Jen – the steam mop is great. I was skeptical too but it really works. Even make the floor not greasy, but you have to mop it a couple of times. The steam is hot so it cuts grease and dirt. I use it on my hardwood floor. You can also check with La Fujimama. She has one too.

  4. Asian Food Shop says:

    Wow is that shark strong as it says it is? Must have massive suction power

  5. kl_changs says:

    Bee, what about blender/processor to make fine rempah? Still having trouble with this important process. :( Do you have any recommendations?

  6. Wu says:

    About the Waring Professional Deep Fryer, which model do you have? Amazon has the 250B model and people complaint about not hot enough for fries (375 C). I want to use it mainly for breaded pork or katsu, do you think it’ll be hot enough?

  7. babe_kl says:

    the steam mop looks sleek. we have a vacuum and steam cleaner but it’s bulky and heavy :D

  8. Great stuff. Overall very nice blog…

  9. What a great guide. Great ideas all around. I think I just want Pad See Ew for the holidays. Is that wrong?

  10. Pingback:The Big Guide to Foodie Gift Guides | House of Annie

  11. Deborah says:

    does anyone know if i will be taxed if i get a KA stand mixer on amazon and have it shipped to Malaysia??it’ll only cost me RM1.3k thru amazon…thanks!also if it’s advisable to buy it online in the first place:)

  12. hiba khan says:

    hi mam….
    hhow r u
    ur sweet recipies r too delicious
    bt i want ur kitchen machines for try more recipies in me kitchen… can u give mee plssss….. i m from pakistan

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