Gear up for holiday cooking

(BPT) – Give the gift of togetherness by hosting a special holiday meal, tapping into a joyful tradition beloved for generations. Experiences are the gift of choice for many, creating lasting memories and appreciation. The right tools make a big difference in preparing stand-out dishes and drinks, so here are ways to gear up your kitchen to celebrate the holidays foodie-style.

Greet guests with frothy hot chocolate made with the Capresso froth Select. It whips up hot chocolate made with chocolate chips, chunks, powder or syrup. With 4 settings — cold froth, hot froth, hot milk and hot chocolate — it is also the choice for cappuccinos, lattes, flavored steamers, hot apple cider, iced fruit lattes and more.

The Tramontina Gourmet 10-Piece Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware Set includes everything needed to braise, sauté, simmer or sear. It stands out for its heavy-duty aluminum construction and reinforced nonstick interior made without PFOA, lead or cadmium. Its durable hard anodized exterior and stainless steel accents provide for a premium look. The shatter-proof glass lids help reduce splatters.

The aspirational choice in stand mixers, the Ankarsrum takes baking to a new level. Unlike other mixers, this powerful appliance has a rotating bowl instead of something rotating in a bowl, to simulate kneading by hand. The large bowl handles up to 12-15 pounds of dough, and is open at the top, making it easier to add ingredients. Baking is just the beginning for this multifunctional appliance.

Because nothing says holiday like cookies baking in the oven, Betty Bossi presents an innovative Cookie Press for two-tone cookies in six different shapes: stars, flowers, clovers, wreaths, checkerboards and “S.” Just choose the mold and add dough — in one or two colors — then fill the pan with perfectly shaped cookies. One click, one cookie — the Cookie Press makes it easy with simple, one-handed use.

A world first for hot and cold brew specialties, the JURA Z10 doubles the range of specialty coffees that can be brewed at home. It prepares the full range of hot drinks at the touch of a button — from intense espresso to trendy flat white — and, it opens a new dimension in coffee enjoyment with cold brew specialties. This masterpiece of Swiss engineering stands out for technology and innovation, with an ultra-fast automatic grinder, eighth-generation brewing unit, and Cold Extraction Process for a refreshing genuine cold brew experience with a balanced aroma.