Looking for cafe quality coffee, nutritious smoothies, or a healthy fat-free feed? Give these appliances a whirl this Christmas!
Bring a touch of prestige to the ritual of coffee with Nespresso’s smart extraction system and enjoy your favourite brew at the touch of a button. This slimline unit features a barcode reader for capsule-specific brewing – and there are 27 different blends to choose from. The Virtua Next auto adapts per capsule for cup size, pressure, temperature, and brewing time, with perfect crema on top. It’s also energy-efficient and will heat in 25 seconds.
DELONGHI LA SPECIALISTA ARTE
Brew like a barista with the versatile La Specialista Arte, featuring integrated grinder tech with eight settings for the perfect blend and active temperature control for consistent brewing. And then get creative with the included steam wand for artistic froth as a finishing touch. Three pre-sets let you select between Espresso, Long Black, or when you just need hot water. And it’s easy to clean, too, with no mess to delay that coffee break.
SUNBEAM COPPER-INFUSED AIR FRYER
Christmas lunch can often be a feast of fat, but not when you have an air fryer – these calorie-crushing appliances will cook food that’s as crisp as deep frying. This affordable Sunbeam model is a fantastic entry into that fat-free zone and copper-infused for excellent heat conduction. Fry fabulous food with 99.4 per cent less oil than standard deep frying, and the generous-sized basket will feed the whole family.
PHILIPS AIR FRYER XXL
If you’re catering for a crowd at Christmas, the XXL will fill their bellies with delicious goodies sans the greasies. This versatile air fryer doesn’t just fry, it also bakes, roasts, grills, and reheats. Fat Removal tech does exactly what it says, extracting excess fat for a healthier feed, while maintaining a crisp texture and tender interior. And it comes with a free recipe book with 30 options. There’s also an app for further ideas. Bon appétit!
HISENSE HRBC140 140 CAN BEVERAGE CENTRE
The humble bar fridge has evolved into a ‘beverage centre’ – we like it! You will, too, when the summer heat kicks in proper – there’s nothing quite like downing a cold one at Christmas. When the kitchen fridge is chockers with food, and you need somewhere to store a refreshing bevvie, the Hisense is your best buddy, with capacity for 100–149 cans/bottles. It’s finished in stainless steel with adjustable shelves and a glass door. Cheers!
TEFAL EASY FRY AND GRILL CLASSIC AIR FRYER
An energy efficient and versatile 2-in-1 that cooks twice as fast as a traditional oven. Air fry your chips extra crisp with 99 per cent less oil and throw meat and veggies onto the aluminium grid grill for a succulent, golden-brown finish. The unit’s 4.2L capacity will cook enough to feed six at temperature ranges from 80˚C–200˚C, and there’s a 60-minute timer that will ding when it’s time to tuck in.
PHILIPS AVANCE COLLECTION PASTA MAKER
Making your own pasta isn’t as daunting as it sounds – this fully automatic appliance does it all for you and makes the perfect gift for the chef in your life. Create four different types – spaghetti, penne, fettuccine, and lasagne – by simply adding the ingredients and pressing start; the pasta maker will then mix, knead and extrude. A recipe book with 15 dishes is included for experimenting with basic to gourmet. Bellissimo!
NUTRIBULLET 900W MEGA PACK BLENDER
Pulverise ingredients and extract essential nutrients in seconds for delicious smoothies, juices, soups and sauces, or grind up nuts, seeds, and coffee beans in an instant with this unit’s powerful milling blade. Compact and convenient, it’s perfect for everyday use and promoting a healthy lifestyle, not to mention that essential post-Christmas pick-me-up. A ten-piece set including two sizes of mug and two lip rings, from a name you can trust.
NINJA BL682 BLENDER SYSTEM WITH AUTO IQ
A 3-in-1 with a Pro Extractor blade, chopping, and dough blade, this versatile Ninja is a 1500W powerhouse that will reduce fruit and veg to their base nutrients, whip up pancake batter, puree ingredients for dips, and crush ice for a brain-freezing slushie. Intelligent blending programmes eliminate the guesswork, and there’s plenty of room with a 2.1L capacity. An 18-piece set with a 25-recipe book to get inspired and creative, this is a Chrissie gift that’ll keep on giving.
LAVAZZA DESEA CAPSULE COFFEE MACHINE
The convenience of pods and one-touch operation from a name synonymous with quality coffee. Endorsed by CHOICE, this is the ideal capsule machine for caffeine lovers, and they’ll thank you for its striking aesthetic, simple and quiet operation, and four coffee options. Whether it’s a latte or espresso, the Desea dispenses a delicious brew that will dispel any notions you may have about great coffee from pods (which are recyclable, too).