Kitchen gadget gift guide: 5 game-changing cooking toys

Great kitchen gadgets can take culinary skills to the next level. Here are 5 game-changing gift ideas that make whipping up creme brulee, making perfect deep fried chicken or stress-free cooking for a crowd, actually possible.

Deep fat fryer ($100, Sur la Table)
From chicken to goat cheese, toss whatever you like into this fryer to add a little crisp to any meal.




















Warming tray ($60, Target)
Timing is one of the most challenging aspects of cooking. A simple warming tray can save stress and time by keeping food warm and ready to serve.

















Chef's torch ($35, cooking.com)
This multi-faceted tool can be used to melt cheese, make praise-worthy desserts and add a powerful direct flame to any dish you wish.





















1. Microplane ($25 and under, Yahoo! shopping)
A top of the line grater that gives a controlled and fine slice. Great for zesting.









Pasta Machine ($25, Sur la Table)
Make your pasta taste like Mario's with this spaghettini and fettuccine maker.





















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