Company is coming! Stock up on these helpful new products before holiday entertaining begins.
With a retractable cord and colorful slim design, Bodum's hand mixer is sure to make other small appliances in your kitchen envious. $60, bodum.com
Measure out ingredients with Chef'n's unbreakable Pinch + Pour Preparing Bowls, then let little kids do the adding and stirring. $15, chefsresource.com
These flexible trivets double as pretty potholders -- and they make mod kitchen d?cor when not in use. $11 each; modern-twist.com
The Sil-pin Junior rolling pin was made for small hands to hold and the silicone base keeps it from sticking to wet dough. $13, headchefs.com
No need to keep scraping the sides of the bowl in your stand mixer when you attach the versatile Beater Blade. $25, amazon.com
The redesigned Deluxe Spritz Cookie Press stands upright on the baking sheet so you just press down to create cookies. $21, nordicware.com
The "Be A Good Cookie!" spatula is the ideal size for lifting warm cookies. (Plus, proceeds go to Cookies for Kids' Cancer). $7; oxo.com
Zak! Designs Preston mixing bowl has measurements inside and an airtight lid that makes chilling leftover dough easy. $20; spoonsisters.com
Pyrex's 4-cup measuring cup comes in clutch when doubling recipes or baking large batches. ($15; shopworldkitchen.com)
Tovolo's Better Batter Tool is part spoon, part whisk, and part scraper. $12; cheftools.com
Prevent the top edges from burning by placing Talisman design's Pie Shield on top halfway through baking. $8, amazon.com
Progressive's lemon zester has measurement markings and a removable lid that keeps extra gratings from going to waste. ($13, amazon.com)
Once cool, place baked goods in the EcoFresh BPA-free food storage containers to keep them fresher longer. $30 for 20 piece set; farberwarefoodstorage.com
The Cherry Chomper makes it fun for kids to take out pits for your homemade cherry pie. Just push down and watch it pop out. $10, amazon.com
Originally published in the November 2011 issue of Parents magazine.
Watch this video to learn how to make easy (and yummy!) coconut snowball cookies with your kids.