4 Cool Summer Tools That Make Entertaining a Breeze

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With summer just around the corner, temperatures are heating up and it’s time to think about some ways to get the most out of the season, including cool tools that make summer barbecues, soirees, and family time sizzle.

Merilee Kern, of The Luxe List and Haute-Lifestyle.com contributor, has put together a list of gab-worthy gadgets designed to elevate your seasonal enjoyment with the least amount of effort!

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven (www.PuckOven.com) -- $250

Designed for the chef in the family, this is the first-ever counter-top pressure oven from the award-winning chef and celebrated restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. Resembling a traditional convection oven, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can be set to bake, toast, roast, broil, rotisserie or warm, and can create healthy means in a fraction of the time as conventional ovens. The combination mechanics of the sealing lever and the vent release valve control the output of constant heat for even cooking. Following two and a half years of research and development, this oven maintains the benefits of a traditional pressure cooker by retaining nutrition while offering the versatility of a countertop oven.

Yonanas (www.Yonanas.com) -- $50

If you are looking for a way to offer sweet frozen treats on those hot days without the sugar and calories that often go with them, then this is the kitchen device for you. Yonanas creates treats that look, taste, and feel like soft-serve ice cream but are actually made from frozen fruit. Unlike a juicer, the Yonanas does not separate the fiber from the fruits that are run through it, so she’ll get 100% of the fruits’ nutritional benefits. This is a great way to use up overripe fruit or take advantage of frozen fruit. You can treat friends, the kids, the entire family and even you by adding chocolate into the mix. This device does not need milk, yogurt, or cream to create this delightful dessert, so vegans, diabetics, and the lactose intolerant can en joy these frozen treats. The machine even comes with a recipe book to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, and indulge in a nutritious way.

Takeya Deluxe Iced Tea Beverage System (www.TakeyaUSA.com) -- $40

Making iced tea doesn’t need to take all day thanks to this high-tech solution.  Takeya offers a proprietary ice tea system comprised of a stylish ice tea maker that comes in several colors and loose, whole-leaf tea packets offered in six delicious, all-natural flavors. Takeya’s ice tea system allows you to make handcrafted, artisan ice tea beverages in just minutes. It comes with a recipe book so that you can make special drinks like Spiced Chair Latter or Sparkling Cherry & Blood Orange drinks. It uses a patented Flash Chill technology that revolutionizes what was once a lengthy process of iced tea making. It comes with a two-quart iced tea maker, tea infuser, infuser extender, infuser holder, fruit infuser, citrus juicer and thermos jacket in addition to the recipe book and six-packet starter of tea. Meet on the porch for a nice, chilled ice tea this summer with friends and family.

GE X450 Digital Camera (www.General-Imaging.com) -- $150

With the kids off for the summer and the possibility of trips or events, summer is the time when many memorable pictures get taken. Make it even easier by picking up the GE X450. This is a new high-performance camera from GE that includes a convenient Eye-Fi feature, which allows you to upload photos and videos to her favorite social media sites. With this camera, she can post her favorite photos or HD videos online without fumbling with cords and a laptop. The camera also features optical image stabilization for crystal-clear pictures, a 2.7” LCD screen to edit photos on the spot, and 25X optical zoom to get up close to the action. It’s available in white or black.

"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions can be seen  at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

Republished by permission of and provided to Haute-Lifestyle.com by author.

Images under copyright, owned and used courtesy of KitchenTek, Yonanas, Takeya, General Imaging.

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