8 Ways to Treat Yourself This Singles' Day

8 Ways to Treat Yourself This Singles' Day

Celebrate 11.11 by investing in time-saving and possibly transformative kitchen gadgets that will take your cooking from good to great

Self-love is not selfish – by taking care of your own needs first, you are better equipped to look after others, especially in the culinary department! Singles' day is the perfect excuse to brighten your kitchen with cute and useful accessories or snag that Mini Raclette Set you’ve been eyeing . Need some ideas on what to shop for? We’ve compiled a list of kitchen essentials that will let you whip up your current go-to and future favorite dishes with ease.

1. Cuisinart 1.5L Frozen Yogurt /Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Frozen Yogurt /Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Whether it’s a bad day or bad dinner, ice cream is the remedy to almost all problems in life (we think so anyway). The best thing about having your own Cuisinart 1.5L Frozen Yogurt /Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker is that you can make an indulgent treat that is preservative-free, low in added sugar and it can even be keto-friendly with the right ingredients! Make your frozen yogurt or Earl Grey Ice Cream ahead of time or even on the day itself for a party – this mixing paddle can churn out your frozen desserts within 20 minutes. For a contrasting hot and cool delight, pair your ice cream with Orange and Five Spice Churros or Mala Molten Lava Cake – yum!

2. MONAZONE Refillable Salt and Pepper Grinder

Refillable Salt and Pepper Grinder. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

When you’ve got yourself a treat like Steak with Walnut and Blue Cheese or Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang), it’s worthwhile to invest in a salt and pepper grinder to really tune up the flavors and textures in your dish. Freshly ground salt enhances the taste of your meats and salads while grinding pepper into your Carrot Ginger Turmeric Soup or Comforting Wholesome Vegetable Chicken Soup with Rice just before serving allows it to retain more of its peppery flavors as oxidation time is reduced. Once you’ve got a MONAZONE Refillable Salt and Pepper Grinder, it might just change the way you handle salt and pepper for life!

3. Lodge 8 Inch Cast Iron Skillet

8 Inch Cast Iron Skillet. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada.

Frustrated over your current pan that doesn’t cook One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto or One-Pan Okonomiyaki Quesadilla evenly and loses heat too quickly when serving? A sturdy Lodge 8 Inch Cast Iron Skillet is the upgrade you’ve been missing all this while. It is definitely a must-have for home chefs. It’s nearly indestructible and it can be used to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, or grill. It allows you to cook on multiple surfaces like induction stovetops or over campfires. One thing's for sure - it will last for a long time to come.

4. 6pcs/set Cute Cartoon Animal Tail Hangers

Cartoon Animal Tail Hangers. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

These Cute Cartoon Animal Tail Hangers will surely put a smile on your face as you bustle around the kitchen. It comes in 6 pieces per set and and each hanger takes the shape of a different animal, from ducks to dinosaurs. Keep your cook space neat and tidy by hanging up your towels, spatulas, sponges and aprons on the tails of these vibrant animals. If you are in the mood for sharing or think that 6 pieces is simply too many, they also make for great gifts and party favors for friends and family! After all, every home chef could always do with a useful hook.

5. BANFANG 304 Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon

Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Slotted spoons are one of those underrated kitchen tools that looks less useful than a ladle or frying stick but once you've tried poaching an egg for Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon or scooping up your ingredients in ABC Soup with one, you wouldn't think twice about getting this set. This BANFANG 304 Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon is an essential for hotpot nights and draining your beans or noodles. Besides, with its sleek design, it will blend right in with any modern kitchen.

6. Boska Mini Raclette Set

Mini Raclette Set. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada.

You don’t need cauliflower cheese on toast to be a trend to have a cheesy weeknight dinner! This Boska Mini Raclette Set lets you melt and pour over a sticky, gooey and absolutely rich cheese over your grilled vegetables, Sweet Potato Fries or even Jollibee Inspired Crispy Fried Chicken with Gravy. This setup is perfect for two people, so invite your best buddy over to celebrate Singles' Day together!

7. BANFANG Manual Garlic Stirrer & Meat Grinder

Manual Garlic Stirrer & Meat Grinder. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Take a break from all those mindless mincing, especially so for Asian dishes like Steamed Garlic Prawns and Pickled Radish Omelette. This stylish BANFANG Manual Garlic Stirrer & Meat Grinder doesn’t even require electricity - just give it a tug and watch the whirring action come to life! This handheld gadget comes in four pretty colors to choose from and can be used to mince your pork or chicken for Nem Nuong (Vietnamese Pork Meatballs) and yummy Din Tai Fung Dan Dan Noodles. It can even be used to mash up food for your little one. Now who says you can’t play with your food as an adult?

8. Migecon Egg Separator 

Egg Separator. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Have you ever tried separating your eggs the old-school way (making a tiny hole in the egg shell or even plucking out the egg yolk with your fingers) and have it create a yellow mess over your egg white and egg yolk bowls? For just a few dollars, you can literally reduce the pain of separating yolks or whites for fluffy Souffle Pancakes or Steamed Ginger Milk Pudding with this cute contraption that will take up only a tiny space in your kitchen. Choose from four pastel hues and you can thank us for saving you from the egg separation anxiety later!

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