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From air fryers to soda makers, kitchen gizmos are hot holiday gifts

Consumer Reports offers recommendations for home cooks

From air fryers to soda makers, kitchen gizmos are hot holiday gifts
From air fryers to soda makers, kitchen gizmos are hot holiday gifts

SAN ANTONIO – What’s cooking on gifts lists and online searches this holiday season? Look to the kitchen, where many folks have found themselves more often than usual this year.

“It’s clear a lot of kitchen-based hobbies are happening as we stay home during the pandemic,” said Haniya Rae with Consumer Reports.

Rae offered a few practical and trendy ideas for gift-giving.

  • Breadman Professional Bread Maker, model BK 1050S, $130
  • Zojirushi Induction Rice Cooker, model NP-GBC05, $280
  • Drinkmate Carbonated Beverage Maker, $87
  • Air Fryer, among the top rated by Consumer Reports: NuWave 6-quart 37001, GoWise USA GW22731, NuWave Brio 36011, Ninja AF100, Farberware HF-919B, Elite Platinum EAF-1506D 3.5 -quart
  • Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker, model 49465R, $20

About the Author:

As a consumer reporter, Marilyn is all about helping people stay safe and save a buck. Since coming to KSAT in 1985, she’s covered everything from crime to politics, winning awards for her coverage of the Mexican Mafia, Oklahoma tornadoes, children’s transplants, an investigation into voting irregularities and even a hit-and-run Santa Claus.