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Recreate Your Favorite Travel Meal at Home: The Best Kitchen and Dining Gadgets

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Still dreaming of that fresh pasta you drooled over in Bologna, the mango lassi that cooled you down in Delhi, or that Turkish coffee that woke you up after a red-eye flight? You can recreate these and other world-famous delicacies at home with these cool kitchen gadgets.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

Smoothies, soups, sauces, and more—the NutriBullet Blender Combo does it all. This small but powerful kitchen gadget can grind up everything from nuts to vegetables in seconds. The combo set lets you blend into either a 64-ounce pitcher, a 24-ounce travel cup with a handle, or a 32-ounce cup. With multiple speeds and 1200 watts of power, there’s no limit to what you can blend up.

Oxo Silicone Egg Poachers

Remember that bed and breakfast that served up the most delicious poached eggs? And then you tried to recreate them at home but ended up with a watery mess? Oxo’s Silicone Egg Poachers make it easy to make poached eggs at home—just place the gadget in boiling water and crack an egg in. The holes allow water to flow around (but not drown) the eggs. When they’re done, just pull them out using the tab. This simple tool even collapses so it won’t take much room in your kitchen.

Capresso Coffee Team Pro Plus

Coffee is always better when someone else makes it, but in the case of the Capresso Coffee Team Pro Plus, it’s almost like having a personal barista in-house. With the press of a button, this coffee maker will grind fresh beans directly into the filter and then automatically brew up to 12 cups of coffee. You can change the slow burr grind setting for different kinds of beans, and a charcoal water filter helps make your coffee taste even better.

Dual Cheese Raclette Table Grill

If you’ve ever been to Switzerland and feasted on raclette, you know how ingenious this dish is (it’s literally a plate of melted cheese served with a few token vegetables). With the Dual Cheese Raclette Table Grill, you can now have a raclette party at home (a cheese party is the best kind of party, right?). This gadget has eight raclette pans so you can experiment with different cheese and topping combinations.

Oxo Adjustable Temperature Kettle

If you want to make the perfect cup of tea, don’t make it in the microwave or even on the stovetop. The best tea comes from having the temperature right so that you don’t burn the leaves (for green tea, you want 180 degrees Fahrenheit, for mint you want 194 degrees, and so on). Oxo’s Adjustable Temperature Kettle lets you set the temperature with the twist of a dial so you get the perfect cup every time. The kettle is made from a cordless BPA-free borosilicate glass that’s safe for boiling water.

Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan

You don’t have a wood-fired pizza oven, but that’s okay. You can create gourmet pie with this nifty Cast Iron Pizza Pan that can be used in the oven, on the stovetop, on the grill, or even over a campfire. Turn out crispy pizza crusts, roast vegetables, or even bake cookies on this tool—it’s seasoned with oil for a natural non-stick finish.

Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker

Bring back fond Disney World memories at every breakfast with the Disney Classic Mickey Mouse Electric Waffle Maker. This easy-to-use gadget serves up perfectly shaped Mickey waffles—plus it’s non-stick so you won’t be scrubbing batter out of the ears for hours each morning.

Hurom Cutting Board

Slice and dice without worrying about germs on the Hurom Cutting Board. Made from a naturally antibacterial Japanese cypress wood, the cutting board helps prevent mold and bacteria growth naturally. The wood is also good for knives, and won’t chip them. Bonus: Flip the cutting board over and the smooth side doubles as a cheese board.

Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Return to your twice-a-day gelato habit like you’re still on vacation in Italy with Cuisinart’s Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. Two different paddles let you make either ice cream or gelato, and the only limitation on flavors is your imagination.

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Caroline Morse Teel is a Senior Editor at SmarterTravel. Follow her on Instagram @travelwithcaroline.

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