Go, Go, Gadgets
Cuisipro Scoop ‘n’ Stack Ice Cream Scoop
You’ve perfected the molten chocolate cake, but that melty à la mode plays a sad supporting role. This über scooper dispenses perfect ice cream towers for photo-worthy plating.
$15, Sur La Table, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-244-0213, surlatable.com.
Mr. Chin Kitchen Timer
World-famous design house Alessi worked with the National Palace Museum of Taiwan to create these colorful hand-painted kitchen helpers.
$50, Bliss Home, 121 Newbury St., Boston, 617-421-5544, blisshome.com.
Waring Professional Cordless Wine Opener
Cork dorks love this rechargeable electronic tool, which can dislodge up to 80 corks (synthetic and natural) on one charge—and with just one hand.
$40, Bed Bath & Beyond, 401 Park Dr., Boston, 617-536-1090,
Eiko Egg Boiler
Make eggs easier (and better looking) with these crafty polycarbonate cups. The holders go from boiling water to table , so clean-up is a cinch.
$19 for four, Vessel, 125 Kingston St., Boston, 617-292-0982, vesselinc.com.
Mikoto Knife Block
The handy, one-size-fits-all block is filled with bamboo skewers that protect cutters of all sizes, from big Santoku blades to narrow steak knives.
$55, small; $95, medium; $150, large; Lekker, 1317 Washington St., Boston, 617-542-6464, lekkerhome.com.
De’Longhi Gran Dama Digital Fully Automatic Espresso Maker
The stellar Gran Dama—the, ahem, grand dame of new personal coffeemakers—delivers single-touch cappuccinos as well as everyday brews.
$3,500, Williams-Sonoma, Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-3080, williams-sonoma.com.