by Joe Henry | March 13, 2018
There are kitchen basics like cutting boards, knives, pots and pans. And then there are the appliances that really stand out and let the aspiring chef do things that make life in the kitchen significantly easier -- or that can simply wow guests.

For instance, making sausage with Weston's Realtree Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer from Power Sales. This magnificent machine will add new dimensions to any meat dish. So if you're tired of shoving average meatballs into your spaghetti or chili, or using the supermarket's standard sausage, the Realtree Electric Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer lets you take over every aspect of meat preparation. And yet, it's so simple -- the device can be easily disassembled for simple cleaning and storage, and quickly put back together for food preparation. 

But perhaps your employees are more interested in blending things to drink rather than eat. In which case, there's the Vitamix High Performance S50 blender, available through Rymax Marketing Services. This is a powerful, personal blender, designed for people who want to make, say, a quick smoothie and dash off to work with it. As such, it comes with a 20 ounce carafe for personal use, and a 40 ounce carafe for bigger batches. It also has two pre-programmed settings making it uber-convenient for people who need to get their smoothie made quickly.

Of course, anybody who's making a lot of food also runs into a fundamental problem: storage. For those who want to keep their culinary creations fresh for as long as possible, there's Vacuvita's Home Base One Touch Vacuum Sealer. Simply connect the pump to one of the external containers that comes with the kit and turn on the sealer. Once the container is vacuum sealed, the pump shuts off. With the Home Base One Touch Vacuum Sealer, waste becomes a thing of the past. 

For employees who might want something a little quirkier, there's Nostalgia Product's '50's Style 3-in-1 Breakfast station. This charming device does it all: It makes coffee, toasts your bagels, and has a griddle station for eggs, bacon and homemade sausage. It's the perfect gift for employees who want to be space-efficient, or who have a son or daughter packing up for college dorm life.