Dear old dad. He often takes a backseat to mom, doesn’t he? I mean, we get all the glory for raising our kids, having awesome jobs, taking care of the home… you, know, doing it ALL… whereas fathers tend to be the strong, silent types (at least on social media). That’s why I truly believe Father’s Day should be celebrated loud and proud – let dad know he’s your number one guy, this Sunday and all year round!
Now I don’t know about you, but my husband is a foodie. So of course I decided to round up some of my favourite small appliances from Breville Canada – they’re innovative, affordable and perfect for Father’s Day.
The Smoking Gun. (Review to come!) Where there’s smoke… there’s flavour. This handy new small appliance adds an effortless finishing touch to your food by smoking meat, fish, vegetables, sauces and cocktails for a natural smoke flavour infusion. Simply load The Smoking Gun with wood chips, light and blow smoke into a covered container of any kind, stir or swirl and allow it to sit and infuse for a few minutes. You can even try smoking foods twice for a deeper smoked flavour!
We’ve been trying our hand at smoking with this innovative appliance and I’m at a place where I feel really good about it! Stay tuned for my full review.
Smart Oven Air. Of course this one’s on my list – if you didn’t catch my previous post where I waxed poetically about its complete kitchen domination, then you should know that the Smart Oven Air with Element IQ is the only tool for the cook who desires a countertop oven that can roast for large gatherings, air-fry crispy French Fries and snacks and dehydrate a wide range of healthy foods! In fact, it can replace up to 13 (!!!) small kitchen appliances!
My favourite feature? Has to be Super Convection; it offers a two-speed fan (regular and super) for more cooking control. Super moves a greater volume of air to ensure fast and even roasting, air frying and dehydrating.
The Smart Waffle. Technically you should buy this and make dear dad waffles in bed, but if you don’t have the time or inclination, I say slap a bow on it and make his day (and year). With Waffle IQ, the cooking time is automatically calculated to suit your waffle style and colour. Simply select Belgian, Classic, Chocolate or Buttermilk, your preferred colour from light to dark and pour in the waffle batter – the waffle maker will do the rest.
There is also a custom setting which allows you to set your own waffle style. Still not convinced? Download the recipe book – it may just make you realize that you need waffles in your life, every day.
So there you have it! My top foodie picks for Father’s Day. Tell me, does your dad or husband love to cook? Wishing all the dad’s out there – including my own! – a very Happy Father’s Day!
I’ve been seeing smoking guns more and more and they are getting my interest. It looks like a great way to get some extra flavour into your food.
I want me a smoking gun!
Those are some great picks
I want one of those smoking gun’s really bad! I think its such a cool appliance!
I want the waffle maker! That would take the guess work out of making them. I have a waffle maker and I have lost count of how many waffles I have ruined. I’ve been sticking with pancakes because I can make those without any problems.
All of these sound super awesome. The Smart Oven Air has been on my wish list for awhile now.
I do like the idea of the The Smoking Gun, I have both a daughter and a son who’d love to have a smoker, this would be a great start for them.
The waffle maker sounds really great. I’ve always found it a bit nerve wracking to use waffle makers since I don’t want to under or over cook the waffles, this would help a lot!
The Smoking gun looks cool!
The Smoking Gun , would be right up mu Husbands alley , he has been wanting one for awhile now , he wants to some haddock and some halibut :)
The smoking gun looks amazing
Ooooh, I love the look of the smart waffle maker! I want that for myself! Thanks
Oh wow – I think my husband would have a lot of fun with that smoker!
I keep picturing a smart oven air in my kitchen! Thaanks for the great ideas!
The Smart Oven Air looks awesome!
I am saving for a smoking gun. It looks amazing. Imaging being able to smoke any food at home easily….
The smoking gun is so awesome , my hubby would love it for smoking meat :)
I would definitely LOVE to have the Breville Smart Oven Air and the Smoking Gun, they both look amazing. Thanks very much for the terrific reviews, now I have them on my Wish List!
Hubby got a smoking gun for Father’s Day wish me luck because until he gets tired of this .everything we eat will be smoked.
That Smoking Gun is really interesting. It would be a conversation piece for sure! It would be great for smoking salmon. Yum!
My daughter now has a big smoker and so far she’s enjoyed everything that she’s smoked. She wants to try making Kassler too, that’s salted (cured) and slightly smoked cut of pork that we always use for our Christmas Eve meal, very expensive at the German stores. She’ll be getting orders from others if her Kassler turns out well. :-)
Love Breville products, great quality.
I try and make Dad a priority all year round and food is one way I like to tell him I appreciate all he does.
I love the idea of getting my husband a waffle maker! He’d love one of those, especially if I make him waffles for breakfast!
Hi Julie,you won’t be sorry with the Breville waffle maker it’s totally worth every penny.Got hubby one for Christmas last year and he loves it !
Great tips and recipe ideas!
One of my daughters has just got a big smoker and loves it. I’d love to have the Smoking Gun from Breville for my son who is a passionate cook and baker. He doesn’t have room for a real smoker so this might just be the solution. :-)
Lovely, these still make a good pick for father’s day.. this year
I think it’s a great idea for smoking your own meats especially