I’ve had a wonderful year being an ambassador for Hamilton Beach Canada. Not only did I get to test drive a number of innovative small appliances in my own kitchen, but enjoyed all the food chatter we had online with the #HBSocialKitchen hashtag.
This final month, I had to chance to try out the huge Hamilton Beach 8 Quart Slow Cooker in Metallic Red, which I’ve dubbed Santa (come on, it’s huge, red, and even has a belt!). Having a large slow cooker has it’s definite advantages, it’s the perfect size for a six pound roast or even an 8 lb chicken! Not only that, it can handle huge batches of homemade Nuts & Bolts, Hot Mulled Apple Cider for a crowd, all the Baked Potatoes you’d need for a Potato Bar, and the best make ahead Mashed Potatoes that can make cooking your holiday meals a little less hectic.
Two of my other favourite Hamilton Beach small appliances in my kitchen aren’t even ones I have reviewed as an ambassador this year; and both would be excellent holiday gifts. The first is the Hamilton Beach Kettle-Style Party Popcorn Maker. This is the best popcorn maker I’ve ever owned, and trust me, I’ve gone through a lot of them. Since getting an induction cooktop, I’ve no longer been able to make popcorn on the stove. Since ‘healthy’ microwave popcorn is pretty meh and hot air popcorn machines leave many kernels unpopped (and also tastes like twice-used packing peanuts), I thought I was going to have to just give up on one of my favourite snacks. Nuh, uh. This appliance rocks and would be a perfect gift for the whole family to enjoy.
The other Hamilton Beach product that I use just about daily is the Single-Serve Blender with Travel Lid. This small blender is perfect for the smoothie or protein shake drinking person on your list. Not only can you drink directly from the blender (yay for less dirty dishes!), the cord wraps around the base and it takes up almost no room in the cupboard.
Though my Ambassadorship is now complete, I look forward to inviting more Hamilton Beach innovation into my kitchen.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.