Kitchen Tools, Appliances for Fun, Creative Meals at Home

Bon appetit!

The pandemic has compelled everyone to stay and dine at home—rather than heading out to restaurants—to cut virus transmission lines and to keep safe. Many have become creative in the kitchen, and fortunately, home meals can be both fun and delicious with the help of a few appliances. 

Fondue Set

The practice of eating fondue began in the 18th Century in Switzerland. During winter, Swiss villagers used a combination of stale bread, some leftover cheese, and a bit of wine to create a delectable meal. Today, fondue is celebrated as Switzerland’s national dish and is enjoyed by many people worldwide. There are three kinds of fondue: meat fondue, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue. 

Swissmar’s Sierra 11-Piece Meat Fondue Set 

P5,350, Gourdo's

This fondue set claims to heat oil to a consistent and even temperature, allowing pork, seafood, beef, and chicken pieces to be cooked to perfection. 



Dowel Chocolate Fountain CF-105PS  

P1,098, Lazada

This three-tiered chocolate fountain will surely satisfy your sweet tooth! It has a heated base that ensures the chocolate stays hot and flowing, making it perfect for dipping marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, and cookies! 

Nostalgia Chocolate Fondue Fountain CFF986

$49.99 (approx. P2,388), Amazon 

This fountain has an astounding four tiers, which can hold melted chocolate, bbq sauce, ranch, nacho cheese, or liquor. 


watch now

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker  

$69.95 (Approximately P3340), Amazon

The Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker is the ultimate fondue set as it can accommodate meat, cheese, and chocolate.   

Samgyupsal Butane Stove

Before the pandemic, Samgyupsal restaurants have been popping up across the country. The trend, which originated from South Korea, has netizens craving the various sweet, spicy, and salty slices of meat. 

Iwatani Special Gift Box 

P2,700, Gourdo’s

This package comes with a portable gas stove, BBQ grill plate, and 2 butane gas cartridges. The BBQ grill plate has a non-stick coating, making it easy to clean. 


Raclette Grill

Raclette is a type of cheese that comes from southwestern Switzerland. One or two sides of the raclette are melted, scraped, then placed near bread and vegetables. In the past, raclette was cooked over a fire. Today, modern machines and grills were invented, making it easier to enjoy this hearty dish.

Swissmar Matterhorn Raclette Grill

P9,500, Gourdo’s

The Swissmar Matterhorn Raclette Grill melts raclette and can also cook regular meals. 


Salton Raclette Indoor Electric Party Grill & Raclette 

$49.99 (approx. P2,388), Amazon

This option can grill vegetables, fish, and meat on a non-stick surface and comes with 8 pans for raclette. 


Crepe Maker

Crepe is a French delicacy that can be enjoyed plain, savory, or sweet. It can be served as a single layer with a variety of toppings or multilayered with cream to be a sumptuous crepe cake. 

Baumann Living Crepe Maker + Griddle BM-JB33K 

P19,95, Lazada

This device is both a crepe maker and a griddle and lets you cook crepe, bacon, eggs, tortilla, and pancakes.


Crepera Antiadherente 

P1,400, Gourdo’s

This double-coated non-stick pan is great for making the perfect crepe!


* * *

Share with us your shopping finds! Send the best things you've discoverd to [email protected] with the subject "Recommended Picks", and we may just feature it next!

More on


Latest Stories

3 Ways to Cool Down Your Home, According to Architect Oliver Austria

Bring the heat down with these useful tips.

5 Budget-Friendly Makeover Tips To Revamp Your Tiny Home

Discover 5 budget-friendly tips from expert architects Richard Manlulu Garcia and Gianne Borlongan.

Wooden Finishes Transform This Condo Into the Ultimate Bachelor’s Pad

The owner requested for “a modern design with dark wood accents.”

10 Wallet-Friendly Smart Devices for Your Home

Let's make life easier when we can.

Mid-Century Meets Tropical in this Sprawling Resort-Like Home in Calamba

It is located at the foothills of Mt. Makiling and surrounded by lush greenery.

This 150sqm Family Home in Bacolod is the Perfect Blend of Luxurious and Homey

This hotel-like space has dark colors, ultra-modern elements, and more.

5 Container Home Building Essentials for First-Time Builders

Top 5 essentials for building a container home with expert architects Richard Manlulu Garcia and Gianne Borlongan.

Learn About Homebuilding From the Experts: Here Comes RealLiving Masterclass!

Get the best design advice from two of the country's top architects.

This 24 Sqm Condo Unit Was Transformed Into a Stylish Home for a Family of 5

Learn more about how an interior design studio utilized the space's small footprint with a P350,000 budget.

Want to Learn How to Decorate a Small Space? Check Out This 54sqm Condo

This Pasay City condo highlights lots of small-space hacks you'll want to see.
Load More Stories