Ultimate Kitchen Tools for Holiday Entertaining

Oct 10, 2013, 14:30 ET from Sasa Demarle, Capresso, CDN, Tramontina and Primula Products

HOUSTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stock up on these must-have kitchen tools for holiday entertaining.

Bake holiday cakes and sides to perfection with the Silpat® Entremet. The non-stick silicone baking pan provides maximum heat transfer, even browning and ultimate release. Use for green bean casserole, peppermint brownies, cheesy potato gratins and more. Microwave, oven, and freezer safe from -40°F to 500°F. Wipes clean. Fits a 13- by 18-inch pan. $55 at Amazon.com.

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Whether you're serving coffee or tea for a large dinner party or an intimate weekend brunch, the Capresso Coffee a la Carte takes the stress out of preparing hot beverages. The compact unit brews a single cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds, and a full 42-ounce carafe in less than 6 minutes – and it includes a separate tea filter to rapid brew tea as well. $179.99. Capresso.com.

Designed for food safety and tasty results, the CDN ProAccurate Meat/Poultry Ovenproof Thermometer (IRM200-GLOW) takes the guesswork out of cooking your holiday turkey or roast. Easy-to-see dial in low-light conditions. Suggested retail price $11.99. ChefsResource.com.

From sauteing vegetables to preparing omelets, the Tramontina PRO3004 Fusion Restaurant Fry Pan features a rivet-less, smooth interior cooking surface for easy cooking and effortless cleanup. Made of commercial grade aluminum, this fry pan is durable and heats evenly. The reinforced nonstick coating provides maximum resistance to abrasion and wear. Dishwasher safe. 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, or 14-inch. $29.95-$69.95. Available at Williams-Sonoma, starting November 2013.

The Primula Thermal Kata combines fashion with functionality. From coffee or tea to peppermint hot chocolate or chilled cranberry punch, the thermal pitcher can keep beverages hot or cold for everyday enjoyment or entertaining. The non-porous glass lining will never react with the flavor of the beverage. Available in Tangerine, Leaf, Carbon or Cherry. $34.99. PrimulaProducts.com.

SOURCE Sasa Demarle, Capresso, CDN, Tramontina and Primula Products