New technology takes the stress out of holiday entertaining
(NC) Hosting a holiday gathering is stressful, no matter whether you're someone who loves feeding a house filled with guests, or is a reluctant family member who's taking their turn.
Dinner parties can be especially challenging, from timing your menu, to doubling the recipes, to accommodating the needs of each of your guests. Assistance can be summoned however. High-tech kitchen appliances can significantly reduce entertaining stress. Increased capacity fridges and flexible rack dishwashers are just a couple of the most popular advancements. “Historically, frantic hosts had to chill beverages outside or in cumbersome buckets of ice because the fridge was over-stocked with food for the party,” says Laura McGowan, a senior brand manager at LG Electronics Canada. “Our company has eliminated this juggle with the introduction of a new super capacity 3-door refrigerator that features 20 per cent more storage space and a space-saving ice maker. With this extra capacity, you are able to store beverages, groceries and pre-prepared dishes all in one place.”
Gone are the stressful days of trying to squeeze several dishes of vegetables into the oven around the giant holiday roast. McGowan points out that LG's large capacity electric double oven is the largest on the market, making it easy to cook, grill or warm multiple dishes at a time.
And once the party is over and it's time to clean up, an ultra-high capacity dishwasher can help alleviate the stress of dirty dishes.
“With our most popular model, the extra capacity, flexible racks and the true steam technology allows users to fit in more dishes with every load,” McGowan explains. “This means no more time wasted handwashing the delicate cups and plates that won't fit into your machine, and more time relaxing once the gathering is over.”
More information on the latest kitchen technology is available online at LG.com.
Here are some tips from LG Electronics Canada, to keep your holiday entertaining stress to a minimum:
• When developing the menu, select a variety of dishes that can be made ahead of time and placed in the fridge
• Prepare a selection of meat and vegetarian options and make ample of each so you can enjoy leftovers after the event. If you're hosting children, make sure you have a few child friendly choices too
• Stock your fridge with an assortment of festive beverages. When guests arrive encourage them to help themselves
• Don't worry if everything isn't perfect. It's the holiday season. People are just happy to have an opportunity to get together.
Word count: 398
Articles are provided free of charge. Articles appearing on web sites, must credit www.newscanada.com. Articles appearing in Print, must credit News Canada with (NC) at beginning of an article or – News Canada at the end. Any source/sponsor of the information quoted in the text must also be identified as presented. Images are only to be used with corresponding editorial copy. Usage of News Canada articles constitutes your acceptance of these terms and an agreement between you and News Canada.
Image Instructions - Note: Illegal to use without News Canada editorial.
To open/download image(s) used in this article, please click the following links:Click here for image file: «79545H.jpg»