14 kitchen must-haves you need to celebrate ‘Beauty and the Beast’
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Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is now playing in theaters nationwide. With an all-star cast that includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson, this is one grand spectacle that’s definitely worth celebrating.
Use the film's release as an excuse to party if you'd like, but it's also a great way to think about how to be an excellent host. The objects in the Beast's kitchen take great care of Belle when they serve her dinner—so it's probably best to make sure you have the right objects in your own kitchen to make your guests feel at home.
Now, mes cheris mesdemoiselles et messieurs, in honor of the film's release, it is my deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we present 14 kitchen must-haves that will help you be an amazing host.
1. Le Creuset Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot - $280 on Williams Sonoma
Le Creuset is well known and highly sought after by culinary fans of all skill levels. However, this online exclusive can add a bit of Disney magic into your kitchen. A soup pot is as timeless as the film, but this limited-edition version has blue-enameled cast iron adorned with the Beauty and the Beast rose and an over-sized gold knob inscribed with the term “Be Our Guest.” Use it to whip up your own grand feast!
2. Della Portable Electric Ice Maker - $110 on Amazon
Nothing kills a party more quicker than a lack of ice. This portable machine can make it rain frozen cubes in as little as 6 minutes. It can go anywhere there’s an outlet, including on a boat or a back deck. Just add water, plug it in, and you can party with up to 35 pounds of bullet-style ice cubes per day.
3. CinniBird - $29.90 on CinniBird.com
This little birdie can deliver sweeter messages than any Disney flick. The CinniBird is a spice pen that allows you to create messages and drawings on food and beverages using cinnamon, cocoa powder, ground sugar, parsley, and plenty of other ground add-ons. It’s easy to use and can add some spice to any gathering!
4. Misc Home Slate Cheese Board Set - $29.99 on Amazon
Nothing is more inviting than a giant plate of cheese. This hand-cut slate cheese board creates a beautiful display, with enough space for an entire sampler. It also takes the guessing game out of what you’re serving by allowing you to label each delicious selection in soapstone chalk.
5. Creativity Happens Enchanted Handmade Canisters - $132 on Amazon
This set may not burst into a round of “Be Our Guest,” but it will certainly get your guests singing a few praises. Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, this handmade collection of canisters is available in dark and light mint green, as well as “Snow White Glaze.” If you aren’t looking for the full cast of characters, they can also be purchased in single pieces.
6. Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener - $23.99 on Amazon
Don’t let a stubborn cork ruin your good time. This high-tech bottle opener will make even a novice into a master sommelier. It features a funky design that you won’t mind putting out in the open, with a blue LED emitting from the charging base. That rechargeable power can easily open up to 30 bottles.
7. Sonos Play: 1 Wireless Speaker - $199 on Amazon
Every party needs a soundtrack. This stylish, compact speaker is one of my favorite party essentials because it can put music into any room, all without wires. Just plug it into an outlet, connect it to your Wi-Fi network, and start streaming your digital collection or up to 30 streaming services. It works alone, or you can add on to stream the same (or different) music all over the house.
8. Beauty and the Beast Limited Edition Fine China Tea Set - $249.95 on DisneyStore.com
Disney has its usual assortment of movie tie-ins, but this is truly something unique. That’s because the House of Mouse is only creating 2,000 of these tea sets, which commemorate the 2017 version of Mrs. Potts and Chip. Both are fine china, so you know it’s specifically for special occasions. It also comes with three additional cups and four saucers.
9. Anker PowerPort 6 USB Wall Charger - $27.99 on Amazon
It’s inevitable that party guests will be on their smartphones. It’s nothing personal. You will be the host of the year if you not only accept it, but also offer guests some additional power through this six-port wall charger. Bonus points if you actually have the cords on hand (those aren’t included).
10. Magisso Naturally Cooling Ceramic Carafe - $39.99 on Amazon
The party host shouldn’t have to run around, constantly refreshing drinks. This stylish, customizable carafe can keep drinks chilled for up to four hours with only two minutes of prep time. Just soak it in cold water a few minutes before you fill it and guests will have access to cool refills all evening.
11. Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale - $99.99 on Amazon
You don’t have to be a master mixologist to provide guests with palatable drinks. This smart kitchen scale pairs with an app to make perfect drinks based on ingredients you have on hand. The app has over 400 recipes, which are easy to create—all without measuring. If the price is a bit too much to swallow, the “non-pro” version is also available for $44.95.
12. Patina Vie Disney's Beauty and the Beast Tray Set - $49.95 on HSN.com
Get ready to cast a spell on your guests with this adorable serving set. Made specifically for the movie release, this collection is an HSN exclusive that allows you to bring a bit of Disney magic to your gathering. It features porcelain plates in three sizes, which are perfect for all sorts of sweets and treats.
13. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother - $216 on Amazon
This Pixie doesn’t have any Disney magic, but it does have the powers to conjure up some barista-style beverages. Choose between espresso and lungo, pop in one of the recyclable aluminum capsules, and enjoy. This highly rated set also includes the Aeroccino Plus for hot and cold milk froth in 60 seconds or less.
14. Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus - $89.99 on Amazon
It’s not technically a kitchen product, but this smart lighting solution is pretty perfect for the kitchen, the dining room, the deck, or anywhere else. That’s because it can add a splash of color to match your room, theme, or event. It’s easy to install, can be controlled through your smartphone, and can be integrated with other smart-home devices. It can also be bent, cut, and shaped to fit any space.