Cinco de Mayo party essentials: Kitchen gadgets for the ultimate fiesta


Besides the chips and dip, what other Cinco de Mayo party essentials do you need? These kitchen gadget will make your next fiesta a great one.

Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to enjoy some delicious Mexican inspired food and beverages. To keep the fiesta going smoothly, a few Cinco de Mayo party essentials can make a huge difference. From prepping avocados to mixing the margaritas, the right kitchen tools can make all the difference.

Cinco de Mayo party essentials: Kitchen gadgets for the ultimate fiesta

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As FoodSided has discussed, Cinco de Mayo has a few classic food pairings. Tortilla chips and dip are consumed in copious qualities. While you can buy some delicious pre-made dips, making guacamole at home isn’t too hard. Of course the right kitchen tools can make it even easier.

Some people hate cutting and pitting avocados. A tool, like Microplane’s Avocado Tool. With this tool, anyone can easily cut, pit and serve an avocado. The kitchen tool has a great heft in your hand. No more smashed, messy avocado with this avocado tool.

Once the avocado is prepped, a super easy way to make the guacamole is in a bag. Sure, a traditional way of making guacamole is with a fork or spoon. For a smoother, and fun, guacamole, try making it in a Stasher bag.

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Stasher’s offered this twist on traditional guacamole recipe. Using a Stasher silicone, reusable storage bag, their guacamole recipe is packed with protein and really easy to make. Basically, all you need to do is smash the ingredients in the bag. Truthfully, you could even serve from the bag. It’s a great way to eliminate extra dishes to wash.

Once you have the snacks planned, the main meal needs to be tackled. Tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine. Since tortillas should be warmed when served, the warming process can be time consuming. Fortunately, the Tortilla Toaster streamlines the whole tortilla warming process.

Similar to a regular toaster, this 6-tortilla toaster heats up the smaller tortillas to the perfect temperature. Instead of spending a considerable amount of time in front of the stove, the cook can heat and eat. For anyone who eats a lot of tortillas, this kitchen gadget is a must have.

With food set, everyone needs a beverage or two to wash down all the delicious food. Margaritas are often the beverage of choice on Cinco de Mayo. While a mix is convenient, freshly squeezed lime juice offers a much more flavorful margarita. With the Chef’n FreshForce Lime Juicer makes juicing limes extremely easy. Plus, it renders 20% more juice than a traditional hand juicer.

For guests who prefer a frozen margarita, any part host needs a drink blender. The BLACK+DECKER XL Blast Drink Machine efficiently blends a delicious frozen margarita. With four drink settings, like margarita, one push and a refreshing cocktail is on its way. Also, the blender comes with an insulated sleeve because no one wants a half melted frozen margarita.

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These Cinco de Mayo party essentials are just a few suggestions. Do you have a must have kitchen gadget that you can’t live without? Share your thoughts with FoodSided.