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Turn up the heat in the kitchen with these gadgets

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching you may be thinking of ways to spice up the night without having to spend a lot at a restaurant. There are actually lots of ways to set the mood at home thanks to a little help from these kitchen supplies.  Check out these selections by food reporter Cindi Avila.

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Silver Tipped Caviar Spoon, $29.95 

Everything about caviar screams aphrodisiac. The indulgent food is high in zinc, which is essential for blood flow and, well, they are eggs after all. The only way to make this food sexier is by adding this silver and gold caviar spoon. The non-reactive material won’t affect the taste. Eat the caviar straight from the spoon or use it to top blinis.

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Honey Pot with Stirrer, $7.95 

It’s no wonder we call loved ones honey. The sticky sweet substance is the nectar of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of sexual love and beauty. Instead of serving it right from the container pour it into this playful pot and drizzle it on cheese or fruit with the dipper.

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iSi® Easy Whipper, $60 

Whipped cream conjures up images of whimsical sweet treats. Problem is those ready-made whipped topping containers don’t exactly help set the mood. Instead whip up your own cream. With this easy whipper you can also make mousse, so you’ll get a dessert duo that is nothing short of heavenly.

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Nordic Ware Ebelskiver Filled-Pancake Pan, $39.95 

What’s sexier than dessert with a sensuous center oozing out? This cast aluminum pancake pan makes filling mini pastries easy. You can use chocolate, nutella or your favorite jam!

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Nordic Ware Ebelskiver Filled-Pancake Pan, $39.95 

Here's a second look at some more sensuous mini pastries. It's worth the double take.

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Whoopie Pie Heart Pan, $12.95 

Your significant other’s heart can’t help but skip a beat when he or she sees you made their favorite dessert in the shape of love. Crate and Barrel declares “the whoopie pie craze meets the Valentine’s heart and it’s love at first bite.”

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Cotton Candy Organdy Grace Apron, $30.36 

Don’t want your dress to be a mess? Add a flirty apron to keep you clean, while also keeping up appearances. This half apron is designed to flatter the feminine figure with a ruffled edge and extra large bow in the back. Glamour in the kitchen never looked so cute.

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Zwiesel 1872 Enoteca Champagne Flute Glass, $40.00 

Champagne has to be the sexiest beverage around. The bubbles hit the blood stream quicker than wine and just the look of it signals a celebration. You sure can’t drink it out of any old cup though. It’s only going to glimmer in a exquisite Champagne flute like this handmade crystal number.

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Swissmar® AlpenGlow Electric Fondue Set, $100 

Want a way to instantly turn on the romance? Melt some decadent chocolate in a pot, skewer some strawberries and dip. This electric fondue set really sets the mood with a bulb in the hotplate that simulates a flickering flame.

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Lamson Oyster Knife, $14.95 

Oysters are thought to be an aphrodisiac because of chemical compounds they contain that release sex hormones. You don’t want to be struggling to open the mollusks, that’s where a good oyster knife comes in. This one is equipped with a short, rigid blade to pry open the shell and easily remove the juicy oyster from within.

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Skybar Wine Chill Drops, Set of 2, $39.95 

Get a surprise visit from a romantic interest? Break out these stainless-steel chill drops to quickly cool single glasses of wine. Drop the sexy shaped gadget into your beverage to bring it to the ideal serving temperature. It works up to 20 times faster than your refrigerator can chill a full bottle.

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Turn up the heat in the kitchen with these gadgets

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching you may be thinking of ways to spice up the night without having to spend a lot at a restaurant. There are actually lots of ways to set the mood at home thanks to a little help from these kitchen supplies.  Check out these selections by food reporter Cindi Avila.

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