You know you've turned into that stereotypical domesticated mom when a kitchen gadgets company invites you to merienda and you get super excited about it.
Because that's exactly what happened when my mommy friends and I were invited by our friend Mish Aventajado to Afternoon Bites with Braun and Severin - a kitchen demo/gathering hosted by the two German brands brought in by Alabang-based local distributor, Colombo Merchant Phils., Inc.
Yes, there were bites, lots of it in fact, all made with the help of Braun and Severin kitchen appliances...
But the reason we all hightailed to Serendra that afternoon was to see if there were any newfangled contraptions we ought to add to our kitchen. Did we find any? Yesireeee!
Exhibit A: panini press by Severin
Exhibit B: crepe maker by Severin
Mish shares she has a friend who has a crepe station set up every morning at home and her kids get to have crepe for breakfast every single day, if they wanted to. Now, that's what childhood dreams are made of.
Didi discovers that crepe isn't really hard to make, it just takes practice and a bit of technique
Exhibit C: waffle maker
And not just some common fluffy waffle maker that makes the kind of waffles you can get out of IHOP or Pancake House. We're talking waffle cone levels!
As in, "My mom makes our waffle cones from scratch." bragging rights.
After the demos, we got to chat with Mr. Colombo himself, founder of Colombo Merchant Phils, Inc. who shared how they first started with the exclusive domestic distribution of small kitchen appliances and personal care products of the German brand, Braun. By 2011, they added two more German brands: Severin and Minox. In 2014, German health and wellness brand, Beurer was added to the roster.
We were then sent home with our toy of choice! I chose this electric kettle from Braun's Sommelier line. I've been looking for an all metal electric kettle for Dada, and found the perfect one for him.
Sommelier is Braun's premium line, and true enough, the kettle I got is so well-made and of such good quality, it is definitely a far cry from the ones I would commonly see in most department stores and appliance centers.
toaster, drip coffee maker and an electric kettle from the Braun Sommelier line
More interesting kitchen gadgets include Severin's mini crepe maker...
And this steamer.
Now if only it were that easy to have a kitchen that would fit all the gadgets and home stuff I want!
Braun, Severin, as well as Minox and Beurer are available at Rustan's, S&R, Anson's, SM Appliance, Abenson, Gourdo's, Living well, Santis and Duty Free.
For more information on the above brands, visit the Colombo Merchant Philippines website and follow Colombo Merchant Philippines on Facebook, and @colombophils on Instagram.
For servicing Braun and Severin appliances, contact the Service Center at:
Mezzanine 1, South Center Tower
2206 Venture St.,
Madrigal Business Park
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00 PM
Phone: (02) 809-3441
Fax: (02) 809-3440