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3 Appliances You Didn’t Know You Needed for Lunar New Year

We share three must-have appliances that will help you ring in and celebrate the Lunar New Year.

In 2024, Lunar New Year takes place on Saturday 10th February 2024, which is the Year of the Dragon. Known for its good fortune, happiness, and health, celebrate the new year with our hand-picked range of appliances that will help you craft Asian-inspired treats and drinks. If you’re looking for an excuse to have some mates over, this is it.

Our Top 3 Appliances for Lunar New Year

  1. Tefal’s Cook4Me+ Pressure Multicooker

It’s time to create a feast! Crowd pleasers (Honey Soy Chicken Wings anyone?) can be made with this multicooker that cooks up to 6 serves, meaning you can whip up more dishes with minimal effort.

With five cooking functions including steam, brown and simmer, as well as 150+ pre-set recipes, this benchtop cooker will soon become your favourite – for Lunar New Year and beyond!

Enjoy smarter control with the Cook4Me+ Mobile App. Simply log on via your smart device to search new recipes based on theme, preferred ingredients or based on what’s currently in your fridge. You can also save recipes and create ‘recipe notebooks’ for quick access.

Dishwasher safe parts like the cooking bowl, inner lid and steam basket ensure cleaning up after cooking is a breeze!

  1. Breville’s The InFizz Fusion

Serve up some refreshing Asian-inspired drinks this Lunar New Year with Breville’s The InFizz Fusion drinks maker.

Alcoholic or not, cater to all as you use the The InFizz Fusion to carbonate your drink of choice and use it to craft delicious drinks like Lychee Sodas and Vietnamese Limeade, recipes below.

To add some fizz to your drink (works with everything from tea to juice, cocktails and wine), simply fill the included 1L bottle, lock it with the FusionCap™, twist and lock then press down on the unit’s lever to carbonate until your desired carbonation level.

For step-by-step 3D guidance, you can also see how it all works via the BILT® Intelligent Instructions app before you make your drinks.

  1. Sunbeam’s Planetary MixMaster® The Master One

Baking becomes child’s play when you’ve got this Sunbeam mixer to help incorporate all your ingredients together. Prep now and bake or cook later as entertaining becomes easier over the Lunar New Year period thanks to the mixer’s powerful 850W motor and 5L mixing bowl.

Manage a range of tasks from slowly mixing dough to whipping eggs and cream together quicky with the mixer’s 8 speed settings with variable control dial, so that you can apply the setting you want when you need it.

Ready for any event, this Sunbeam MixMaster® The Master One operates with 360˚ bowl coverage – delivering even mixing without the need for pausing and scraping down ingredients. The mixer comes with attachments including a Beater, Scraper Beater, Dough Hook and Whisk, all which are dishwasher safe for fuss-free washing while you enjoy your creations.

Recipes to Try Over Lunar New Year

Crispy Honey Soy Chicken Wings
Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins

Make this with the Tefal Cook4Me+ Pressure Multicooker. Recipe by Tefal.


  • 4 tbsps dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps Kecap Manis
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 kg chicken wings (12 to 14 pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Note: that this recipe requires the use of the Tefal Extra Crisp attachment. This accessory (sold separately) can be placed on top of the Tefal Cook4Me appliance to enable a range of oven-like cooking functions including roast, grill, air fry and bake.

  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together. If possible, marinate chicken wings overnight.
  3. Install the Extra Crisp lid and start the Manual program: 30 minutes at 200°C. Stir halfway through the cooking to ensure even cooking.

Home-Made Peanut Satay Sauce
Prep Time: 5 mins

The perfect accompaniment to any meat or vegetable skewers – this sauce will delight meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Mix it up with the Sunbeam Mixmaster Mixer. Recipe by Sunbeam.


  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 165ml can of coconut milk


  1. In the Sunbeam Mixmaster® HeatSoft™ Planetary Mixer, attach the scraper beater and fit the Heatsplash™ guard onto the bowl.
  2. Add all the ingredients in the bowl, turn on HeatSoft™ and select MELT. Mixing on low speed then gradually increasing to speed 6 until the ingredients melt together and the mixture becomes smooth. Turn off HeatSoft™.
  3. Serve with chicken or vegetable skewers for a starter or party nibble. Kids love it too!

Drinks Recipes

Lychee Soda
Serves 4

This recipes requires the use of 350ml carbonated water. Use Breville’s The InFizz Fusion to carbonate your water. Recipe by Nyonya Cooking with minor alterations.


  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 20 lychee(s), fresh or canned
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 350 ml water (carbonated)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Melt sugar in water over low heat. When sugar has melted, leave syrup aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Add about 5 lychees per glass and fill the 1/4 of the glass with the water from the can of lychee. The syrup enhances the taste of the drink.
  3. Pour cold soda water into the glasses. Sweeten the drink with a few spoonfuls of syrup made earlier. If a sweetened carbonated drink is used, skip the sugar as it is already sweet. Add some ice cubes. Optionally, add mint leaves to top the drink.

Sparkling Vietnamese Limeade
Serves 4
Total time: 15 mins

This recipes requires the use of 350ml carbonated water. Use Breville’s The InFizz Fusion to carbonate your water. Recipe by Katie’s Cucina.


  • 1 Cocktail Muddler
  • 1 Drink Pitcher


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup very hot water
  • 1 handful of fresh mint
  • 8 limes
  • Sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 cup Sparkling water divided
  • Ice, to serve


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and the hot water until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Place a few mint leaves at the bottom of a pitcher and crush with a muddler or large wooden spoon.
  3. Juice the limes into the pitcher, add the sugar water.
  4. Take a lime wedge and cut a slit in the wedge. Then rub around the rim of the serving glasses. Dip it into salt. Add ice to the glasses and then pour in the limeade and top with a quarter cup of sparkling water. Repeat until all glasses are filled. Enjoy.

Recipe notes: to make an alcoholic version, add a little bit of tequila, rum or gin to taste.