Catch the Latest | Home Life | Shopping Gift Guides

A Fantastic Gift for Moms and Homemakers

November 15, 2017
I was given this product to review. Affiliate links and referral links included below which means if you click through or purchase something through my links, I’ll receive a small compensation at no cost to you. See full disclosure here

If you are a mom and a homemaker, you want to have the best appliances to make life in the kitchen practical and efficient. You want kitchen accessories that are fun and easy to use while also being stylish and functional. This week, I reviewed an appliance that has all those features. An induction cooktop manufactured by Morning Star.

A fantastic gift idea for moms and homemakers

If you are like me and don’t know anything about this type of appliance, here’s the insider’s scoop.

It’s a portable stovetop that you can plug in anywhere and cook anything on that you would normally make on a stove. It uses electromagnetic vibrations to generate heat directly in the cookware instead of indirectly through heating the stove surface like an electric stove does. It allows you to cook food more efficiently while using less energy. The induction technology prevents food from burning onto it so that if there are any spills or splatters, you can just easily wipe it clean.

Induction cooking does require certain cookware that needs to be iron or stainless steel. The bottom of the cookware should be made of magnetic material which you can test by sticking a magnet to the bottom of your cookware to make sure it will work correctly.

When the cookware is removed from the surface, the cooktop turns off automatically. It also can keep food warm if you leave the pan on the surface for an extended period of time. The cooktop is great to have around the kids because the edges of the cooktop don’t get hot. Of course, the pot or pan will heat up but the cooktop surface itself is barely warm.

a gift for the mom or homemaker

My husband was particularly excited about the portability feature. He is planning to use it outside on the deck while simultaneously grilling or for the times we go camping. It’s also great to just have an extra burner in the kitchen when you need one. You can easily place it on a center island or side counter.

Related Post: Hundreds of Lovely Gift Ideas for Moms and Ladies

The cooktop comes with a visually helpful and detailed instruction manual. The appliance design is simple and straightforward. There are only a few buttons on the unit including an on/off switch, a timer, a lock button and a function button.

The lock button allows you to lock the cooktop at the current settings which I appreciate as a mom with young children. The function button includes the power and temperature settings. This allows you to toggle between ten levels of power ranging from 100 watts to 1500 watts and ten levels of temperature ranging from 140 degrees to 460 degrees.

One of my favorite elements of the cooktop is how pretty and stylish it is while being lightweight to carry and very smooth to the touch. It gives you the feeling of luxury in the kitchen. The slim design makes it easy to store. The white and silver colors look great, especially if you have a more modern looking kitchen.

Morning Star representative and mom of three, Miranda Smith, told me “Our goal with this cooktop was to differentiate ourselves from the market. All other cooktops that you find are black. We went with this white/silvery look to ideally look better on people’s counters and blend in with their kitchens.”

A fantastic gift for moms and homemakers

So if you are looking for a one of a kind induction cooktop, this is the one you want! There are no others cooktops like it. Grab one for yourself today or purchase for that special mom or homemaker on your Christmas list.


Induction Cooktop

MS-151 Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Ultra-Thin Design, Rapid-Heat Technology, Auto-Pan Detection, Sleek Metallic Silver Color


If you like this product, here are the other items offered in the Morning Star Kitchen Line:

Sous Vide

High Powered Sous Vide (1100W) Immersion Circulator Cooker – Adjustable Clamp – Brushed Matte Black & Stainless Steel Body

Crepe Maker

Crepe Maker Pro – 13 Inch Crepe Maker & Electric Griddle – Non-stick Pancake Maker

While you shop, have you signed up for these cash saving programs? Ebates is an easy way to earn cash back online by simply buying through the Ebates website or the phone app. You can use it in stores as well by linking a credit card to your online account.

Ibotta is an app that allows you to scan receipts for cash back on eligible items at grocery stores, Walmart, The Dollar Tree and more. You can also get money back by shopping through the app at online stores like Amazon.

Speaking of Amazon, if you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, now is the time to sign up! You can get free two-day shipping on all your Amazon Prime purchases as well as other benefits like unlimited online photo storage and free access to streaming music and movies.

a gift for the mom or homemaker


Morning Star designs their own kitchen product line. It was started in 2016 by a young mom of three, Miranda Smith, along with her husband and a family friend. They came up with the name Morning Star to represent their Catholic faith and to honor Mary, the Mother of God. One of her titles is the Morning Star, “the most beautiful star in the night; the star that announces the hope of the coming day and rising of the sun.”  Morning Star providentially launched their first product on December 8th, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, when the Catholic Church celebrates that Mary was conceived without sin.



“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8.

  • Jamie Fuller

    Wow, that is so cool! I want one. Sounds like it could come in handy on so many occasions!

    • Agreed, it’s very versatile and portable which is a big plus!

  • ZestyOlive

    Very cool! Thanks for the review of the cooktop
    – may have to put this on my personal list! 😉

    • Awesome, I’m glad you enjoyed the review 🙂

  • Betty Boiron

    These are very interesting! I’d love to research more about them and maybe add them to my Wish List!

  • Brandi Beasley

    I never knew something like this existed! It’s so many cool cooking tools out on the market. Thanks for sharing!

    • Me neither until I was asked to review it 🙂

  • Darlene Dee

    Wow this is like a hotplate from the future! So cool!

    • Haha yeah it kinda is.

    • Evelyn

      I was thinking the same. It so certainly decorative😍

      • I totally agree, the look of it is super modern and pretty.

  • This would be cool! I’d love a little cooktop like that.

    • They are really a great addition to any kitchen 🙂

  • Evelyn Lo Foreman

    My fav for sure is the portable cook top – a no brainer – its stylist , functional and won’t burn down the house! 😀

    • Agreed, It’s really clever technology with the automated cookware detection.

  • LaToya✨

    That’s so neat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dhanya Prajesh

    I love this thing..looks so good too..looks like this baby will sell by itself!

    • Yes, it’s a really neat appliance.

  • TheUnfilteredMomma

    How cool! What a fascinating product. Thanks for sharing

  • Bee K

    Whoa I love it, very unique!

  • Krystal Manzur

    This is awesome! Great for trips outdoors

  • Robbi Bittle

    I’ve always been intrigued by induction cooking, I will have to really check it out now! Thanks!

    • It is really is quite an amazing technology.

  • The Salty Mamas

    These are great ideas! Definitely going to leave this window open “accidentally” next time my husband uses my computer, haha!

    • Haha, there you go, just give him a little nudge and maybe it will be under your Christmas tree 😉

  • Lisa Roe

    Oh, I want two of these. One for our RV and one for the family room bar area downstairs. Love this idea, so helpful for the holidays too, thanks!

    • You are welcome, sounds like you have a great set up to use them 🙂

  • Denise Rodriquez

    So interesting, never anything like this was invented! Seems very convenient for moms!

    • Yeah it really can be used to make the kitchen more efficent I think 🙂

  • Julie Loos

    Looks like some great products that make moms lives easier! 🙂

    • Yep, anything to make mom life easier 🙂

  • Happy Toddler Playtime

    Wow, I love it! Its super stylish and functional!

  • Erin Elizabeth Haugerud

    I need one of these in my life!

    • Yes, it would be a great gift idea to ask for for Christmas 😉

  • Oooo I’m saying yess to the creep maker! That sounds amazing!

    • Yeah that looks like a really fun appliance to have around too 🙂

  • Elizabeth Kay

    Wow! This is pretty amazing! I might have to add it to my kitchen wish-list 😉

  • Steven N Madison Weaver

    I would totally love this! This would be perfect for our camper. Thank you for sharing!

    • That is what my husband and I were saying, it would be a great addition to camping equipment.

  • Deidre Leshay

    Awesome gift ideas. This helped me so much

    • Great, glad to help 🙂

  • Pingback: Hundreds of Lovely Gift Ideas for Moms & Ladies - Lovely Little Lives()

  • You are welcome 🙂

  • Yes, it is a really neat appliance!

  • Yes, the design is one of my favorite parts!

  • I hadn’t either before the review 🙂

  • Yeah it would be great to camping!

  • Yes, it’s a great addition to any kitchen!

  • Yes, it’s so pretty, isn’t it?!

  • They are really great to have if you want an extra cooktop in your kitchen 🙂

  • They are pretty neat 🙂

  • Awesome! Yeah this would work so well for camping!

  • I hope you can get one 🙂

  • Agreed 🙂

  • Great idea 😉

  • Agreed 🙂

  • Yes, I didn’t have much experience with them either 🙂

  • Yes, it would be great for that!

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial