Goblins and ghouls have barely hit the shelves, and we haven't even started thinking about Thanksgiving, but if you want to give some good Holiday gifts at the end of the year, you'll have to start saving now. Actually, you might have to have started saving last Spring because these kitchen appliances could empty your checking account.
KWC Waterstation - For $12,000, this "rotating food preparation unit allows several cooks to wash and drain ingredients, then slice, dice and chop them, all using the same central water source." www.kwcamerica.com
TurboChef Speedcook Oven - Move over Rachael Ray, the TurboChef Speedcook Oven prepares meals 15 times faster than with conventional appliances. For $7,500. www.turbochef.comTMIO Connect IO Intelligent Oven - If you're working hard for your money, you may as well put $7,500 of it to good use when you're stuck in ruch hour traffic coming home. TMIO's energy-efficient, 30-inch double wall oven, stays refrigerated while you're at work, begins cooking with a call from your cellphone or a click of your mouse, then can revert back to refrigeration. www.tmio.com
Gaggenau AT 400 Backsplash Ventilation - Depending on it size, you'll drop $4,800 to $5,400 for free-standing ventilator that eliminates smells and vapors just above the cooktop, not overhead. www.gaggenau.com.
LG TV Refrigerator - We've seen this $3,700 beauty before -- tv and fridge in one. www.lgusa.com.
Miele CVA 4070 Coffee System - You think Starbucks is pricey? How about making coffee in your $2,100 system that is filled from a water line or pitcher, grinds beans at the touch of a button, automatically makes coffee, cappuccino or espresso, self-adjusts to the cup size and shape, and has a quick-frothing feature? www.miele.com
iCEBOX FlipScreen - Another one for the multi-media-heads: $2,000 will buy you an entertainment center that is tv, radio, Internet, and in-home video system.
Kitchen-Aid Briva In-Sink Dishwasher - $1,800 isn't much when you think of how much space you save with Kitchen-Aid's top-loading dishwasher that converts to a second sink. www.kitchenaid.com.
Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer - It's two for the price of $1,800 with thse double Dishdrawer that runs two cycles at one time. www.usa.fisherpaykel.com.
Breville BBL600XL Ikon Die-Cast Blender - At $250, this is the least expensive of the list, but it's a blender. But hey, it guarantees even mixing. www.brevilleusa.com.