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Whether you are a master chef or just starting out, these culinary tools, gadgets, and appliances are perfect gifts for someone who likes to cook and will make their life in the kitchen a little more fun and delicious.
If you know someone like me who loves to handle their business in the kitchen, they will love these kitchen gadgets, appliances, and accessories. Without further ado, here are 13 gift ideas for someone who likes to cook!
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale
For the precise cooks and bakers out there, this digital scale is easy to use, super accurate and elegant. It instantly converts between units of measurement (g, lbs, oz, ml) and features a precision tare button that calculates the net weight of your ingredients automatically subtracting the weight of the container or bowl. No more excuses for messing up a recipe due to old antiquated kitchen scales. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
A friend of mine once told me that once I start grinding my coffee beans fresh I would never go back to buying pre-ground beans. I had my doubts but, after trying it out, he was 100% right. You can taste the freshness immediately. Don’t take my word for it, experience it yourself. This low-cost electric grinder has a 200-watt motor and stainless steel blades that can grind beans, spices, herbs, nuts and more in seconds. This is one of my favorite gifts because everyone loves great tasting coffee. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer
Cutting down on the carbs is never a bad idea. This spiralizer and vegetable slicer makes doing so very easy by turning vegetables like zucchini, carrots, and beets into “veggie pasta”. I was skeptical when I first tried zucchini pasta, or “zoodles”, but I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was and how much it feels like your eating real pasta. This spiralizer is high quality, easy to use, has been featured on Bethenny, Ellen, The Doctors, and The Food Network and comes with a free recipe ebook. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
The Instant Pot
The Instant Pot is becoming a staple in kitchens across the world and is selling like crazy for good reason. It is 7 kitchen appliances all in one: a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sautér, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. The Instant Pot makes it cooking easy with a one-touch panel featuring pre-set meals like soups, beans, poultry, yogurt etc. It cooks fast and makes incredibly tender stews, soups, and meats. My favorite meals to cook in the Instant Pot are pulled pork, lentil soup, and turkey chili. We wrote a full review of the Instant Pot so check it out or See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Old Stone Oven Rectangular Pizza Stone
Stop settling for homemade pizza that is just ok. This simple pizza stone creates restaurant quality pizza by absorbing heat and transferring it even while you bake the pie. No more soggy centers, just delicious pizza made at home. See Details & Pricing on Amazon
Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine
There is nothing in the world like homemade fresh pasta. This world-famous pasta machine rolls and cuts dough for the perfect lasagne, fettuccine or tagliolini. It is stainless steel and made in Italy. It’s simple to use and easy to clean and comes with a 10-year warranty. I’m getting hungry just thinking about homemade pasta. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Jaccard Supertendermatic 48-Blade Tenderizer
Ever wonder why your meat at home is never as tender as it is at the restaurant. Part of it is cooking technique but the other part is that you are not tenderizing your meat with the proper tools. This low-cost hand tenderizer can transform a tough beef, pork or chicken into a tender, juicy, and delicious meal. Tenderizing creates tiny heat channels reducing cook times up to 40% and provides a pathway for marinades to be absorbed deep into the meat. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
If you invest in one thing in your kitchen I highly recommend it be this classic 8-inch chef’s knife made by Wusthof. German engineering at its finest. We recently put Wusthof head-to-head against Zwilling which is another German knife maker and their biggest competitor. While both brands make excellent knives, we prefer Wusthof because of their classic designs and ergonomic handles. This is one of the highest quality knives you can buy made with forged high-carbon stainless steel for the best chopping and slicing. Used by the most acclaimed chefs in the world, this is one you’ll want yourself or to give as a very special gift. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
The classic cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have one of these already, you are seriously missing out. I use it for almost everything. It gets the perfect sear on meats and doubles as a roasting pan for dishes that call for a quick sear followed by a slow roast or braise. The best part is the more you use it, the more seasoned it becomes and makes all the subsequent meals taste even better. From steak and burgers to Brussels sprouts and eggs, this universal skillet can make the most amateur chef feel like a seasoned vet. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
This egg cooker makes hard, soft or poached eggs perfectly every time with one touch of a button. It shuts off automatically when they are done so you don’t have to worry about checking on your eggs and discovering a boiling pot of cracked eggs and floating egg whites. This is a must-have if you’re like me and try to get some protein on the go in the morning. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Kuhn Rikon Piranha Swivel Peeler
Simply the best peeler I’ve ever used. I’ve had mediocre peelers in the past but when I first tried this one out, I was absolutely amazed. It has the sharpest teeth that slice the skin of fruits in vegetables like it’s nothing and a perfectly engineered swivel handle for comfort and precision. It works so well that I bought 3 of them to always have one ready to go if the others are in the wash. Seems weird to get this excited about a peeler but, ya know, the little things in life. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Levav Premium Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder
Premium salt and pepper grinders perfect for all types of salts and peppercorns. Easily customize for all preferences with 5 grinding levels from coarse to fine. Simple design with no logos or branding so they will look elegant on your table. Perfect for a Yankee Swap or stocking stuffer or any gift giving occasion. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.
Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove
Made from organic bamboo, this cutting board is extra large (18″x12″x3/4″) with side handles to use as a cutting, chopping, cheese board or serving tray. It is all natural with antibacterial, antimicrobial properties and absorbs less liquid resulting in fewer cross-contamination risks. Bambo doesn’t dull knives nearly as fast as most cutting boards. See Details & Pricing on Amazon.