Top 10 Kitchen Gifts this Holiday Season
The giving season has started, and if you have a food lover, kitchen monkey or anyone else who loves to get in the kitchen and get their hands dirty, you're probably wondering what fantastic gift you could possible give them.
So, in order to help get you started, I've collected 10 of my favorite kitchen items I would LOVE to receive this holiday season, or any holiday season, for that matter, in a range of prices and varieties for all budgets and styles. Without further ado, let's get gifting!
These are so incredibly versatile. From cassoulet to ooey, gooey caramel rolls, this will bake up whatever your kitchen lover's heart desires. They come in a variety of sizes and colors for the newly married couple to the family of 5 to the entertaining hostess.
Good knives are a chef's best friend. From chopping vegetables to slicing fruit for pies, everyone needs a good, sharp knife, and Shun are some of the best. Food Network stars and food bloggers agree, Shun is the best of the best.
Rice cookers aren't just for cooking rice. They can make quinoa, jambalaya, steel cut oatmeal and more. It's the perfect gift for busy cooks or the aspiring sushi chef, as it also makes great sushi rice.
With many varieties to choose from, an ice cream maker can be a big gift or a medium-sized gift, but it's a gift that brings delicious sweet treats into the home of the gifted. Really, we should all make our own ice cream from time to time, to experiment with our favorite flavors or to make up our own.
No, not the instrument. It slices and dices with the greatest of ease, and it will make ratatouille seem fancy and homemade potato chips seem like an attainable, everyday kitchen feat.
A coffee grinder is multi-purpose in the kitchen. Find one with a dial to adjust the grind size and it's perfect for grinding whole spices into ground spices for use in recipes. Perfect, I tell you.
You could opt for fun or the more practical stainless steel variety, but I have yet to meet someone who enjoys cooking who did not also appreciate another set of measuring cups.
A sieve can function as many things in a pinch: a sifter, a colander or a spider to remove fried items when you get an all metal one. Pair this with the mandoline if you're looking to receive a plate full of hot-from-the-oil potato chips on New Year's Eve.
A cook ususally has more than one thing going at any given time, and a for examplew kitchen timers – perhaps the magnetic variety so they can be stuck to stoves, refrigerators and more – are always helpful for when there's food in the oven, on the cooktop and rising on the counter as well.
These were my husband's favorite kitchen tool, until he made them mine. I could not function now without multiple sets of tongs in the house for outside on the grill, turning meat in pans, pulling pans from the nether regions of the oven, shoved there during holiday baking when there were too many pots in the...oh, you get the idea. Buy some today for yourself; gift more later to your friends.