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If you’re fortunate enough to have someone in your life who loves to cook, you know that those home-cooked meals – prepared with love – are so much better than almost anything you can purchase at a fast-food restaurant. These individuals aren’t just cooks, they’re chefs, and we found a variety of gifts – ranging from cookware to appliances and beyond – sure to be loved by those who enjoy using their culinary skills.
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|Space is a concern in the average NY kitchen. However, this pot and pan set can replace several cooking tools. The 7-quart pot can be used as a stock pot, Dutch oven, saucepot, roasting pan, or deep fryer, and it includes a stainless-steel roasting rack, glass lid, and detachable spoon. The 4-quart pan can be used as a stainless fry pan, nonstick fry pan, sauté pan, baking dish, roasting pan, and cast-iron skillet, and it includes a stainless-steel steamer/strainer basket. Both are also oven safe up to 500 degrees. Color choices include smoked paprika, olive green, macaron blue, and sea salt grey.
Ninja Foodi NeverStick PossiblePot and PossiblePan, $259.98 at Amazon
|If you struggle to find a place to store your lids, this pot and pan set has a unique design that allows the lids to rest on the ergonomically-designed handles. The nonstick set has a sol-gel ceramic coating and a honeycomb induction plate that evenly distributes heat. Both the pot and the pan are oven safe to 400 degrees. Color choices for the set include deep blue, cool gray, and natural ivory (and 2 silicone pot holders are included.)
The Risa Cookware Set by Eva Longoria, $225 at Amazon
|This is called the Everything Pan because it can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The 11-inch, 2.75-quart pan has a non-toxic, non-stick ceramic coating and includes a matching self-basting lid (the lid has dots that recirculate moisture and flavor). The pan is oven-safe up to 750 degrees and is available in sage, peppercorn, and meringue.
Everything Pan, $140 at Kilne
|We’ve never met a chef who didn’t love cast iron and this enameled cast iron stackable 4-piece cookware set is also designed to save space. It includes a 5-quart Dutch oven with tapered sides, a 3.5-quart braiser with rounded sides, a 10-inch grill pan with raised ridges to raise food and also create searing marks, and a universal lid with interior spikes. The set (which does not require seasoning) is oven- and broiler-safe up to 500 degrees, and available in several colors including lilac, cherry, sage, graphite grey, and Sapphire.
Staub Enameled Cast Iron Stackable 4-Piece Cookware Set, $499 at Williams Sonoma
|This enameled cast iron skillet has evaporation technology to remove excess moisture and lock in flavor. The 10.2-inch skillet comes with either a wood or oak handle and stainless steel heat-shielding joint. It’s lightweight (2.4 pounds), making it great for stir-frying, sautéing, and searing, and has an elegant, heat-resistant lid that can stand vertically and is available in either glass or stainless steel. (Note: the lid is sold separately.)
Vermicular 10.2-inch Oven Safe Skillet, $195 at Vermicular
|Made of Thermolon Infinite8, an advanced ceramic nonstick material with an additional diamond-infused layer, the GP5 collection has a heavy-gauge hard anodized body, low-dome stainless steel lid, and silhouette rivets to eliminate food traps. The pieces are metal utensil safe, with stainless steel handles, and are also oven safe up to 600 degrees. The GP5 collection includes a 2-quart saucepan, 12-inch frying pan, 11-inch round grill, and 11-inch wok.
GreenPan GP5 Infinite8 Ceramic Nonstick Cookware, starting at $68 at Amazon
|Chefs who love stainless steel will appreciate this 5-piece stainless steel cookware set, which is made of a stainless-steel interior, high-density 400-series stainless steel exterior, and commercial-grade aluminum core. The set includes a 3-quart saucepan with a lid, 12-inch sauté pan with a lid (both pans are oven safe to 500 degrees), and a 10-inch nonstick skillet that’s oven safe to 400 degrees. Other options include the 3-piece stainless steel skillet set, and the 6-quart stainless steel stock pot.
Stainless Steel Cookware Sets, starting at $285 at American Kitchen
Appliances that make great gifts
|Your favorite chef can make breakfast, lunch, and dinner with this 6-in-1 Griddler. It has reversible nonstick cooking plates and functions as a contact grill, Panini press, full grill, full griddle, half grill/half griddle, and top melt. The Griddler heats up to 500 degrees and has a sear function as well as dual-zone temperature control. It can be used to make steak and burgers, chicken, veggies, pancakes, eggs, bacon, and seared food. There’s also an LCD screen, which can be used to choose the function, temperature, and time.
Cuisinart Elite Griddler, $183.99 at Amazon
|This professional grade 7-quart high-performance mixer weighs 30 pounds and is designed to last forever. The brushed stainless-steel mixer uses bowl lift technology (rotating the bowl’s handle to raise, lower, and lock it into place), which makes it safe and secure. The mixer motor and gearing system ensure consistent power and speeds, even with heavy doughs. The mixer, which has 10 speeds, also includes a flat beater, dough hook, and whisk.
Wolf Gourmet Stand Mixer, $999 at Amazon
|Perfectly boil 10 eggs at one time (hard, medium, or soft) with this two-tier egg cooker, which has a brushed stainless-steel lid. The cooking trays can also be swapped out to use the three-egg capacity omelet tray or the four-egg poaching tray. The cooker has a built-in LED light and an audible alert.
Cuisinart Egg Cooker, $39.99 at Amazon
|Chefs will also love this pro-performance, high-speed blender with a 2.2 peak HP motor that reaches speeds exceeding 200 mph while remaining quiet. It has four program settings (soup, smoothie, puree, and ice crush) and 10 speeds. The blender has a stainless-steel body and stainless-steel blades. It uses a 64-ounce BPA-free Titan jar, and also includes a tamper and emulsion cup. There’s also a booklet with a variety of recipes, including smoothies and juices, soups, dressings, sauces, frozen desserts, and even almond milk, peanut butter, and fresh-milled flour.
Wolf Gourmet Pro-Performance Blender, $549.95 at Amazon
|Pure-tasting water makes every recipe taste better as well. This water pitcher uses a 2-stage process: Nano Zero filter and PureVis UV-C LED wand. The PureVis wand is rechargeable and self-cleaning to prevent bio-contaminant growth. Together the filtration system removes lead, mercury, PFAS, and other contaminants. In addition, the plant-based Nano Zero filter can filter and sanitize up to 60 gallons of water – so it’s designed to last 2 to 3 months – and the stylish pitcher can hold up to 64.2 ounces of water. It’s available in Monaco Blue and Pure White.
LARQ Pitcher PureVis, $168 at Amazon
|Sparkling water adds a bit of pizzazz to any meal – and this carbonator also looks great on any countertop. It’s made of polished stainless steel and the glass bottle is durable and dishwasher safe. It’s also easy to operate, just slide the lever down to start the carbonation process. And since it’s cordless, the beautiful carbonator can be easily moved around. In addition to polished stainless steel, it’s also available in matte black and sand. In addition to water, the carbonator can be used to make Sparkling Cucumber Mint, Cardamom Fizz, Blood Orange Fizz, Grape Ginger Mimosa, and various other recipes.
Aarke Carbonator Pro Premium Carbonator, $349 at Amazon
|An air fryer can help your favorite cook create healthier recipes. This one has a 6.8 quart capacity and a temperature range between 100 degrees and 450 degrees. Since it uses little-to-no oil, this means that steak, salmon, chicken wings, and other recipes can be cooked up to 30% faster with 360-degree hot-air circulation, which can crisp food while retaining the juices inside. There’s even a see-through window to view the food, and the LED touchscreen makes it easy to operate.
Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max, $119 at Amazon
|This 6-in-1 cordless multi-tool makes it easy to prepare a variety of foods and can be conveniently stored. The kit includes an immersion blender attachment and guard, wine opener attachment, can opener attachment, milk frother attachment, whisk attachment, 2-in-1 salt and pepper grinder attachment, wand base, mixing cup, and lid. It also includes the charging dock and cord, and 2 storage cases for the accessories. The kit is available in red and grey.
Black & Decker 6-in-1 Cordless Kitchen Wand Multitool, $199 at Amazon
|Never run out of ice with this countertop ice maker, which is portable (weighing 14.74 pounds when empty) and has a handle, so it can also be taken outdoors and used at picnics. The ice maker can produce 9 bullet-shaped ice cubes in 6 minutes, and 26.5 pounds in 24 hours. The one-touch panel is easy to operate and has an infrared sensor that lights up when the container is either full or ice or doesn’t have enough water.
Free Village Countertop Ice Maker, $119.99 at Amazon
Knives, flatware, & serving necessities
|Knives are essential to any cook and this 7-piece self-sharpening block set also looks good on any countertop. The high-quality German steel knives (manufactured in Spain) are fully forged with a triple rivet handle for balance and comfort. The set includes a 4-inch Paring/Utility Knife, 5.5-inch Prep Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef’s Knife, Kitchen Shears, and a 6-slot self-sharpening knife block. The block is made of stained ash wood and has a brushed stainless steel cap.
Henckel 7-Piece Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set, $219.99 at Amazon
|This elegant-looking knife set is made of high-grade chromium German steel. The fully forged knives also have an ergonomic handle. The set includes an 8-inch Chef Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, Kitchen Shears, and Sharpening Steel in a magnetic knife block made of acacia wood. The set also includes six 5-inch steak knives in two magnetic acacia wood knife blocks. The knife set is available in Sugar (a warm white color for both the knife handles and blocks) and Licorice (black handles and natural wood blocks).
The Ultimate Knife Set, $395 at Kilne
|Presentation is everything and this elegant 15-piece white dinnerware set makes quite the impression. Combining circular, octagonal, and scalloped-edge pieces that mix and match well, the stoneware set includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 cereal bowls, and 4 mugs. The set is available in white or grey.
Avignon 16-Piece White Dinnerware Set, $272 at Arhaus
|For a modern twist on dinnerware, this uniquely-shaped curve dinner set is made of biodegradable bamboo fiber. Each set includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 soup bowls, and 4 dessert bowls. In addition to graphite, it’s also available in a dove color.
Curve Dinner Set Graphite, $160 at Bamboozle
|These white glass baking dishes can go from the oven to the table. Compared to ceramic, the tempered glass is lightweight, microwavable, oven and broiler safe up to 550 degrees, and resists breaking and chipping. They’re also pretty enough to serve casseroles and desserts. The set includes a 2.5-quart baking dish, a 1.75-quart baking dish, and four 1-cup ramekins.
Rubbermaid Glass Baking Dishes, $43 at Amazon
|This vintage folding table is perfect for serving food and snacks when entertaining. The foldable table is definitely a conversation starter and has a clear acrylic top and a metal base with antiqued brass powder coat finish. It’s also easy to clean – just wipe it with a damp cloth.
Novo Acrylic Folding Table, Sale $179 at CB2
Gifts for coffee and tea drinkers
|Cooks who drink tea will love this gooseneck glass teapot, which looks good and doesn’t take up much space. It’s made of borosilicate glass and has a removable, stainless steel infuser that makes it easy to add loose-leaf tea, and flower/herbal tea – or you can choose to just boil hot water without the infuser. The no-drip spout eliminates spills, and the teapot can be used on gas and electric stovetops.
Cosori Gooseneck Glass Teapot, $23.99 at Amazon
|Serving coffee with breakfast (or even lunch or dinner) is much easier with this multi-serve coffee maker, which has four brew modes: light, gold, bold, and over ice. Beverage size can also be customized: full pot (10 cups), half a pot, 20 ounces, 16 ounces, 12 ounces, 8 ounces, or just 5 ounces. In addition, there’s an option to brew hot water for tea or hot chocolate, and the water temperature can be adjusted.
Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker, $140 at Amazon
|This elegant espresso maker, while quite versatile, doesn’t take up much space. The compact machine is only 11 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and 16 inches in depth. However, it has 19 bars of high pressure and dispenses a layer of smooth crema on top of every cup of espresso and coffee. It has three espresso sizes and three coffee sizes and the 40-ounce water tank can be removed. The machine uses capsules, and automatically ejects and stores them.
L’OR Coffee Barista System Coffee and Espresso Maker, $139 at Amazon
|Cooks who like to prepare food from scratch would probably enjoy the ability to make freshly squeezed juice as well. This hands-free citrus juicer can make lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, and other types of citrus juices by just pressing one button. The two pulp filters can be swapped out for low pulp and high pulp.
Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer, $99.99 at Amazon
|For those who like more control over their coffee, this French Press is simple and easy to use – and it can make coffee in four minutes. The double-walled, shatterproof, stainless steel press keeps coffee hot for hours, and ensures that sludge and grit don’t make it into the coffee cup. It’s available in several finishes, including polished stainless steel, brushed steel, matte black, and matte white – and also in 18- and 32-ounce sizes.
Espro P7 French Press, 32 oz, $149.95 at Amazon
Prep, tools, storage, and cleanup gifts
|Instead of trying to view recipes (or TV shows) on their tiny smartphone screen, your favorite cook can just plug the smartphone into this 15.4-inch portable monitor for a much larger display. However, the monitor, which only weighs 1.9 pounds, avoids being bulky. The dual speakers provide quality audio and the monitor can be turned either horizontally or vertically. The adjustable kickstand can also be used in either mode. In addition to smartphones, the monitor also connects to laptops and gaming consoles.
Lepow CS2 15.4″ Portable Monitor, $189 at Amazon
|Over- or under-cooked meat can ruin the best-planned meal, but this instant-read meat thermometer has a 270-degree rotation probe, and a large, easy-to-read backlit display, making it easy to view from any angle and in any light. In addition to meat, it can be used to check the temperature of liquids, candy, etc.
ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 Instant Read Meat Thermometer, $89.99/Sale $69.99
|These beautiful airtight containers can be stacked on the kitchen countertop or in the panty. The 12-piece set includes 10 containers (with lids) of various sizes, ranging from 4.4 quarts to 0.4 quarts, and there’s also a half-cup scoop, and 36 removable labels. The containers are easy to use – just push the button to engage the airtight silicone seal. They’re ideal for sugar, flour, snacks, candy, and other items.
OXO Steel 12-Piece Pop Container Set, $169.95 at Amazon
|Chefs who love Mason jars will love the vintage look of this 3-pack set of storage latch jars. From coffee to candy to pasta and other kitchen staples, the set looks good and the airtight silicone gaskets have a latched lid. The set includes a half-gallon storage jar and two quart-size storage jars.
Ball Storage Latch Jars, 3 Pack, $34.99/Sale $32 at Amazon
|People who love to cook may not love cleaning up. This wet-dry vacuum cleaner can both vacuum and mop in one step, and it has clean water and a separate dirty water tank. The roller brush also cleans right up to the edge. And when it’s finished, the machine will automatically clean the roller brush and also separate hair and debris in the garbage strainer, so it can be easily disposed of. The vacuum has a 45-minute runtime before it needs to be recharged.
Ultenic AC1 Wet Dry Vacuum, $379 at Amazon
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