I love to spend time in the kitchen and often ask for kitchen tools for presents. Some of my friends and family refuse to buy me kitchen gadgets as gifts because they claim the gifts are not “personal.”
Oh, believe me… if you buy me a kitchen tool, it is very personal! After all, what else could you buy for someones and guarantee that they will use it?
So, here is a list of my favorite kitchen tools and a list that I hope to add really soon. (Hint, hint: Santa, if you are reading…)
Gift Ideas for the Home Cook
Weber 741001 Silver One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Grill, Black – Our Weber has lasted for 13 years and still keeps going! We love it.
Weber 6492 Original Instant-Read Thermometer – I am so surprised by the number of home cooks who do not have an instant read thermometer. I cannot live without mine!
KitchenAid KSM150PSER 5-Qt. Artisan Series with Pouring Shield – Empire Red – My husband gave me a KitchenAid Stand Mixer during our first year of marriage. Best decision he ever made!
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set, White – A set of stainless mixing bowls is always handy!
Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome – My immersion blender gets a workout during soup season.
Hamilton Beach 33182A Slow Cooker, 8-Quart – Every home cook needs a slow cooker… or three!
Lodge L10SK3ASHH41B Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch – I adore my 12 inch cast iron skillet! It is heavy but really feeds my family of six well.
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black – Another necessity in my kitchen… the kitchen scale! I love getting precise with baking ingredients and measuring portions.
J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife – Every home cook deserve one really excellent chef’s knife.
Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 56MM (4 Tablespoon) – I have stainless scoops in three sizes and I use them for everything BUT ice cream. I get perfectly portioned muffins, pancakes, cookies, sausage balls, and so much more with these tools.
And my wishlist…
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cherry – While Le Creuset is the creme de la creme, I would even be happy with the Lodge brand.
Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Crusher,Press and Mincer Stainless Steel – My garlic press is showing signs of age and this one looks like fun to use!
Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set, 16 5/8 x 11 – Reduce the need for parchment paper with these non-stick mats.
Excelsteel 12 Quart 18/10 Stainless Steel 4 Piece Muti-Cookware Set With Encapsulated Base – With the amount of pasta we eat, I would love to have a real pasta pot with insert.
All Ware Stainless Steel Pineapple Easy Slicer and De-Corer – My boys love pineapple and this would make my life so much easier.
CIA 23304 Masters Collection 12 Inch x 17 Inch Wire Cooling Rack, Chrome Plate Steel – I love making bacon in the oven but I am tired of it being so greasy. I think this would help but I would need two. Yes, we eat a lot of bacon.