Gifts for Cooks Who Have Everything

Kitchen gift ideas make perfect presents and Gifts for Cooks Who Have Everything for your favorite foodie – whether they’re a friend or family, gourmet home chef or cooking novice. Make holiday meal prep easier and more enjoyable with the year’s most versatile cooking gifts.

Pick the category below that best fits the home cook in your life, and suggest they try the matching holiday recipe so you can benefit from the results.

1. This Searzall blowtorch attachment that will create the perfect searing temperature

Searzall blowtorch

The searzall is an attachment secured to the top of a blowtorch. The flame is then diffused through the screen of the Searzall, causing the screen to get red hot and a small jet of flames to extend from the bottom, creating an even spread. By placing it an inch away from your food, you have an instant broiler without the scorched flavors that result from using the torch by itself. The flame also covers more surface area, so food will cook more evenly.

Price: $70.00

2. This handheld food smoker to infuse food and drinks with natural smoky flavors

handheld food smoker 

Quite the opposite of the Searzall above, this smoking gun handheld food smoker, also recommended by Chef Madhu Menon, infuses foods and drinks with natural smoky flavors as an alternative to traditional smoking methods. Simply fill the Smoking Gun chamber with your choice of combustible, turn it on, and apply cool smoke to almonds, cheeses, sea salt, chicken, mixed drinks, and more. 

Price: $76.72

3. A Sous Vide Precision Cooker that connects to your chef’s smartphone

 Sous Vide Precision CookerMost chefs already have a precision cooker. But if they’re a gadget lover, they’ll love this Bluetooth one, which connects to their smartphone. Your phone acts as a remote control, and you can receive push notifications when the device is preheating, brought up to temperature, and when the time is finished. To use it, simply attach the Anova Precision Cooker to a pot, put your food in a ziplock bag, and set the time and temperature. When it’s completed, your food will be ready to eat, but experienced chefs may choose to sear, grill, or broil after to give the food a crispy outer layer.

Price: $109.65 

4. This Food Dehydrator for dried fruit and jerky lovers

Food Dehydrator A food dehydrator is a gadget your chef may never have thought of but could be their new favorite kitchen tool. With a rear-mounted fan, this food dehydrator is designed to promote even drying without overheating, and the adjustable thermostat with automatic shutoff ensures that foods are dehydrated at their optimal temperature. There are six drying racks on this model, so chefs can try their hand at drying fruit slices, herbs, Beef Jerky, and any other items they want to preserve.

Price: $119.94 

5. This 3-in-1 Grill, Griddle, and Panini Press because it’s always grilling season

3-in-1 Grill, Griddle, and Panini PressNothing lets your chef get more creative than a grill, griddle, or panini press… And with this Cuisinart gadget, you get all three! It works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle and includes an integrated drip tray. Cook eggs, bacon, veggies, burgers, sandwiches, chicken, and more in this all-in-one countertop appliance.

Price: $79.99

6. This Baking Steel to take your chef’s pizza game to the next level

Baking SteelChef Chris Hill wants this for Christmas. Based in Boston, the baking steel is making waves in the chef industry. J. Kenji López-Alt, James Beard Award winner, calls it “the world’s best consumer cooking surface.” The Original Baking Steel, shown here, is pre-seasoned with proprietary oil and great for home ovens and home grills. In addition to making wonderful pizza, the baking steel can be used to to make rustic bread and as a cold plate after it’s been frozen.

Price: $89.00

7. This Electric Food Slicer for slicing super-thin deli meats in a flash

Electric Food SlicerAny way you slice it, this electric food slicer is a great gift for chefs. This model is ideal for professional chefs seeking innovative options for preparing meals, entertaining cost-effectively, controlling portions, and enjoying freshly sliced foods. It includes a large, tilted food carriage for fast and efficient slicing that fully retracts to permit slicing of extra- large roasts, hams and other foods. Scroll down to the reviews, where you’ll see chefs sharing their favorite uses for the electric food slicer.

Price: $127.49

8. Mabel Home Paella Pan and Paella Burner

 Mabel Home Paella Pan and Paella Burner

Mike Lata, chef and owner of FIG and The Ordinary in Charleston, South Carolina, wants a paella burner. “It’s a very compact unit that’s lightweight, portable, and super easy to clean,” he says, assuring us that it’s a more practical gift than you might think. “If you want to have an impromptu dinner party and you only have rice, vegetables, and some meat, you can easily impress a crowd.”

 Price: $200

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