We all know that there is nothing better than a home cooked meal. We also know that there is always a chef or two in the family that creates these amazing recipes! You know who I’m talking about. They watch the Food Network channel like if it was a religious experience. They then run to the grocery store to grab the ingredients they need to make this amazing recipe they recently watched on a show…only to get home and realize that they don’t have all of the kitchen equipment they need. Heere are 15 great home chef gift ideas to help them grow in their culinary adventure!
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This is one of my favorite must haves for the chef you love! The cutting board is made of bamboo, and is a super favorite feature of mine! Bamboo is highly durable, which means it will last for years to come. It’s a little tedious in trying to mix and mince fresh ingredients on a normal cutting board. This board and knife set will cut their work time in half, and once their done putting all of their ingredients together and mince them all…it makes it easier to put it into their new gourmet recipe that they are working on. This handy mincing set features a balanced design to make chopping easy. It includes a Stainless steel two handle mincing knife and the compact bamboo chop board.
Having a whisk is a super essential part of any kitchen. However, there is always a need of more than just one size. Sometimes, you don’t need that big whisk. You need a smaller sized one to work in different sized bowls and pots when making sauces. This is a perfect set, especially that it’s made out of stainless steel. I don’t recommend getting the silicone covered tips. Those are really for non-stick coated pans that you don’t want to scrape when whisking. These are easy to wash by hand and are dishwasher safe.
An immersion blender is a necessity of all chefs. This is what great bisques, soups, desserts, and other amazing recipes are created with! It’s safe to use in a pot or bowl, and it comes with many great attachments. The 3-Speed Hand Blender let’s you blend, crush, chop, puree and whisk. Simply choose the appropriate speed for your ingredients. The chopper attachment is great for processing harder cheeses, nuts and creating graham cracker crusts. The included whisk attachment whips creams and egg whites to fluffy peaks.
This is such a great tool, especially if your chef likes to do a lot of baking. Many recipes across the web and from cook books utilize grams and ounces, instead of the standard units of US measurements of cups and teaspoons. The new Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale by Ozeri is a true multifunction scale for the kitchen and home. The ultimate companion for the serious cook, the Pronto is built with the latest generation in sensor technology to ensure accuracy and immediate responses for the fast-paced chef. It features a newly enlarged weighing platform – one of the largest in its class, to accommodate larger bowls and food items. Elegantly designed with a refined chrome finish, the Pronto also doubles as a postage machine for your mail or a scale for your children’s science projects. The Pronto’s widescreen LCD displays results in grams, ounces, pounds, kilograms and the large Unit button lets you change the unit of measurement with push-button ease. Manufactured to rigorous quality specifications, the Pronto weighs up to 11 pounds (5050 grams) in graduations of just 0.05 ounces (1 gram) to help you achieve your diet and weight goals. The Pronto also features an ever handy Tare button which automatically subtracts the weight of any bowl or container to calculate the net weight of your ingredients. The Pronto’s Tare and Unit buttons provide an audible and tactile click confirmation so you never have to push twice when preparing meals in a hurry. The Pronto’s aesthetic design complements any kitchen décor and it cleans quickly and stores easily. The Pronto ships with 2 AAA batteries included, plus a bonus set of batteries and is guaranteed with Ozeri’s 1 Year No-Hassle Warranty.
I know what you’re think, “What on earth does a chef need a coffee grinder for in the kitchen?” Well, the answer is simple: It’s the best way to grind up your favorite dried seasonings, especially peppercorns! Yes, there are many peppercorn grinders available. However, your favorite little chef could possibly get carpal tunnel syndrome by the time they need to grind pepper for the next culinary delight! Imagine the possibilities that they can create with this super simple kitchen tool! I learned this trick from many amazing chefs that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and the all swear by a personal coffee grinder! Not only can they make their own variety of ingredients for recipes, but they can concoct their very own favorite run for steaks! Krups boasts a bold design, precision, ingenuity and unwavering craftsmanship uniquely define the philosophy of the leading brand Robert KRUPS created in 1846. Starting with the most precise scales in the world, Robert KRUPS diversified the brand portfolio launching historical products such as the first electrical coffee grinder, the 3-Mix hand mixer or the Onco Coffee Maker. Soon identified as one key player in the coffee and espresso industry, KRUPS has continued growing, exporting the German high quality products across the globe. Today, KRUPS perpetuates the high standards of quality that have been set more than 150 years ago and put Passion, Precision and Perfection at the heart of each and every product.
Your chef can absolutely amazing one pot meals with a crockpot! This especially great if you know you have a busy day ahead, and you still want to make a delicious meal and have it ready by the time you get home from your various functions. I love making crockpot one pot meals. You really can just set it and forget it. The Crock-Pot SCCPVL600 Cook & Carry Slow Cooker is an easy way to take your slow cooked meal on the road. The easy locking lid with rubber gasket will help you get to your final destination without making a mess. The SCCPVL600 is ideal for all your favorite slow cooker recipes, with 6-quart capacity and three settings to accommodate varied cooking needs and time constraints.
Every chef NEEDS a food processor in their kitchen! It’s really a must. Hamilton Beach Food Processors rely on robust motors to chop, slice, shred, mix and puree just about anything you put in the bowl. Fast and easy to use, these versatile food processors incorporate smart ideas. In-bowl blade storage and dishwasher-safe parts make these food processors easy to clean and store.
A good chef knife is really hard to come by, but it’s an essential item in the kitchen. I really don’t recommend in getting a kitchen block full of a different variety of knives. This one knife will take care of all of your chef’s needs. Part of the Revolution series, Kyocera’s most popular line, this 6-inch chef’s knife performs a wide variety of cutting tasks, from fine chopping to dicing and paper-thin slicing. It features an ultra-sharp ceramic blade as well as a deeper profile for greater knuckle clearance. And unlike steel blades, ceramic blades will never rust or change from its natural state. A comfortable, ergonomic resin handle provides precise control, while its distinctive shape makes it both easy to find and easy to use.
Put down the non-stick spray on cookie sheets. This is the perfect tool for your chef when they want to bake everything from cookies to biscotti! These are heat resistant, non-stick, and machine washable. I actually have a set of these and use them all of the time, especially during my high baking times…like the holidays. The Artisan silicone 2 pack half size baking mats are ideal for use with half-sized aluminum sheet pan (18 inches x 13 inches). This mat gives your sheet pan a non-stick surface for delicate or messy baking projects. Produced using FDA (USA) and LFGB (Europe) approved materials, these are oven, microwave, and freezer safe and the silicone mats can also be used on the countertop for all types of dough. Mats clean up quickly and easily with soap and water and allow to air dry. Mats are also dishwasher approved for top rack only. The mats will not absorb food orders or flavors and are perfect for the avid baker or the seasonal holiday cook. No cooking sprays, oils or parchment paper needed, helping you save both calories and money. Trust me…your chef will thank you for these!
Your chef is going to love this, especially when they are in need of a really good rolling pin. This is one of my favorites as it is easy to clean and use, plus you have better control of the amount of pressure needed to roll out whatever culinary concoction that you (or them) are working on! What’s even better is that it is easy to store and wash by hand.
This is one of the hottest new crazes in the culinary world! Everybody wants one of these! This little spiral cutter makes cutting vegetables, fruits, and potatoes so much easier! It helps unleash your chef’s culinary imagination. The Paderno World Cuisine 4-blade spiralizer is an easy-to-use tool that makes vegetable spaghetti, cucumber ribbon strands, curly fries or long, spiral apple strands in seconds. I love the different blade attachments and love how easy it is to clean.
This measuring set is sure to fit every single measuring need that anyone will need in the kitchen. I love that they are progressive measuring utensils and are color coded. Every chef needs a great set of these, and I like these so much more than the metal ones. The 19 piece measuring set is everything you need in the kitchen. It includes a 9 piece measuring spoon set and 10 piece measuring cup set with 3 convenient storage rings. The measurements are as follows: 1/32 tsp., 1/16 tsp., 1/8 tsp., 1/4 tsp., 1/2 tsp., 1 tsp., 1/2 tbls, 2 tsp. and 1 tbls; 10 cups: 1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2 cups. Each item features large handles for a more secure grip and is either red, teal or white in color. The measurements are listed in standard and metric sizes and each piece is dishwasher safe.
Your chef is in definite need a good quality meat thermometer! Especially when they are trying to roast that perfect pork tenderloin, turkey and roast in the oven. It’s hard to visually judge if your meat is cooked properly in the oven, even if you know how long to cook your meat in the oven. This helps to take the guessing game out of the cooking. You can always get a standard, non-digital meat thermometer, but I just so happen to prefer this one to get a more accurate reading. Imagine all of the perfectly cooked meats and fish that they will be able to prepare!
I’m a huge multi-tasking person…that includes watching TV while things are cooking on the stove or baking in the oven. This kitchen timer is just perfect! Not only does it have a magnetic strip on the back to attach to a fridge or stove, but it has a clip on the back to attach to your apron, pants, or shirt. This is a great reminder that lets you know when you should stop cooking something or something that is being made is ready to go! You will definitely thank me for this one!
Every chef needs a great set of cooking utensils, and there’s nothing better than a bamboo set! They are sleek, easy to clean, and great to cook with. This is a perfect accessory for any kitchen lover. Whether you are a professional cook or beginner cook, this 7-Piece Bamboo Cooking Utensil Set will be a great prep tool. Present this cooking set to someone special or anyone who loves to cook as a wonderful housewarming or holiday gift. Easy to maintain; simply wash with mild soap and water, and dry thoroughly.
Last, but not the least, every chef needs a great set of cookware! Stainless steel is the best way to go. This cookware set has every single thing that the chef in your life will need, plus these will just last forever! Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless is an investment that will prove its worth every time you use it. Exclusively designed aluminum encapsulated base provides superior heat conductivity and even heat distribution to meet the demands of gourmet chefs everywhere. When properly cared for, your Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Cookware will give countless years of service and pleasure. Follow the use and care suggestions in this leaflet to preserve and maintain the cookware’s original beauty. Whether you’re a serious gourmet, a regular entertainer, or cooking for the family, this deluxe cookware set has versatile pieces for infinite menu options and great results! Here’s what you get: 1-1/2-quart saucepan with cover, 2-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart saucepan with cover, 4-quart sauté pan with helper handle & cover, 9-quart stockpot with cover, 8″ open skillet, 10″ open skillet, 12″ skillet with cover, 20cm multi-steamer insert with cover, and 24cm pasta insert. See what I mean? Everything they need is right in this set. They are going to love you forever!
Do you have any other recommendations for a growing and inspiring home chef? There are so many great items out there, but these will make your chef super happy!
Thank you to David Murphy for this guest post featuring so many great gift ideas for the kitchen!