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5 Cool Cooking Gifts for Chefs

Updated on August 17, 2017

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Best Gifts for Home Cooks

Finding a useful, yet cool gift for a chef takes time, and a little bit of knowledge about the cook themselves, goes a long way. Obviously, before trying to shop for a chef that seems to already have everything, be observant and take stock of what he or she already have in ways of cookware. The key to good gift giving, is to be an observant person. If you pay attention, it's easy to figure out a person's preferences when receiving gifts.

Needless to say, if they're already neck deep in kitchen knives, you'll have a more difficult time in getting the perfect one that will stand out. Isn't that the whole goal and idea of getting someone the right gift? One can generally gauge the approval of a gift, simply by reading the reaction of the recipient of the gift, and the reactions of those nearby. The feeling experienced when giving out the perfect gift can't be overstated.

Additionally, no chef has everything, unless that person is Martha Stewart, or some famous chef with a fanatical collection of cooking accessories. Of course some chefs and cooks in the family would like to receive non-cooking related presents, as well. But if you aren't overly familiar with the individual, except knowing they like to cook, a unique cooking accessory is a sure bet. The following five cooking gadgets are top selling items with five star reviews.

Cool Kitchen Products

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food gifts to make

#1 Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicers

For most amateur chefs that do not cook professionally or were never trained, spending time to chop and dice vegetables can be a fun activity.

But for a trained professional in the food industry, it can be laborious and tedious, preparation activity. The Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer from Paderno does it all, and with it's own creative flair on cutting vegetables. Easy to use, simply place fruits and veggies on prong and turn for beautiful ribbon cut vegetables.

I happen to know for a fact that women love this kitchen utility, my girlfriend loves to garnish all my dishes with spiral cut vegetables. This makes a great addition to any creatives chef's arsenal of cookware. Ideal for any chef that cooks with creativity and/or hates prepping vegetables.

#2 Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer

The Misto Olive Oil Sprayer conveniently and effectively spreads olive oil evenly on food surfaces. Helping a chef use only as much as needed, preventing over usage of oil which goes to waste.

Cooking with olive oil is both healthy and delicious, often used to heighten and compliment many dishes. Ideal for spraying over roasted vegetables, chicken, salads, pasta, pizza, and toasted bruschetta.

A useful gadget for any chef that cooks with olive oil. Comes in a classy chrome finish, but also available in many other vibrant colors. A breeze to refill and clean, simply wash with water and soap. Makes a unique gift for an aspiring chef who wants to dabble in adding more flavor to healthy cuisines.

Gifts From the Kitchen

#3 Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

The Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator uses a patent-pending process to instantly aerate wine to entirely eliminate the need for the wine to breath.

The wine is aerated in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine. A great convenience for any classically trained chef who enjoys utilizing wine in cooking. The device is dishwater safe and comes with a no-drip design.

The perfect gift for any wine drinker or wine connoisseur, or someone that just really wants to drink their wine immediately after opening. There's not too many options when it comes to giving a wine lover a useful wine gadget, but the Essential Wine Aerator delivers in both form and function. The unit's dimensions are six inches by two inches, efficiently aerates and enhances any wine, bringing out more aroma and flavor.

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cooking gifts for mom

#4 Silicone Egg and Pancake Ring

Not everyone can cook and flip eggs with the expertise of a professionally trained chef. Even expert cooks have problems cooking eggs perfectly every time.

Also cooks pancakes in an immaculate round shape, with ease. The silicone material is heat resistant up to 500 degrees, and comes with cool to the touch handles. An ideal gift for the cook or chef that is a perfectionist.

Makes compact and uniform omelets that are easy to test different recipes and different ingredients on. A great cooking tool for the chef that enjoys making their own version of egg Mcmuffins. The material of the rings are FDA approved, and will not scratch cookware surfaces. Makes a suitable gift for anyone that has consistent difficulties with cooking eggs. A worthy kitchen aid for a cook that likes to cook eggs and pancakes quick and professionally.

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best cooking gifts for mom

#5 Stainless Steel Garlic Press

You don't run into many people that don't enjoy garlic in their foods, let alone a chef that doesn't cook with such a versatile ingredient such as garlic.

An ideal gift for a cook that you notice, is still dicing up garlic with a knife. This high quality Stainless Steel Garlic Press won't rust or break unlike poorly made zinc presses.

A chef tools that effortlessly uniformly minces cloves of garlic for all your preparation needs. A sleek and useful tool for any kitchen that is full of garlic, just waiting to be pressed. A chef cooking with garlic is almost an absolute certainty. If you rather not manually chop garlic, or want to avoid the smelly, sticky hands involved in garlic preparation, this is the right utility to have. A quick rinse with water is all that is required for clean up. A highly reviewed item among thousands of consumers on Amazon.

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If one is planning to find a cooking related present for a chef, make sure that item is made with quality material and craftsmanship.

Don't skip on a well made kitchen accessory, the item is connected to the gift giver, so you really don't want the receiver to associate you with being a cheapo gift giver. A great cookware present given has the following attributes.

  • An item that is useful, but also have a youthful, energetic connotation to it.
  • An Item that is sleek and stylish, something that begs to be displayed, rather than being tucked away.
  • A kitchen tool that is not a burden to operate, but a joy.
  • Something that is easy to use, and simple to clean and maintain.
  • A cooking accessory that has some correlation to the individual themselves.
  • A gift that will connect you with the recipient of the gift, thus it should be a built to last item.

Thanks for reading through, if you have any other great ideas you want to suggest, please do not hesitate to voice your opinion in the comment section, thanks again!


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    • BestKitchenUtensi profile image

      BestKitchenUtensi 2 months ago

      Great article, very helpful... :-)

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      Jaylynn 2 years ago

      I think you hit a buseylle there fellas!

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      Michael Kismet 2 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks everybody! Esmonaco, I have a mother who's a chef, and she absolutely loved the wine aerator, thanks again for visiting!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I just love your selections, as my son is a chef and it is always hard to find the perfect gift. I especially like the garlic press. Thanks :)

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      How to do blog 2 years ago

      Very good. Amazing article. I always like spiral vegetables. Wow, thanks for publish this nice post.

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      Aravinth R 2 years ago from Jersey City

      Nice article. Clear crystal explanation.