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Gifts for the Home Cook

Updated on November 3, 2015

Unique gifts ideas for the home cook to make cooking easier and more enjoyable

Kitchen gadgets, tools, appliances and accessories are the perfect gift choice for the home cook. The key is to find something unique that they're not likely to have yet that will add real value to their cooking experience. The best choices are products that make their life easier or enable them to prepare great dishes they otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. These kitchen gifts are also great presents ideas for a couple since they're gender neutral and something that both men and women can enjoy.

Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender

This Cuisinart immersion hand blender is a great tool for blending batters, drinks, soups and more. The slender design allows it to fit inside space spaces such as cups or pitchers. The shaft is dishwasher safe which makes for very easy cleanup. It has a powerful 200 watt motor and comes in a large variety of stylish colors.

Premium Knife Set

A good knife set is essential in the kitchen to make proper cuts and make work fast and easy. If you get a truly quality set it can last a lifetime and bring a lot of enjoyment to a cook.

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SousVide Supreme Demi Sous Vide Water Oven

Sous Vide is cooking style that locks in flavor, nutrients and prevents over-cooking. The food is placed in a vacuum sealed bag and then cooks in water at a constant temperature. That prevents the temperature of the meat to increase beyond the water so you'll get a perfect cook every time. This is great because you can put your dinner in before work and have a delicious perfectly cooked meal waiting for you when you get home. This is a high end kitchen appliance that many home chefs don't have so it would make an exciting gift idea for the home cook. It's available in black, white or red.

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AeroGarden- Home Cooks can grow their own fresh herbs

This is a really neat present because fresh herbs can make such a difference in the quality of a dish. Yet they can be expensive and some are hard to come by. Growing fresher herbs in an AeroGarden is wonderful because it keeps a quantity of fresh herbs right at the home cooks fingertips. It grows multiple herbs at a time and there's a large selection of herbs and veggies choose from.

Herb Scissors

Many home cooks prefer to use fresh herbs in their recipes. However the chopping and cutting can be a painstaking annoyance. Having a pair of herb scissors make the process fast and easy.

Cuisinart 2-Tier Grill/Griddle with Rotating Skewers

This grill is just about the coolest thing since sliced bread. It can do so many great functions at once. The top tier can be a grill or griddle and the bottom tier can automatically rotate skewers at the same time. It's top quality stainless steel construction and has removable dishwasher safe drip trays for easy cleanup.

Meat Slicer

A premium meat slicer is going to do a lot for the home chef. Most slicers have a large capacity to fit a roast, ham or other large meat and has precision slicing to get the desired cut. Great to make to turn left over meat into delicious sandwiches or hors d'oeuvres for a party. It's very helpful with not only slicing meat but also things like crusty bread or uniformly cutting eggplant for Eggplant Parmesan.

Kuchenprofi Breading Set - Great gift for the home cook

This smartly designed stainless steel breading set makes the job of breading easy and clean. They're big enough to do chicken or fish enough for the whole family. The three pans link together to prevent dripping and can then be unlinked and put in the dishwasher. They stack so save space while being stored.

Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer

This peeler/corer/slicer will make cooking and baking with apples and potatoes a dream. Just turn the knob and it does all three at once, quickly and effectively. Apple pies, cobblers, scalloped potatoes, etc will be so quick and easy. Pounds can be peeled, sliced and cored in a matter of minutes.

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    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Certainly a lot of good gift ideas here. Pity that water oven uses plastic to cook the food, though.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      I received a set of great knives 30 years ago. I've also added a few over time. They are Victorinox and Henkels. They are stil awesome. The best thing you can do is to have them professionally sharpened from time to time.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Water oven...hmmm...I have never seen one yet.

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      gene-0 lm 4 years ago

      Nothing like a good knife and a cast iron pan,,, I guess iI am old school -- great lens thanks

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are all great gift ideas for the cook!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas. Everyone I know would love all these.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      these are all useful kitchen gadgets. my favorite one in this list is aerogarden.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      These would be great gifts. I would like the copper cookware and water oven myself.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I would like to try the water oven.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Lots of neat kitchen gadgets here, but I think one of those hand blenders would come in pretty handy.

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      bluebatik 5 years ago

      The breading set is such a cool idea!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I find my convection oven as really helpful:)

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      aussiejon 5 years ago

      Nice Kitchen items, some great Christmas Gift ideas here.

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      trudyschenk 5 years ago

      Wow, what a lot of cool gadgets!

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      James1978 5 years ago

      I'm a big fan of the juicer. It helps get rid of fruit and veg that are slightly past their best, and it's extremely healthy as well.

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      bikerministry 5 years ago

      Oh my goodness, I want the herb gardens - all of them!! Such a great theme for a gift lens. THANKS and Blessings.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      My favorite appliance is my vitamix blender...I use it for everything!

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      Christmas-Gifts-Ideas 5 years ago

      My absolute favourite is the Copper Cookware. I actually read your other lens about cooking with copper pans, and I loved it. I think this is a great gift.