Trying to find a gift for your favorite culinary experts might seem difficult. Sure they probably have an abundance of pots and pans in the kitchen, but is there anything that will make holiday cooking even easier? Quirky and unexpected cooking tools make for perfect gifts for that chef (or even aspiring chef) in your life. These kitchen gadgets will bring a little more cheer to your holidays (read: less time in the kitchen), so everyone can truly enjoy your time with friends and family.
Prep for holiday cooking is always an ordeal. When you’re cooking from scratch, peeling and chopping all those tasty little cloves of garlic can be difficult. This is why gifting a garlic press or a garlic rocker will help make the work a snap. No more standing over a cutting board with your reading glasses and a paring knife. All you need is a little elbow grease and some determination. Go ahead and chop a whole head of garlic. You can freeze it and use for later.
Baking Time Saver
A hand-held apple slicer is a must for holiday cooking. Cutting apples can get tedious—getting even slices is nearly impossible! Apple slicers take the guesswork out of the equation, and some even have settings for different thicknesses. You can core and cut your apples all in one shot, and less time prepping apples means you can make more pies. Giving the gift of an apple slicer to a baker, means quicker access to the pies, so everyone wins.
Holiday Recipe Helper
Holiday cooking can entail very precise recipes, and if you miss a step or measure an ingredient incorrectly, it can throw off the whole dish. Handy kitchen gadgets that grate and measure keep the guesswork at a minimum. The lid is a grater that attaches to a measuring bowl. It’s an all-in-one lifesaver for recipe-challenged cooks. It’s a big help for grating chocolate for baked goods, or cheese for savory dishes like casseroles. The bowl attachment keeps cleanup to a minimum. These are kitchen gadgets that are functional and make cooking prep easier—and more fun! That’s a no-brainer for a great (or grate?) holiday gift.