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The Perfect Gift Guide for the Home Cook

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The perfect gift guide for the home cook in your life. Everything from countertop appliances to cutlery and everything in between. You’ll be sure to find something here that will please.

gift guide for the home cook
  1. Instant Pot

The Instant Pot has quickly taken over many kitchens around the world and become a popular countertop appliance. If you’re in a pinch and just need to get dinner on the table quickly, this will be your go to gadget. With various sizes you can be sure to find a size that will fit your needs. If you’re looking for some recipes to make in the Instant pot check these out.

  1. Dutch Oven

Enameled cast iron Dutch ovens are perfect for baking scratch made sourdough bread, delicious soups, stews, and so much more. A must for the home cook.

  1. Slow Cooker

Another countertop appliance that is perfect for busy weeknights is a slow cooker. Toss everything in before you leave for work and when you get back home dinner is served. Check out these recipes for your slow cooker.

  1. Skillet

A seasoned and versatile pan that can be used to whip up anything that needs to be seared, sautéed, baked, broiled, braised, fried, or grilled. Every cook should have at least one.

  1. Non-stick baking sheets

Make clean up a breeze with these non-stick baking sheets. No greasing needed. Just place these non-stick cooking mats on your baking sheets and help prevent sticking and burnt on pieces. Here are some cookie recipes that you can make using these

  1. Food processor

Another time saving gadget is a food processor. Chop and mince things in a snap. Most also come with a slicing and grating attachment. The perfect gift for the home cook that needs to save some time.

  1. Hand mixer

Less bulky and more affordable than the stand mixer. A hand held mixer takes out the elbow grease needed to mix some of your thicker batters. Stores away nice and easy as well.

  1. Stand mixer

If you’re looking to splurge and make the home cooks dream come true this stand mixer will do just that. Whip, beat, mix, and knead everything from dough to batter. Take your baking to the next level while being more convenient and faster.

  1. Rolling pin

Every home cook needs a rolling pin. After all you need to get that perfectly flattened dough for all the yummy baked goods this holiday season.

  1. Sous vide

Don’t let the fancy name fool you. This low and slow water bath cooking process is taking over home kitchens. Perfectly cooked dishes with not much effort. Win, win.

  1. Spice rack

Time to up the flavors. Spices can take any dish from blah to amazing. Equipping the home cook with a spice rack just gives a step up to all the amazing possibilities.

  1. Silicone food bags

Food safe silicone bags offer a great alternative to plastic. Great for the environment and perfect for those who are trying to reduce waste.

  1. Knife set

Every home cook also needs a versatile knife set and a plus is the block storage system. Can’t go wrong with this one.

  1. Utensil set

Can’t decide between a spatula, a whisk, or tongs? Why not get a variety of utensils? Every kitchen could use a good old utensil set.

  1. Air Fryer

Another countertop appliance that has quickly gained popularity is the air fryer. Healthier alternative to deep frying, while still offering a great crunch. Get this for all your health conscious or busy foodies. Check out some air fryer recipes here

  1. Immersion blender

A versatile and convenient hand held blender that can be placed right into the pot. Perfect for pureeing up so many ingredients. And best yet tuck it away in the drawer when you’re done.

  1. Cookbook stand

More and more people are cooking at home and of course following amazing recipes. This cookbook or tablet holder helps keep all the delicious recipes in view. A budget friendly yet practical gift.

  1. Beeswax wraps

Another great gift for your environmentally concerned people on your list. Beeswax wraps replace single use plastic wraps and help to keep food fresher for longer.

  1. Bag stands

Whether you use plastic or plastic alternative bags, these bag stands are a great extra set of hands. Prop your bags up so you can pour in your dishes without needing to call in help.

  1. Blender

Take chunks of ice and fruit and turn it into a delicious smoothie. Blend ice cream and mix-ins for shakes. Or mix up your favorite batter or soup. Perfect for the home cook’s countertop.

  1. Juicer

Extract juice from fruits, leafy greens, herbs, etc and make all kinds of yummy juices and recipes.

  1. Mandoline

The mandoline is the kitchen tool that the home cook should not be without. Create thin and uniform slices quickly and effortlessly. And don’t forget to use the guard to keep your fingers safe.

  1. Fry pan

And rounding out the list is the fry pan. I mean you can’t cook at home without being able to fry something every once in a while right?

I hope you were able to find something in this gift guide for the home cook in your life on this list. Have a safe holiday season. Happy cooking/baking.

By on November 30th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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