Hey guys! Dean and I spend a lot of time in our kitchen and especially around the holidays we are cooking up a storm. That’s why we thought we would put together this “Gift Guide For The Cook” for your convenience. We own and use most of these items on a regular basis and only share them with you because we absolutely love them. (affiliate links are used in this post)
The one we haven’t yet purchased is the infamous “Instant Pot” (Registered Trademark) that is all the craze this year. The first time I heard someone mention it, I said you mean “a pressure cooker?” I am old enough to remember my grandparents cooking green beans in the pressure cooker and when they were done cooking it would whistle as the steam would escape. I always thought they seemed somewhat dangerous so I remember not standing too close to the stove. Consider the Instant Pot the new and improved version of the older pressure cookers.
The Instant Pot is electric and can be set on your counter and with the purpose of speeding up cooking 2-10 times and using 70% less energy I can see why busy moms and dads are snagging these off the shelf.
For the carb free or Paleo healthy eaters, there is the spiralizer. Dean has been carb free for 4 years and when he doesn’t bake spaghetti squash he is whipping up turkey meatballs and zucchini noodles with our spiralizer. It has gotten a lot of use and it made a great Christmas gift for him a couple years ago.
All cutting boards wear out over a period of time whether it is wood or plastic. It’s a good idea to replace them when they start developing hard to clean grooves and scratches. No body wants cross contamination! There are so many cutting boards to choose from but we prefer the bamboo cutting boards. Not only do they look nice but they are less porous ( may protect against bacteria) and considered to be harder than wood. They are also the most eco-friendly material and we are all for sustainability.
I know, I know the Kitchen Aid isn’t exactly the gift everyone can afford but it is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you are a cook and make your own pasta (attachment sold separately) or a lover of baking, this sturdy well made appliance should last a lifetime. This just might be the perfect gift to go in on with your siblings if you think mom would use it.
We have at least six olive oil and vinegar cannisters filled with every oil you can imagine for cooking. Walnut, Coconut, Grape seed and Flax Oils. I love the look of these so much that I filled an empty one with liquid dish soap and keep it by the kitchen sink.
I thought the book “Where Chefs Eat” and the “Foodie” or “Tasty” plate (hurry, these are going fast) would be great hostess gifts. Deliver this with a baked goody and you will be the light of their day.
There you have it. That was so much fun that you may see a few more gift guides come your way. If you have any special requests for those hard to buy people leave us a comment below and let us know what you want to see. If you don’t mind, share this Gift Guide For The Cook to Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook by clicking the social share buttons at the bottom of the post or click on the picture below and pin it to Pinterest.
- Instant Pot
- Bamboo Cutting Board
- Kitchen Aid Mixer
- Olive Oil & Vinegar Dispenser
- Where Chefs Eat Book
- Foodie or Tasty Plate