Finding gifts for people who love to cook can be tricky because they usually have all the basic cooking supplies. So we’ve done some searching here to find unique gifts that cooks will love but probably don’t already own. You can find the rest of our holiday gift guides here.
Cupcake lovers will flip over this super-sized cupcake pan. Designed to create one giant confection with a sculptural top and bottom, the piece turns out a 3D cupcake that measures approximately 7-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches. The concept is simple–bake the top and bottom halves in the same pan, stick them together with icing, and decorate according to the occasion. Ridges around the bottom of the cupcake and a swirl on the top add to the finished treat’s appeal and make frosting fun. Crafted from heavy-gauge cast aluminum, the pan also features a nonstick surface to simplify release and cleanup. A winning novelty gift for the frequent baker, the piece holds 10 cups of batter total and measures 15-1/2 by 8-1/4 by 3-3/4 inches.
Buy the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan at Amazon for $24.97
The Kufra Pitcher is a sturdy, glass carafe that keeps your drinks cool without watering them down. A plastic, removable insert confines your ice from the liquid. The ice tube insert of the Kufra Pitcher can hold approximately 8-10 “normal” sized ice cubes. The insert screws into the bottom of the plastic lid. The Kufra Pitcher also comes with a plastic stirrer rod.
The Kufra Pitcher is available at Vat19 for $13.95
The Sugar Please Automatic Sugar Dispenser guarantees simple, fast, and accurate sugar delivery. Each push of the button releases 1/2 teaspoon or approximately one sugar packet. The sugar dispenser keeps a quarter pound of sugar clean and fresh. When you need to refill the sugar dispenser, use the handy refill funnel stored in the base. A bottom cover keeps your countertops and tables free from spills. No batteries required.
Buy the Sugar Please Automatic Dispenser at Vat19 for $12.95
A beautiful accessory for any modern kitchen, the Bread Bin’s combination of melamine and beech wood is both functional and fashionable; looks great, keeps your bread fresh, and cleverly includes a bread cutting board that doubles as its lid.
Buy this gorgeous bread bin at GNR8 for $89 (ships free!)
Have you been looking for a new knife block for your kitchen? The Voodoo Knife Set is fun, functional and stylish. Your future suitors will get the “point”. You are not someone to be messed with! Magnetized Slots to Secure Knifes in Holder. Includes 5 Stainless Steel Knives with razor sharp precision cutting blades! Set includes a 8″ Chef Knife, 8″ Bread Knife, 8″ Carver, 5″ Utility Knife and a 3.5″ Paring Knife.
Buy the Ex-Voodoo Knife Set at Amazon for $79.99
This Cuisinart ice cream maker produces 1 1/2 qts. of soft serve ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, or sherbet in 35 minutes without the need for chemicals, salt, or ice, and allows you to mix your own toppings from three separate hoppers that automatically dispense nuts, cookie crumbles, and sprinkles through a funnel directly into a tube of frozen confection as it falls into a waiting bowl at the push of a button. The unit’s double-insulated freezer bowl holds its temperature while mixing all the ingredients needed; a single lever dispenses soft-serve and the device holds a stack of flat or sugar cones.
Get the Automatic Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker at Amazon for $80
This is the only measuring cup with an integrated digital scale. Unlike typical measuring cups that only determine volume, this model also measures wet or dry ingredients by weight, a more precise technique favored by pastry chefs and artisanal bakers. A 1 1/4″ LCD on the handle displays digital measurements in ounces, pounds, or grams. The scale automatically converts weight (ounces, fluid ounces, grams, or milliliters) into volume (cups) for water, milk, oil, sugar, and flour, providing superior accuracy when making recipes. A tare function allows you to layer multiple ingredients inside the cup and measure them one at a time. The durable plastic measuring cup has markings for milliliters, ounces, and cups.
Buy the Digital Scale Measuring Cup at Amazon for $34.95
This fantastic tin box contains everything you need to get started in spherification, thickeners and foaming agents. Not only the chemicals – agar, sodium alginate, calcium chloride, carrageenan, ascorbic and citric acid, and sodium bicarbonate – but all the equipment too! A syringe, pipettes, silicon tubes, measuring spoons and a non-reactive spoon. Included in the kit is also a booklet featuring six spectacular recipes for some amazing new cuisine. If you’ve ever wanted to give Molecular Cuisine a try, here’s a perfect start.
Buy the Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit at Amazon
For space saving kitchen solutions the Fold Flat Grater is an essential. A box grater is an important kitchen tool. It spends a great deal of time in the sink or in the dishwasher because it’s used so often. Whether we’re preparing nachos, quesadillas, soups or salads, a grater is a must. But try storing that box grater in your utensil drawer, not going to happen. But, with the Fold Flat Grater, it will. Have course and fine grating blades in the space of a single flat grater. Grater folds completely flat for easy storage. The side comfort grip handle makes grating over food easy. The fine and course stainless steel blades are perfect for grating cheese, vegetables and nuts. Fold Flat Grater is dishwasher safe. Fold unit flat and store practically anywhere. With kitchen space at such a premium, why lose it to a big bulky grater when you can have a Fold Flat Grater.
Pick up the Joseph Joseph Fold Flat Space Saving Kitchen Grater at Amazon for $19.95
Create an interesting garnishing effect by transforming a round egg into a square egg. Sturdy clear plastic design. As seen on Rachael Rays TV show and site. Great for stacking eggs on a buffet, bento boxes, and childrens lunches. Make deviled eggs that do not roll around. A great conversation piece. Garnish your salads with square eggs.
Buy the Egg Cuber at Amazon for $4.55
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme is a state-of-the-art bread maker that combines a range of automatic controls with easily tailored options. Its 10 cycles are designed for making everything from wheat bread to cinnamon rolls and can also be put to work for non-bread items like cakes, fruit jam, and homemade meatloaf. Versatile controls let you use the dough-only function or make a loaf from start to finish, and handy programming options include a sourdough starter, a 2-hour quick-baking cycle, and three crust settings. The timer allows you to set all controls up to 13 hours ahead, and three memory settings store your most-used recipes. Built with a durable plastic body, the Home Bakery Supreme has many structural plusses, including twin kneading paddles, a broad viewing window, and an angled control panel. A welcome alternative to the cylinder-shaped bread maker pans, the nonstick baking pan here turns out traditionally shaped, 2-pound loaves.
Buy the Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine at Amazon for $191
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