Need some inspiration for your holidayÂ shopping?
Here are 16 of my fav items for people who love food andÂ cookingâ€”and refuse to fight the hordes in the outside world.
They’re all things that I either own and loveâ€”or they’re on my wishlist.
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I’ve had one of these for almost two decades. It’s my go-toÂ pot for braising and soups.Â See how it performsÂ here.
I also have one of these. It’s a much newer addition to the family, but it’sÂ AWESOME. Check out myÂ test of Lodge vs. Le Creuset here.
I love my bamboo cutting board. It’s super strong, easy to clean, and has held up really well over the years. If I ever needed another, I’d grab this one.
This is the mixerÂ I have, and I can’t say enough about it.Â It makes quick work of egg whites and whipped cream, and is tough enough to handle stiff bread dough. Total workhorse for anyone who cooks and bakes a lot.
And this one is greatÂ if youÂ don’t have the real estate on the counterÂ for a stand mixer, or just want to beat a few eggs up quickly. And I believe you can find it in a bunch of different colors if this lovely minty green isn’t your thing.
I’m absolutely in love with these colors! And the fact that they nest means they won’t gobble upÂ cabinet space when you store them.
I have one of these juicersÂ and absolutely love it. It’s tough enough to pulverizeÂ woodyÂ ginger root. (For real.)Â Check out my detailed review here.
A good roasting pan is such a kitchen staple. This one is solidly constructed with a great curved rack forÂ that big holiday roast.
I also have one of these, and it makes some of the best espresso I’ve ever had. Check out my review and learn howÂ easy it is to brew espresso at home on the stove, without a fancy machine.
I’ve been drooling over these knives for years. They’re so well made, not to mention easy on the eyes.
So, here’s something I learned today: You can buy a Vitamix blenderÂ CERTIFIED REFURBISHED on Amazon. They’re still not cheap, but they’re a lot less than the brand spanking new ones. I had NO idea, and now I know what I want for Christmas this year. (Hint, hint, my dear Angry Chef!)
I’ve been after a slow cooker forÂ a while now, but haven’t managed to find one that makes me want to pull the trigger. This oneÂ is really interesting, because you can control itÂ from your phone while you’re away from home (including turning it on and off). Kinda cool.
Use this baby to make thin, crispy potato and veggie chips like this at home. That big, swanky guard on top will help keep your fingertips nice and safe (and attached to your hand).
This is the one weÂ used to write our ice cream cookbook, Slushed! It’s a total beast. (I actually have 2 of them, don’t tell, ok?) My pairÂ stood up to making hundredsÂ of quarts of ice creamÂ during recipe testing. Grab one and useÂ it to make our house favs, includingÂ Guinness Stout Ice Cream andÂ Triple Chocolate Ice Cream.
Speaking of which, here’s our cookbook! If you’ve always wanted to make ice cream at home, let me tell you: It’s so easy once you learn the basic technique. I outline it in dozens ofÂ super simple, easy-to-understand recipes. (And, did I mention that they’re all infused with booze?)
What’s on your wishlist?
Leave a comment, let us know! I’m alwaysÂ on the lookout for great new kitchen gear.