Below is the list of Christmas Gift Ideas that are essential cooking utensils for every home kitchen. Each gift will surely be useful and appreciated by a newly wed couple or new home owners. They are also great Christmas gift ideas for someone who likes to cook.
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Space Saving Kitchen Appliances and Kitchen Gadgets For Someone Who Has A Small Kitchen
Great Christmas gift ideas for someone who likes to cook
If you or if you know a friend or a family member who likes to cook but has a small kitchen, these space saving kitchen appliances and kitchen gadgets will be the perfect Christmas gift for them. When you are planning to buy kitchen equipment whether for personal use or for a gift, choose kitchen gadgets that are easy to store, will not take up a lot of space and most importantly, serve multiple functions. In this way, your gift will be put into use and will surely be appreciated by whoever receives it because they it will be easy for them to find a place in their kitchen for the gift.
Below are Christmas Gift Ideas that take up very little space which make any of the following items a perfect gift for someone who likes to cook. At the same time, they will help to equip their small kitchen with tools that are essential for their everyday cooking.
Multi-Function Kitchen Appliances And Tools For Small Kitchens
The obvious benefits of giving multi-function appliances and tools as a Christmas gift for home owners who have a small kitchen is these gifts will allow them to free up kitchen cabinet space. Plus, they will make their cooking easier and faster. Below are Christmas Gift Ideas for someone who likes to cook that has a small kitchen and for anyone who is dear to you who is a cooking lover:
Instant Pot – This one piece of cooking equipment can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, to saute, as a yogurt maker, as a warmer and as a sterilizer. This Instant Pot can literally replace 7 other pieces of cooking equipment that take up so much space in every kitchen cabinet, counter or in the pantry. This instant Pot will help your loved ones with their various cooking needs and even reduce the time spent in the kitchen.
Multifunctional Immersion Hand Blender – This gift idea offers a lot of capabilities because it can be used as a blender and is a must have when making soup such as roasted tomato soup, mushroom soup and so on. It also has a whisk attachment that you or your friend can use to whisk up whole batches of egg whites to make meringues. This hand held blender can also be used as a mini food processor, just connect the food processor attachment to the motor which will make the chopping of ingredients easier and faster. What is so great about this multi-function hand blender is that it’s easy to store and takes up less space.
Precision Cooker Nano – This is definitely a good gift for a cooking savvy friend who likes to create fantastic meals with minimal effort. This modern, compact and powerful sous vide immersion circulator from Anova is not only a great tool in the kitchen to prepare restaurant-worthy food but will not require a huge amount of space in the kitchen.
Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker – This is an elegant appliance that folds which requires less space in the kitchen cabinet or panty and of course, for easy storage. This is a great gift for you or your loved ones who like to make perfect dough. It has a temperature and humidity controller that is perfect for rising and fermenting yeast bread dough. It also allows dough to rise much faster which makes this kitchen appliance a time saving tool as well.
Compact Countertop Oven With Air Fryer, Stainless Steel – This countertop kitchen appliance combines a convection oven, a toaster, a broiler and an air fryer, offers various ways to make easy, delicious food and most of all, saving valuable counter space. I would definitely buy this appliance when it is time to replace our toaster oven. It is the perfect size for our small kitchen and is definitely a good replacement for a toaster oven.
Counter-top Convection Oven, 8 Functions + Standard Height, Stainless Steel/Black– It comes with 8 in 1 function that allows you to air fry, air roast, toast, bagel, bake, dehydrate and keep warm food in one kitchen appliance. Once it’s flipped up, it takes up to 50% less space and can be stored against your backsplash.
Vitamix – This kitchen equipment can chop even the toughest ingredients, bringing cold ingredients to steaming hot, plus it can emulsify, grind and blend. It’s like a combination food processor, grinder and blender in one. This is one appliance that I would like to have. If I had known of this product before I bought my food processor, I would have definitely chosen this Vitamix over my food processor. This item can take up space as as food processor but it has a lot of functions and is much easier to clean than a food processor.
Chop and Strain Cutting Board – This kitchen item is designed to replace a colander, mixing bowl, strainer, container, ice bucket, cutting board, fruit and vegetable basket. So instead of storing multiple kitchen gadgets to perform different food preparation that takes up space in your small kitchen, replace them with this Collapsible Chop and Strain Cutting board, it is definitely a kitchen space saver!
Multipurpose Foldable Stainless Steel Over Sink Kitchen Drainer Rack for Cups Fruits Vegetables – Can be used as a drying rack for your dishes or vegetables and fruits and can work as rivet. It is foldable which make it easier to store and makes your kitchen counter look less cluttered.
Stove Top Spatula Rack with Drip Pad – I personally own this item and it has become an essential cooking tool in my kitchen. When you have a small counterspace to work with, it’s a struggle to find a place to rest your spatula or spoon and pan lid while you are cooking. The pan lid can take up a lot of space and can cause dripping on your stove which means bigger clean up after you are done cooking. This Stove Top Spatula Rack with Drip Pad was a life saver for me because it has helped me to keep my kitchen cooking area clean and organized. Aside from that, it’s really a space saving kitchen tool because it only takes a small space on my counter. It also holds my pan lid vertically on the dripping pad compared to when I had to place the hot dripping pot lids face down on the counter. This is really a must have and a really great useful gift to give.
Wooden Spoons For Cooking, Slotted Spurtle Spatula Sets For Stirring, Mixing, Serving – What’s so good thing about this wooden spoons set aside from its beauty, you can use them for different purposes such as for stirring, tossing salads, mixing, scooping, as an egg separator and as a serving spoon when you have house guests. They are durable and most of all, they protect your valuable cookware from scratches.
Gotham Steel Multipots and Pasta Pots – This is a great gift for pasta lovers because it has a built in strainer which makes pasta cooking easier. No need to dirty a strainer to drain out the water. Simply twist the handles and voila the water strains out within seconds. Of course, this pot can also be used for boiling eggs, popping popcorn and since it’s an oven safe pot, the possibilities are endless!
Space Saving Kitchen Tools That Contain More Than One Kitchen Item
Space Saver 2 in 1 Shaker Mills Set– Combines both salt and pepper mills in one.
Wood Salt Box Stacking Set3 piece – It has 3 tiers which will allows you to store table salt, herbs and peppers.
2-in-1 Olive Oil Dispenser and Vinegar Bottle – Clear Glass – If you like the combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect storage bottle for your two favorite condiments.
Innovative Soap Dispenser and Sponge Holder 2 in1 – Kitchen soap dispenser with attached caddy which allows you to store your scrubbers, rags or sponges. It will also help you to minimize water dripping while cleaning dishes.
8-Piece Nonstick Aluminized Steel, Space Saving Baking Set, With Deep Roasting Pan, Cookie Sheet, Cake Pans, Muffin Pans and Baking Pan – Stack ‘n’ Store Baking Set is designed to fit all 8 piece nonstick baking trays into one another in order to save the valuable space in your kitchen cabinets. This is also an item added to my wish list!
Store Knife Organizer – It only takes up a little space in your drawer and yet can store up to 9 knives. This tool can really help you or your loved ones to maximize the use of kitchen drawer space.
30-Piece Spin-and-Store Knife and Kitchen Tool Set with Rotating Storage Caddy – This is one of the most space efficient designs I have seen in a product. The revolving block keeps knives and tools accessible and within reach while saving valuable kitchen counter space.
Cutting boards with Added Features
Stowaway Cutting Board with Built-in Knife Sharpener – If kitchen space is the problem, this foldable cutting board will do the trick for you because it’s easy to store and needs very little space in your kitchen.
Professional Bamboo Cutting Board with Durable 7 Piece Knife Set – This is a SPACE SAVING/MULTI-FUNCTION BUTCHER BLOCK! It comes with 6 colored cutting mats and a full set of utensils. You or your loved ones can use this cutting board as a cracker and snack server, cheese board serving platter, and appetizer tray aside from chopping, slicing, dicing and cutting.
Bamboo Cutting Serving Boards for Kitchen with Juice Groove 2 Piece Stainless Steel Tray – A small kitchen also means a small counter space to work on and most of the time, it is really a struggle to find a space for your cutting board, a tray to hold the cut ingredients and another tray for vegetables or fruit peel leftovers. This Bamboo Cutting Serving Board with 2 Piece Stainless Steel Tray will definitely be a solution to that problem.
Space Saving Single Use Items that you can use for certain purposes.
Compact Can Opener with circular, unique and space saving design.
Magnetic Measuring Spoons, Set of 5 – It has a feature of an easy grip surface and magnets to keep them nested together which makes them easier to put away.
Pizza Cutter Wheel with Protective Blade Guard – It is a pizza cutter that fits in the palm of your hand and also fits in your cutlery drawer with protective blade guard and ergonomic handle.
Retractable Plastic Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket – Easy to store because of its expandable body design. You can place this item in your kitchen drawer or cabinet and it will only take up minimum space.
Kitchen Chopping Shear, Mincer, Sharp Dishwasher Safe Kitchen Gadget – Ideal for cutting many kinds of herbs and vegetables such as mint, celery and chives. Lately, I have noticed that the scissors in my kitchen drawer is becoming an essential kitchen tool for me, especially when I am cooking noodles that need some chopped chives. I just use my scissors instead to chop the herbs rather than using a cutting board and knife.
Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker – This is a great gift for a coffee lover that does not have much space in their kitchen for a regular sized coffee maker.
StoveShelf Magnetic Shelf for Kitchen Stove – This is a great way to utilize space on top of your stove which is ideal to store your spices and condiments.
Christmas Gift Ideas For Someone Who Likes To Cook and Bake
Delicious baked goods require good baking skills, the right baking tools and the precise measurement of ingredients. Having the right baking tools and equipment will help your baker friend or loved ones to make the baking process a breeze. Below are Christmas Gift Ideas for someone who likes to cook and bake at the same time:
Marble Rolling Pin – It is so heavy which makes it ideal for making cinnamon rolls or cookies or anything that you need to a rolling pin for. Plus it is so easy to clean and comes with a stand that will prevent the pin from rolling around.
Maple French Rolling Pin – This pin is slightly textured North American hardwood which hold
Silpat – A nonstick silicone baking mat is a perfect match for baking cooking cookies. No need to use non-stick spray!
55-Piece Cake Supply Master Decorating Tip Set – This is a great gift for someone who just started a passion for baking. It tip set contains an assortment of star, petal, star and leaf tips and it comes with a plastic organizer case.
20-Piece Cake Decorating Kit – This is a perfect starter set for aspiring cake decorator as it comes with 10 decorating tips and 10 disposal decorating bags and illustrated icing techniques.
Small Cake Leveler, for Cakes 10 Inches or Less – Any baker will surely appreciate this gift because it cuts a perfectly even cake layers which makes leveling and torting a cake way easier.
5-Piece Layer Cake Pan Set – are easy to use and easy to clean because it is a non-stick cake pan. This set is ideal for making a layer cake!
Springform Pan 10 Cup, 9 Inch – It comes with a tight seal that prevent a messy spills and it has nonstick coating which make food release and cleanup a breeze.
Cake Pan, 9 inch, Nonstick & Quick Release Coating – A heavy duty cake pan with a unique textured surface which allows to increase air circulation and therefore improve to distribute the heat evenly throughout the pan. It is also has a non-stick coating for easy cake release.
Offset Spatula with 4.5-Inch Stainless Steel Blade – A great tool for spreading buttercream icing on a smaller sized cake.
Scraper/Chopper – A good kitchen tool for scraping, splitting bread dough and measuring which make it very essential for
Food Scale with Bowl, Timer, and Temperature Sensor -When it comes to baking it requires precision, this is food scale with bowl, timer and temperature sensor which allow to accomplish more tasks with less clutter on the kitchen counter.
Cupcake Scoop – Transferring batter without drips between cupcakes. The scooped design make it also easy to keep batter inside the spooned.
Cake Server, Clear -It has a good carry handle and locking cover design which make transporting cake secure.
5 Cup Flour Sifter Rotary Hand Crank Stainless Steel – will break up clumps, aerate sugar, flour and other baking ingredients to give your baked good a fluffy and light texture. Durable because it is made with stainless steel with a highly polished body.
Premium Classic Series Zester Grate – It has so many uses such as zesting citrus, grating cheese, ginger and garlic. It made from a true stainless steel material which make the item rust free and keep the sharpness overtime.
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – A mixer that is perfect for heavy and dense mixtures which ideal for mixing large amount of cookie dough, bread dough and mashed potatoes.
Great Christmas Gift Ideas For Cooking Lovers
Good Kitchen Helpers That Make Meal Preparation And Cooking Easier
A well-equipped kitchen makes meal preparation and cooking easier. Below are some the Christmas Gift Ideas for someone who likes to cook but prefers to put minimal effort into it. Below are some of the amazing kitchen helpers that will definitely help the cooking lovers on your gift list to get the best results in the kitchen with minimal effort:
Small Citrus Juicer – This is a great gift for someone who likes to drink freshly squeezed citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit juice every morning. The juicer ensures maximum juice extraction because it has a dual self-reversing cone feature. It has a measurement with markings for accurate use in mixed drinks and recipes.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker – This is the easiest way to cook eggs in different ways such as eggs benedict, hard boiled, deviled eggs and egg salad. This is ideal for large families or for those who have a busy schedule. It helps to prepare an egg breakfast meal quick and easy .
5 Cup Whisking Accessory Food Chopper – This kitchen tool can chop, puree from coarse to fine and mix. Plus it can whisk, stir and whip in just a few seconds. Its compact, lightweight design, in- bowl accessory storage and convenient cord wrap makes it easy to store. It also comes with a wood storage stand, so it can be stored inside a drawer.
Stainless Steel Soap – Ideal for someone who likes to cook using fresh onion, garlic, and seafood but cannot stand the lingering scents that are left on their hands.
165ft Long Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth for The Oven, Grill, Kitchen, BBQ, Smoker, Sous Vide, Rotisserie – Eliminate guess work because this tool estimates cooking time that so you can get the perfect results every time. It is easy to use because it is wireless and the app will notify you when the food is ready!
Serrated Carving Electric Knife Set – A perfect kitchen tool to help you get the meal ready with ease as it comes with a bread blade for bread, cheese, cake loaves and meatloaf. Plus there is a carving blade for carving a chicken, ham, turkey or roast.
Tomato Slicing Knife Stainless Steel Blade – This knife will make slicing tomatoes effortless as well as other fruits and vegetables.
Ceramic Knife Set – This set of knives are made from Kyocera’s proprietary zirconia material produced in Japan for exceptional quality and beauty. They are ultra-sharp and lightweight making meal preparation easier. This is a perfect gift for a new couple, home cook, cooking enthusiast or chef.
Quick Edge Knife Sharpener – It has an innovative and easy to use design that will keep the smooth-edged kitchen knives sharp and in tip-top shape.
Old Stone Oven Rectangular Pizza Stone – Its cordierite clay allows it to heat evenly and quickly so that you will always get a golden brown crust pizza with every bite.
14-Inch x 16-Inch Aluminum Pizza Peel with Wood Handle – This will prevent the baker from burning their hands!
Non-Stick Silicone Sit Up Scraping & Cooking Spoon with Measuring Lines – This is a great cooking spoon that sits off counter tops to keep food hygienic and your counter clean. It also will help to scrape out every last piece of food from your pan or bowl.
Christmas Gift Ideas: Essential Kitchen Tools For Someone Who Likes To Cook
Below are the kitchen essentials that every home kitchen should have since they are needed for everyday cooking. These are Christmas gift ideas for a newly wed couple or for new home owners who like. These will help them to equip their kitchen to make delicious meals:
A Boiling Pot, Sauce Pan and Frying Pan – These are the Pots and Pans that new home owners or newly wed couple need in their kitchen.
- Boiling Pot should be wide and tall enough in order to hold the right amount of liquid. These are ideal to boil things, to make soups, porridge and stocks.
- Sauce Pot has a nice long handle and is deep which is perfect for stirring sauces and cooking your favorite instant noodles.
- A Heavy-Bottomed Non-Stick Frying Pan – The bottom of the frying pan should be thick enough to conduct heat evenly so it’s perfect for frying foods over moderate to high heat.
Air Fryer is a small version of an oven. In the top section of an air fryer, there is a heating mechanism and a fan to force the very hot air. Whatever is inside the fryer style basket gets cooked and gets crispy within a few minutes much like deep frying but without the oil. This is ideal for reheating fried chicken and roasted pork.
Rice Cooker is an easier way to cook rice and makes perfect rice every time. It can also be use as a steamer, to cook soup, to make stocks and even to make rice porridge which makes the rice cooker a very versatile kitchen appliance.
Essentials For Food Preparation
- Cutting Boards – It is recommended to have at least two different size cutting boards for every kitchen. The first cutting board will be for cutting raw food and the second one is for cutting fruits and vegetables. The main board should have enough space to avoid cutting yourself while the secondary board is smaller than the main board which is best for veggies and slicing bread.
- Tongs – Are used to grip food and move the food from one location to another. Just like cutting boards, it’s also recommended to have at least two tongs in the kitchen.
- Heavy Duty Metal Tongs – Ideal to use when lifting raw meat.
- Tongs With A Rubber Tip – Ideal to use when stirring food in a non-stick skillet or pan.
- Knives – It does most of the meal preparation work.
- Knife with curved edge and pointed tip is used for almost every cutting task in the kitchen, from cutting chicken to chopping potatoes and carrots. This is why this Chef’s Knife is a must have item in every kitchen.
- Pairing Knife is for cutting smaller food items and is ideal for cutting and peeling fruits and vegetables.
- Cooking Utensils – Use for working food and liquids in a pot or skillet.
- Wooden Spoon with Flat Edge – allows to scrape the pan better.
- Wooden Spoon with Round Edge – just like the chef’s knife the spoon with round edge does most of the work from scooping, stirring, moving and holding food in place while cooking.
- Soup Ladle – Ideal for transferring soup or stew from larger pots to smaller containers or individual serving bowls.
- Silicone Spatula – useful for stirring, scraping and mixing food together without scratching your pans.
- Measuring Spoon – Are used for measuring the exact amount of ingredients.
- Whisk – useful for stirring sauces, to incorporate air into a mixture and to blend ingredients smoothly.
- Mixing Bowls – Just like the cutting boards and tongs, it is recommended to have at least 2 mixing bowls, a large and a small one. The large mixing bowl is ideal for mixing food, for preparing food items and tossing salads, while the small one is ideal for holding condiments after you have prepared them or mixing food in small amounts.
- Strainer – Is used to separate liquid from other ingredients and also used to sift fine ingredients away from larger ingredients.
- Can Opener And Peelers – get the durable one.
Hope that my guide to Christmas gift ideas for someone who likes to cook helps you to find the perfect gifts that you would like to give to all of your loved ones this coming season of giving. Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!