Our Favorite Kitchen Essentials of 2015

We here at MUNCHIES have tirelessly racked our greasy brains to compile the best food-related gifts on planet Earth, and quite possibly the universe. Behold, The MUNCHIES Holiday Gift Guide.

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Dec 11 2015, 7:00pm

'Tis the season to give and get gifts. But why stick to stale candy canes stuck in a stained mug that says "World's #2 Dad" when you could get something that, well, doesn't suck? To wit, we here at MUNCHIES have tirelessly racked our greasy brains to compile the best food-related gifts on planet Earth, and quite possibly the universe. Behold, The MUNCHIES Holiday Gift Guide.

Oh, and if you want to score a few of these items for yourself for free, scroll down and enter to win a GG's Pizza Towel, Le Creuset Dutch Oven, and a Misen knife.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

In addition to being so very aesthetically pleasing, Le Creuset's cookware is known for its longevity and versatility.

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Aeropress Coffee Maker1

Aeropress Coffee Maker

This easy-to-use coffee maker will make you a great cup of java at lightning speed, so you can skip the lines and $5 lattes at the coffee chain on the corner.

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Silicone Baking Mat

Silicone Baking Mat

Stop reducing your cookies into sad little crumbs while trying to pry them off a grease-stained steel sheet and treat them right with a silicone baking mat, already.

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Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet is truly a kitchen essential, and the perfect vehicle for searing meat, frying eggs, or even making cornbread in your oven.

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Vegan Bacon Grease

Vegan Bacon Grease

Now that we know that bacon kills you, we might opt for this smoky, savory, seasoned coconut oil instead of its porky counterpart.

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El Rey and GG's Beach Towels

El Rey and GG's Beach Towels

You know what's better than a beach vacation? A beach vacation where you're relaxing on a photorealistic towel featuring GG's pizza or El Rey's scrumptious Avocado del Sur.

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Counter Culture Coffee Iridescent Blend

Counter Culture Coffee Iridescent Blend

Counter Culture's limited-edition coffee blend for this year's holiday season is earthy, chocolaty, and slightly sweet—making it perfect for winter nights by the fire.

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Misen Knife

Misen Knife

If you're still using lousy knives, know this: Once you cook with a decent blade, you'll never want to go back. Misen's is made from Japanese steel and is sharp as hell.

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Large Marge Party Pack

Large Marge Party Pack

Keep this stash of killer queso, chili oil, and Pralinella (a praline-based spread similar to Nutella) on hand, and your guests will worship you.

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Rösle Kitchen Torch

Rösle Kitchen Torch

A true gourmand loves to get serious and torch shit from time to time, be it salmon sashimi or pumpkin crème brûlée.

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Silicone Spatulas

Silicone Spatulas

If your spatula stash is looking yellowed, half-melted, and just plain ugly, toss those puppies and upgrade to sexier silicone.

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Lodge Silicone Pan Scraper

Lodge Silicone Pan Scraper

Get that dirty sponge away from your beautiful pans and wise up with Lodge's polycarbonate pan scrapers, the better way to do things.

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Enamel Dinner Plates

Enamel Dinner Plates

They're shatterproof, but look and feel like porcelain. Perfect for the klutzes among us with refined taste.

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Cutting Board

Cutting Board

Nothing feels more kingly (or queenly) than prepping your meal on a damn gorgeous piece of wood.

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Immersion Blender

Immersion Blender

Immersion blenders take up zero counter space and tuck away nicely into a drawer, but put homemade mayo, hummus, soups, pestos, and more at your fingertips.

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