Our Favorite Kitchen Gear Gifts of 2017
The best gifts for the food nerd in your life.
Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz.
What do you get the cook who has it all? If your loved ones already have the basics figured out, it’s time to invest in the future. Sure, all you actually need is a knife and a pan. But here's a list of gifts that'll help you have fun in the kitchen, no matter whether you're working on a roast turkey or a bottle of beer.
$100 and Under
16-Ounce Alex Bottle Opener Cup, $15
And speaking of beer, there’s no better way to start an afternoon in the kitchen than with a brew in hand as you get ready to make your favorite MUNCHIES recipe. This hybrid cup is not only a receptacle but also allows you to crack open your cold one with its bottle-opener undercarriage.
Mauviel Mini Roaster, $70
This five-by-four inch roasting pan from French copper bosses Mauviel will allow you to make mini-masterpieces in the oven. Just think of how cool a tiny little Cornish hen would look in here nestled atop some mini carrots and pearl onions.
Copper Olive Oil Cruet, $100
Anyone who knows olive oil knows that there’s the plain stuff for cooking and then there’s the good stuff that you want to protect from sunlight and heat at all costs; this spouted cruet is for the second kind, and it looks sweet as hell on the counter.
Multi-Purpose Kitchen Shears, $60
Spatchcock your turkey and open a beer with the same tool (wash it first, though). As practical in the kitchen as it is on a campsite, this multipurpose scissor is perfect for the survivalist who likes to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstance.
Thermocouple Thermometer, $100
The instant-read thermometer is one of the most underused and underrated kitchen instruments. This one has an extra-fine tip so you're not stabbing huge holes into your meat, and an easy-to-wash waterproof body.
Hand-Blown Glass Pour-Over Set, $50
We’re not too sure what borosilicate glass is, but it sure looks good when it’s hand-blown into a pour-over set that’s insulated to stay as hot as possible for as long as possible.
Kitchenaid Precision Press Coffee Maker, $100
Attention all coffee nerds: There is now a super sleek French press with a timer and scale, so you can bring some decimal point precision into your morning brewing ritual.
Stovetop Pizza Oven, $180
There’s only one way to make good pizza at home: By cranking your oven as far as it will go, and sometimes that’s not even enough. Enter the Pizzacraft Stovetop Pizza Oven, which uses direct heat to get magnificent bubbles of crust and dough.
Wim Frozen Yogurt Maker, $300
This nifty device will allow you to have fresh frozen yogurt whenever you want. Just pop in a flavor capsule with a little milk, and you’re seconds away from a snack.
Le Creuset ' Beauty and the Beast' Soup Pot, $280
“Be our guest” indeed, with an already very beautiful cast iron soup pot that gets a Beauty and the Beast facelift.
Breville Smart Waffle Pro, $250
And finally, a modern take on an OG kitchen gadget: It's a spill-proof, controllable waffle iron, or a $250 holiday miracle.