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Whether you have a home chef or novice cook on your list, these eight gift ideas are perfect for kitchen connoisseurs at any level of experience.
1. All-Clad Fry Pan
If you are going to have just one fry pan, make it an All-Clad. Widely sought after by top chefs and passionate home cooks around the world, All-Clad has a loyal customer base and for a good reason. A high-performance bonded cookware, All-Clad products are handcrafted to provide the ultimate cooking experience. Engineered with proprietary alchemy of metals to evenly distribute heat and deliver professional results, don't be surprised if this gift gets immediately used for cooking up an impromptu dish in the middle of your festive gathering. Free shipping on your order, some exclusions apply.
2. Xtrema® Skillet
If you cringe at the thought of Teflon-coated non-stick cookware, you might want to look at 100% ceramic Xtrema®, a non-toxic, all-natural, and nonreactive cookware alternative. With a line of products from skillets, saucepans, teapots, and even wok's, you're likely to find the right choice for your gift recipient.
Why ceramic? Beside's environmental and health benefits, ceramic heats evenly and can withstand extremely high or low temperatures, making this type of cookware a great option for both stovetop and oven cooking. Shipping starts at $9.95 with UPS Ground.
3. Staub Cast Iron
The Staub Cast-Iron Cocotte combines function and aesthetic, guaranteed to be a conversation piece during family meals. It's also extremely good at slow-cooking hearty winter stews or soups. With proper care, adding a sturdy cast iron dutch oven to the kitchen cookware arsenal will last a lifetime of holiday seasons. The hardest part of this purchase will be choosing which chic enamel color to buy. Free shipping on your order, some exclusions apply.
4. Made In 3-Piece Knife Set
Every kitchen needs a good knife set, and you would be wise to pick one from the brand, Made In. While this 2016 company might appear new to the game, the company has a 100-year family history in kitchen supply. If five-star reviews and many "best of" awards aren't enough to convince you, Michelin star's might. The kitchens of multiple three-Michelin-star restaurants, such as Chicago's Alinea and NYC's Le Bernardin, use Made In kitchenware. Each Made In knife set comes with an 8-inch chef's knife, paring knife and serrated utility knife. Sets come in three color options of red, black, or gray. Made In offers free shipping & free returns for worry-free shopping.
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5. Epicurean Nonslip Cutting Boards
Every home chef needs a good cutting board, and Epicurean's nonslip cutting boards are an excellent choice. Made in the USA with natural-wood fiber, the nonporous surface does not hold bacteria, making it safe and sanitary. Designed with non-slip silicone grippers on the corner to grip on to smooth and damp surfaces to keep the board in place while cutting. Almost unheard of for cutting boards, Epicurean's boards are entirely dishwasher safe. The cutting boards are also heat resistant up to 350°F, doubling as a trivet without damaging the cutting board. This gift surely won't disappoint. Orders of $59 or more qualify for free standard shipping.
6. Mortar & Pestle
While pre-ground spices are great for convenience, there is nothing quite like crushing herbs and spices to bring out their fullest flavor to add to your favorite dish. This porcelain, dishwasher safe, mortar, and pestle can fit comfortably in the palm of hand for a comfortable grip, making this an excellent starter tool for home chefs newly discovering the magic of fresh herbs and spices. Fresh pesto, anyone?
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7. The Smart Garden by Click and Grow™
The aroma and flavor of fresh herbs can elevate a dish, but, for most people, a year-round herb garden is a rarity to have. The Smart Garden by Click and Grow™ changes that. The at-home garden does all the work by providing plants with light, water, and nutrients. The system works similarly to a capsule coffee machine, but instead of coffee, Click and Grow™ offers a variety of plant pods with seeds. The decorative system comes with three Smart Garden containers, and the Click & Grow™ plant stand, made of pine and birch plywood, easily displayed free standing or mountable on a wall. If you're unsure what plants your gift recipient might want, the Smart Garden comes with nine plants, each of basil, lettuce, and mini tomato plant pods, a perfect start to experience growing fresh, organic food in the comfort of home all year round. The garden does all of the work providing plants with the right amount of light, water and nutrients so they thrive.. Click and Grow™ offers free shipping on orders of $100 and a 1-Year hassle-free warranty.
8. Beeswax Wrap
We can all get behind decreasing our plastic consumption, and one way to so in the kitchen is by eliminating single-use plastic wrap. A natural, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap, reusable beeswax wrap is better for the environment and great for the kitchen. While rigid at first, the warmth of hands softens the organic cotton base wrap to create a seal over foods, like cheeses or fruits, and covering for any size of dish ware you wish to cover. When cooled, the wrap will hold shape, keeping food fresher for longer. Not to mention, the wraps come in a variety of adorable patterns. Orders of $59 or qualify for free standard shipping.
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