The best unexpected kitchen gadgets for the home cook who seems to have it all
The holidays are here and if you haven’t started (or finished) shopping yet, this is something you seriously need to get started. Over the past few years we have spent more time at home and a lot has become much more practical in the kitchen. Is there a home cook on your vacation list who already seems to have it all?
Here are 14 gifts that are sure to change the way they operate in the kitchen for years to come.
This year, surprise the grilling enthusiasts in your life with the kitchen tool that allows them to take advantage of next level cooking without spending hours and hours by the grill. With a wireless connectivity range of 165 feet as well as a guided cooking app, the MEATER Plus is sleek, easy to use and compact, the essential tool to complete their grilling line. MEATER Plus does the work for them, estimating how long their food is cooking and resting, so they can enjoy a glass of red with the family and track their progress from a phone or tablet. We all know the holiday season is about spending time with family and friends, and having the right gadgets to save time can make all the difference. Available through major retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.
FinaMill is the electric mill that grinds many spices. That’s right, no more disposable grinders or flavorless pre-ground spices. Refillable pods move in and out of the grinder with a simple down push and fresh spices are crushed at the push of a button. We all know that freshly ground spices taste better. The FinaMill features an award-winning design that’s pretty enough to go from the kitchen to the dining room table. It’s a great hostess gift for the foodie in your life. Available on Amazon.
Philips Plus pasta machine
The perfect kitchen accessory for the pasta-loving chef. They can have fun making delicious pasta with the freedom to choose their own ingredients. The automatic kneading technology allows for little effort: choose the shape of the pasta, add the ingredients, press a button and let the pasta machine do all the work. There’s even a recipe book that’s included to help inspire with various ingredients to uplift anyone’s pasta-making game. Easy to set up, clean and use, Philips Pasta Maker Plus is a treat for your favorite chef and the family. Available on Williams-Sonoma and Amazon.com.
Cuzen Matcha Maker
Matcha is the perfect staple for the well-being of any vegan, and Cuzen is a beautiful eye gem designed by a native of Tokyo. With the push of a button, you can replicate the qualities of a traditional stone mill and bamboo whisk and prepare freshly ground matcha from organic leaves grown in the shade. This not only means that it tastes better, but also contains higher levels of antioxidants. Hang one up on Amazon.
iKettle 3rd generation by Smarter
Got a tea lover on your vacation list? Give them a kettle that they can control directly from their phone. Featuring both Wi-Fi and voice activation, it lets you boil water anywhere, at the exact temperature you need, through the Smarter app or through your smart home devices . As many are looking to reset for the New Year, a smart electric kettle is an essential device for streamlining your routine. Its sleek and sleek design not only looks great on the counter, but also takes the guesswork out of perfecting the ultimate hot drink. Find it here.
Hydros 40 oz. Glass carafe
This newly launched 40oz glass carafe is a perfect gift for your favorite host or hostess, plus it looks great on any counter or dining table. It’s also perfect for the person who works from home and wants to track their water intake while using something eco-friendly and aesthetic. No need to wait forever for the filter to work its magic – the Hydros Glass Carafe filters 40 ounces of water in just 40 seconds. Order one here.
Nest Hub Max
Are you looking for a home chef who enjoys working with recipes? The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch display so they can easily follow recipes to perfection. All they have to do is say, “Hey Google, how do you make a chicken pie?” and their hands-on assistant will teach them how to prepare a delicious meal. Plus, if a substitute ingredient is needed, or if they need to halve a recipe, set a timer and more, the wizard can help. Just say things like, “Hey Google, what’s a half a quarter?” Or “Hey Google, set a timer for 30 minutes,” making this the perfect gift for a keen cook or even someone learning. And the Nest Hub Max has a camera so you can make a video call using Google Duo with mom or grandma who really know how to make those top secret family recipes. The Nest Hub Max is available on the Google Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Kohls, Target, and more.
Trudeau Toss & Chop Tool Green
Now, eating healthier just got easier with this Trudeau Toss & Chop-Green tool. Its double micro serrated stainless steel blades will instantly chop your vegetables directly above your salad bowl, plate or pan. It also has a security lock for secure and compact storage. The blades never need to be sharpened. This pack contains a tool for throwing and chopping. Find it here.
The Coolin Curve is a game-changer for the home cook who loves a cold bottle of wine. Have you ever struggled to fit your favorite bottle of wine into an ice bucket? We’ve all been there. Putting the bottle in the bottom of the bucket is a nightmare. Ice goes everywhere. Not with the Coolin curve. They are the only curved bottom ice bucket that makes inserting a bottle of wine or champagne into ice in the blink of an eye. The ice simply rolls over the top of the bottle, creating even cold in less time. Order one here.
Lettuce Grow Farmstand
This complete system makes it easy and fun to grow nutritious living products at home without the time, stress and green thumbs required by traditional gardening. A vertical hydroponic garden is the perfect year round kitchen gadget for any household as it can be used both outdoors and indoors (thanks to the light rings that provide optimal lighting for indoor growers) to cultivate. favorite seasonal produce from the comfort of your own. What could be better than having your own farmer’s market in your kitchen to harvest the freshest produce that you yourself have grown to feed your loved ones? The diverse range of seedlings you can grow in the Farmstand will make them a real staple for any home cook. Find the system here.
With LĒVO, home cooks can take their recipes to the next level. This nifty kitchen accessory can infuse ingredients at home that can enhance the flavor and creativity of their recipes with the push of a button. Consider lavender honey butter or cinnamon-infused latkes (fruits, spices, and nuts can also be infused). LĒVO infusions are mess-free and pre-filtered, eliminating the need for cheesecloth and other filtration methods. It also replaces the double boil brewing method, which requires constant attention to avoid burning or damaging the ingredients. Available on LevoOil.com and Amazon.
A revolutionary kitchen appliance that turns household waste (food, bioplastics, bones, tissues, etc.) into nutrient-rich compost within 24 hours. Easy to use with a philosophy of fill, transform and collect, all you have to do is fill your Lomi with all the trash, push a button, then use the soil it makes for fertilize your houseplants and garden or throw them in your trash, or even the trash. Buy it here.
AnySharp Pro CHEF Knife Sharpener
Known as the “World’s Best Knife Sharpener,” the AnySharp Pro CHEF Knife Sharpener rejuvenates knives safely and without hands. A few light strokes, and in seconds the knife is sharp like new. The patented Power Grip suction cup base keeps the sharpener in place and the advanced diamond-sharpened tungsten carbide blades easily sharpen almost any knife. Professional quality knife sharpening that makes cooking easy and safe! The Pro CHEF features metal alloy construction and a stunning plated finish, so you can proudly display it on your kitchen counter. Order one here.
Cork Genius is the smart way to open wine. Created by a team tired of wine snobbery and the ineffective tools available, they set out to figure out how to design a simpler method of opening a bottle of wine. The result led them to turn to science, mixing chemistry and physics. They used a needle to pierce the cork and inject air underneath, making it come out easily and quickly. Thus, Cork Genius was born. Treat that wine on your list with the Cork Genius Kit – a four-piece set with everything you need to open, pour and store your wine: the Cork Genius, a platinum letter opener, a Genius aerator and a sealer vacuum-packed wine. Find it here.