Recommended Gifts for Cooks: Best Kitchen Gadgets
Looking for gifts for cooks this time of year? As a chef, I love gifting friends and family cooking tools. It’s an opportunity to share the latest kitchen gadgets that I’ve tested out–and even get ideas for cool equipment I want to add to the Jordan Winery pantry. Six of the best, affordable kitchen gadgets on my shopping list are featured in the above video, and here’s a brief overview of each and where to buy.
Prepara Roasting Laurel
This product promotes air circulation for even roasting and is heat resistant to 500 degrees. It takes the form of whatever you are roasting and is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Available at Prepara’s website or Amazon for about $25.
Microplane Box Grater
This box grater has a removable microplane panel and is dishwasher safe. Available at Amazon for about $30.
This alarm is accurate, splash proof and has a 700-degree max temperature. It will even alert you–at 92 decibels–when you have reached your desired temperature. Available at ThermoWorks.com for $59. ThermoWorks Extra Big and Loud Timer is also highly recommended and available on ThermoWorks.com for $29.
Global Utility Knife
A great go-to knife for a variety of users and hand sizes. Available on Amazon for around $55.
This nutcracker is machined in Sweden and cast in zinc. It’s called the world’s first double-level action nutcracker. Available on Amazon for about $40.
Rosle Fine Tongs
These tongs are stainless steel and great for final plating. Available on Amazon for about $30.
Happy cooking and happy shopping.