50 Unique Gifts For Chefs
Chefs are one of the most glamorous professions today, thanks to a variety of reality cooking competitions such as the Master Chef, Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, and My Kitchen Rules, just to name a few. What started out as a friendly competition among professional chefs in Japan with the introduction of the Iron Chef, the genre has quickly gathered pace and is now one of the most watched types of shows not only in this country but also in other parts of the world.
That’s why a lot of people are now pretty interested in taking up culinary studies, learn from the masters, and hopefully build their own gastronomic empire one day. To do that, they have to start from scratch, from the ground up. And to help you in this journey, we’re bringing to you 50 gifts for chefs in 2017 so you can take those crucial first steps to mastering the world’s kitchen.
Rub Away Bar
Get rid of nasty kitchen odors like the smell of fish, onions, garlic, and other ingredients off your hands with this miracle stainless steel soap-like bar from Amco. Nope. It’s not soap. But it’s actually a lot better when it comes to getting rid of that nasty smell off your hands. Get rid of nasty kitchen odors like the smell of fish, onions, garlic, and other ingredien
Pan Organizer Rack
This pan organizer is the perfect solution for keeping your kitchen countertop tidy. It’s a great space-saver for those who may have very little space to spare as the Deco Bros. can be positioned vertically so pans will be stacked one on top of the other. Otherwise, having it horizontal looks good, too.
Platinum Oyster Glove
Don’t cut your hands with your sharp kitchen utensils. Protect it from abrasions as well. While superbly covering your hands with a superior-quality cut-resistant material, you’ll never lose grip of what you’re doing in the kitchen. It’s your best buddy whenever you have to use your knife or any other sharps.
StemGem Strawberry Huller
Thinking of creating a really fabulous dessert made of only the freshest strawberries you can get straight from the farm? Designed like a strawberry itself, this huller is what you will need to remove the core of the berry so you will enjoy every bit of the nutritious fruit sans the woody center.
The Original SNAP'N STRAIN
Working in the kitchen is all about efficiency. If you can perform a variety of tasks using only the smallest number of utensils, you’d be a great chef. This is the basic premise of the Snap’n Strain which effectively reduces the number of steps you’ll need to strain your cooked food of water.
Mayo Knife & Jar Scraper
We know how frustrating it is to try and scrape every last morsel of mayo from the jar using an ordinary spoon or even a jelly spreader. Good thing Compac came up with a solution by shaping a tool following the contours of a standard mayo jar. Now, you’ll get every morsel of it.
Easy Onion Holder Slicer
Don’t you just hate holding onions, potatoes, and even carrots while you’re slicing them up? They’re a bit slippery, right? Well, all that’s about to change with this onion holder. Never again will you be fighting with your ingredient just to keep it in place. Best of all, you keep your hands clean.
Chef'n Herb Stripper
There are some cooks who really despise having to run their fingers across the midribs of herbs and other green leafy veggies. The Chef’n Stripper is a very simple yet handy tool that helps systematize the way we remove leaves off the stems of our favorite herbs and leafy veggies.
Hand-Powered Food Chopper
The VeggieChop was designed primarily to help cooks simplify the art of chopping vegetables, nuts, fruits, meats, and all other ingredients they need to produce a really sumptuous meal, all without having to rely on electric power. Operating it is quite easy, too, as it already comes with a unique chopping mechanism.
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
Boasting of a dual gear mechanism, this juicer from Chef’n guarantees you extra 20% juice from your favorite citrus fruits compared to other juicers. Its durable construction also helps ensure that it will be the last citrus juicer you will ever put in your kitchen. It is quite fashionable, too.
10 Piece Colorful Knife Set
If you have a friend who’s into preppy colors and who’s also into preparing meals, the Vremi knife set makes a wonderful gift. You’ve got 5 different knives finished with food-safe, nonstick coating to give you a remarkably fashionable set. The slicing power of these knives should always be taken seriously, however.
What’s the use of a set of knives if you don’t have a way of organizing, storing, and keeping them clean and razor-sharp all the time? Well, not to worry since Chicago Cutlery’s set is here to provide you with professional-grade high carbon stainless steel knives with a beautiful wooden knife block.
Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set
Ever wonder how you know if your pan has already achieved the right temperature before you start cooking? T-fal’s Thermo-Spot technology virtually eliminates the guesswork by giving you superb visual cues to make your cooking more efficient. And with a trusted name in nonstick cookware, you’ll never fail in the kitchen.
Chef's Edition SpiceStack
Organize your bottle of spices with the SpiceStack, an elegant and highly functional 3-level drawer that’s designed not only to keep your kitchen clean but also to add a certain element of elegance in your kitchen. The set also comes with drawer labels to make your organization chores more efficient.
Salt and Pepper Grinder
Sprinkle some freshly ground pepper on your dishes and savor the goodness of your meals. Add a dash of salt of varying grain sizes to titillate your palate. With the Levav grinder, you get 5 levels of fineness or coarseness to your salt and pepper or any other spice that you can think of.
The Flavor Bible
The key to becoming a master in the kitchen lies in the understanding of the different characteristics of ingredients. By mixing and matching complementary and contrasting flavors, you, too, can create culinary masterpieces worthy of a spot in premier cooking shows. If not, you can always wow your family and friends with your kitchen wizardry.
The Professional Chef
If you’re looking for a career in the culinary arts, it’s best to learn the basics from the masters. From there, you can continue with your gastronomic journey, relying on the bits of wisdom printed on the pages of The Professional Chef. Who knows, you might just be the next owner of a culinary empire?
2 Stage Knife Sharpener
A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one. Unfortunately, sharpening your knives is not a skill that everyone possesses. Great thing there’s the KitchenIQ gadget that will keep all of your knives in razor-sharp condition. Best of all, your knife will never damage the surface of your countertop or table ever again.
Matryoshka Measuring Cups
The Matryoshka dry measuring cups are adorable kitchen utensils that are designed after the famous Russian nesting dolls. Each one is constructed of high quality polystyrene, giving it exceptional impact resistance. And even if you’re not using these cups, it sure can serve a very beautiful decor to your kitchen glass cabinet.
Pancake Batter Dispenser
Are you craving for uniformly-portioned pancakes? Now, portion control has been made easier with this ingenious batter dispenser from KPKitchen. It features many unique characteristics that will have you dispensing dollops after dollops of your favorite batter. It’s magical in the making of pancakes, waffles, muffins, cakes, and a whole lot more.
Feel sexy while you’re concocting some delicious meals for your family or friends or both. This creative apron from Yunko is designed to be as waterproof and oil-proof with its unique polyester blend. More importantly it makes you feel and look sexy with the Betty Boop-like body figure on its panel.
Dreaming of giving your boyfriend the instant rock-hard abs that you wish for him to have? Well, just give him this sexy apron with nothing underneath and he’ll show you just how fabulous he looks with that instant chiseled abs of his while whipping up some deliciously sinful treats.
If you’re still at a loss as to how you can ensure that your meat is cooked perfectly, then get this talking meat thermometer. It’s got an extra-long probe that records very accurate temperature readings within 4 to 7 seconds. Its LED backlight makes for a great color element to your kitchen, too.
The Shopping Button
Wish you had an assistant you can rely on to keep you abreast with your shopping needs? You don’t have to fuss over some ingredients you forgot to include in your shopping list as Hiku is here to help. She’s your digital assistant that makes shopping a lot easier.
Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Fancy creating some stunning cuts of veggies, pastas, and even fruits? Then get this spiral slicer and you could be well on your way to creating fabulous dishes that are not only appetizing but are also visually palatable. It quickly makes spirals of your zucchinis, carrots, and other veggies.
If you love fried foods but don’t like the idea of having them cooked in oil, then the Cozyna is the solution. It features a very unique system of utilizing 70% less oil to fry your favorite foods without losing the flavors of fried foods. You can bake, roast, and grill, too.
The Flavor Bible
According to the Flavor Bible, the secret to becoming a really great chef is in one’s knowledge of ingredients including how the different tastes and flavors can complement one another to produce something really spectacular and titillating to the senses. It’s all about using the right ingredients to bring out natural flavors.
Swear Jar Money Box
The kitchen can be littered with almost anything. And if you do have spare change from your grocery, then slotting these into the Swear Box will give you more funds the next time you go to the grocery. It’s a fully-personalized money box complete with money slot and removable bottom.
A Cooking Journal
Some of the most delicious recipes are handed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, if you miss one ingredient, the whole dish suffers. That’s why if you plan on handing down to your children your own recipes, then jot these down on this cooking journal. It’s pre-formatted to help you with your entries.
Mini Fire Fighter
Every kitchen requires an efficient fire control and management system. After all, the kitchen is where the heat is at. With this compact fire extinguisher, you get optimum control of wood, oil, electrical, and even gasoline fires. Don’t belittle this 9-inch fire fighter as it can, without question, save your home.
Stainless Steel Bowls
Don’t you just get tired of having to look for the right bowl to mix your ingredients in? With this 6-piece set of mixing bowls, you’ll never run out of containers to whip up some wonderful creations ever again. These stainless steel bowls are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Magnetic Measuring Spoons
These stainless steel measuring spoons are not only elegant they are fully magnetized, too. This simply means you can easily attach them to other metallic surfaces in your kitchen so you’ll never lose them ever again. It’s a great way to organize and keep things systematic in the kitchen, too.
Plastic Measuring Cups
Measuring cups are an absolute essential in any kitchen, especially if you’re into baking as it requires very precise measurements of ingredients. Unfortunately, many measuring cups today have labels that are largely unreadable. With this OXO measuring cups, you don’t need to read the size; just look at its color label.
Medium Cookie Scoop
The key to great cookies is to have them in uniform sizes so they bake evenly and at the same time. The OXO cookie scoop allows you to make uniform sizes of your cookie dough, ensuring consistency in every batch. Designed like an ice cream scoop, it makes cookie portioning a breeze.
Silicone Spatula Set
The Wilton spatula is a set of 3 silicone-based leveling kitchen utensils that are perfect for baking and other types of cooking the requires an even and smooth surface of the food. These come in 3 sizes and are built to withstand temperatures not exceeding 500oF or around 260oC.
Do you love pizza? How about cookies? Well, the secret is in getting the right and uniform thickness throughout the dough. With this solid beech wooden roller from Joseph Joseph, this is guaranteed by the inclusion of removable discs on both ends to achieve the desired thickness of the dough.
Fitness buffs and serious dieters are very keen about using very precise measurements of their ingredients to achieve the number of calories they aim for. With the Ozeri Pronto, not only can you assure very precise measurements, you’re also given the opportunity to add some pizzazz to your kitchen countertop.
Featuring 59 touch points in its unique planetary mixing mechanism, this stand mixer from KitchenAid helps ensure you get all of your ingredients mixed and blended together so you don’t have stray lumps or portions that are off. It comes in 44 different color schemes to match every style and personality.
Regular Muffin Pan
Thinking of a great gift for your muffin-making friend? Then give her this exciting piece from Wilton. It’s fully nonstick so there’s no need to spray additional grease on each of the 12 molds. It’s also very easy to clean and can be safely washed and sanitized in your dishwasher.
Leakproof Springform Pan
Many eventually give up simply because they make a mess of almost everything. With this 9-inch pan from Nordic Ware, you can be safe in the knowledge that messy spills will be a thing of the past. It’s nonstick-coated making it super easy to release the baked goodie from the pan.
Whether you’re going to make your own version of crème brulee, soufflé, pudding, custard, or any dessert, you’ll find these ramekins are just perfect for the job. You get just the right portion sizes at 5 ounces to wow your friends and guests. It’s microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer- safe, too.
Light Duty Oven Mitt
Discard you plain, raggedy oven mitts and say hi to these very unusual, highly entertaining, and equally effective mitts from Boston Warehouse. Get the lobster claw or even the beautiful trout and slip it over your hands. Don’t like these? Then how about a shark, a tropical fish, or salmon?
Nonstick Cooling Rack
Cookies are best served when they’re fresh from the oven. However, you need to cool them first to allow them to set to their crispy goodness. With these nonstick cooling racks, cooling your cookies and other baked goodies has never been easier since scooping them up later is a breeze.
Cutting Board Set
Add a touch of eco-friendliness in your kitchen with these cutting boards made of high quality Moso bamboo. Known primarily for its density, high quality, and strength, you can rely on this bamboo board to give you a chopping and cutting surface that will never give up in your lifetime.
Rectangular Roaster with Rack
Getting ready for the next great meal to serve your guests? How about roasting up some beef or turkey or even some large chunk of fish without having to worry about drips on your oven floor? This Cuisinart product is exceptional when it comes to giving you drip-free pouring of roasted goodies.
Nonstick Cookware Set
Got a friend who just got married? Well, it may not look like the ideal wedding gift but the Vremi set can surely enable a beginning family to start cooking up fantastic recipes on their own. The set already comes with pots, pans, and cooking utensils, all finished in nonstick coating.
Basting Pastry & Bbq Brushes
Need to baste your meat with the marinade you prepared? Or perhaps apply some egg wash onto your baked goodies to let it finish with a marvelous shine? Don’t use any other brush except this nonstick Bekith food-grade basting silicone brush. It’s especially made for pastries and grilled foods.
Stainless Steel Strainers
It’s designed perfectly to sift dry ingredients so you don’t end up with very lumpy cakes and other pastries. This Cuisinart tool comes in 3 different sizes so you get the right tool for the right job. Its mesh is made of stainless steel, affording it durability to last several lifetimes.
Instant Pot Cooker
If you can use a pot in 7 different ways, would you want to use it? Many home chefs have clearly discovered the versatility of the Instant Pot allowing them to cook rice, pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, make yogurt, and warm yogurt up to 70 percent faster than conventional pots.
Ultimate Splatter Protection
Protect yourself from splashing or splattering oil from your frying pan with this novel kitchen gadget. Simply attach it to the lip of your frying pan and be protected from blistering hot oily splatters. Its funnel-shaped design also prevents oil mists and condensation so you get all the frying benefits of oil.