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If you ask me, the perfect gifts are the ones that keep on giving. And from one huge foodie to another, kitchen appliances and tools are the ultimate gifts that fall into this camp. With so many options to choose from, we reached out Chotto Matte’s executive head chef Jordan Sclare to walk us through the best, no-fail gifts only a food lover would enjoy.
Whether you’re shopping for the self-proclaimed kitchen guru in your life or for yourself, from non-stick pans to multipurpose coffee grinders and beautiful noodle bowls, scroll through Sclare’s picks below.
An ovenproof frying pan
“The ovenproof frying pan is a must. Often home cooks sear or fry in a pan with a plastic handle which can’t go in the oven to finish the dish, forcing them to transfer to a roasting tray. This ovenproof handle is designed to work on the top of the stove as well as go inside the oven,” says Sclare.
Shop it: John Lewis, $68
A vegetable prep knife
“Your friends will love you if you gave them a short vegetable prep knife. [This] razor-sharp knife serrated and cuts through all vegetables like a pro. You can achieve that extra thin and straight slice when you use these knives at home with no added force.”
Shop it: Amazon, $12
Stainless Steel Scalpel Peeler
“Nothing bugs me more than going to my friend’s house and I offer to help them peel the vegetables and they give me an old fashioned style peeler. This speed peeler is the only [type of] peeler I use and cannot live or peel without it. It’s much quicker and easier to use once you get used to it.”
Shop it: Bed Bath & Beyond, $10
An electrical coffee grinder
“I don’t only use mini electric coffee grinders just for coffee, I use it for making all my own powders. Blend dried vegetables in this machine to make stunning bright colour natural powders, try carrot, purple potato, and bright red beetroot chips.”
Shop it: Amazon, $22
“The Microplane is the ultimate finishing tool for chefs and foodies. This tool is on every pass in my kitchens. Perfect for finishing with that final touch, whether it be for grating fruit zest over the finished dish, parmesan, or even truffle. This is the go-to tool. Super sharp and easy to clean and store.”
Shop it: Amazon, $23
“At home, I have a dedicated cupboard filled with ramen bowls, rice bowls, and Chinese spoons. A set of ramen bowls is the perfect gift for any foodie who loves a huge bowl of steamy noodle soup like I do.”
Shop it: Urban Outfitters, $16
“Always have a pair of tongs near your stove, they are not just for the BBQ. They are handy for turning and checking the underside of food. No more using spoons or forks and dropping things once you get a pair of these.”
Shop it: Amazon, $17