Picture this: the fireplace is burning, the tree is lit, and the stockings are overflowing.
But while the youngsters may be satisfied with the usual candy and small toys, the adults in your life might be looking for something a bit more useful. To help you find the perfect small gifts for them, here’s a list of the best kitchen gadgets any loved one is sure to enjoy.
Digital food thermometer
Cooking meat to the right temperature can be a bit of a guessing game. Help your recipient avoid this stress with an instant-read or digital thermometer from Cuisinart or Kizen that gives a fast, accurate read of internal temperatures. They’ll be able to quickly check the temperature of steaks, chicken breasts, or whole turkeys, gaining peace of mind that these meats have reached the right level of doneness.
Beeswax food wraps
Plastic wrap can serve many purposes, but it’s also a single-use item that soon finds its way into the trash. This holiday season, consider gifting beeswax food wraps, the reusable alternative to plastic wrap that can seal jars and bowls and protect half-used fruits and veggies. You can find ones in different shapes and sizes from companies such as Bee’s Wrap and Goldilocks Goods.
From pasta to wings to potatoes, garlic adds a wonderful flavor that enhances any dish. And a garlic press like Zulay’s two-in-one version, which can mince and slice the cloves, makes using the staple ingredient that much easier.
You may be scratching your head wondering what this chopper is for, but it’ll soon become your loved one’s new favorite kitchen gadget. This spatula-like tool from brands like GoodCook, OXO, and Farberware has multiple blades that easily chop, blend, or mash meat or vegetables while they cook in a pan on the stove.
Electric spice grinder
Preground spices are very convenient, but nothing compares to a fresh grind since it makes the flavors and aroma more powerful. Gift an electric spice grinder like Cuisinart’s electric spice-and-nut grinder, and your loved one may never go back to preground again.
In the kitchen, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to cut an onion or carrot with a dull knife. Help your loved one meal prep with ease by gifting them an electric knife sharpener from KitchenIQ or Longzon. This gadget won’t take up a lot of space and will help keep both knives and scissors in great working condition.
Take your stocking-stuffer game to the next level this holiday season by filling them with these useful kitchen gadgets that will make cooking a little more fun.