If you’re looking for incredible gift ideas for cooks, this is the post for you! Actually, even if someone doesn’t technically “love” to cook, there are plenty of practical and time-saving options that will make cooking more enjoyable.
Personally – I wouldn’t label myself as someone who loves to cook exactly. But. I’m trying to feed a family without going broke and without eating out every night. So cooking is kind of a necessity.
And since I love practical ideas, there are tons of kitchen gadgets that end up saving me time in the kitchen. I bet there’s someone on your list that would love some of these ideas!
17 Incredible Gift Ideas For Cooks
I used to think that cooking gadgets were lame as gifts. As in, gee thanks, now I can cook more for you guys. But. I’ve 100% changed my tune. There are so many things I’ve received as gifts that I never would’ve bought for myself, but they’ve turned out to be incredible!
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The Instant Pot is one of my absolute favorite kitchen gadgets now! I regret waiting so long to get one! It's a little overwhelming at first, but once you use it, you'll fall in love with it.
A dutch oven is my go to cooking method for stews and roasts. It's perfection every time!
I don't own these, but they are on my list because they have lids!!! It's genius!
Non-stick wooden utensils keep your pots and pans in great shape for years! They won't scratch your cookware and they are light and easy to use.
Glass storage containers reduce plastic use in the kitchen and keep food fresh!
Every cook needs a crock-pot. Not to mention your house smells amazing when the crock-pot is simmering with dinner! And this one has a latching lid to eliminate spills if you need to take your meal elsewhere.
This is a less expensive alternative to the pricier brands. It's the brand we have now and I'm super impressed with the quality.
You can't cook without pots and pans and this set includes it all and then more. 5 star rated set, nonstick, withstands high heat, and easy clean up.
What cook doesn't need an apron? This one is perfect with pockets, adjustable neck strap, and it's unisex!
An inexpensive, but highly rated can opener with cushioned grips and oversized knob can make opening cans super easy.
Garlic is one of my absolute favorite ingredients to eat, but least favorite to prepare. This handy little press/mincer/slicer will make cooking with garlic so much easier.
Good knives are a must for any cook. These are highly rated with excellent reviews and one of the more affordable sets I've found.
One of my favorite kitchen gadgets I've ever owned. This mini processor is simple, lightweight, easy to use and crazy effective.
We received this set as a wedding gift 15 years ago and these pieces have been well-loved. They are durable, dishwasher safe, and knock on wood, we haven't broken a single one! Definitely worth the investment.
These are another item we've had for over a decade and they are as durable as they come. Bamboo trivets save your counters and are more effective than simple potholders.
Every cook needs a good reliable meat thermometer. This takes the guesswork out of cooking to safe and accurate temps.
I don't always measure when cooking, but for the recipes that you can't wing it, you'll need a good set of measuring cups and spoons.
Whether you’ve got an experienced chef, an aspiring chef, or just someone like me that’s trying to get dinner ready the most efficient way possible, there is something for everyone on this list.
In addition to meal planning, there are several items from this list (here’s looking at you Instant Pot) that have become my staples in the kitchen. These not only save me time, but they work! For instance, I made a frozen roast in my Instant Pot from start to finish in 2 hours!
And this pulled pork recipe is one of our family’s favorite go-to meals if you’re looking for an easy and delicious idea for dinner!
Do you have any favorite kitchen gadgets that make cooking easier or more enjoyable? If so, send them my way for sure!
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