10 Smart Gifts for Expert Home Cooks
The machine is both compact and heavy duty, and will grind 3.5 pounds of meat per minute. It’s got three grind plates and yes, a sausage stuffing kit. Any home cook with a love for meat will be delighted to have this around.
This is the blender to end all blenders. The Vitamix A3500 has smart programs that blend according to container volume, and the touchscreen display makes it easy to use and wipe clean. The five programs include smoothies, hot soups, dips & spreads, frozen desserts and of course the best setting--self cleaning.
A santoku from Shun is a beautiful knife any home cook would covet. 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel, an ultra lightweight pakkawood handle and free sharpening as long as you own it. For a level up, Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer’s exclusive design is a kitchen workhorse that looks like a work of art.
This professional grade set is the apple of the expert home cook’s eye. Double-walled lids help everything cook faster while the handles remain cool to the touch. Each pan also had a pouring rim to prevent spills, and the bottoms will always remain flat so cooking oils will coat everything evenly and never pool on the sides.
John Boos make some of the best butcher blocks in the business, and this one is nifty for all kinds of prep activities. The reversible maple wood is naturally antibacterial and the stainless steel pan will easily transfer juices, food and scraps to wherever they need to go.
Cold Press Juicer
The cold spin technology on this Breville juicer extracts the good without heating up the fruit, so your juices are ready to go right away. The nozzle also let you juice directly into your cup of choice, and the extra-wide chute will take care of most large fruits. Use the jug to seal and store juice in the fridge, too.
Any grilling enthusiast who cooks for a crowd will swoon over this big piece of equipment. The ranch style kettle has over 1,100 square inches of grill space and a porcelain enameled bowl that won’t crack or peel. Throw on all of your proteins and veggies sides all at once.
This is the best sous vide we’ve tried, and the compact size and smart functions of this tool make it hard to beat for a gift idea. Make perfectly cooked meats, chicken and fish every time with this beauty.
Breville Joule Sous Vide, $145 (originally $200) at amazon.com
Smart Induction Cooker
This is the best induction cooker on the market, by a mile. It’s the first induction cooker able to hold 86 to 482 degree temperatures for any length of time. Cook delicate sauces at consistent heat levels or set and hold the temperature to deep fry or sous vide. This is the ultimate gift for a serious chef.