As a Private Chef with well over 20+ years of involvement preparing delectable meals in people’s homes across the globe, I’m regularly approached for suggestions on remarkable culinary gifts for kitchen gadget enthusiasts, as well as indispensable tools for home cooks. Whether you seek to elevate your kitchen arsenal or embark on a quest for the ideal present, rest assured that I possess a wealth of invaluable insights to share!
We often wind up in possession of age-old kitchen gadgets, treasured heirlooms passed down through generations, or relics acquired during our frugal school days. However, with regards to furnishing your culinary domain with the finest implements, putting resources into top-tier, high-quality items is paramount.
Whether you are enjoying some self-shopping or embarking on a quest to track down that ideal gift, allow me to direct you through an extensive selection of must-have kitchen gadgets and indispensable tools that will without a doubt satisfy your culinary cravings.
1. Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer
The Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer boasts an immense capacity at 6 quarts or a possibility for an eye-popping 10-quart air fryer model, and is genuinely the answer to your prayers! This very large-capacity air fryer will make fast work out of your favorite seared foods. Look at my recipe for the best air fryer chicken wings that you can make in just a couple of moments in your new air fryer!
The Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer is a culinary powerhouse that takes the idea of a traditional air fryer higher than ever. Ideal for taking care of the entire family or hosting gatherings. Its 7-in-1 functionality allows for air searing, roasting, baking, searing, reheating, dehydrating, and in any event, rotating for totally crispy and equally cooked results.
2. Mercer Culinary Genesis 5 Piece Kitchen Knives
These knives are totally solid! From the experts of all things cutlery, The Mercer Genesis Series 5-piece blade set features incredibly superior blade durability, a nonslip Santoprene comfort hold, NSF certification, and is backed by an incredible warranty.
As a professional chef for north than 25 years, I have depended on these exceptional knives all day every day for nearly a decade. This essential 5-piece set encompasses all the knives you’ll expect for your culinary endeavors at home. It includes a chef’s blade, a bread blade, a utility blade, and a paring blade, furnishing you with a versatile array of blades.
To ensure the life span of your exquisite kitchen knives, following two simple steps is crucial. First, wash them in steaming hot water with delicate, non-abrasive dish soap, and make sure to towel dry them completely. Secondly, never subject your kitchen knives to the harsh conditions of a dishwasher. Instead, entrust them to routine professional sharpening, ideally performed by a reputable cutlery sharpening company, at least on more than one occasion per year.
3. Meater Plus Wireless Bluetooth Instant Read Smart Thermometer
The Master Plus Bluetooth Thermometer is a game-changer for both amateur and professional chefs. Its advanced technology provides real-time temperature updates straightforwardly to your smartphone, ensuring your meats are cooked flawlessly every time. The Master Plus boasts a durable and sleek design, featuring dual temperature sensors to measure both internal meat temperature and ambient cooking conditions. With its impressive battery life and natural app interface, you can effortlessly monitor your culinary creations and achieve restaurant-quality results in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re barbecuing, roasting, or smoking, this smart thermometer is the ultimate tool for elevating your cooking game.
Featuring a 165-foot wireless Bluetooth range, the Meater Plus Bluetooth Smart Thermometer from Traeger Grills is 2 thermometers in one. The wireless battery-controlled test monitors both the internal cooking temperature of meat or the dish you’re cooking, and additionally, the ambient air temperature surrounding your food. Gone are the days of having to “guess” if the thing you are cooking is finished or up to a safe temperature to consume.
4. 4 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set
A blade-safe cutting board set is an absolute must-have in every kitchen in the world. This 4 piece bamboo cutting board set from Royal Craft Wood has all of the most regularly utilized sizes that you could at any point require.
The importance of using the right cutting surface is paramount to keeping your knives sharp, and forestalling damage to both your knives and your kitchen surfaces. Bamboo cutting boards are naturally anti-bacterial, sustainable, and food safe. With legitimate care, these natural bamboo wood cutting boards will last you seemingly forever. Look at our article on the most proficient method to appropriately care for your wooden cutting boards here.
5. Rollup Silicone Dish Rack
Who wants a mess while doing the dishes? Water all over your counters, running onto the floor? The Rollup Silicone Dish Rack comes in multiple various sizes to fit virtually any kitchen sink.
After you’ve finished rinsing the dishes, simply carry out the dish rack over the sink and let your dishes trickle dry without having to stress over bacteria from a dishtowel. Made from sturdy 304 stainless steel, and able to hold up to 33 lbs. BPA-free, and can easily be tossed into your dishwasher as well for sanitizing purposes whenever desired.
6. Anova Culinary AN500 Professional Sous Vide Precision Cooker
The Anova AN500 Professional Sous Vide Precision Cooker sits on my kitchen counter and never gets taken care of. I was fortunate enough to be in the Beta testing team for this device preceding its release and I now gladly own two of them. Sous Vide, or precision water bath cooking at home allows you to cook virtually anything impeccably without ever under or overcooking the food, as it won’t ever get more blazing than the water temperature that you set.
Whether you’re preparing chicken, meat, pork, vegan or vegetarian delights, or even some eggs, the Anova precision cooker has got your back! With this clever gadget, you can simply “set it and forget it” while watching out for your dish’s progress using the free Anova smartphone app, available for iOS and Android.
7. Silicone Ice Block and Ice Ball Mold Set
The popularity of all things whiskey in the last couple of years has been tremendous. This Ice 3D square and Ice Ball Mold Set lives on the top shelf of my freezer! On the off chance that you are a whiskey aficionado, sweetheart, or admirer, these are the silicone ice molds for you.
Using an ice ball sphere or large ice block while drinking whiskey offers a superior drinking experience that enhances the flavors and enjoyment of the spirit. Dissimilar to regular-sized ice cubes that rapidly dissolve and weaken the whiskey, larger ice balls or cubes have a slower softening rate, allowing you to savor the whiskey’s nuances and complexities for a more broadened period. The gradual dissolving also prevents the beverage from turning out to be excessively watered down, preserving its rich and robust taste.