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People who love to cook are particular about their tools. They want the pan that feels right in their hand when they’re flipping an omelet, the tea kettle that heats water to the perfect temperature for green tea, or the spiralizer that works so well they don’t mind giving it valuable real estate in their kitchen gadget drawer. It’s all well and good until you’re trying to buy a gift that the picky home cook in your life will actually love.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 16 tried-and-true cooking gifts ranging from just over $8 to just under $100. Whether you’re seeking a junk-drawer stocking stuffer or countertop appliance, we’ve got you covered. And we know that your food-obsessed loved one will adore all of these tools for one very good reason: The choosy home cooks at Reviewed have already tried each item on the list and given a decisive thumbs-up.
Here are 16 amazing gifts you can buy for the home cook in your life:
1. For the cook who needs a sous chef: The Amazon Echo
If you know anyone who cooks or bakes a lot and lives alone, or anyone who cooks a lot while also attempting to be a Super Parent, an Echo will make their kitchen life way easier.
Whether your loved one is wrist-deep in dough or busy chopping onions, an Echo will allow them to ask virtual assistant Alexa to set a timer, convert measurements, or play some good tunes. Paired with skills with Allrecipes or Food Network, Alexa can walk them through a recipe, and if your gift recipient has the right kinds of GE appliances, Alexa can even preheat the oven.
Finally: if dinner prep goes badly, there’s always an option to ask…