Gifts For The Home Chef

Our culture is shifting from a focus on unhealthy processed food to craving real, whole food prepared with care at home. From barbecuing to baking, the art of cooking from scratch has been revived. Why not give the home chef on your Christmas list something to further their pursuit of the culinary arts? Encourage healthy and creative cooking with gifts that make food prep easier. This gift guide for the home chef is full of items that will improve the experience for any chef in the kitchen and will be used for years to come.

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 Food Dehydrator by Waring

About Waring

Waring started over 75 years ago as the first blender in America, but has quickly grown to become the leading manufacturer of professional quality appliances for the commercial and home kitchen, as well as laboratories. Waring products consists of everything from high quality blenders, food processors, heating appliances, counter top cooking appliances, to food preparation devices such as meat grinders, food dehydrators, and food slicers, to novelty items such as cotton candy makers and popcorn machines. 

Product

The Waring 6 Tray Commercial Food Dehydrator creates the perfect healthy snack of dried fruit and flavorful jerkies, or even dried herbs for the home-chef, in a mere matter of hours at home with an adjustable thermostat and over 955 square inches of flat surface drying space. The dehydrator takes the guesswork out by providing labeled temperature ranges for various types of food. Think: home dried cranberries this holiday season! Or, if venison happens to be a family favorite, make a hunter happy by providing perfectly dehydrated jerky to last throughout the season. 

Features You Will LOVE

  • 6 independent drying trays allows for maximum space usage and various items to dehydrate at once
  • Pre-determined temperature setting guide
  • Swinging glass door with metal latch
  • Dehydrating Guide booklet
  • Removable fruit roll up sheet
Perfect For

The Waring 6 Tray Commercial Food Dehydrator is ideal for both the health conscious mom interested in making healthy, homemade snacks for the kids and the meat lover in the family looking for a new way to enjoy a special treat. It is a great addition to the household kitchen! 

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About Cuisinart

Cuisinart is a household name in America, and everyone recognizes them for their high quality culinary products, but did you know that this booming brand humbly started with just a food processor? Food legends Julia Child and James Beard introduced their love of the food processor and the Cuisinart name back in 1973, singing the praises of this small appliance that could easily whip up healthy, gourmet dishes. From the food processor grew a wide range of kitchen tools, appliances, and gadgets all made for home cooks and professional chefs alike, each stamped with the quality seal of Cuisinart. Cuisinart strives to not only make great products that create great food, but to educate their consumers through television series, websites, cookbooks, and even Facebook games.

Product

For the home cook in your life, bring them the gift of good food this Christmas and the roots of the Cuisinart name with Cuisinart’s Elemental 11 Food Processor. This 11 cup capacity workhorse is able to chop, puree, slice, and shred almost any food item, with its powerful stainless steel blade and 2 disc options – an adjustable slicing disc and reversible shredding disc.

Whether your family or friend unpacks this right away and uses it to whip up a fantastic Christmas dinner, or waits for a weeknight when he or she is too tired to shred cheese by hand, the Elemental 11 Food Processor accommodates a large amount of food, perfect for feeding big families and big appetites. The rubberized controls are simple and efficient, the patent pending Seal Tight Advantage system seals the bowl tight and the BladeLock system safely locks in the blade while pouring out ingredients. Best of all, for its large size, it’s remarkably quiet while in use.

Features You Will LOVE

  • 11 cup work bowl
  • Includes 2 slicing/shredding discs
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Patented BladeLock system
  • Patent-pending SealTight™ Advantage system
  • Supreme® wide mouth feed tube
  • Convenient rubberized controls – High, Low, Off, Pulse
  • Removable parts are dishwasher safe
  • BPA free
  • Available in White, Silver, or Gun Metal
Perfect For

The Elemental 11 Food Processor should be a staple item in every kitchen, from novice cook to master chef. It’s perfect for those in your life who love practical gifts that enhance their quality of life (and palate)!

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Yonanas Elite by Winston Products,LLC

About Winston Products, LLC

Winston Products LLC has a mission to bring “innovative products that foster good health and well being” to the market. Founded in 2004, Winston Products LLC has over 50 employees working towards a singular mission: to bring truly innovative products and world-class service to the strap and towing market. With products including SmartStraps, TowSmart, CargoSmart, Yonanas, and Nature’s Way Birds, Winston Products LLC is dedicated to product innovation and service quality.

Product

Made to be quieter, yet more powerful and 30% larger than the original Yonanas, Yonanas Elite is the ultimate kitchen appliance for those who crave ice cream but desire to eat healthy. This one of a kind fruit soft serve machine churns frozen fruit into a sweet and delectable soft serve dish that tastes just like ice cream, but it’s 100% fruit! You get all of the sweet, chilled flavors and textures of your favorite soft serve without any added sugars, preservatives, or extra calories and fat.

You can use just about any frozen fruit, from bananas to strawberries and more. You can even add chocolate to make your dish extra tasty! The Yonanas Elite is easy to use and just as easy to clean. The chute, plunger and blade are all dishwasher safe. Now you can make amazing, healthy desserts for your family and friends in just minutes with your leftover fruit.

Features You Will LOVE

  • Quiet but powerful
  • Can use any fruit to make soft serve dishes
  • Parts are dishwasher safe
  • 3 year warranty
Perfect For

Yonanas Elite is the perfect gift for anyone who loves eating healthy, but has a sweet tooth. This is a gift that will be used and loved everyday.

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About Fagor

Fagor America Inc., headquartered in Hackensack, NJ, has been present in the US since 1992 with high quality stainless steel cookware and efficient European style appliances as the core product offering. Fagor cookware is nationally known for its critically acclaimed pressure cookers and innovative small appliance collection that stand out from the rest of the market.

Fagor’s award-winning appliance collection consists of sleek refrigerators, wine coolers, wall ovens, induction and gas cooktops, hoods and dishwashers that add a modern edge to any kitchen. The Fagor line is distinguished for having beautifully designed products constructed from the finest materials, that are user friendly and consistently reliable.

Product

The LUX Multi Cooker is a game-changer in the appliance industry, and comes equipped with 12 preset cooking functions, pressure cooking function, three rice cooking functions and a slow cooking function (perfect for rice and beans.) It also comes with four cooking assist functions; Brown, Simmer, Sauté and Steam. Including Keep Warm and Time Delay options, the Lux Multi Cooker is sure to be the perfect addition to your culinary needs. Simply add the ingredients, press the desired function and let the cooker do the rest. From ribs to chili to risotto, the Lux Multi Cooker has you covered. 

The Pressure Cooking function with High and Low settings not only reduces cooking time up to 70% but it also retains food’s vitamins and nutrients that are often lost with traditional cooking methods. The rice cooking function allows you to cook even stubborn brown rice in a matter of minutes! The meat and beans function takes the guesswork out of cook time, and provides a delicious pot roast, fully cooked, in as little as 30 minutes. Or, whip up your favorite probiotic-rich yogurt in a flash!

Features You Will LOVE

  • Easy to follow illustrious unit
  • Removable cooking pot is dishwasher safe and non-stick for an easy clean-up
  • Cooking Assist functions including Simmer, Sauté, Steam and Brown.
  • Self-locking lid
  • Automatic pressure release setting for your convenience
  • Unit automatically switches to keep warm once the cooking time is complete for up to 12 hours
  • 4-digit LED screen and soft-touch controls including “Plus” and “Minus” buttons for easy time adjustment
  • Included user’s manual that contains over 75 delicious recipes
  • Available in 4, 6 or 8 quart size
Perfect For

The Fagor LUX Multi Cooker is perfect for any home that wants to reduce their appliance footprint in their cupboards. It will take the place of a rice cooker, yogurt maker, pressure cooker, and slow cooker, and does so efficiently and effectively. This one electric appliance is perfect for everyone, in every single kitchen.

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About Maverick

Maverick was founded in 1981 as a maker of high end electronic grills. Today they carry lines of products for indoor and outdoor cooking. As an innovator in the grilling industry, they went on to release the first digital cooking thermometer in 1991. Passionate about food safety, Maverick went on to work with the USDA on a campaign to educate about food safety and proper cooking temperatures. This company continues to make it easier for anyone to cook safely with their top of the line thermometers.

Product

The ET-735 Bluetooth Barbecue Thermometer allows you to monitor the temperature of your grill and food remotely from your smart phone or tablet. Overcooking a steak is a tragedy and undercooking poultry is even worse! These grilling catastrophes can be avoided with this thermometer from Maverick. You can set your phone or tablet to alert you when the grill and food reach the desired temperature, and if your grill’s temperature falls out of range while cooking, you will be alerted. Perfectly delicious and safe food off the grill every time is possible this holiday season.

Features You Will LOVE

  • Allows for monitoring of the grill from up to 160 feet away
  • Comes with preset temperatures for different types of poultry, fish and meat
  • Works with all devices equipped with bluetooth LE 4.0 or above, Apple or Android phones and tablets
  • Monitor up to 4 things at once with 4 different probes (2 included, more available for purchase)
Perfect For

The ET-735 Bluetooth Barbecue Thermometer from Maverick makes a great gift for anyone who likes to grill. The barbecue chef in your life will love how easy it will be to grill any meat to perfection with this thermometer. Let the chef open this before you start cooking up your holiday meal!

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KRUPS Professional Burr Grinder

About KRUPS

Since its start in 1846, KRUPS has been “a brand dedicated to precision and technical perfection.” Its founder, Robert KRUPS, insisted on quality, but not just in the form of high ideals, but as a “firm promise.” This vision awarded the company’s first products with widespread admiration for quality, far-sighted design, and technical refinement.

In 1961, KRUPS began its journey into making the best electric coffee grinder, —revolutionizing the quality of home-ground coffee. Now, KRUPS manufactures many high quality appliances to live up to the standards of today’s coffee connoisseurs.

Product

The KRUPS Professional Burr Grinder uses a burr mill that creates a uniform grind for the at-home barista. Because the burr mill avoids overheating, your coffee beans’ aroma and flavor are preserved, ensuring the best flavor and perfect results for every cup. With 45 settings for coffee bean grinding, the KRUPS Professional Burr Grinder makes short order of creating the perfect grind— from the coarsest grind needed for French Presses, to the finest grind needed for espresso.

The quantity selector makes it simple to choose the precise amount of beans to grind for two to twelve cups of coffee. And a convenient, clear, covered hopper in the rear of the grinder stores and keeps up to 8oz beans fresh for future use. For your safety, the KRUPS Professional Burr Grinder will not operate unless the lid of the hopper and coffee container are in place, and the grinder stops automatically once the correct amount of beans have been processed. If you need to clean your grinder, easy access to its removable burr and a provided cleaning brush make the job a snap.

Features You Will LOVE

  • Metallic burr grinder system avoids overheating the beans, maintaining the beans’ aroma and flavor
  • Quantity Selector: Grinds beans to make 2 to 12 cups with a twist of a dial
  • Fineness Selector: Grinds from coarse (French press) to fine (espresso)
  • 45 levels of grind selections that “click” into place for easy future re-use
  • Stores 8 oz of whole beans in rear hopper
  • Removable burr for easy cleaning
Perfect For

For the homemade coffee enthusiast, a burr grinder yields uniformly sized coffee grounds for any desired application. With its electric operation, fineness selector, and quantity selector, the KRUPS Professional Burr Grinder is ideal for creating that perfect cup of coffee every time.

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About Kitchen IQ

Kitchen IQ is a kitchen housewares line brought to the market by Smith’s Consumer Products Inc. “The KitchenIQ brand highlights our long-standing reputation for Innovation and Quality and clearly reflects our commitment to producing superior products that are smart for the kitchen,” says company CEO, Dan Glidden. This vibrant part of the company brings high quality housewares product lines including manual and electric knife sharpeners along with a wide array of other kitchen tools.

Product

Kitchen IQ has a wide array of knife sharpening options for the home chef on your shopping list. The Diamond Edge 3 is one of our favorites! It will keep your knives in proper working order; no need to worry about reaching for a dull knife! This sharpener includes both mechanical and manual sharpening elements to get your tools in pristine working condition. It offers both coarse and fine stages of quick electric sharpening. Also, the soft grip and non slip feet make it a cinch to use.

Their V-etched Container Grater is one of the most versatile graters on the market. It includes three patent pending v-etched blades that have non-stick coding. The storage container underneath can be used to measure in both ml and cups. Its non-slip base will ensure stable grating.  

Features You Will LOVE

Diamond Edge 3

  • Diamond and ceramic sharpening wheels for smoother and more consistent cutting edge
  • Blade guides to ensure a consistent sharpening angle every time
  • Won’t de-temper or damage the knife blade
  • Multiple sharpening slots prolong the life of your blade; Works on a variety of different types of knives
  • Soft grip and non-slip feet
  • Manual, pull-through slot for sharpening serrations

V-etched Container Grater

  • 3 stainless steel v-etched blades: fine, coarse and extra coarse and 1 slicing blade
  • Compact size, blades store inside the container
  • Storage container with measurements in both cups and ml
  • Signature non-stick coated easy to clean blades
  • Dishwasher safe – top rack only
Perfect For

Kitchen IQ’s wide array of kitchen products are great for home chefs or anybody who knows their way around the kitchen. A well functioning kitchen with top of the line tools and sharp knives is essential. If you have anyone on your shopping list who loves to cook these would be great additions to their kitchen. 

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Specialty Cookbooks from Robert Rose

About Robert Rose

Based in Ontario, Canada, Robert Rose, Inc was founded in 1995, and has since grown to become one of North America’s leading cookbook and healthy living publishers around. Robert Rose books contain beautiful photos, diet and nutritional guides, charts and tables, manageable and practical meal plans and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. The authors of Robert Rose books are experts on a variety of subjects, such as parenting, diabetes, medicinal herbs, illnesses, vegan and vegetarian recipes and much more. There is a Robert Rose cookbook for everyone! 

Product

With tons of recipes and over 500 color photos, The Complete Guide to Sushi & Sashimi will teach you how to become a master sushi chef in your own home.

Written by two leading North American experts, this book not only provides step-by-step recipes for every type of sushi, sashimi, maki, nigiri, rolls and more, it also teaches the importance of using the right knives and equipment, cooking the perfect serving of rice and the correct way to cut fish. It’s all here, in concealed wiro-bound hardcover binding.

If Wild Game is your style, The Complete Wild Game Cookbook is the ultimate cookbook for you! Featuring 165 recipes for wild birds and game animals, this cookbook displays gorgeous pictures, step-by-step how tos and tips on using everything from your wild game, including the bones. 

You’ll also receive tips on making broths, gravies, marinades and glazes and how to pair your wild game dish with the perfect complimentary wine. This really is the ultimate wild game cookbook!

Features You Will LOVE

The Complete Guide To Sushi & Sashimi

  • Recipes for sushi, sashimi, maki, nigiri, rolls and more
  • Over 500 color photos
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Lessons on knives and the importance of proper gear
  • Wire-bound hardcover binding

The Complete Wild Game Cookbook

  • Lessons on the different types of game birds and game animals
  • Tips on preparing and cooking specific types of game birds and game animals
  • 165 recipes for Duck, Woodcock, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Guineafowl, Partridge, Rock Dove, Northern Bobwhite, Pheasant, Quail, Thrush, Lark and Lapwing, Caribou, Deer, Baby Wild Boar, Muskox, Black Bear, Beaver, Hare, Seal and Squirrel
  • Includes recipes for broths, gravies, marinades, and glazes 
  • Tips on using all parts of wild game and birds, wine pairings and general butchery terms
Perfect For

Any book from Robert Rose would make a great gift for the home chef in your life. The Complete Guide To Sushi & Sashimi and The Complete Wild Game Cookbook are two staples that would add invaluably to any cookbook collection for the foodie!

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About Hachette Book Group

The Hachette Book Group houses some of the biggest names in books, including JK Rowling, the Twilight series, Nicholas Sparks, David Baldacci, Malcolm Gladwell, and Joel Osteen. They are a leading publisher based out of New York, and are part of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Starting way back in 1837, this is one of the country’s oldest publishers, and they have grown immensely since then. Their mission is to publish great books well, and that is certainly what they deliver.

Product

Calling all chocolate lovers! Have we got a cookbook for you, and anyone on your list who loves to cook with chocolate. The Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco’s Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company contains so many chocolate-filled recipes, you won’t know which one to try first (think: chocolate caramel pecan bundt cake and cherry chocolate scones). 

Guittard is one of the top premium chocolate companies in the world, and San Francisco’s oldest, continuously family-run chocolate manufacturer, and they’ve compiled all the very best in chocolate recipes in this one cookbook. With the incredibly rich history of Guittard, and Guittard’s top of the line chocolate products, you can’t go wrong with any recipe in this cookbook. Any home chef or chocolate lover will adore the Guittard Chocolate Cookbook. The recipes range from simple to complex, but never ordinary. Each one of the 60 recipes is a showstopper – perfect for having company over, or baking with your children (or grandchildren!) and satisfying any sweet tooth.

Features You Will LOVE

  • 60 delectable chocolate recipes from Guittard, one of the world’s most premium chocolatiers 
  • Stunning photographs throughout
  • Time-tested recipes, ranging in complexity from novice to experienced
  • Written by Amy Guittard, great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Guittard Chocolate Company
Perfect For

The Hachette Book Group offers the most extensive array of literature imaginable and truly has an excellent selection for anyone on your list. The Guittard Chocolate Cookbook is jam-packed with drool-worthy chocolate recipes for anyone on your gift list who loves to cook, or loves chocolate. 

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About Epicurean

Epicurean sells beautiful, wood-based kitchen products that range from dishwasher-safe cutting boards to stylish food preparation tools and sleek storage solutions. This kitchen goods company is perhaps best-known for its cutting boards, which come in an array of whimsical shapes (and states!), bold colors, and various wood grains. The company’s devotion to the environment is notable; Epicurean was founded by custom skate park manufacturer TrueRide as a way to repurpose excess skating surface materials. In fact, its Natural, Slate and RC100 materials are all certified by the Rainforest Alliance to meet the Forest Stewardship Council standards.

Product

Epicurean’s Novelty Shape Cutting Boards put the “fun” in functional, with designs ranging from wildlife, farm animals, classic fruits, and other distinctively designed shapes. We love the whimsical Pig Cutting Board, with its round belly and hook-able tail. All of Epicurean’s cutting boards also double as trivets for your hot dishes, and would be a fun touch of flair to the family dinner table! Measuring 16″ x 11″, this cutting board is large enough to handle lots of chopped veggies, fruits, and even a full loaf of bread — but maybe chop your bacon on a different board!

Features You Will LOVE

  • Dishwasher safe for easy clean up
  • Heat resistant up to 350F, making it safe for use as a trivet at the dinner table
  • Knife-friendly; the surface of the board scores slightly as you chop, protecting the edges of your knives
  • Made from eco-friendly materials that leave a low carbon footprint
  • Comes in a warm, neutral “nutmeg” color to coordinate with any kitchen
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Perfect For

Epicurean’s Novelty Shape Cutting Boards would make great gifts for newlyweds, thoughtful housewarming presents for new homeowners, fun hostess gifts at the next family get-together, or useful additions to any home chef’s kitchen. These cutting boards are fun yet functional, and can be purposed in a variety of ways in and around the kitchen!

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About Tovolo

Tovolo started over a decade ago with three friends in the living room of a San Francisco apartment. Tovolo believes that time spent cooking should be fun. They challenge themselves to improve the performance, function and appearance of kitchen tools. Something as simple as a silicone spatula moves them to create the perfect experience for their customers. They obsess over every detail to ensure that their spatula will out-perform expectations. However, performance alone is not enough, Tovolo wants to put a smile on the customer’s face as well. Whether it is a Spatulart® silicone spatula or their assortment of frozen pop molds, they strive to add a colorful element of fun to each of their products.

Product

The Tovolo Soak N’ Strain is the perfect combination item that is functional and attractive. The combination mixing bowl/colander allows you to gently wash berries, greens, vegetables, fruit and more. Simply fill the bowl with water, soak and with a tip of the bowl, water is drained away. The colander and mixing bowl easily separate so you can use both pieces separately, making the Soak N’ Strain a must have in anyone’s kitchen.

Features You Will LOVE

  • 1.5 qt size has convenient pour spout 
  • Colander easily comes off, so you have access to a functional plastic bowl
  • Large holes allow for quick draining
  • BPA free
  • Available in 3 sizes: 1.5 qt., 3 qt., 5 qt.
Perfect For

The Tovolo Soak N’ Strain colander bowls are perfect for any kitchen in any home, as they are multifunctional, and also attractive. Soaking produce has never been easier!

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Jessica

Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.

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