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9 clever gift ideas for those who love to cook

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Kitchen nerds are gearheads. If there’s an appliance that makes meal prep easier — and cleans up easily — home cooks want to hear about it.

Even the best bread makers and the most patient beef braisers like to save a little time where they can. Check out this short list of gifts big and small for the busy chef in your life. They can even make you a nice meal as a thank you!

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A perfect gift for the cook who likes to entertain. This cute little guy can hold anything from a chilled bowl of fresh hummus to a piping hot casserole. Its overall rating on Amazon is basically perfect (4.8 out of 5 stars), so it seems like a giveaway you can’t miss.

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Don’t be fooled by this simple tool. It’s not just for cutting dough, although it does that well. The ruler along the edge is a great help when working with pastry, and it’s also handy in the kitchen – you can pick up a bunch of chopped vegetables in one go.

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Stop boiling water in the microwave! It tastes weird and upsets the british. Instead, treat the tea lover in your life to this electric kettle. It boils water at lightning speed with the flick of a switch, and its adorable retro style makes it a countertop conversation piece.

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In the spirit of the electric kettle, here’s another cool tool. When you’re cooking a big meal, the last thing you want to worry about is burnt rice on the stove. A rice cooker makes it easy – you set it and forget it, for real. And Zojirushi rice cookers are known for the cute little melodies they play when the rice is done.

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When you’re a garlic fanatic, chopping up enough garlic cloves can be daunting. This nifty device uses rotating blades to chop up three peeled cloves at a time. Roll the chopper back and forth to chop, then open the small hopper doors to remove finely diced fresh garlic. And – hooray! – it is dishwasher safe.

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Another for lovers of homemade Italian cuisine. Peeling garlic is a pain when you’re in a hurry, and this squishy peeler is an easy fix. Stick the garlic cloves on one end, roll the peeler a few times across the counter, and the peeled cloves come out the other end. It comes with a handy case for storage, and both are dishwasher safe.

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Homemade bread is a labor of love. Cut out some of the work, but keep the love, with a bread maker. This Cuisinart bread maker is small enough to fit on the kitchen counter, but can make up to 2 pounds of loaves. It also allows users to select their preferred level of crust color and has a timer to make fresh bread when you need it.

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Every kitchen lover has that vegetable peeling horror story, where the peeler inexplicably slips and ends up cutting off part of a finger. The Gorilla Grip peeler comes with an extra-comfortable, extra-grip handle to prevent such accidents. It also has a small nubbin on one end for removing eyes from potatoes and a double blade so you can peel in two directions.

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A versatile tool for the busy home chef, kitchen shears come in handy: snipping delicate herbs, chopping salad greens, slicing chicken skin, slicing rings of green onions, or whatever else comes to mind. spirit. These scissors also disassemble for a thorough wash.

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