What to Give Your Favorite Cook

Five great gift ideas for your favorite foodie this holiday season

Kitchen Tested Gifts

Photo: Randy Mayor

Kitchen-Tested Gifts

Whether bargain gadgets or handmade knives, these five gift ideas will really make her—or him—smile.

ChefAlarm Timer and Thermometer

Photo: Randy Mayor

1. Time & Temp

Anyone who bakes and roasts needs a timer and a thermometer: ChefAlarm is both, with a big display and lots of useful options. Give it to a precision cook who appreciates technology.

Available in 9 colors. $59, thermoworks.com

Hamilton Beach's Breakfast Sandwich Maker

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2. Sandwich Artist

Hamilton Beach's Breakfast Sandwich Maker is fast-food fun for the whole family. It's a slightly fussy contraption but a real smile-maker.

$30, amazon.com

View Recipe: Leftover Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

Takeda Knives

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3. Peerless Knife

Japanese knives crowd kitchen stores, but you won't see many like the Takeda line: paper-thin handmade carbon steel blades, etched with Japanese characters, boxed beautifully.

From $260, chuboknives.com

Baking Steel

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4. Pan of Steel

Seekers of perfect crust will go gaga over this very hefty (15-pound) pizza "stone" that's made of recycled steel. We tested it and loved the crispy result.

$79, bakingsteel.com

View Recipe: Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Microplane Elite Series Gift Set

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5. Great Graters

The Elite Series Gift Set contains each of Microplane's everyday graters—fine, coarse, extra coarse, and ribbon. A transparent cover doubles as a measuring cup.

$60/set of 4, us.microplane.com

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