What to Give Your Favorite Cook
Whether bargain gadgets or handmade knives, these five gift ideas will really make her—or him—smile.
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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
2. Sandwich Artist
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
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.
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