Gift-giving: 10 Best Kitchen Accessories to Give During the Christmas Holiday
A few weeks from now, we will be celebrating the most awaited season of the year, Christmas—the holiday where the essence of gift-giving is valued and shared. As early as December, people have already embellished their Christmas trees and fill their houses with Christmas icons. And since it’s the gift-giving season, people might have already wrapped the gifts.
Indeed, it’s better to give than to receive. But, selecting a present for someone can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what makes that person happy. Instead of worrying about what gift you would give, the best way to delight them is by gifting kitchen accessories. Thus, if you’re one of those who haven’t bought gift items yet, below are the excellent kitchen accessories you can give this Christmas season.
1. Food Dehydrator
A food dehydrator is an equipment that removes moisture and desiccates the fruit, vegetable, and goods that have liquid content. It’s an excellent gift for Christmas since it can be used to dry cranberries, dates, and plums, which are some of the primary ingredients of fruit cakes. So, get a quality food dehydrator now to make someone smile this Christmas.
2. Automatic Pan Stirrer
This kitchen accessory is a suitable gift for mothers who have children. Sometimes, cooking can turn into a mess when kids begin to throw tantrums because you have to leave what you’re doing. But, gone are the days of burnt foods and sauces because there’s already an automatic pan stirrer. Just place it in the pot or pan, and it’ll automatically rotate and mix the components well.
3. Manual Coffee Grinder
A manual coffee grinder is a perfect present for coffee connoisseurs and to those who are always on the go. Since it’s portable, it perfectly fits in the bag, unlike the electric grinders at home. Moreover, grinding the coffee beans exude more flavor than instant coffee. Therefore, purchasing a high-quality coffee grinder as a gift could go in the long run.
4. Ratchet Mill
Using mortar and pestle to crush and grind the fresh or dried herbs and spices can be time-consuming sometimes. But, did you know that there’s a kitchen accessory that makes the grinding process faster? The ratchet mill is a portable kitchen tool where you can adjust the thickness of the herb or spice, fine to coarse textures.
5. Pizza Stone
Christmas is one of the holidays wherein the family serves a plethora of delicious and festive dishes on the table. With that said, giving a pizza stone is a great addition to the receiver’s kitchen accessories. This cooking tool is made from a thin-layered slab of ceramic. It cooks the pizza evenly and adds a distinct taste, unlike regular metal baking trays.
6. Kitchen Scale
During the Yuletide season, the aroma of the freshly-baked cakes and cookies pervades the house. But, to produce that inviting and beguiling smell of baked goods, you must have an excellent recipe. And since baking is not rocket science, it’s essential to have the right measuring tools, especially a kitchen scale. The kitchen scale provides a more accurate and precise measurement than measuring cups, which is vital in baking decadent sweets.
7. Silicon Sheets and Molders
Sheets and molders made from silicon are two of the ultimate gifts you can give to someone who loves baking. The silicone sheet is an excellent substitution if there’s no parchment paper. Besides, you don’t need to throw it because it’s washable. Moreover, the silicone molds are used when forming mousse-based desserts and creative sugar and chocolate toppers.
8. Immersion Blender
The immersion blender is a portable and handy kitchen tool that directly blends the sauce or soup dish in the pan or pot. If you can’t imagine how it looks, well, it has a handle that has a blade at one end that’s encased with a protective covering to prevent any accident. It’s a practical gift for Christmas since the receiver can use it when preparing a hearty soup or sauce.
9. Waffle Maker
Another excellent Christmas gift is a waffle maker or waffle iron. This appliance has a typical honeycomb-molder design on both plates that are connected with a hinge. Before the waffle batter is poured, the waffle maker must be preheated and brushed with an ample amount of butter. Moreover, you can serve a fresh hot waffle with whipped cream and berries on top during the cold winters, which will surely put joy to your family.
10. Storage Containers
The day after Christmas is a leftover’s day. Therefore, you might want to consider giving storage containers as a gift. Food containers are a practical way of storing food because you can easily chop large quantities of food and place them in containers. Moreover, you need to select airtight food storage to prevent the liquid from leaking.
Indeed, the Christmas season is the holiday that we all have been waiting for—a day filled with thanksgiving, joy, and gift-giving. Either your gift is simple or extravagant, remember that it’s the thought that counts and not the material you have given.
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