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Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Love to Cook

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Make Dad's Day Delicious

Know a dad who loves to cook, bake, or grill? This Father's Day, give him a gift he can use to prepare yummy creations the whole family can enjoy. We've put together a gift guide with 40+ Father's Day gift ideas — at all price points — for guys who love to cook.


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Sur la Table Cast Iron Fish Pan
Sur la Table
Ototo Gracula Garlic Crusher
Amazon

Ototo Gracula Garlic Crusher

$23 from Amazon

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The best home chefs mince their own garlic, and this handy gadget lets them do so with a dash of humor. On Amazon's most-wished-for kitchen gadgets list, this gift is sure to be seen for what it is: fun and functional. 

Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife
Sur La Table

Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife

$170 from Sur La Table
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Experts say home cooks need only three or four knives, the most important being an 8- or 10-inch chef's knife that is hefty and feels like an extension of the hand. The Wüsthof Classic 8-inch chef's knife garners strong endorsements from users and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee, which the company honors as long as the knife has been properly maintained.

Mizu Knives Sharpening Stone Set
Amazon

Mizu Knives Sharpening Stone Set

$30 from Amazon

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He's gonna need something to help keep his kitchen knives sharp. This classic Japanese set comes with a double-sided sharpening stone: One side has 1,000-grit for duller blades and the other 6,000 for razor sharpness. It all packaged in a bamboo tray with non-slip base. 

Zojirushi Rice Cooker
Amazon

Zojirushi Rice Cooker

$189 from Amazon

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If the father figure in your life makes a lot of meals with rice, one of these rice cookers will up his game. It can handle 5.5 cups of uncooked rice and gets great reviews from buyers who note that it perfectly cooks the grains "every time" and is easy to clean. Other features include settings for white and brown rice (among others) and a retractable power cord. 

Grill Master Father's Day Gift Set
Uncommon Goods

Grill Master Father's Day Gift Set

$49 from Uncommon Goods

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Give your paterfamilias some new grilling challenges this summer with this set. It contains three of Uncommon Good's bestselling grilling tools: mesh grill bags, kabob grilling baskets, and flavor-infusing grill wraps. 


Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Amazon

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

$200 from Amazon

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Sous vide cooking might not be quite the trend it was a few years back, but home chefs still embrace it, and this model includes all the bells and whistles. Features include more power than previous versions, fast heat-up times, and improved Wi-Fi connectivity. Users also get access to the Anova app and thousands of recipes. 

Cuisinart Melting Dome
Amazon

Cuisinart Melting Dome

$15 from Amazon

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For the man who makes a mean cheeseburger, this handy little tool helps get that cheese perfectly melted. Buyers give this product high marks for being "well constructed" as well as "elegant and functional."

Mortar and Pestle
Amazon

Mortar and Pestle

$12 from Amazon
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One of the oldest and most widely used culinary tools, this ancient form of grinding and combining ingredients taps into a primal sense. Most cooks love getting involved with their ingredients, and some even have multiple mortars and pestles for different applications. A basic one in dignified gray marble is a good place to start.


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Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor
Amazon

Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor

$250 from Amazon

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Although stand mixers are the go-to appliance for most bakers, a heavy-duty food processor can make kneading bread dough a breeze ... not to mention all those other tasks, like shredding cheese, dicing veggies, making purees, chopping nuts, and more. For professional reviewers and consumers alike, this Cuisinart model is among the best, with a generous 14-cup capacity, powerful 720-watt motor, and three stainless-steel blades and slicing discs.


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Bear Paws Shredding Claws
Amazon

Meat Claws

$12 from Amazon
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Unleash the barbecue beast within and give the gift of meat claws. Strong enough to shred slow-cooked, grilled, or smoked meat, the claws can also be used to pick up food and carve large pieces of meat without slippage.


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Libbey Vina Stemless Wine Glasses

$17 from Amazon
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These four stemless 17-ounce wine glasses have a narrow rim and slender bowl, which preserve the aromas and flavors of a favorite wines or beers — and a generous capacity that avoids the need for constant refills. They're also dishwasher-safe.

Velesco Silicone Baking Mat
Amazon

Velesco Silicone Baking Mat

$14 from Amazon
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This BPA-free silicone baking mat can be used over and over again in place of sheets of foil or parchment. Users say they're great for baking, roasting, and candy-making, with no need for cooking oils, butter, or sprays to keep food from sticking.

Guanciale - Cured Hog Jowl
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Guanciale

$10 and up from Olio & Olive
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Cooks often use pancetta, pork belly, or the standard smoked variety, but guanciale — cured meat from the jowl of a pig — makes a singular gift for a pork-loving foodie. Popular in central Italy but little known on this side of the pond, guanciale is leaner and boasts a more pronounced flavor than bacon.


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caravel sea salt sampler
Amazon

Specialty Salt

$19 from Amazon
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This useful gift of small-batch artisan salts adds a brilliant pop of flavor to gourmet and everyday dishes. Sea salts are blended with herbs and spices to create varieties such as Hawaiian Bamboo Jade and Garlic Medley.

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Vitamix Blender

$409 from Amazon
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If the sole purpose of a blender is to make smoothies or margaritas, spending more than $40 doesn't make sense. But the Vitamix 5200 is powerful enough to juice any fruit or vegetable, pulverize bread into crumbs, grind nuts or seeds into butter, and turn cold soup into hot. It boasts "aircraft-grade" stainless steel blades, a metal drive system, and a seven-year warranty that covers parts, performance, and shipping both ways.

Truffle Oil
Amazon

Truffle Oil

$15 from Amazon
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Truffle flavor is incorporated everywhere from pasta and pizza to fries and even high-end sushi. Truffle mushrooms are expensive, because they must be sniffed out by trained hogs or dogs, but truffle oil is a cheaper alternative.

ThermoPro TP03
Amazon

ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

$10 and up from Amazon
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Whether you're baking, grilling, or frying, an instant-read thermometer will guarantee that food comes out perfectly cooked every time. This one in particular is a favorite among Cheapism readers. Comes in two colors.


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Tellicherry Peppercorns
Amazon

Tellicherry Peppercorns

$10 from Amazon
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What's salt without pepper? Tellicherry black peppercorns deliver a deep, complex flavor with a bite. A pound should last about a year.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Walmart

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

$40 from Walmart
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Cast iron is the ideal medium for cooking anything that requires a crust, like steak, biscuits, and fried chicken. From oven to stovetop, Lodge cast iron cookware is virtually indestructible and guaranteed for life. It comes pre-seasoned and remains nonstick if properly maintained.

Culinary Torch
Amazon

Culinary Torch

$15 from Amazon
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This useful culinary torch will add plenty of fire to dad's kitchen arsenal. The handheld butane torch can be used for a variety of purposes, including caramelizing crème brûlée, browning meringues, searing meat, melting cheese for a perfectly gratinéed french onion soup, and making s'mores.

Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories
Amazon

Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories

$12 from Amazon
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This “dinner diary” is a place for frequent entertainers to record the guests in attendance, dishes served, and music played at events they’ve hosted, making it easy to recreate their most successful soirées — or simply relive them.

Ceramic Kitchen Speaker
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Slate Cheese Board
Crate & Barrel

Slate Cheese Board

$10 from Crate & Barrel
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This specialty item adds class and sophistication to any spread. Surprisingly inexpensive, the slate cheese board is cheap enough to give a set of two. Complete the gift with some chalk for labeling the cheese on the board.

Onion Goggles
Amazon

Onion Goggles

$20 from Amazon
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Teary-eyed cooks will happily don RSVP International's onion goggles. The handy accessory comes in different colors and has won hundreds of enthusiastic (and grateful) reviews online.

Love With Food
Love With Food

Give the Gift of Snack Delivery

$9 to $25 from Love With Food
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Have a friend who likes to nibble? Try gifting snack box delivery subscriptions such as this one from Love With Food, or another from Nature Box, Urthbox, or Snakku. A regular snack delivery ensures that dad thinks of you whenever they grab a bag. Love With Food, however, not only offers subscriptions with different price points, but it donates meals to families in need with every purchase.


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Electric Wine Opener
Amazon

Electric Wine Opener

$25 from Amazon
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Save loved ones from wrestling with stubborn wine corks. The Oster electric wine opener has won over thousands of consumers and averages 4.4 stars from more than 17,000 reviewers on Amazon. The opener is cordless and comes with a charging base. One charge opens up to 30 bottles.


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Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate
Jacques Torres

Gourmet Chocolate

$23 from Jacques Torres
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Chocolate aficionados will delight in "bean-to-bar" artisanal chocolate. This Wicked Hot Chocolate mix contains enough cinnamon, allspice, and chili to rouse the taste buds of the most jaded palate.

Jumbo Silicone Ice Trays
Amazon

Jumbo Silicone Ice Trays

$9 from Amazon
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Inexpensive silicone ice trays, such as a jumbo cube version, make a thoughtful gift to enhance the quality of drinks all year round. Given the price, consider giving a couple of sets — and maybe gifting it with a nice bottle of brown liquor.


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Sumkyle Dough Scraper Set
Amazon
Mini Grater and Slicer
Amazon

Mini Grater and Slicer

$15 from Amazon
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This two-in-one tool is a space saver and multitasker for cooks. The handheld device grates everything from cheese to citrus zest and slices small fruits and veggies (similar to a mandoline but on a smaller scale). The flat design makes it easy to store or take along for gourmet picnics that call for freshly grated cheese.

Casabella Guac-Lock Container
Amazon

Casabella Guac-Lock Container

$19 from Amazon
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Fresh guacamole looks scrumptious when first made or opened. But after it's been exposed to air, it turns brown. This storage container keeps the air out and the guacamole looking fresh.

apron christmas gift
Amazon

Apron

$10 from Amazon
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Novelty aprons may have gone out of style, but a clean and modern style is a thoughtful gift for those who love to cook without ruining their clothes. This pocketed apron will provide protection through years of messy cooking and baking.

Prodyne Fruit Infusion Pitcher
Target
Escuminac maple syrup
Amazon
Cocktail Punk Saturnalia Bitters
Amazon

Cocktail Punk Bitters

$15 from Amazon
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Mostly known as a cocktail flavor enhancer in the United States, aromatic bitters are actually considered a food flavoring in most of the world. Highly rated brand Cocktail Punk offers more than 10 varieties to be used in recipes for meals or drinks. 


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Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer
Target

Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer

$100 from Target
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If fried foods are what you crave, buyers say this 6-quart air fryer is big enough to feed a family of four, easy to clean, and won't smell up the house like a traditional deep fryer can. Frying isn't all the Vortex can do; it can bake, roast, and reheat, too.

'Ove' Glove
Amazon

Oven Glove

$19 from Amazon
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Make cooking and serving more fun and safer with a heat-resistant ‘Ove’ Glove — an affordable present for cooks young and old. Cooks will enjoy the extra flexibility and dexterity the glove provides, which an oven mitt doesn’t.


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Spiralizer
Amazon

Spiralizer

$18 from Amazon
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Every kitchen lover should have a spiralizer that turns vegetables into noodles of different shapes and sizes. While the larger versions cost closer to $35, handheld versions such as this OXO offer a high-quality handheld introduction to the world of spiralizing.

Immersion Blender
Amazon

Immersion Blender

$19 from Amazon
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Handheld blenders are especially useful for cooks who love to save time cooking and minimize cleanup. As with most home appliances there are a lot of options for price points, but good quality option start surprisingly low.

Real Cooking Chocolate Pen
Amazon

Real Cooking Chocolate Pen

$17 from Amazon
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Any chocoholic will love making sweet creations with this gizmo. Use the accompanying molds to create yummy multicolored chocolates shaped like animals, toys, or freeform designs all your own. Top cupcakes or enjoy the chocolates on their own.

Molinillo
Amazon

Molinillo

$14 from Amazon
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This handy, traditional tool is used to mix up a batch of frothy Mexican hot chocolate. Crafted out of beautiful wood, it is one of the oldest symbols of Mexican gastronomy.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Amazon

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

$10 from Amazon
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No Potterhead's kitchen would be complete without the "Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory," which contains more than 150 recipes for dishes mentioned in the books and movies.


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