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Practical and Purposeful Kitchen Gifts They'll Actually Use

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Everyone could use a little help in the kitchen, so now that the holiday cooking season is fast approaching, we've done some shopping and found some handy but inexpensive gadgets your favorite chef or baker would like — even if that favorite chef or baker is you.

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OXO Good Grips Adjustable Measuring Cup
Amazon

OXO Good Grips Adjustable Measuring Cup

$12 from Amazon
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Finally, a measuring cup that gets everything out, without the need to reach for a spatula or spoon. To use, simply twist the bottom of the cup and dispense your ingredient into the bowl. The magic is a silicone disk that acts like a plunger. The gadget is fully adjustable, can hold up to 2 cups, and can be cleaned in your dishwasher.

Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board
Uncommon Goods

Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board

$85 from Uncommon Goods
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For anyone who entertains, this bamboo bowl and cutting board set will get used often. And, when not in use, it folds into quite a small footprint, meaning it won't take up a lot of space in the cabinets or on the countertop.   

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Jokari Tea Infuser
Amazon

Jokari Tea Infuser

$7 from Amazon 
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This loose-leaf tea strainer is perfect for the drinker who wants a single cup. The spoon-shaped infuser has a stainless steel mesh hopper and a built-in plunger on the handle, which allows the drinker to release more intense flavor into the tea.

Rabbit Wine Opener
Amazon
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Amazon
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.

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Mueller Salad Spinner Vegetable Washer
Amazon

Mueller Salad Spinner Vegetable Washer

$31 from Amazon
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Built-in anti-wobble technology means the bowl stays put no matter how fast it's spinning, and users also praise the salad spinner for its revolutionary pulling-bar system, braking button, and the fact that it holds up to 5 quarts.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
Wayfair

Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

$100 from Wayfair
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Hot, fresh coffee just waiting for you even before your alarm even goes off is a dream come true. This Cuisinart allows users set the brew time up to 24 hours in advance, and features a 14-cup glass carafe, auto-shutoff, a cleaning indicator, a permanent filter, a water filter, brew-strength control, and a small-batch setting.

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Fullstar Onion and Vegetable Chopper
Amazon

Fullstar Onion and Vegetable Chopper

$20 from Amazon
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This heavy-duty chopper allows users to slice and dice some of the toughest edibles, including potatoes, carrots, fruits, and cheese. Oh, and yes, onions — the product reduces onion vapors, which prevents you from tearing.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Amazon
OXO Good Grips No-Spill Ice Cube Tray
Amazon

OXO Good Grips No-Spill Ice Cube Tray

$10 from Amazon 
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No ice maker? Chill out. This tray with a purpose-made silicone lid allows users to stack and angle ice trays and prevent sloshing with a sturdy plastic body and cover that slides easily.

Snowfox Stainless Steel Cocktail Glasses
Amazon
Instant Pot Silicone Mini-Mitts
Walmart

Instant Pot Silicone Mini-Mitts

$19 from Walmart
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Traditional pot holders or oven mitts are not always best when managing hot metal pots or pans; sometimes the range of motion can be limited. These dishwasher-safe silicone mini-mitts cover their fingers and thumbs when handling metal and allow for greater control.

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Baker's Edge Brownie Pan Set
Amazon

Baker's Edge Brownie Pan Set

$37 from Amazon
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Can you imagine eating brownies that are only the corner pieces? This brownie pan makes it so with one, snaking shape that lets batter distribute evenly for delicious, chewy edges — with a non-stick coating that makes for easy clean-up. The set also includes a lid, an "edge wedge," spatula and recipes.

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Collapsible Measuring Cups and Spoons
Amazon

Collapsible Measuring Cups and Spoons

$9 from Amazon 
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Saving space on the kitchen counter can make the cooking experience move along more smoothly. These BPA-free measuring cups collapse flat for easy storage, are bright and colorful, and dishwasher safe.

Jar Grips and Lid Openers
Amazon

Jar Grips and Lid Openers

$8 for a set of three from Amazon
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The grips by Prepworks by Progressive allow users to get a heavy-duty grasp on tough jars and containers of all sizes, making it an especially great choice for anyone with arthritis or limited mobility in their hands. All three allow for many options: the red cone-shaped grip is ribbed for smaller jars; the teal one is rectangular; and the green one is round and flat.

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AmazonBasics Bench Scraper and Chopper
Amazon
KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener
Amazon
AxeSickle Silicone Collapsible Funnel
Amazon

AxeSickle Silicone Collapsible Funnel

$6 from Amazon
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The brightly hued funnels — made from BPA-free, food-grade silicone — help users easily pour liquids or dry goods such as rice, salt, or sugar from one container to another with a tapered end and a funnel that collapse for compact storage. It's rated to handle temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's safe for the dishwasher.

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine B07PJ5Q943
Amazon

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

$350 from Amazon
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Get the cocktail lovers in your life a gift they'll fawn over. This Keurig-like machine for a home bar was one of Oprah’s favorite things last year, and this year it has another reason to be a coveted gift: The pandemic has kept many people away from bars and restaurants.

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Signature Living Bamboo Tea Bag Organizer
Amazon

Signature Living Bamboo Tea Bag Organizer

$20 from Amazon
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Help them get rid of the clutter in their cabinets or drawers with this handy bamboo box, which organizes and stores dozens of tea bags in eight compartments, plus has a drawer for other tea-drinking accessories.

Over The Door Hanging Pantry Organizer
Amazon

Over The Door Hanging Pantry Organizer

$15 from Amazon
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The 30 pockets — 15 on each of the hanging racks included — will hold spices and anything else you need to prepare even the most complicated meals. There's no installation needed, either.

Ovente Electric Kettle
Amazon

Ovente Electric Kettle

$23 from Amazon
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The Ovente kettle boils water in less than six minutes with little to no noise and shuts off automatically when finished. It comes with an LED indicator light and easy-to-clean built-in filter, and it uses less energy than stovetop kettles. Available in six colors. 

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Kuhn Rikon Fruit and Vegetable Peeler and Corer set
Amazon

Kuhn Rikon Fruit and Vegetable Peeler and Corer Set

$12 from Amazon
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With its sharp, serrated blade, the Kuhn Rikon is a cut above other rest. The swivel-action peeler allows users to carve paper-thin layers with great range of motion in either direction. The blade also swivels for irregularly shaped vegetables such as potatoes without skipping, and the double edge makes it ideal for left- or right-handed users.

FitFabHome Non-Stick Oven Liners
Amazon
Ceramic Kitchen Speaker
Hudson Grace

Ceramic Kitchen Speaker

$75 from Hudson Grace
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Some stellar tunes can help time spent in the kitchen go by more quickly. This ceramic speaker looks like a piece of decor, but can be used to blast their favorite culinary playlist once a smartphone is dropped into the slot.

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Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller
Amazon
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Amazon
Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage Containers
Target
Bluapple Produce Savers
Amazon

Bluapple Produce Savers

$20 from Amazon
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Refrigerators don't always do the best job lengthening the life of leftover produce. This smart gadget prolongs freshness and storage life by absorbing ethylene gas, slowing the spoilage of fruits and vegetables.

Kitchiny Silicone Bottle Brush
Amazon
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Amazon

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

$10 from Amazon
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Avocado fans swoon over this product — a three-in-one tool with one end that slices an avocado in half, another that removes the pit, and the third part that cuts it into even slices.

Casabella Guac-Lock Container
Amazon

Casabella Guac-Lock Container

$18 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.

Amazon B07PFBB3NJ
Amazon
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
Amazon

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

$50 and up from Amazon
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This handy gadget doesn't take up much space and can even be set up in a home office to prevent multiple trips to the kitchen each day. Comes in four colors.

Booze Cakes Cookbook
Amazon
KettlePizza Deluxe
Crate & Barrel

KettlePizza Deluxe USA Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit

$200 from Crate & Barrel
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For the uber-pizza lover in your life, this adapter turns a charcoal grill into a wood-fired pizza oven. It includes both a 15-inch cordierite stone — for crispier crusts — and a traditional aluminum cooking pan.

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Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
Amazon
The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cake Stand
Walmart

The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cake Stand

$30 from Walmart
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A cake isn’t truly finished until it has been plated, frosted, decorated, and shared online for one and all to drool over. This 10-inch cake stand comes in an crisp mint green and chic milk white and has a glass dome to keep grabby fingers at bay until it’s dessert time.

True Zoo Corki Wine Stopper
Amazon
Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor
Amazon

Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor

$230 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. For professional reviewers and home bakers alike, this Cuisinart model (DFP-14BCNY) 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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Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set
Costco

Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set

$150 from Costco
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Want to get something big for a foodie without blowing the budget on All-Clad? Each piece in this 13-item set is made of hard-anodized aluminum that’s two times as hard as stainless steel. It's also nonstick, oven safe to 400 degrees, and dishwasher safe, with double-riveted silicone grips for easy handling.

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Bodum Columbia Thermal French Press
Amazon

Bodum Columbia Thermal French Press

$72 from Amazon
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When it comes to French presses, there's Bodum and there's everyone else. Even the company's most inexpensive models can produce a decent cup of coffee. But, in terms of durability and handsome design, the polished-steel Columbia is our favorite.

Hala Flip Cookbook Holder
Amazon
My Weigh KD-8000 Kitchen Scale
Amazon

My Weigh KD-8000 Kitchen Scale

$46 from Amazon
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A kitchen scale can come in handy for bakes that call for very specific measurements. Buyers say this scale delivers consistent, precise results and is easy to use. Its 17.6-pound capacity is also impressive when compared with similar models.

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Wilton Industries Perfect Results Mega Cooling Rack
Amazon
 Mixology & Craft
Amazon
On Vegetables
Amazon
Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker
Target
Kitchen Dynamix Culinary Torch Rose Gold
Amazon

Culinary Torch

$28 from Amazon
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If the person on your list is a real whiz in the kitchen, this culinary torch — which comes in a rose-gold finish —will add a challenging new tool to their arsenal. The butane torch can be used for a variety of purposes, including caramelizing crème brûlée, searing meat, browning meringues, making s'mores, melting cheese for a perfectly gratinéed french onion soup, and more.

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