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She's a Kitchen Queen

Food is more than just sustenance. It's love — for yourself, for your family and friends, and anyone you invite to sit at your table. Next time a special occasion rolls around, give that woman who loves cooking and baking a special gift that she can use in the kitchen or dining room. Or treat yourself to one of these gift ideas for women who love to cook.


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A Cooking Class Together

Price varies from Goldbelly

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The couple that plays together stays together. Why not give her the gift of an experience you both can enjoy, such as a cooking class from a professional chef. Learn how to decorate a cake with "Ace of Cakes" Duff Goldman, discover the secret to a killer prawn boil from the pros at Seattle's Pike Place Market, or try something else on Goldbelly. 


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Weber Summit E-670
Home Depot

Weber Summit E-670

$2,949 from Home Depot

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Wanna really impress her? Then give that woman who loves cooking one of these Weber propane grills. It has six stainless-steel burners that produce 60,000 BTUs, as well as a 12,000-BTU side burner and a separate burner for searing, plus an infrared rotisserie and a smoker box. The Summit E-670 is available in stainless or black stainless steel, and a natural gas model is also available.


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State Spoon Rest
Uncommon Goods

State Spoon Rest

$28 from Uncommon Goods

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We've all been there: stirring up a storm at the stove, then discovering there's nowhere to set down that sauce-covered spoon. These stoneware spoon rests are handmade in Minnesota and measure approximately 6 inches by 4 inches.


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ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Amazon
fnnch Honeybear Towels
Williams-Sonoma Inc.

fnnch Honeybear Towels

$30/pair from Williams-Sonoma

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San Francisco-based street artist fnnch, known for his iconic honey bear murals, has teamed up with Williams-Sonoma to create a line of whimsical housewares. These towels are made of cotton twill and measure 30 inches by 20 inches.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Macy's

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

$425 from Macy's
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There's a reason why KitchenAid stand mixers are used on cooking shows like "America's Test Kitchen." They're the best you can buy. The 5-quart stand mixer is big enough to handle most any bake you make, accepts attachments like a pasta maker, and it's got a tilting head for easy access. Note: Shop around to find the best deal; prices fluctuate, especially during the holidays.


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Washabi Sushi Sponge Set
Always Fits

Washabi Sushi Sponge Set

$12 from Always Fits

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Cleaning up after cooking doesn't have to be a drudgery if she's got this trio of whimsical sushi-inspired kitchen sponges at the ready. Shrimp, tuna, and tamago will rub-a-dub-dub those dishes 'til they shine.


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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Bacon Bin Silicone Grease Container
Amazon
Bellemain Stainless-Steel Measuring Cup Set
Amazon

Bellemain Stainless-Steel Measuring Cup Set

$18 from Amazon
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Good measuring cups like this highly rated Bellemain set are invaluable for prepping dry ingredients. Reviewers love the sturdy handles, which don't have any crevices where sugar and flour can collect.


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Penzeys American Heart and Soul Box
Penzeys Spices

Penzeys American Heart and Soul Box

$40 from Penzeys

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Every good meal needs some spice. This Penzeys sampler contains eight of their most popular spices: adobo seasoning, curry powder, Florida seasoned pepper, Italian herb mix, Cajun-style seasoning, Galena Street rub, Ozark seasoning, and cinnamon. Also included is a cute little heart-shaped pin she can wear on her kitchen apron.

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Joyce Chen Red Original Unlimited Kitchen Scissors
Amazon

Joyce Chen Red Original Unlimited Kitchen Scissors

$20 from Amazon

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A pair of sharp kitchen shears is priceless. This Joyce Chen pair makes short work of everything from delicate herbs to tough fish and chicken bones. Best of all, the steel-alloy blades are dishwasher-safe.

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 ... not to mention all those other tasks, like shredding cheese, dicing veggies, making purees, chopping nuts, and more. This Cuisinart model boasts a generous 14-cup capacity, powerful 720-watt motor, and comes with a stainless-steel blade and two slicing discs.


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Magnolia Table, Vol. 1
Amazon

Magnolia Table, Vol. 1

$17 from Amazon

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The book by HGTV star Joanna Gaines is perfect for any home cook who harbors dreams of farmhouse sinks, comfort food, and shiplap on the walls. Inside, you'll find 125 recipes by Gaines and chef Marah Stets, including dishes from Magnolia Table, Chip and Jo Gaines' Waco, Texas, restaurant. Want more? Check out volume two of "Magnolia Table" ($17 from Amazon).

Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife
Sur La Table

Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife

$135 and up 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.

J.K. Adams Cutting Boards
Amazon

J.K. Adams Cutting Boards

$60 and up from Amazon
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It's possible to find a big cutting board at Ikea for $10, but chances are it will warp quickly. Cooking professionals prefer wood cutting boards because they protect knife blades and are biodegradable. J.K. Adams maple cutting and carving boards come with a lifetime guarantee and hearty shout-outs from satisfied consumers.

TofuExpress Tofu Press
Amazon

TofuExpress Tofu Press

$43 from Sur La Table

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Tofu is a staple of vegan, vegetarian, and many Asian cuisines, but making sure it's well drained can be a pain in the backside. This FDA-approved thermoplastic press is dishwasher-safe.

Peugeot Salt and Pepper Mills
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Peugeot Salt and Pepper Mills

$26 and up from Amazon
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A good spice mill should be easy to fill, provide different settings that are easy to change, and produce consistent grinds. Peugeot salt and pepper mills have been the gold standard for decades. The grinding mechanisms carry a lifetime warranty.

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All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

$840 from Macy's
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Cookware undergoes its share of daily abuse, making it worthwhile to invest in a set of pots and pans that will endure. A seven-piece All-Clad Stainless Steel cookware set is heavy duty, oven-safe, and usable on any cooktop. It's backed by a limited lifetime guarantee.