Kitchen Gifts For Amateur Chefs Who Yearn To Be Iron

Kitchen Gifts For Amateur Chefs Who Yearn To Be Iron

Geeks love cooking and there’s no mystery why: it’s science you can eat! We spent a week salivating over food gadgets, gathering tips and wisdom along the way. From that experience comes our list of best (and worst) gift ideas:

Portable Induction Cooktop: I always assumed getting into induction cooking meant gutting your kitchen and calling in some expensive Euro gear. But the truth is, getting a plug-in induction burner is an easy, affordable way to get into a cooking science that’s already taken off in other parts of the world. Wired’s Mark McClusky told us that Max Burton was a good ‘un, and you know, I’m actually pretty tempted to buy one for myself. Just make sure your gift recipient has steel pots and pans, ’cause aluminium doesn’t do the magical magnetic thing. $US75 [Athena Brands] [imgclear]

All-Edge Brownie Pan:theas we learned$US35ThinkGeek

Stick Blender:$30Cuisinart

A Window Fan, Air Filters and Bungie Cords:Alton Brown hackMacgyver Chef tried it out$US30 to $US40Alton Brown’s Recipe
Our MacGyver Chef Experience

My Weigh KD-7000 Digital Scale:our friend Michael Ruhlman says$US38My Weigh

Good Eats: The Early Years by Alton Brown:$US22Book Review
Amazon

PolyScience Immersion Circulator plus a Vacuum Sealer for Sous Vide CookingAlineaa sous vide set upFrom $US1000Circulator Kit with Thomas Keller’s Guide

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This list is by no means comprehensive, so go ahead and comment on any potential kitchen-oriented gift that strikes you as a good idea.

All Giz Wants is our annual round-up of favourite gift ideas, including amazing attainable objects and a few far-out fantasies. We’ll be popping guides catered to different interests several times per day for the next week, so keep checking back.