To some, there is no more sacred a space in the home than the kitchen. For this reason it’s important to understand the fine nuances of kitchen tools, kitchen requirements as well as the various appliances that go in to making a kitchen complete. Thankfully for the gift giver, there are a wide range of wonderful Christmas gifts to choose from for the kitchen aficionado!
While we all have our preferences, there are some must-have appliances for the kitchen that even the barest minimal kitchen should not be without. Some of these appliances include:
- Coffee maker
- Coffee bean grinder
- Food processor
One of the most popular coffee makers on the market today is the Keurig Single Cup Home Brewing system. This is an ideal appliance for the single person on your holiday gift list. Another such popular coffee maker is the Cuisinart Grind and Brew Thermal Carafe. This coffee carafe brews up the freshest cup o’ joe available and is perfect for the coffee lover on your list.
In addition to having the necessary appliances for the kitchen, it’s critical to have the right tools. Convention dictates the obligatory silverware set with cooking utensils, but consider for a moment, the actual tools used in the kitchen. Often sought out but somehow forgotten at the register are small useful items such as a knife sharpener, garlic press, or handheld grinder (for chopping nuts), or a zester (for orange, lemon or lime peels) or a handheld fresh cheese grater. These items will, in fact, be used.
Utensils are another important factor in a kitchen. Consider bamboo spoons, cutting boards, tongs, and the like to add just the right tool for the kitchen.
Forget “Kiss the Cook” aprons. Nowadays, kitchen apparel is far more extravagant and far more useful. Not only do full length aprons make a wonderful gift, but so do waist aprons, as well as chefs hats (for baking, cooking and as grilling). Don’t forget the oven mitts! Color coordinated kitchen towel sets with oven mitts and pot holders are the small elements that really pull the kitchen’s ambiance together.
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