Dec. 20, 2017
The holidays are quickly approaching, and studies reveal that practical presents are often more appreciated than over-the-top, expensive electronics.
For people in your life who live to eat and cook, a kitchen gadget works on every level. (Editor’s note: Prices and product availability are subject to change.)
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The shaft is dishwasher-safe, and liberating someone from a sink full of dirty dishes and gadgets is the best gift of all ($32 on Amazon).
Avoid chemical-laced microwave popcorn bags with this popper from Chef’n ($20). It makes up to 10 cups of popcorn and you won’t even need to turn on your stove.
This Microplane grater ($17) isn’t a one-trick pony — it can send parmesan onto your pasta, zest up citrus for cocktails or even grate chocolate for desserts.
It’s a plastic volcano that will erupt warm water and vinegar inside a microwave, helping get every last grease stain off ($13 at Kitchen Gizmo).
A SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker ($80 at Williams-Sonoma) will change the life of any bubbly lover — it turns water into a delightfully fizzy beverage.
This mandoline ($80 at OXO) cuts thin tomato slices for sandwiches and turns potatoes into waffle-cut fries. A food holder ensures no fingers are harmed.
Coffee and matcha lovers will appreciate this small and mighty handheld electric milk frother ($7 on Amazon).
Pick up these oven mitts ($18 on Amazon) to spice up a day of baking.