Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Kitchen

Top 10 Holiday Gifts

As we all know, the kitchen has become the focal point of the home.  So whether you love to cook, or just like to eat what other people cook, there is absolutely someone on your Christmas list that loves to be in the kitchen but you just can’t figure out what to get them.   Am I right?     Well this year, we scoured the internet and found some of the top holiday gifts for the kitchen.   Whether you are looking for the latest gadget, something high tech, or just plain functional… we tried to pick some of the most popular for every budget and need.    So here are our top 10 Holiday gifts for this season (in no particular order:

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoons

3 piece wooden spoon set
wooden spoon set by OXO

We love all of the OXO product lines, but these are definitely one of the most popular sets out of their collection.   OXO just makes great products… period.  Wooden spoons are a necessity for any kitchen, and these are just well made spoons.  Their design makes it easier to reach along the walls and into the corners of your cookware, and their large spoon heads allow for scooping up larger portions.   For the price, this is a GREAT gift for anyone that likes to cook (even if they already have a set of wooden spoons).

Best Price:  $11.99

Link to order: OXO Wooden Spoon Set

Oster FPSTBW8207-s Wine Bottle Opener

Oster Wine Opener
Cordless wine bottle opener by Oster

Every kitchen needs a good cork screw or wine bottle opener, and this is one of our favorites.  For one, it is cordless and easy to use (no more broken corks).   It can open up to 30 bottles of wine on a single charge, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and is all around easy to use.  As a gift, this one is versatile because it can be for the kitchen, bar, wine cellar, or anyone that just enjoys drinking wine.    The best part is the price!  You can get this great cordless wine bottle opener for less than some of the more cumbersome openers that are on the market.

Best Price: $9.99

Link to Order: Oster Wine Bottle Opener

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-IN-1 Griddler

Griddler by Cuisinart
Cuisinart 3-1 Griddler

What really makes this one awesome is the ability to use it 5 different ways.   It helps eliminate the need for a lot of other small appliances in the kitchen.  It can handle everything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and panini. A floating cover and one set of reversible plates that snap in and out turn the Griddler® into a Contact Grill, a Panini Press, a Full Grill, a Full Griddle, or Half Grill/Half Griddle. Dual temperature controls ensure everything is perfectly cooked!

Best Price: $78.95

Link to Order: Cuisinart GR-4N Griddler

Vitamix 1782 Turbo, 2 Speed

vitamix blender
vitamix 1782 Turbo, 2 speed blender

The Vitamix line of blenders are extremely popular right now.  You can puree fruits and vegetables, blend smoothies, create salad dressing, sauce, baby food, ice cream and even grind grains. It is this versatility that has allowed VitaMix to be one of the front-runners in home blenders for so long. The special jar that this blender uses allows it to blend a small amount (as little as 4 oz) with as much precision and consistency as a full container (64 oz.) thanks to the Vita-Mix design. The 1782 Turbo only has two speeds, but if you are looking for more options there are other models.   It is a bit more expensive than other blenders that are on the market, but from everything we have heard, it is well worth the price.

Best Price: $373.95

Link to Buy:  Vitamix 1782 Turbo

Artisan Metal Works Non-Stick Baking Sheets

Non-Stick Baking Sheets by Artisan Metal Works
Artisan Metal Works non-stick baking sheets

This may be one of our favorite products that we never knew actually existed.  Not only do these non-stick baking sheets make baking a breeze, but they also eliminate the need for non-stick cooking sprays.   You simply put these on top of your regular baking sheets and cookies, cakes, and whatever else you bake just simply slide right off.    They are also great for rolling out dough on the counter.  They also make clean up super easy.

Best Price: $13.36

Link to Buy: Artisan Metal Works Non-Stick Baking Sheets

Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor

Cuisinart Juice Extractor
Cuisinart Juice Extractor

With the growing popularity of “Juicing” and making healthy, natural juice drinks it shouldn’t be a surprise that we have one of them listed on our top 10.  Besides the price, we picked the Cuisinart Juice Extractor because of some of the added features it has – 5 speed settings, large feed tube for bigger fruits and vegetables, and a large pulp container.  If you are looking to improve your diet for 2014, this is definitely something that should be on your Christmas list!

Best Price: $112.49

Link to Buy: Cuisinart Juice Extractor

Hamilton Beach 33967 Set-N-Forget

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Slow Cooker
Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Slow Cooker

There are a couple of things that set this slow cooker apart from others that are on the market.  The price point is great, but it also offers three ways to cook – program, manual, and probe.  Yes, it comes with a temperature probe that can be used for large pieces of meat to ensure that it doesn’t get under or over cooked.  This is a great feature that most slow cookers don’t offer.   It also has a clip lock lid that makes it great for travel so that you don’t have to worry about spilling your favorite meal while transporting it to the party or dinner.   For the price, this is definitely one of the better slow cookers on the market.

Best Price: $39.99

Link to Buy: Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Slow Cooker

Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicon Spatula Set

Wilton 3 Piece Silicon Spatulas
Wilton 3 Piece Silicon Spatulas

Everybody thinks a spatula is a spatula, but that is not the case.  Of all the different spatula’s on the market, we have found the Wilton Silicon Spatulas to be the best by far.   They are easy to handle, are heat resistant up to 500 degrees, and they are firm enough for any cooking situation yet flexible enough to contour to any shape.  In terms of price, they are very reasonable and would be a great addition to any kitchen for someone that likes to bake.   We think EVERY kitchen should have a set of these!

Best Price: $6.54

Link to Buy:  Wilton Easy Flex Spatula Set

Cuisinart MSC-600 3-IN-1 Cook Central

Cuisinart 3-in-1 slow cooker
Cuisinart 3-in-1 slow cooker

This isn’t your average crock pot!  What we really love about this one is the versatility of being a slow cooker, brown/saute pot, or steamer. It simplifies combination cooking, letting you bypass the stovetop by browning ingredients right in the unit before switching to Slow Cook.  The 24-hour timer and automatic Keep Warm feature are great for families on the go that want to be able to set it and forget it!

Best Price: $143.99

Link to Buy:  Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central

Did we leave anything off the list?   If you have a favorite product that you think we overlooked or should be added to the list, let us know about it!  Leave a comment below, or post a comment on our facebook page: RTACabinetStore

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