It can be hard to find useful gifts for others that they will enjoy and utilize and won’t just be a waste of space. A few weeks ago a list of kitchen essentials was shared and you all inspired one more edition of awesome kitchen gift ideas from all of your great comments. If you weren’t here for part one, be sure to check it out!
Nice Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths
Who couldn’t use more kitchen towels? It seems like they are always getting worn out and if you get some nice news ones you can relegate some of the old ones to the rag pile for wiping up floor spills and cleaning. And if you’re kind of crafty you could even make it extra special by putting a monogram on (like the one above! How stinkin’ cute is that? Check out Martha Stewart’s site for the how to.
Who likes to do dirty dishes? Nobody that I know of, and if you do, please come on over because making real food makes lots of dirty dishes. A nice immersion blender is a great way to avoid dirtying an extra dish.
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons
Has anybody else had the cheapo plastic measuring cups and spoons where the handle always seems to crack or else the numbers wear off so you don’t know which cup is which. If you get a set of stainless steel cups and spoons they should last forever.
Oil misters are a great way to avoid the propellants found in the commercially bottled spray oils and it is a lot cheaper to fill a mister with your own oil. And, you can use the good oils and have complete control over exactly what you want to use. You can pick up a nice mister for about $10-20.
Cast Iron Skillet
Cast Iron skillets are a must have in the kitchen. If you properly season and care for them they will easily become your favorite pan to cook with. My absolute favorite pan has no sides and it seems like it is always getting used at our house.
They are so handy for cutting up herbs, cutting bacon into little pieces, to cut lettuce, trim beans, harvesting herbs from the garden etc… The Bitten Word has a post with 25 uses for kitchen scissors.
A pizza stone is a must if you want to make a crispy pizza crust. They just get better with age as they get more seasoned. We’ve been using ours for years.
Stainless Steel Nesting Bowls
They’re handy for storage or mixing stuff and don’t take up much cabinet space.
These are just perfect when you have that last little bit of leftovers and don’t need a very big container. We use ours to serve dipping sauces with meals, baking that little bit of extra batter, making individual desserts, serving ice cream or to mix up an egg etc…
Perfect for grating hard cheeses, chocolate, zesting (is that a word??) citrus, ginger or nutmeg
What is your favorite must have kitchen item? Do you have a favorite kitchen gift you’ve received?
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