Families are spending a lot more time eating and cooking at home these days, giving avid home cooks all the more time to experiment in the kitchen.
If your father loves to cook, these kitchen tools and gadgets will help him bring his dishes to the next level.
Emeril Lagasse 17-Piece Block Set
The right set of knives is an essential ingredient in any kitchen. This gorgeous set ($87) was made with stainless steel, known to be durable and be resistant to chips and tarnish.
Coffee Bean Hand Grinder by Apollo Box
Show dad how much you appreciate him with a fun coffee bean hand grinder ($74). With this hand grinder, he can manually mill coffee beans whenever the craving hits. And, because it’s a hand grinder, he doesn’t even need to be somewhere with a power outlet or batteries. Perfect for grinding while camping or on the road.
Coolin Curve Beverage Bucket
Perfect for when he wants a cold one, this curved bottom ice bucket ($30) will keep those bottles and can cold. The bottle slides easily into the ice, so no more struggling to get the bottle in and keep cold!
Verve Culture Tortilla Press Kit
Perfect, for family taco night (or any night) he can make his own homemade tortillas with this Tortilla Press Kit ($45). This is fun and easy to use, and will lead to no one ever wanting store-bought tortillas again.
A Bar Above Complete Craft Bar Kit
Dad can’t hit up the local bar for an Old Fashioned right now, so it’s only fair that he has the tools he needs to make his favorite cocktail at home. This cocktail kit ($95) included everything needed to make all his favorite drinks, and plus it’ll look gorgeous on his bar.
All-Clad Cordless Rechargeable Immersion Blender
A cordless immersion blender ($200) is such a useful tool for a kitchen because, being handheld, it can fit deep into bowls or pots, to do everything from puree to whip in seconds. He’ll get so much use out of this one.
CHEF iQ Smart Cooker
The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker ($200) is great in that it’s one appliance that does so much, from slow cooking to pressure cooking (and much more!) and pairs with an app via Bluetooth to keep things even easier. He can use this to steam, sauté, and anything else he needs to create the perfect weekend meal.
Back To The Roots Kitchen Herb Garden
A chef is only as good as his flavor and ingredients, and nothing imparts flavor quite as well as fresh herbs. With this kitchen herb garden kit ($25), he can grow organic fresh herbs indoors with very little effort and maintenance. All he needs is some sunlight!
Garrett Wade Professional Stropping Kit
Knives are an important investment, but that investment needs to be respected and maintained. A good leather strop is a part of the knife sharpening process that doesn’t often get a lot of attention, but this stropping kit (starts at $85) will be an important and integral addition to his kitchen. Sharp knives are safer knives!
Cuisinart Electric Wine Opener
Maybe he loves wine and his wrists can’t handle a traditional corkscrew. Or maybe he just prefers automated gadget options! Either way, an electric wine opener ($38) is a thoughtful gift that has the power to open up to 50 bottles of wine on a single full charge. That’s quite a party!
Gotham Steel Crisper Tray
Air fryers are all the rage right now, but there’s another way to get foods crispy without a ton of oil. These crisper trays ($20) are great for everything from bacon to mozzarella sticks, and even work on the grill!
HexClad 12” Wok
This wok ($150) is scratch-resistant and has really useful stay-cool handles, and is great for stir-frying, searing, smoking, and so much more. He can think out of the box and try a wok for dishes like eggs, they won’t stick and his Instagram cooking demonstration will look extra cool.