If you have a chef in your life, you know that they can’t have too many gadgets (my hubby would disagree but whatever). I’ve learned over time that the expensive set of pots and pans that we got for our wedding 17 years ago, wasn’t meant to last a life time. Neither were some of our counter top appliances. Since I’ve had to pay for them myself the send time around, I’ve replaced them with reconditioned ones. Guess what? They cost less and work great. So, here are my picks- gifts for your chef and yes, some of them are reconditioned.
I can’t live without mine and now that I’m teaching my teen how to bake, we use it even more. This one’s refurbished and it’s $229.99– a savings of $80 with free shipping. Comes in lots of colors. What do I want this Christmas. The pasta roller attachment. I totally want to learn how to make fettuccine.
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These retro serving utensils are perfect for the holidays and year round. From Mod Cloth, they’re stainless steel and teak. Only $34.99.
Bakers dozen of towels that are highly absorbent, fast drying and they produce minimal lint. For $17.99 these can be under your tree. Free shipping with Prime.
Okay, I can’t guarantee that this one will make it to you by Christmas, but if my hubby gave me a picture that day instead of the blender, I’d be just as happy. This is the holy grail of blenders. It can cream, chop, blend, grind, and churn almost any food it encounters into a smoothie, sorbet, sauce, or soup. On sale for $379.99 and if you don’t like it- free returns on Groupon.
These are absolutely adorable and can be left on the kitchen counter for display. The ceramic set is $24.99on Mod Cloth and it would make a great gift for someone in a first apartment or home.
I love every single Rachael Ray cookbook we own. Her recipes are simple to follow and many of them are family friendly. This one looks awesome. Wouldn’t it be great to cook all your meals for the week in one day? It’s only $16.99 on Amazon. Want others? Here are my all-time favorites:
Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners (A 30-Minute Meal Cookbook), The Book of Burger and Kid Food: Rachael Ray’s Top 30 30-Minute Meals
If you’re on Pinterest, you know that anything in a jar is hot right now. If you have a chef that cans, this is an awesome deal. Have a crafty gal that wants to make some adorable jarred gifts? This one’s for you. Set of six on eBay for $6.99.
Love mine. Incredibly sharp, it’s the perfect size to grate cheese, chocolate, garlic- even carrots. And, it’s dishwasher safe. Only $15.75 with free shipping if you have Prime.
Do you have a little baker in your home? This adorable set is the perfect gift! From Mod Cloth, it’s $44.99.
There are so many more items I adore this year. What’s on your wish list?