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13 Great Kitchen Gift Ideas for Cooks Who THINK They Have Everything

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Sometimes the best kitchen gifts are the ones you'd never think to get. They're the ones that fill a void or solve seemingly unsolvable problems, from opening a stubborn jar lid to quickly slicing a pineapple. And some other ones are just plain strange (we’re looking at you, bacon microwave cooker). But no matter the cook you’re shopping for, we think they’ll love these top kitchen gift ideas, all of which you can find on our site.

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coffee drawer

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K-CUP COFFEE DRAWER

If your friend has one of those simple-to-use Keurig coffee makers, this add-on makes an already-convenient process ever convenient-er, with a storage drawer for up to 36 cups.

shaker bottle

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SHAKER BOTTLE

Got a health-conscious friend who makes a lot of protein shakes? (We do too!) These shaker bottles use a blender ball wire whisk to mix your ingredients from inside the bottle. Voila!

herb grinder

3

HERB GRINDER

The best cooks incorporate an array of herbs and spices. Whether they’re cooking with oregano or rosemary, or trying to grind up a small tree, they’ll dig the ease of these titanium herb grinders.

bacon grease can

4

BACON GREASE CAN

Truly resourceful cooks can reuse just about anything, including bacon grease (great for mustard greens and french toast, by the way). They can save that liquid gold with this steel can, one of the few gifts that’s also a great excuse to have someone cook you bacon.

shredding claw

5

MEAT SHREDDER

Two forks are no match for these. BONUS: as your friend uses these to tear through a slow-cooked loin, they’ll feel like Wolverine.

oil bottle

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OIL-DISPENSING BOTTLE

These sleek, colorful bottles are specially designed for all kinds of cooking oils, from olive and vegetable to safflower and grapeseed. Pair it with any other Rachael Ray cookware.

pineapple corer

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PINEAPPLE CORER

Simply press down and twist, and this gadget will spiralize and cut the core from an unwieldy fruit. And it'll leave the shell intact to use as a cup (daiquiris, anyone?)

cupcake maker

8

CUPCAKE MAKER

Behind every great cupcake is a great cupcake baker. And behind every great cupcake baker is an even better cupcake maker, like this one, which boasts a non-stick coating and a carrier handle.

batter

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BATTER DISPENSER

This drops perfect circles onto cooking surfaces, without the mess. The result is professional-looking crepes, waffles, cupcakes, and more. No more pancakes shaped like Alaska!

microwave popcorn popper

10

MICROWAVE POPCORN POPPER

If there’s someone out there who doesn’t like popcorn, we haven’t met them. So this microwave popcorn popper is one of the most surefire of kitchen gift ideas. Best yet, it makes popcorn with no oil required.

wine bottle opener

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AUTOMATIC WINE BOTTLE OPENER

Save your strength for lifting your glass with this motor-powered electric bottle opener. Pretty soon everyone will be saying, “remember when we had to use our hands to open a bottle of wine?”

cherry pitter

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CHERRY PITTER

Help your pie-making friend tackle the hardest part of making cherry pie with this little powerhouse, which pops the pits out of multiple cherries at once. Maybe they’ll make you a pie as a thank you?

cast iron juicer

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CAST-IRON JUICER

Give the gift of fresh-squeezed juice. While this juicer has a “nostalgic” look that may remind you of a turn-of-the-century device, its design actually provides the maximum amount of leverage. One glass of OJ for us, please!

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