There’s a good chance that someone on your holiday shopping list is an avid home chef. You know the one: always telling you about the amazing new recipe they tried out last weekend, always on the hunt for the freshest ingredients and newest culinary ideas.
They feed you well, so treat them to the perfect gift this holiday.
Reviewed.com and America’s Test Kitchen have partnered to bring you this list of the best kitchen gifts, gadgets, and appliances. Every product has been vetted by experts and gets our full seal of approval.
Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
Price: $79.20 (20% off)
Deal Available: Friday, Nov 27–Sunday, Nov 29
The Mk4 takes all the accuracy and speed of the Classic Thermapen and adds a few nifty features that improve the user experience: Its display now auto-rotates, lights up in low light, and wakes up when the unit is picked up. It takes a single AAA alkaline battery and is also more water-resistant than the Classic, capable of surviving a half-hour bath. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
Bob Kramer 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels
Many chefs and knife enthusiasts prefer carbon steel (a higher-maintenance alloy) to stainless steel for a harder and stronger blade that’s able to take on—and retain—a keener edge. This is true of the Bob Kramer 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife, the showstopper in our tests. Its razor-sharp blade, sloping ergonomic handle, and good looks make it both visually stunning and a pleasure to use. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
KitchenAid Pro Line Series 7-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer
The top-of-the-line KitchenAid Pro Line Series 7-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is a baker’s essential whose range of ability and durability makes it truly worthy of investment. It passed our high-end stand mixer testing with flying colors, beating eight other models. As the test kitchen’s winner, it earned the highest rankings in performance tests (whipping, creaming, kneading), as well as its design and ease of use. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher
Buy: Best Buy
Winner of our Best Dishwasher for the Money award, it’s models like the 500 Series that have earned Bosch its widespread, longstanding reputation for building quiet, high-performance machines. This dishwasher offers the perfect mix of price and performance. With multiple color and finish options, a third rack, and a noise rating of just 46 dBA, the Bosch 500 Series is a serious kitchen upgrade. Read the full review.
Le Creuset 7¼-Quart Round French Oven
Why do we love Dutch ovens so much? They’re heavier and thicker than stockpots, which allows them to retain and conduct heat more effectively, and they’re deeper than skillets, so they can handle large cuts of meat and cooking liquid. These qualities make Dutch ovens the best choice for braises, pot roasts, and stews. The test kitchen is stocked with dozens of the trusty Le Creuset 7¼-Quart Round French Ovens, the “gold standard” of Dutch ovens and our heavy-duty favorite. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
Neato Botvac 80 Robot Vacuum
Give the chef a break and let someone else clean up the mess this holiday season. Robot vacuums are a great tool to maintain your carpets and floors between cleanings, but a robot that can’t climb up on rugs or gets lost on the way to its charger is no good. That’s why the Neato Botvac 80 is such a great choice: Not only is it affordable, but it’s as good a robot as it is a vacuum. Read the full review.
Breville Juice Fountain Plus
This clear winner in our testing of juice extractors breezed through pineapples, oranges, apples, and kale. It was not overly loud, even though it used centrifugal technology; it was easy to assemble and clean—especially since most of its parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe; and, best of all, it’s a remarkable value for its stellar performance. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
Sony KDL-40R510C 40-inch 1080p LED TV
Looking for the perfect kitchen TV to watch your favorite cooking shows? If you need a solid pick at an unbeatable price, Sony’s KDL-40R510C is our go-to. It delivers amazing picture quality for the money, with superb calibration right out of the box. The build quality is exceptional for a sub-$500 TV, and a selection of useful smart TV apps mean you don’t need an external streaming box to get your content fix. Read the full review.
Technivorm Moccamaster 10-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe
After brewing gallons of coffee in multiple coffee makers, we could clearly identify our favorite machine. The Technivorm Moccamaster, our winning automatic drip coffee maker, is utterly consistent. During every cycle, it hit the ideal coffee-brewing temperature zone for the optimal length of time, which explains why the brew it produced for us was always smooth and full-flavored. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Solid Glass Lid
Our winning slow cooker made juicy and tender chicken, turkey, pork, and chili, and evenly cooked caramelized onions. Testers liked its bright, intuitive control panel with tactile buttons and beeps that alert you to changes, and its cool-to-the-touch handles were a bonus. It was far and away our favorite model that we tested and will guarantee you many satisfying and convenient meals. Read the full review from America’s Test Kitchen.
Go Big, Go Home
Upgrade your appliances this holiday season.
GE Café CFE28TSHSS French-Door Fridge
The best refrigerator in America is built in Louisville, Kentucky. The GE Café CFE28TSHSS is a 27.8-cu.-ft. French-door model with a stainless-steel exterior. In addition to providing superior food preservation and a classic look, it features a hot water dispenser for making tea or hot chocolate. Read the full review.
LG LRG4115ST Gas Range
Buy: Best Buy
Winner of our Best Gas Range award, this brand-new model marks the debut of LG’s ProBake system. It’s a unique design that moves the oven’s gas burner from the bottom to the back for more effective convection cooking. The result? More even baking, faster preheating, and easier clean-up when you’re done cooking. Read the full review.
Whirlpool WFE530C0ES Electric Range
Buy: Best Buy
There are cheaper electric ranges than the Whirlpool WFE530C0ES, but none offers as excellent a price/performance ratio. That’s why it’s our Best Value Electric Range for 2015. For under $700, this range gets you convection, a warming burner, a stainless-steel exterior, plus steam-cleaning and traditional self-cleaning. Everything works as promised, so why spend more? Read the full review.
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