11 gifts every home cook wants but can’t afford

Cooking can be an expensive hobby.

Chances are, if you know a passionate home cook in your life, they’re likely yearning for a new gadget or tool to add to their home setup. But quality kitchen accessories are not cheap, so most home cooks make do with the hand-me-down or knockoff items that will inevitably ruin a meal or two.

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If you need some helpful recommendations for the lovable foodie in your life, check out the list below for some classy cookware any home cook would love to have in their kitchen. 

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Not only does it look stunning, the Kitchen Aid Mixer is hands-down one of the most versatile tools a home cook can add to their cooking arsenal.

Price: $279

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This tool is not for the casual chef because it will likely never get used. While a sous vide cooker may seem over-the-top, the precision cooker allows you to get extremely technical with your cooking, and can create a variety of different dishes. Necessary? Not at all, but a really neat device. 

Price: $199.95

If you think a $479 blender is ridiculous then clearly you have never blended anything in your life, because most blenders suck. This one though, or any on the Vitamix line, do not, and any home cook would be really pumped to receive this blender. 

Price: $479

We’ve reached full-capacity on the Instant Pot trend, and this one has fancy settings you don’t need, like Bluetooth, but are convenient. 

Price: $159.99

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Yes, this is just a really nice Dutch oven but it is the nicest Dutch oven. Braising is serious business, and these also look really nice in just about any kitchen. 

Price: $285+

6. Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife

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A chef’s knife is easily the most important tool in the kitchen, and every cook deserves a quality knife. 

Price: $99 +

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Every sharp knife needs a solid wood cutting board. Not plastic, but wood.  

Price: $99

Anyone who has ever tried to use their blender as a food processor will tell you that they are two very different machines. But like a good blender, a quality processor makes a world of difference. 

Price: $399.95 

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Sadly, making ice cream is really tough without some kind of ice cream maker. We’re not huge fans of devices that are used for just one purpose, but it’s ice cream, so it gets a pass.

Price: $269.25

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