Foodie, glorious foodie gifts

Last updated Dec 18, 2019 at 11:11AM | Published on Dec 17, 2018

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Things we love to give, or receive… 

Kenwood HDP406 hand blender set. Voted one of our best hand blenders to buy in 2018

just saying !

 

We for birthdays, Christmas, sales days… any day !

 

A gift isn’t just for a named day, it’s for anytime you feel like it. That’s how we live anyway !  and it has inspired us to share with you, the things we like, use and believe in, or just think are a bit of fun.

It’s a good reminder page for us too, and lo and behold it works. I received a gift ( the Chefsteps Joule sous vide machine… off this page ) from Paul.

Do comment or email us if there is something foodie you think we should look at.  Maybe we could add an ‘I want one of those’ followers section so you can share it with your loved ones too !

UPDATE: We have started a secret santa section. Send us a request and we’ll give you a number for your loved one to check your section…

secret santa no. 01

anolon casserole pan

Anolon Casserole Pan

Message to the buyer… buy this one , OR the Circulon pan. Then get the second gift ( see below) once you have popped this into the shopping basket ( the order of buying is important 😉

Check it dos everything she is looking for. Check the size is right, it’s deep but is it wide enough ?

SECOND GIFT: when you have bought your pan, and popped it in the Amazon shopping basket, then put B07YSVMVXL into the search bar and buy the box of Carluccio chocolate covered orange peel too !

microplane micro grater

Circulon Casserole Pan

Message to the buyer… buy this one of the Anolon one. Then get the second gift ( see below) once you have popped this into the shopping basket ( the order of buying is important 😉

Check it dos everything she is looking for. Check the size is right, it’s wide but is it deep enough ?

SECOND GIFT: when you have bought your pan, and popped it in the Amazon shopping basket, then put B07YSVMVXL into the search bar and buy the box of Carluccio chocolate covered orange peel too !

little irreplaceable essentials

oxo dusting wand

Oxo dusting wand

So simple and easy to dust for presentation, or for surfaces when baking. I’ve even used it as a tea leaf holder !

microplane micro grater

Micro plane grater

We use it for very finely grated lemon, parmesan, and ginger. Makes the parmesan so ‘fluffy’ and go so much further. Special !

mini precision kitchen scales

Mini precision scales

For measuring very small quantities of things like bicarb of soda, concentrate essence… as well as big weighs ! Paul uses them for molecular cooking.

digital thermometer for meat and jam

Trusty digital thermometer

We use this a lot ( except when we use sous vide as it does it for us). Comes in many colours, so useful to know if your meat joint, or jam, chocolate, toffee… or even your coffee !  The link will take you to another top rated Lavatools version in the US and Canada. 

really useful plating up foodie tools

kitchen tweezers for plating up

Precision tweezers

A plating up tool for the foodie who likes a beautiful plate. These tweezers will be perfect for precise control to lift and delicately place food on the plate. 

squeezy squirt bottles for sauces and condiments

Squeezy squirty bottles

Great for presenting sauces, holding home made condiments. So easy to paint on a plate. We use these all the time, as do restaurants. 

high quality silicon baking mats

silicon baking mats

These are so useful, we use them a lot !  These ones are the standard size, and great quality, but there are more options. Check what size you need for your oven. 

silicon mini cake moulds for soap, muffins, chocolate and more

silicon baking moulds

These are also so useful, and the shape makes your work look more professional !  Use them for mini cakes, muffins, bread, mousse, jelly, chocolate or even soap making ! Use your imagination. We use them also for storing making little blocks of leftovers in the freezer too. We’ll take you to a different supplier in America.

rice cooker for the microwave, can cook lots in it, grains, pasta, veg

joseph joseph rice cooker

Perfect for cooking fluffy rice or grains. Users even report cooking pasta and lots more in it ! Well designed. Prepare, cook and serve in one stylish dish.
If you want a cheaper version for yourself, or a student present , head over to our post on how to salvage burnt rice to see it there.

not necessary, but sooooo useful

fun drinks bracelet

Handy bracelet flask

A bit of fun, and a great stocking filler. Holds 100ml, so I guess okay for travelling by plane and hands free too.  Carries water too ! P.S. We don’t have one of these … yet.

banana bag

Banana Bag

This really works ! Keeps bananas fresh for weeks in the fridge. We use it all the time, although now we’re in the Canaries, the  bananas are so delicious they get eaten fast anyway.

tall pop-up cake cover

Extra tall cake cover

Perfect for the Christmas panettone. We got this in the UK. In the US and Canada we take you to a set of these food covers instead. 

3 essential things we love to use in the kitchen

practical chef's knives

Chefs knife set

Nicely balanced knives. People look so hard and spend so much on knives, but these have never failed us. So we brought them with us ! Apart from these, we add some little kitchen devils for completion,

magnetic knife strip holder

Magnetic knife strip

We kept this too but it’s still in an attic waiting… So handy to just pop the knives on the strip. Put it on the wall so it doesn’t take up counter space. It doesn’t have to be this one for you… choose the right look and size for your knives and wall.

magnetic knife strip holder

Circulon chef pan

Every day pans from cook to chef ! We have always used Circulon or Anolon and love them. This one is so useful !

The 3 small professional grade tools we love using most 

bamix swissline colorline hand blender

Bamix Swissline set

Our favourite professional level hand blender. We use it every day. It’s just BRILLIANT !

Chefsteps Joule white sous vide machine

Sous Vide tool

Smart cooking simplified. Use this for the perfect steak, eggs, pickles… almost anything ! Easy, scientific cooking, restaurant style. It just makes it better. We bought it, use it , love it !

bron stainless steel professional level kitchen mandoline

Bron Mandoline

This is the one we have. It’s a classic !  Stainless steel, and made in France ! It’s built for professionals but used at home by lots of keen cooks like ourselves. It can slice, julienne, chip, waffle, and ripple cut as thick or thin as you need. When you buy it, *** make sure you get the safety guard…or buy it separately !!!  and maybe some steel protection gloves if you’re a beginner.***

It’s the most expensive mandoline we recommend, but Paul has picked out a really good lower priced one (click here to see it on Amazon UK ) for you too !

wouldn’t mind one of these !

coravin fine needle corkscrew

Coravin Corkscrew

If you love fine wine, you’ll need one of these. We had the luxury of seeing how this works when we were treated to a vintage port tasting… very impressive !

Griddle and oven and everything pan with lid

The Whatever Pan

The best griddle pan we’ve seen. It can go in the oven easily, has a lid, and is nice and deep. And don’t you love the name !

pretty and useful cups

triple walled vacuum , insulated stainless steel food jars

Triple walled vacuum, insulated stainless steel food jars

Apart from being gorgeous, we love these for the colours ,the smooth quality, and the fact that we could blend our soups or smoothies straight into the jar ! This is on our wish list !

commercial grade steel malt cups for smoothies

Malt cups !

These are so useful. You can use them to blend your smoothies, make cocktails etc. Drink straight from the cup – very ’50s. We found these when we discovered it was one of the most popular things people buy when they get a Bamix hand blender – the base is nice and wide to fit a blender end into. (3.8 ” base, 30 oz capacity)

for students, seniors, or starter cooks

russell hobbs hand blender

Hand blender

the best starter hand blender to get, for blending soups mostly. Such a bargain price too !

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