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100 Inventive Gifts for Chefs

From Connected Cooking Utensils to Social Media Cookbooks

— December 25, 2015 — Art & Design
It's often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and these gifts for chefs will permit creative cooks to keep spreading the love. These gift ideas for cooks range from clever time-saving tools to revolutionary appliances and unconventional cookbooks.

For those who are in need of fresh inspiration on what to make, there are plenty of themed cookbooks with recipes centered around pregnancy, social media and pizza. Chefs who adore pop culture just as much as food will appreciate receiving a book filled with recipes inspired by shows like Bob's Burgers and Modern Family.

For the multitasking chef who likes to make the most of his or her time spent in the kitchen, there are tools like the Master Pan that make it possible to cook an entire breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes and hashbrowns in neatly segmented trays.
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Familial Sitcom Cookbooks
Familial Sitcom Cookbooks
The 'Modern Family' Cookbook is Filled with Recipes Mimicking the Show
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Celebratory Pork Cookbooks
Celebratory Pork Cookbooks
Praise the Pig by Jennifer L. S. Pearsall Offers Great Tips and Tricks
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98
Peruvian Cuisine Cookbooks
Peruvian Cuisine Cookbooks
This Accessible Cookbook Provides Peru's Culture to the Global Market
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97
Feline Cookware Holders
Feline Cookware Holders
This Adorable Black Cat Potholder Design Keeps Fingers Safe from Burns
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96
Social Media Cookbooks
Social Media Cookbooks
The Reynolds Instagram Account Features Food Images that Link to Recipes
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95
Pizza-Themed Cookbooks
Pizza-Themed Cookbooks
This Cookbook Contains a Variety of Recipes for Homemade Pizza
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94
Hops-Based Cookbooks
Hops-Based Cookbooks
This Recipe Book Guides Users on How to Cook with Hops
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93
Galactic Oven Mitts
Galactic Oven Mitts
This Star Wars Cooking Accessory is Made to Resemble a Black Armor Gauntlet
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92
Pancake-Flipping Robots
Pancake-Flipping Robots
The RoboHow Robot is Now Able to Mimic a Chef's Movements and Flip Food
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91
Chicken Commandment Cookbooks
Chicken Commandment Cookbooks
This Recipe Book Celebrates the History of Nashville Hot Chicken
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90
Concealed Secret Cookbooks
Concealed Secret Cookbooks
The Nomad Recipe Guide Hides Cocktail Cookbook Inside its Pages
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89
Doubled-Handled Chopping Knives
Doubled-Handled Chopping Knives
The Mezzaluna Chopping Knife is the Perfect Tool for Salad Lovers
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88
Instructional Beer Pairing Guides
Instructional Beer Pairing Guides
This Cookbook Provides Tasty Recipes to Pair with Beer
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87
Multi-Functional Cooking Pots
Multi-Functional Cooking Pots
The 'Drumcook' is an All-In-One Cooking Solution
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Minimalistic Pasta Measurers
Minimalistic Pasta Measurers
This Modern Spaghetti Measurer is Inspired by an Iconic Hand Gesture
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Illustrated Recipe Cards
Illustrated Recipe Cards
These Illustrated Recipes Deconstruct Food Items to Show How They’re Made
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84
Bluetooth Grill Thermometers
Bluetooth Grill Thermometers
This App-Connected Thermometer Perfects Backyard Barbecuing
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83
Shakespearean Cutting Boards
Shakespearean Cutting Boards
The 'Romeo & Julienne' Chopping Block Romanticizes Cooking
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82
Comprehensive Couples' Cookbooks
Comprehensive Couples' Cookbooks
'One Pan, Two Plates' Contains Inspiration for Cooking for Two
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81
Gangster-Inspired Cookbooks
Gangster-Inspired Cookbooks
The 'Thug Kitchen' Cookbook Features Recipes for Parties & Events
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Splash-Proof Lid Holders
Splash-Proof Lid Holders
This Pot Holder Design Keeps Cooking Messes to a Minimum
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Galactic Solider Oven Mitts
Galactic Solider Oven Mitts
This Star Wars Cooking Accessory is Inspired by Stormtroopers
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78
Superfood Cookbooks
Superfood Cookbooks
Cassie Johnson Teaches Health-Conscious Readers How to Cook with Superfoods
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Remote Cooking Fridges
Remote Cooking Fridges
Chef-e Keeps Food at Its Freshest Before It is Cooked In-Unit
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Healthy Skewed Meat Steamers
Healthy Skewed Meat Steamers
The Kitchen Kabob Steamer Doesn't Use Any Fats to Cook Your Meal
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75
Gluten-Free Bread Machines
Gluten-Free Bread Machines
The Zero Gluten Baker is a Handy Appliance for the Gluten-Free Baker
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Robot-Authored Cookbooks
Robot-Authored Cookbooks
The Chef Watson Cookbook Uses an Algorithm to Pair Flavors
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Sectional Slow Cooker Attachments
Sectional Slow Cooker Attachments
The SeparAide Allows You to Cook and Remove Foods Easily
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Toaster-Inspired Kettles
Toaster-Inspired Kettles
This Bright Red Kettle Takes Inspiration from the Bodum Bistro Toaster
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Personalized Cutting Boards
Personalized Cutting Boards
These Personalized Cutting Boards Offer a Heartfelt Message
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Cartoon-Themed Cookbooks
Cartoon-Themed Cookbooks
The Bob's Burgers Cookbook Contains Complicated Puns and Epic Sandwiches
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Monkey-Mimicking Hooks
Monkey-Mimicking Hooks
These Kitchen Hooks are Tiny Monkeys That Hang Utensils from Their Tails
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Smart Slow Cookers
Smart Slow Cookers
The TIM3 MACHIN3 Helps Prep Meals Faster With Pre-Programmed Settings
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67
Gourmet Pregnancy Craving Cookbooks
Gourmet Pregnancy Craving Cookbooks
Eating For Two Features Meals Inspired by Prenatal Food Urges
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Whale-Shaped Chef Knives
Whale-Shaped Chef Knives
The Kurouchi Kujira Knives are Adorably Crafted Out of Carbon Steel
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Smart Connected Kitchen Speakers
Smart Connected Kitchen Speakers
The Triby Offers Seamless Home Communication and Music Streaming
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Map Guided Cookbooks
Map Guided Cookbooks
This Recipe Guide Uses Food Photography in a Map-Like Style
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Convex Cooking Lids
Convex Cooking Lids
Onelid Makes It Easier to Organize and Drain Pots and Pans
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Thermal Imaging Microwaves
Thermal Imaging Microwaves
The Heat Map Microwave Visualizes the Cooking Process
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Aquatic Yolk Separators
Aquatic Yolk Separators
The Yolkfish Kitchen Tool is Ideal for Separating Eggs While Cooking
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Opulent Outdoor Ovens
Opulent Outdoor Ovens
The Kalamazoo Gourmet Pizza Oven Comes with a $7,000 Price Tag
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Twistable Butter Dispensers
Twistable Butter Dispensers
This Kitchen Gadget Makes Spreading Butter Easier & More Adaptable
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Connected Cooking Utensils
Connected Cooking Utensils
The iDevices Smart Kitchen Cooking Thermometer Ensures Perfect Results
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Sous-Vide Cooking Gadgets
Sous-Vide Cooking Gadgets
The ChefSteps 'Joule' is Designed to Make Perfect Meals Easier Than Ever
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Science-Based Cookbooks
Science-Based Cookbooks
This Book Uses the Power of Science to Enhance Traditional Recipes
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Razor-Like Vegetable Peelers
Razor-Like Vegetable Peelers
The 'Close Shave' Brings Bathroom Tools to the Kitchen
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3D-Printed Eco Sponges
3D-Printed Eco Sponges
This Rubber Sponge is Made Completely Using Certified Purement Materials
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Precise Kitchen Tongs
Precise Kitchen Tongs
This Kitchen Tool Allows Users to Handle Ingredients with Care
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Handheld Soda Makers
Handheld Soda Makers
The 'Fizzini' Lets You Make Carbonated Drinks at Home with One Compact Device
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Connected Cooking Equipment
Connected Cooking Equipment
The 'Meater' Smart Meat Thermometer Lets You Set It and Forget It
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Suitcase BBQs
Suitcase BBQs
The Elevate Portable Grill Makes Bringing the BBQ Anywhere an Option
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Portable Stove Bags
Portable Stove Bags
The Primus 'Onja' Compact Stove Fits into an Light-Weight Strap Bag
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Lockable Knife Blocks
Lockable Knife Blocks
This Knife Block Keeps Sharp Objects Out of Reach from Junior Chefs
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Crafty Tea Makers
Crafty Tea Makers
Craftea Helps You Prepare the Perfect Cup of Tea
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Mess-Free Kebab Makers
Mess-Free Kebab Makers
This Handy Kitchen Tool Helps You Make Delicious Skewers at Home
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Portable Rotisserie Grills
Portable Rotisserie Grills
The Kanka Grill Lets You Cook Up to Fifteen Pounds of Meat Over a Fire
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Superfood-Growing Juicers
Superfood-Growing Juicers
Green Onyx is a Juicer That Also Produces the Khai-Nam Superfood
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Natural Contemporary Cutting Boards
Natural Contemporary Cutting Boards
This Chopping Board Set by Forminimal is Functional and Chic
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Taste-Preserving Microwaves
Taste-Preserving Microwaves
This Futuristic Microwave Uses Solid-State Radio Frequency Technology
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Futuristic Canopy Toasters
Futuristic Canopy Toasters
The Conique by Fraser Leid Reinvents the Shape of a Standard Toaster
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App-Controlled Ovens
App-Controlled Ovens
The 'June Intelligent Oven' is a Countertop Appliance for Small Spaces
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Precise Cutting Boards
Precise Cutting Boards
Expertly Slice Your Food with the Obsessive Chef Bamboo Cutting Board
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Edible Insect Farms
Edible Insect Farms
This Appliance Allows Users to Cultivate and Harvest Worms at Home
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Interchangeable Dining Sets
Interchangeable Dining Sets
The Totpoc Oboo Pieces Allow Users to Create Interactive Food Displays
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Japanese Corn Peelers
Japanese Corn Peelers
This Simple Metal Tool Easily Removes individual Rows of Corn Kernels
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Smart Meat Thermometers
Smart Meat Thermometers
The 'MEATER' is a Wireless Cooking Tool That Connects to a Smartphone
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Collapsible Cookware
Collapsible Cookware
The 'Sea to Summit X-Pot' Makes It Easy to Prepare Food While Traveling
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Cyclonic Microwave Appliances
Cyclonic Microwave Appliances
Panasonic's New Microwave Transmits Cyclonic Waves for Even Heat
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Multifaceted Barbecue Tools
Multifaceted Barbecue Tools
The Stingray BBQ is Seven Different Utensils in One
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Campsite Cooking Knives
Campsite Cooking Knives
'Tiktaalik' Has Launched a Filed Knife Set of Outdoor Cooking Knives
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Solar-Powered Ovens
Solar-Powered Ovens
The Solavore Sport Oven Cookes and Bakes With the Power of the Sun
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Simple Defrosting Trays
Simple Defrosting Trays
This Defrosting Tray Can Unfreeze Food Without Using Electricity
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Efficient Double Boilers
Efficient Double Boilers
The Portable Pot Keeps Your Heated Food and Drinks Safe for Consuming
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Heated Butter Knives
Heated Butter Knives
This Heated Knife Makes It Easier to Spread Condiments
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Personal Chef Robots
Personal Chef Robots
This Kitchen Gadget Will Cook Up Your Favorite Meals in a Snap
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Precise Hybrid Cookers
Precise Hybrid Cookers
This Cooking Device Blends Sous Vide and Countertop Grill
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Three-In-One Utensils
Three-In-One Utensils
The 'Tritensil' Triple Threat Culinary Tool Adds a Knife to the Spork
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Dextrous Dish Sponges
Dextrous Dish Sponges
This Folded Scrubber Lets You More Easily Wash the Fine Edges of Crockery
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Multifunctional Microwavable Cookware
Multifunctional Microwavable Cookware
Joseph Joseph's M-Cuisine Collection is for the Microwave
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Heavy-Duty Kitchenware
Heavy-Duty Kitchenware
The 'Iwachu Cast Iron Omelette Pan' Will Last Longer Than Most
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To-Go Box Pizza Ovens
To-Go Box Pizza Ovens
The CuiZen Pizza Box Oven Lets You Easily Make Artisan Pies
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Natural Barbecue Scrapers
Natural Barbecue Scrapers
The Cedar Scraper is a Clean Barbecue Alternative to the Bristle Brush
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Sink-Mounted Cutlery Cleaners
Sink-Mounted Cutlery Cleaners
This Handy Cutlery Cleaner Makes It Easier to Wash Cooking Utensils
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Smoke-Reducing Charcoal Grills
Smoke-Reducing Charcoal Grills
The Portable 'Homping Grill' Reduces Charcoal Smoke by 90 Percent
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Automated Cooking Robots
Automated Cooking Robots
The Fresh Food-Preparing Sereneti Cooki Device Launched at CES 2015
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Alchemist Coffee Sets
Alchemist Coffee Sets
This Transparent Drip Coffee Machine Resembles Laboratory Equipment
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All-In-One Cooking Pans
All-In-One Cooking Pans
The 'Master Pan' Lets You Cook a Full Meal Without The Added Mess
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Dew Drop Teapots
Dew Drop Teapots
This Steamer Kettle Reimagines the Ritual of Preparing Green Tea
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Ingredient-Dispensing Cutting Boards
Ingredient-Dispensing Cutting Boards
The Souschef Recipe Ingredient Dispenser Makes Cooking Smart
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Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
Gazebo-Inspired Kitchen Organizers
This Sustainable Kitchen Basket Features Incredible Aesthetics
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Multifunctional Kitchen Workbenches
Multifunctional Kitchen Workbenches
This Handy Workbench Contains a Number of Kitchen Accessories
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Colourful Kitchen Appliances
Colourful Kitchen Appliances
These Contemporary Appliances Comes in a Range of Pretty Pastel Hues
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Instruction-Indicating Saucepans
Instruction-Indicating Saucepans
These Smart Pots Digitally Display Directions for Quality Cooking
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Compact Outdoor Ovens
Compact Outdoor Ovens
The Portable 'Roccbox Outdoor Oven' Helps Users Cook in the Great Outdoors
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Solar Cooking Tables
Solar Cooking Tables
The SUNplace Table Cooks Food Like a BBQ Using Solar-Powered Clean Energy
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Astronomic Cutting Boards
Astronomic Cutting Boards
This Solar System Chopping Board Teaches You Science While You Slice
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Gravity-Defying Bowls
Gravity-Defying Bowls
This Multifunctional Kitchen Tool Speeds Up the Cooking Process
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Digital Cooking Tables
Digital Cooking Tables
The New Concept Table from IKEA Will Suggest Recipes Based on Leftovers
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3D-Printed Faucets
3D-Printed Faucets
'American Standard' Created a Line of 3D-Printed Tap Fixtures
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Modular Kitchen Utensils
Modular Kitchen Utensils
This Handy Tool Helps Consumers Use Idle Kitchen Appliances
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