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100 Gifts for Home Cooks

From Microwaveable Pasta Cookers to Precise Sous-Vide Gadgets

— December 23, 2016 — Art & Design
These gifts for home cooks will be sure to delight anyone who prefers to whip up something from scratch than turn to an app for take-out.

While anyone can be a home cook, some are certainly more ambitious than others. For the person on your list who is more likely to use the microwave than the stove, why not opt for an appliance that does all the work for them. With choices ranging from automated meal cookers to smart toaster ovens, there are plenty of gadgets that help even the most novice cooks prepare delicious meals.

However, if the person on your list is looking for a way to improve their kitchen skills and experiment with new dishes, you might want to look for products such as DIY fermentation kits, scissor-inspired food choppers and meat-masticating utensils. These kinds of products make perfect gifts for home cooks because they allow users to enjoy the kind of hands-on cooking experience that smart appliances simply cannot offer.
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Activity
Freshness
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Multi-Course Meal Steamers
Multi-Course Meal Steamers
The Wolfgang Puck Rapid Electric Steamer Cooks Fast and Healthy Meals
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99
Commercial-Quality Crepe Makers
Commercial-Quality Crepe Makers
The Waring Electric Crepe Maker is Easily Used and Cleaned
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98
Preserving Freshness Fridges
Preserving Freshness Fridges
LG InstaView Refrigerator Decreases Escaping Cold Air To Sustain Food
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97
Precise Sous-Vide Gadgets
Precise Sous-Vide Gadgets
This Sous-Vide Immersion Calculator Lends App Control To Your Cooking
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96
Greek Yogurt Makers
Greek Yogurt Makers
This Yogurt-Making Tool Creates Both Greek and Regular Yogurt At Home
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95
Basting Meat Markers
Basting Meat Markers
The Mark-Eat! Offers a Mess-Free Way to Add Flavor to Foods
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94
Dedicated Coconut-Shaving Appliances
Dedicated Coconut-Shaving Appliances
This Machine Provides Grated Coconut in a Matter of Moments
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93
Galactic Waffle Makers
Galactic Waffle Makers
The Star Wars BB-8 Breakfast Cooker Shapes Hot Cakes as Astromech Droids
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92
Food-Preserving Appliances
Food-Preserving Appliances
The Dapai Deluxe Vacuum Sealer Ensures Perfectly Preserved Foods
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91
Smart Toaster Ovens
Smart Toaster Ovens
Appliance Brand June Creates an Oven that Guesses the Food Placed In It
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90
Microwaveable Pasta Cookers
Microwaveable Pasta Cookers
The Fasta Pasta Lets Consumers Boil Noodles Instantly in the Microwave
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89
Smart Slow Cookers
Smart Slow Cookers
The Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Cooker Does the Cooking For You
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88
App-Connected Ovens
App-Connected Ovens
The Bosh Home Connect Oven Uses Drop Scales Platform To Make Cooking Easy
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87
Automated Wireless Grinders
Automated Wireless Grinders
The Gravel Chops and Dices Food With a Convenient Cordless Design
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86
Automated Smoothie Makers
Automated Smoothie Makers
The Smoothie Smart Blender Automatically Blends the Perfect Drink
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85
Odorless Roasting Appliances
Odorless Roasting Appliances
The Odor-Eliminating Fish Roaster Takes the Smell Out of Cooking Fish
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84
Capsule Tortilla Makers
Capsule Tortilla Makers
The Flatev Appliance Creates Bread Instantly Using Dough Pods
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83
Miniaturized Mixing Appliances
Miniaturized Mixing Appliances
The KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer is for Smaller Kitchens
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82
Easy-Access Fridge Panels
Easy-Access Fridge Panels
LG's 'InstaView' Panel Offers a Peek at What's Inside the Fridge
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81
Spherical Food Breakfast Makers
Spherical Food Breakfast Makers
The Flip-Over Takoyaki Maker Prepares Bite-Sized Breakfast Meals
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80
Camera-Inspired Toasters
Camera-Inspired Toasters
The Leica Kitchen Toaster Takes Inspiration from the Shape of a DSLR
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79
Creative Breakfast Bread Cutters
Creative Breakfast Bread Cutters
The 'Bready Made' Bread Cutters Transform Food into Characters
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78
Smartphone-Controlled Rice Cookers
Smartphone-Controlled Rice Cookers
This Smart Rice Cooker Can Be Controlled Remotely
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77
Smoothie Brand Blenders
Smoothie Brand Blenders
The Jamba Appliances Smoothie Blender Enables At-Home Preparation
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76
Meat-Masticating Utensils
Meat-Masticating Utensils
The OXO Meat Shredding Claws Make Shredded Meat Faster to Prepare
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75
Smart Indoor Grills
Smart Indoor Grills
The Cinder Sensing Cooker Uses Technology to Create a User's Desired Meal
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74
Tabletop Tortilla Toasters
Tabletop Tortilla Toasters
The NUNI TOASTER Warms Tortillas to the Perfect Temperatures
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73
Futuristic Connected Fridges
Futuristic Connected Fridges
Home Appliances are Ripe for IoT Technology to Streamline Chores
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72
8-in-1 Countertop Cookers
8-in-1 Countertop Cookers
The Gourmia Supreme Multi-Function Cooker is a Comprehensive Appliance
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71
Nutrient-Preserving Cookers
Nutrient-Preserving Cookers
The Ivation Programmable Pressure Cooker Ensures High-Grade Meals
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70
Geometric Chopping Blocks
Geometric Chopping Blocks
These Recycled Chopping Blocks Are Both Stylish and Functional
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69
Dual-Handed Knives
Dual-Handed Knives
The Easy-Cut Knife Lets Chefs Apply Pressure to the Spine for More Force
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68
Conveniently Quick Meal Preparers
Conveniently Quick Meal Preparers
The REDMOND Pressure Multi Cooker Makes Meals Quickly and Easily
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67
Miniature Superfood Farms
Miniature Superfood Farms
Malgorzata Blachnicka Created a Farming System Designed for Counter Tops
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66
Speedy Cooking Kitchen Grills
Speedy Cooking Kitchen Grills
The Otto Over-Fired Broiler Preheats in Just Three Minutes
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65
Sanitary Kitchen Cutting Boards
Sanitary Kitchen Cutting Boards
The Joseph Joseph Index Range Chopping Board Set is Health-Focused
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64
App-Connected Blenders
App-Connected Blenders
The 'Perfect Blend' Appliance is Set to Debut at CES 2016
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63
Compact Multi-Cooking Grills
Compact Multi-Cooking Grills
The Cuisinart Griddler Cooks Multiple Types of Foods at Once
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62
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
The Pelamatic Fruit-Peeling Machine Removes Produce Skin Quickly
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61
Grease-Absorbing Plates
Grease-Absorbing Plates
These Plates Absorb the Excess From Greasy Food for Healthier Meals
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60
Tabletop Compost Systems
Tabletop Compost Systems
The BIOVESSEL Makes It Easier for Urban Dwellers to Assist the Earth
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59
Compact Storage Cutting Boards
Compact Storage Cutting Boards
The BisonBlock 'Perfectly Practical' Storage Board is Efficient
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58
Sous-Vide Cooking Tools
Sous-Vide Cooking Tools
This Slow Cooker Accessory Monitors Heat Over Extended Periods of Time
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57
Tomato-Growing Kits
Tomato-Growing Kits
Back to the Roots' Organic Self-Watering Planter Simplifies At-Home Gardening
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56
Dry Good Spout Clips
Dry Good Spout Clips
The 'Twixit' Pour Spout Affixes onto Bags for Easy Storage and Dispensing
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55
Curved Buttering Knives
Curved Buttering Knives
The ButterOnce Utensil is Shaped to Perfectly Spread Condiments on Corn
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54
Multi-Use Preparation Appliances
Multi-Use Preparation Appliances
The Kenwood Cooking Chef Streamlines Food Preparation
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53
Nutritional Storage Containers
Nutritional Storage Containers
The GoStak Twist n' Lock Storage Jars Keep Foods Separated
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52
Egg-Cooking Kettles
Egg-Cooking Kettles
The 'Multikettle' is an Efficient Appliance for Quick Morning Routines
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51
Space-Saving Food Steamers
Space-Saving Food Steamers
The 'Tang XiaoZheng' Food Steamer Folds Up Discreetly to Save Space
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50
Remote Control Cooking Rings
Remote Control Cooking Rings
The 40Ring is a Wearable Induction Cooker that Control Temperature
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49
Mess-Free Fruit Cutters
Mess-Free Fruit Cutters
The Infusion Living 'In'aSnap' Fruit Cutter Perfectly Wedges Citruses
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48
Scientific Condiment Vessels
Scientific Condiment Vessels
The Fox Run Oil and Vinegar Bottles Highlight a Lab Aesthetic
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47
DIY Fermentation Kits
DIY Fermentation Kits
This Kit Allows People to Create Their Own Nutritious Fermented Foods
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46
Silicone Splatter Stoppers
Silicone Splatter Stoppers
The 'Frywall' Pan Cover Prevents Oil and Debris from Escaping Pans
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45
Modern Handheld Juicers
Modern Handheld Juicers
The Magisso Bulb Citrus Reamer is a Hand Juicer with an Innovative Design
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44
Stovetop Filtration Systems
Stovetop Filtration Systems
The 'Basic by Bora' Kitchen Extractor Fan Enhances Capabilities
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43
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
The Egg Monster Toast Cutter Makes Breakfast Fun
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42
Modular Kitchen Funnels
Modular Kitchen Funnels
The 'Flexi Funnel' Was Made to Save Space in the Kitchen by Retracting
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41
Handy Hinged Lids
Handy Hinged Lids
This Pan Safety Lid Reduces the Risk of Steam and Boiling Water Burns
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40
Food-Friendly Cooling Appliances
Food-Friendly Cooling Appliances
This Refrigerated Surface Keeps Food Cool at Parties and Events
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39
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
The YIJIA Vegetable and Potato Cutter Keeps Produce in Place
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38
Translucent Cooking Devices
Translucent Cooking Devices
The Electrolux Athmos Uses the Sous Vide Cooking Technique at Home
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37
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
The Cedarland Culinary Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master is Helpful
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36
Upright Breakfast Makers
Upright Breakfast Makers
The Cuisinart Vertical Belgian Waffle Maker Ensures Even Cooking
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35
Seamless Chef's Knives
Seamless Chef's Knives
The KYTCHO Power Blade is the Most Durable Chef's Knife Currently Produced
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34
Food-Monitoring Fridge Cameras
Food-Monitoring Fridge Cameras
The 'Fridge Cam' Just Made Its Debut at CES 2015
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33
Precise Measurement Rolling Pins
Precise Measurement Rolling Pins
The Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin Makes Rolling Dough Easy
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32
Meal-Marinating Appliances
Meal-Marinating Appliances
The Chef's Elite 15-Minute Meat and Vegetable Marinator Seals in Flavor
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31
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
The 'Swing & Serve' Cooking Crockpot Boasts a Multi-Layered Design
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30
Herb-Infusing Kitchen Toys
Herb-Infusing Kitchen Toys
The 'Le CROCK COQ' Infuser Holds Cooking Herbs During Preparation
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29
Smoke-Free Indoor Grills
Smoke-Free Indoor Grills
The Homping Indoor Barbecue is Designed with Urban Dwellers in Mind
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28
High-Impact Kitchen Ventilators
High-Impact Kitchen Ventilators
The Pando Ceramic SkyLoop Kitchen Ventilation System is Minimal
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27
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
The Field Skillet is Lighter Than A 13-Inch MacBook Pro
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26
Automated Meal Cookers
Automated Meal Cookers
The 'OneCook' Cooking Appliance Frees Up Cooking Time by Doing All the Work
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25
Flavor-Infusing Indoor Grills
Flavor-Infusing Indoor Grills
This Smokeless Indoor Stovetop Grill Enables Grilling without a BBQ
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24
Wall-Mounted Pizza Ovens
Wall-Mounted Pizza Ovens
This Built-In Pizza Oven is Designed for Ambitious Home Cooks
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23
One-Handed Cutting Boards
One-Handed Cutting Boards
Sichen Sun Designs a Kitchen Necessity for Disabled Individuals
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22
DIY Dessert Sandwich Makers
DIY Dessert Sandwich Makers
The Chef'n Sweet Spot Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Maker is Easy to Use
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21
Micro Cooking Appliances
Micro Cooking Appliances
The 'Axis' 3D Cooking System is a Compact Solution for Small Kitchens
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20
Asian Dessert Appliances
Asian Dessert Appliances
The Cucina Pro Bubble Waffle Maker Creates Delicious Fluffy Treats
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19
Multi-Function Kitchen Utensils
Multi-Function Kitchen Utensils
The Spadle is a Spoon That Can Easily Transform Into a Ladle
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18
Retro Futuristic Toasters
Retro Futuristic Toasters
The Tix Toaster Appliances Offer Nine Different Bread Cooking Settings
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17
Discreet Kitchen Knife Blocks
Discreet Kitchen Knife Blocks
The Wusthof Knife Storage Block Hides Knives Under Cabinets
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16
Scissor-Inspired Food Choppers
Scissor-Inspired Food Choppers
The Clever Cutter Two-in-One Utensil Quickens Food Preparation
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15
Steam-Based Bread Ovens
Steam-Based Bread Ovens
This Portable Oven Uses Steam to Bake Bakery Quality Breads
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14
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
These Abstract Kitchen Tools Encourage Communal Cooking
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13
Specialized Fruit Arsenals
Specialized Fruit Arsenals
This Set of Avocado Tools Enables You to Prepare in Any and Every Way
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12
Smokeless Indoor Grills
Smokeless Indoor Grills
The Philips Infrared Indoor Grill Brings the BBQ into the Kitchen
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11
Caveman Food Preparation Tools
Caveman Food Preparation Tools
The Primitive Kitchen Tools are Simple Yet Effective
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10
Cleverly Sectioned Seasonings
Cleverly Sectioned Seasonings
The Spice Palette by Risa Takeuchi is Made for First Time Cooks
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9
Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
The Drop Block Knife Storage Drawer is Installed Underneath Cabinets
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8
Stone Age-Inspired Knives
Stone Age-Inspired Knives
The 'IP Knife' is a Modern Knife Inspired by the Design of the Past
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7
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
The Whirpool Levita Aims to Make Cooking More Convenient
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6
Automatic Composting Devices
Automatic Composting Devices
The 'Zera Food Recycler' Speeds Up the Composting Process
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5
Sculptural Wooden Chopping Knives
Sculptural Wooden Chopping Knives
The 'Handaxe' Wooden Knife is Safe and Effective at Cutting
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4
Modular Kitchen Utensils
Modular Kitchen Utensils
The Knife and Spatula Set by Juan Restrepo Features Ebony and Wood
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3
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
The 'Bambleu' Cutting Board Makes Kitchen Preparation More Efficient
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2
Portable Induction Hobs
Portable Induction Hobs
IKEA's New TILLREDA Induction Hob is Made for Small Living Spaces
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1
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
These Tools Function as Wood Cutting Boards, Serving Trays or Trivets
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