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27 Gifts For Everyone Who Learned To Cook During Quarantine

All of the flavor, none of the struggle.

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1. A garlic press because garlic is a top tier ingredient that's super annoying to mince. This will help them produce perfectly cut garlic in a *fraction* of the time. It'll definitely come in handy since garlic is in almost every dish.

A reviewer's garlic presser full of minced garlic

2. A vegetable and fruit peeler so they can stop trashing chunks of perfectly good food just to avoid the skin. This tool removes razor thin slivers of fruits and veggies with ease! Imagine the beautiful salads and delectable soups they could make with this baby.

3. A potato masher for getting the mashed potatoes that are so pillowy, they look like literal clouds. If they're cooking for someone who can't eat solid food, this will be a game-changer. Aaannnnddd it's dishwasher-safe 😌.

A model using the product to mash potatoes

4. An Instant Pot that pretty much does it all. Finally, they can use a single pot to make soups, stews, sautees, meats, steamed veggies, and even warm up food. Anyone living in a small space will appreciate a tool that will replace seven appliances, save kitchen space, and 💰.

5. A toaster oven to help them make snacks and d'oeuvres quickly. This is basically an adult version of an Easy Bake Oven that can make personal pan pizzas 🍕, toast, baked potatoes, brownies, or even roasted broccoli 🥦. With this versatile oven, the possibilities are endless.

A reviewer making breakfast with the oven

6. An adorable 2.5-qt. Kate Spade kettle that'll make the perfect gift for anyone who loves tea, coffee, ramen — anything that requires hot water.

the tea kettle is white with cherries and black dots on it

7. A set of three stainless-steel mixing bowls because every bonafide chef has them. They can use them to serve salad at dinner or pop on the lid to marinate meats overnight.

The bowls

8. A seven-piece set of measuring spoons that are *actually* labeled correctly so they can nail Every. Single. Recipe!

A reviewer's photo of the measuring cups

9. A stylish Rachael Ray cookware set that includes pretty much everything they need to cook up a storm. They'll get 13 aluminum nonstick items that heat up evenly and clean up easy for under $150 — it doesn't get better than that.

The cookware set in teal

10. A meat thermometer to save them the agony of salmonella and any other horrors caused by undercooked food. It'll give them an accurate, trustworthy result in seconds!

A reviewer using the thermometer to test chicken in a skillet

11. A waffle maker so they can whip up IG-flick-worthy waffles for brunch. There's a built-in overflow chamber (and extra measuring cup) just in case they go overboard with the batter.

A reviewer's waffle that they made with the machine

12. A 14-piece kitchen utensil set because their meals are only as good as the tools they use to cook them. I mean, Michelangelo didn't paint the Sistine Chapel with a toothbrush.

A reviewer's photo of the utensil set

13. A set of stainless-steel colanders for *Mariah Carey voice* sha-sha-shaking off the water from freshly washed fruits, and veggies or draining the noodles they just cranked out of the pasta maker.

14. A box grater because when it comes to food, fresher is [almost] always better. They can use this grater to churn out fresh cheese, spices, or zests that'll transform their meals.

15. An air fryer to make their favorite fried foods with up to 80% less fat. It also has roast, bake, and reheat features!

16. A nine-speed immersion electric hand blender for making milkshakes that bring all the boys to the yard, whipping batter, or blending smoothies. It comes with an attachable whisk and a milk frother 😌.

The blender, milk frother, and egg whisk can beat eggs, make milk/coffee, salsa, whip cream, and soups/puree

17. A panini press grill to help them sear sandwiches, burgers, and anything else. For some reason those lil' marks make anything look like it came from a Michelin Restaurant, we don't make the rules!

A reviewer using the panini press grill to make a sandwich

18. A juicer so they can juice all the fruits and veggies they were too lazy to cook. Stop wasting scraps and start drinking them instead. Plus, it's got an extra-large feeder tube!

A reviewer's juicer, ginger, and other ingredients

19. A 15-piece bartender kit because, thanks to COVID, there's never been a better time to learn how to make their favorite drinks at home.

The bartending kit, stand, and several mixed drinks

20. A pasta maker to crank out ~artisan~ pasta and recreate Italy from the comfort of their kitchen. Believe it or not, making custom pasta is easier than they probably imagined. It has several settings to make angel hair, linguini, ravioli, and more!

21. A cake decorating kit for those days when they want to feel like Buddy, the Cake Boss. Sometimes the only thing holding their sweets back is the lack of proper baking materials.

22. A pair of cut-resistant gloves so they won't accidentally dismember themself while making dinner. I know what you're thinking, "Can't knives cut fabric?" Yes, but not this one. These lightweight gloves are four times more cut resistant than leather AND they have great grip.

A model cutting meat with the gloves on

23. A BuzzFeed Tasty mini kitchen so the tiniest chefs can "cook" alongside you without potentially burning down the kitchen.

Model children playing with the mini kitchen

24. An super convenient 8-in-1 kitchen gadget tool for juicing, grating, cracking, shredding, separating, measuring, and more!

The gadget has a cheese and spice grater attachment, can opener, egg separator, egg masher, squeezer, funnel, and measuring cup

25. A set of cooling racks so they can move finished items off of the stove, oven, or microwave without burning your counters. Not only will it fit inside their oven but, the metal can also be heated to up to 575 degrees!

The cooling racks are great for basting chicken, making bacon, and roasting vegetables

26. A cast-iron skillet that will last a lifetime, seriously. This ultra-durable pan is amazing for frying chicken, roasting veggies, and making cornbread!

A piece of meat in the cast iron skillet

27. A set of three cutting boards so they can chop and cut to their heart's desire without damaging their plates, nonstick pans, or counters.

The cutting boards are

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