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31 Gifts For Dads Who Basically Love Food More Than They Love You

They came, they ate, they probably fell asleep in a lounge chair.

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1. A cast-iron skillet so he can take his cooking from the kitchen to the great outdoors.

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Promising Review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove and over fire outdoors. Just make sure to research how to clean your cast iron cookware. I've made many different foods in this like, Utica greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...All have come out perfectly. I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting for ever!" —Tinkerman

Get it from Amazon for $10+. (Available in a variety of sizes.) Find a cast-iron cookbook here and cleaner here.

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2. A mortar and pestle for when he's craving that guac but doesn't want to pay extra.

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Promising Review: "Pulling it out of the box, I was impressed with the weight. The outside of the mortar and the grip part of the pestle are smooth and polished. The bowl of the mortar and the business end of the pestle are textured. It does a fine job of mashing an avocado or working through spices. The angled mortar also works well with the spices, when the heavier, unground spices naturally fall to the bottom as you grind." —Prairie Parson

Get it from Amazon for $19.

3. A four-in-one utensil tool that he can clip to his belt, along with his cell phone.

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Promising Review: "Once I figured out how to separate the fork and spoon, I loved this!!! This is better quality than some restaurant silverware. I will be buying several sets to give to camping friends and keep a set in my car and desk at work." —L Keene

Get it from Amazon for $10.

5. A thermostat gun so they can get their next meal at the perfect temperature.

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Promising Review: "I have recently become a much better cook and would say a big part of my success is making sure my skillets are at the proper temperature before I start sautéing, searing, frying, or cooking, (it's that simple). Temperature, apart from great ingredients, is the key factor in cooking. It's generally why a chef's food looks and tastes better. That makes my little laser heat gauge invaluable. I use it every meal. I now know what temperature each skillet or cooking surface should be for whatever I'm cooking, and from that point on, it's almost cheating." —Jed W

Get it from Amazon for $18.

6. Some heat-resistant oven gloves because they never want to admit when something is too hot for them to handle.

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Promising Review: "I ordered them because they were cheap and figured that if they didn't work I could always use them as clown gloves if I ever decided to change jobs. But what if you don't want to be a clown? Or you were one, but have retired from clowning? Well...do I have great news for you! They work really, really well for handling hot things! Yes! Who would have guessed? Last night, I used them to remove a 15 lbs. cast-iron Dutch oven from my stove's oven. It had been sitting in the 500 degree stove oven for half an hour in preparation for me adding the dough for my lip-smackingly good beer bread. I merely reached in, grasped it by its sides, and lifted it out. Though my hands were in contact with 500 degree cast-iron for eight seconds, I didn't sense any warmth. I plucked off the lid with aplomb, added my dough (on baking parchment, no less), put the lid back on, and placed the Dutch oven back in my stove's oven. So, even if clowning is not in your future, or you're looking at it in your rear-view mirror, you may still find a use for these gloves!" —B. L. OCONNOR

Get them from Amazon for $26. (Available in a variety of colors.)

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7. An indoor/outdoor George Foreman grill that'll help them stay healthy this summer.

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Promising Review: "I love this grill! I call my family and grandkids over all winter long for a barbecue in my kitchen. Now that the weather got nicer, I took it to the backyard and use it with my regular barbecue grill and we have the best time!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $87.

8. Some BBQ grilling mats to help prevent losing any precious food to the charcoal trolls.

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Promising Review: "I purchased the mats for my hubby who does not usually like clean-up detail. Well, he's fallen in love with them. He believes, as do I, that the meats come out tenderer and juicier." —Eileen Hufman

Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.

9. A cutting board with trash and storage containers that'll probably have them wondering how they didn't invent this.

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Promising Review: "Love it! When I'm cutting veggies, I put trash on one side and veggie pieces in the other. It makes it very easy to transport pieces to the pan." —Jo-Anne

Get it from Amazon for $25.

10. A donut-warming coffee mug so they have everything they need while they binge watch Twin Peaks.

11. A Himalayan salt cooking tile perfect for when they decide to reenact all their favorite cooking shows.

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Promising Review: "Grilling food will never be the same for me. I put this on my grill at 400 degrees, let it heat up, and then throw a handful of shrimp on at a time. The flavor is amazing! Steaks get a wonderful salty flavor, and the salt brick really helps sear in the juices." —Aaron

Get it from Amazon for $16.

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12. A tablet and phone stand for when they need to follow along with their favorite recipe and don't want to put their device in a dangerous situation.

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Promising Review: "Amazing design. Multiple ways to adjust it — tilt, rotate, swivel, raise, lower. Very solid, it can't be tipped over. View your tablet in portrait or landscape position. Secure grip on the tablet. Does NOT take up much room or get in the way of paperwork on a small work area. Just make sure your tablet does not exceed the specified size range." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $30.

13. A grater/zester so they can take their cooking game to the next level.

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Promising Review: "This is the Mercedes (older, reliable, diesel) of zesters. It literally sees daily use in our kitchen. It's moderately easy to clean with the sprayer attachment of the faucet. It needs to be kept in its sheath as it's VERY, VERY sharp. It will make proper perfect zest every time. Not sure why the imitators bother -- this is the real thing." —HandyTom

Get it from Amazon for $13.

14. A chef-grade mandoline to maybe hint that they should make you more French fries.

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Promising Review: "I have been looking for a mandoline for a long time. Most of them were either cheaply made or very expensive. This one is great! So far I have used it to slice tomatoes, potatoes, onions, cheese, and cucumbers. Each time the mandolin made perfect cuts, and it is so easy to use and clean. It is made with steel parts -- not plastic -- and I expect it to last a long time. One of my better purchases." —Bobbier

Get it from Amazon for $16.

16. A silicone baking mat they can use to make wings, pizza, baked goods...basically all their favorite foods.

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Promising Review: "My biggest comparison test — the mighty chicken nugget. My chicken nuggets tend to come out of the oven hot on the outside, and cold on the bottom and inside. No more! This silicone baking mat, with its many pyramids, allows my oven to get full heat under the nuggets. They come out hot on the inside and out. They were even crispy on the bottom, which usually doesn't happen because I never turn them over halfway through baking. That is another plus, you won't have to flip things over because the heat can pass under the food. Clean up was pretty simple. Soap and water, rolled it up, good to go for the next time. Naturally, I won't always use it for chicken nuggets. You could use it for cookies and anything else, but those are the first things I made with it that I noticed the biggest difference." —Brewmaster Bruns

Get it from Amazon for $9.

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17. A heated knife for when they need their butter to actually be smooth like buttah.

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Promising Review: "I’ve heard 'hot knife through butter' so many times and never saw a hot knife in my hot life! So when I stumbled on this product, my curiosity was piqued. It works great, there are no plugs or anything. In about five seconds you can be cutting butter easily. This knife is magic, works faster than I would expect, and makes cutting butter right out of the fridge quick and easy. It's perfect for spreading butter on toast and schmear on bagels, or even just cutting butter." —Lovely Star

Get it from Amazon for $23.

18. A breakfast sandwich maker because it's their favorite f#@%ing breakfast and they deserve it.

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Promising Review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssen. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. This thing was delivered to my doorstep in two business days, and will provide a lifetime of joy for me. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssen. You put the ingredients in and about two-minutes later your tummy is all like 'Oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.

19. Or maybe it isn't and they'd much rather have a breakfast burrito maker.

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Promising Review: "I am saving money on the daily by making burritos and egg meals at home instead of buying them at fast food places. And they're a lot healthier." —Robert E. Kinder

Get it from Amazon for $16.

20. A set of Zombie Cajun hot sauces that'll be the perfect addition to his favorite meal.

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Promising Review: "Bought this hot sauce for my dad, as he is a HUGE hot sauce fan. I have seen him use all of the sauces for a few things. He puts it on hamburgers, in his chili, and even loves to eat it with tortilla chips. He said that they are all super flavorful, and they are the perfect temperature (not too hot where you can't taste anything but spicy, but also, no too mild where it's just boring). All in all, this sauce is an absolute hit!!" —Raychel Price

Get it from Amazon for $28.

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22. A pair of cut-resistant gloves because remember that one time he almost sliced his hand open and pretended everything was fine but it wasn't and your mom had to drive him to the ER while he bled profusely? Well, I do.

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Promising Review: "I lopped off the end of my thumb last week while cutting sweet potatoes. After regaining consciousness, I purchased a pair of these and couldn't be happier." —Philip C Crawford

Get it from Amazon for $12. (Available in S-XL.)

23. A Wi-Fi enabled sous vide precision cooker you've heard him talk about a million times.

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Promising Review: "I've had two internet friends pressuring me into buying a sous vide machine for months and months. Time and again I talked myself out of owning one on the assumption that I was cooking my meats perfectly fine, (I was), and it was never all that much trouble, (it wasn't). Well, I finally bit the bullet and am officially a believer. I've already cooked the best steak I've had in my life, whipped up the most succulent and juicy chicken thighs that I never imagined possible before, and knocked both pork chops and fish so far out of the park that I'm hoping I didn't accidentally break someone's windshield. Seriously, this thing is flat-out amazing. Don't be like me. Do it. Do it now." —Fsac

Get it from Amazon for $194.

24. A set of FreshJax Smoked Spices so bland isn't a part of the description for every meal he makes.

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Promising Review: "I was so impressed when I used these from the first time. Every seasoning has an awesome, unique flavor! I'm already addicted to grill master and citrus pepper, and I've been using them on EVERYTHING since I first opened them. Super delicious and really versatile." —Carly Doyon

Get it from Amazon for $25.

25. A clip-on armchair table for his favorite chair that he won't let anyone sit in, get rid of, or clean.

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Promising Review: "I needed something to hold my drinks and food when I'm sitting in my recliner by the TV, and this fits the bill. It's awesome." —Kevin R. Klar

Get it from Amazon for $22. (Available in white, red, or black.)

27. A set of beer magnets for the fridge to make it a little easier for him to crack open a cold one.

28. An 18-piece BBQ tool kit in case he doesn't already have one.

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Promising Review: "My step-dad always had a set very similar to this one, if not the same one, and never had any problems after years. Now that I'm married and in my own place, I went looking for one. I found this one and love it! I don't do the grilling or anything, but my husband loves cooking out year-round and when I handed this to him, he was so excited. He made sure I was aware of how nice everything was and that it 'literally comes with everything!' I love that the quality is the same as the one that lasted years at my parents' house. I love the wood, the case, and how easy they are to clean and put away. This will last a long time and it was such a great deal for the price." —Emily Kemble

Get it from Amazon for $19.

29. A taco serving kit because it's Taco Tuesday somewhere and your dad knows it.

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Promising Review: "If you have kids they can assemble their taco without it falling over. Kids interrupt you while you're making yours? No worries, walk away, come back, and nothing has fallen over or out of your taco shell. The rack holds two to three tacos at a time. The tortilla warmer kept our shells toasty warm." —Gina Seckendorf

Get it from Amazon for $26.

30. On that note, maybe a pair of cozy socks will let him show his taco fandom, from his mouth down to his toes.

31. And this air fryer so he can deep fry all his fave foods without actually using any oil.

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Promising Review: "Best ever! The lid is a little heavy and for simple things like toast, it might be too much work. But all things I can live with!!! Easy to clean, too." —Marianne J.

Get it from Amazon for $108.

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