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    Gift Ideas Around $25 For Aspiring Chefs And Bakers

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    So you know someone who is ready to dive into the world of cooking. Congrats! It's an exciting road of trial and error, and nothing says "send me baked goods for free" like the support of someone who cares. (That's where you come in.)

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    This year Tasty has partnered with to bring you some of the best gift ideas for those in need of the essentials (as well as some holiday-inspired recipes for the newbies brave enough for a challenge). Check out some of the goods below and let's get cookin'.

    Note: All reviews have been sourced from users.

    1. Norpro 3-Cup Stainless Steel Sifter

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    Promising review: "If you want to make good biscuits, you should own a decent sifter. The first batch I made using this thing came out great. In fact, they were the best biscuits I had ever made."

    Get it here for $6.36.

    2. OXO Good Grips Silicone Pastry Brush

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    Promising review: "Beautifully made with double brush layers. great product and good quality."

    Get it here for $7.99.

    3. Wilton Perfect Results Mini Loaf Pan

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    Promising review: "Excellent pan. Sturdy pan. Bought this pan to make mini loaves of meatloaf. Came out perfect, in less time and no sticking."

    Get it here for $10.17.

    4. OvenStuff Large Loaf DuraGlide Plus Pan

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    Promising review: "This pan fit the bill for what I needed. Typical loaf pans are too small for a proper size loaf of bread. This pan makes the perfect size loaf... This is the best bread pan I have ever had and I have been baking more than 50 years."

    Get it here for $4.79.

    5. Wilton Cake Tester

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    Promising review: "Sometimes toothpicks won't do the trick, especially with taller cakes. Great to have on hand."

    Get it here for $4.94.

    6. Black & Decker 4-Quart Slow Cooker

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    Promising review: "This slow cooker is perfect size for a small family. It cooks evenly and looks great on the counter and does not occupy much space. I got great results with everything that I cooked so far. I am pleased with this little guy."

    Get it here for $14.76.

    7. Wilton The Really BIG Spatula

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    Promising review: "Very useful! It scooped out a casserole without breaking it in pieces. Also small meatballs on a cookie sheet. Makes work easier."

    Get it here for $8.59.

    8. Wilton Easy Layers! 5-Piece Cake Pan Set

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    Promising review: "Fun and pretty! Made my first rainbow cake last night and it was really beautiful... It comfortably served a cake-loving family of four with half a cake left over, so I'd say it makes eight slices. It's a real showstopper."

    Get it here for $11.97.

    9. Regency Natural Pastry Cloth and Rolling Pin Cover Set

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    Promising review: "It works great. Doesn't stick. You don't have to wash it every time."

    Get it here for $5.92.

    10. Nordic Ware Nonstick Metal Quiche/Tart Pan

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    Promising review: "Great tart pan. This is almost 2 inches deep, and nice quality. The bottom is removable. Would recommend to anyone who needs a deep quiche pan."

    Get it here for $10.15.

    11. Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set

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    Promising review: "I actually bought this set because I wanted the tip for making roses. The tip for making them is awesome. You have quite few options for decorating, especially if you have at least 2 colors and your muffins can be an eye-catcher. And even if you do the frosting only as it's shown on the box picture, it's a great use..."

    Get it here for $5.54.

    12. Wilton Baker's Blade

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    Promising review: "I use my bakers blade all the time... It's a handy tool to have for scraping nuts from the cutting board and for making the frosting even on the top and sides of my cake."

    Get it here for $6.40.

    13. Wilton 2-Inch Deep Performance Pan

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    Promising review: "The Wilton cake pan works great. My cakes bake and brown evenly. Easy to wash after using."

    Get it here for $5.99.

    14. Wilton Nesting Circles Cookie Cutter Set

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "Sturdy and good-sized circle cutters made of metal. Makes nice-sized cookies."

    Get it here for $7.35.

    15. Wilton Easy Flex Silicone Bite-Size Brownie Mold

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "I used these for caramels. I used a glass measuring cup to pour the caramel into the mold leaving little to no drips. They popped out beautifully. No more struggling to cut hardened caramels. All uniform shapes and sizes now. YAY!"

    Get it here for $6.59.

    16. Beechwood 10-Inch Icing Spatula

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    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for. This is a perfect tool for icing or, as I use it, for spreading condiments on sandwiches. I love it."

    Get it here for $7.68.

    17. 4-Piece All-Purpose Silicone Kitchen Cooking Utensils Set

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    Promising review: "Good. A+++++++"

    Get it here for $14.99.

    18. BakerEze 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set (Muffin Pan, Cake and Loaf Pan, Pizza Pan, Baking Sheet)

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "I love it. I get everything I need to do my holiday baking."

    Get it here for $14.99.

    19. Wilton Bake It Better Cookie Sheet

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    Promising review: "Best cookie sheet I've ever had. I absolutely love this. No need for sprays, the cookies just slide right off the sheet."

    Get it here for $5.97.

    20. Nordic Ware Pro Nonstick Metal Bundt Fancy Springform

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "Not your ordinary springform pan! I bought it to replace a springform pan I used for making cheesecake but, so far, I have yet to make one in it. I use it on a regular basis for cakes and other desserts..."

    Get it here for $21.59.

    21. Oster Belgian Waffle Maker

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    Promising review: "Breakfast's best friend. Love this waffle maker! It makes mornings and great breakfasts super simple! Cooks quick, cleans up easily and stores nicely to save space."

    Get it here for $17.88.

    22. Ozark Trail 3-Piece Seasoned Oil Cast Iron Skillet Set

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    Promising review: "I don't know how this set could be so reasonably priced. It took a couple of weeks to get here, but the skillets were well made, solid and pre seasoned. In a department store, I would have paid the same amount for just the large one. Couldn't wait to try searing a steak. Got a professional sear."

    Get it here for $19.88.

    23. BakerEze 8-Piece Nonstick Toaster Oven Bakeware Set (Pizza Pan, Cookie Sheet and Rack, Baking Pan)

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "Absolutely great deal! I was pleasantly surprised at the price and all the pieces that I got for such a great price. Perfect fit for my toaster oven. I love being able to bake, broil, heat pizza and other things."

    Get it here for $17.05.

    24. Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor

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    Promising review: "Awesome. This unit is faster than fast. The clear plastic on this unit looks really nice, like this is a quality product. The base has suction cups so the unit stays on the counter and does not move around. But the best part is how fast this unit works."

    Get it here for $29.85.

    25. T-fal Nonstick 12.5-Inch Fry Pan

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    Promising review: "Great nonstick frying pan. I owned two smaller frying pans and was so satisfied by the quality that when I needed a larger fryer, I chose the 12.5 cookware."

    Get it here for $19.97.

    26. Hamilton Beach Stay Or Go 2 Jar Blender System

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    Promising review: "Great blender... It blends very throughly and quickly. The smaller jar is just the right size, the cap has a permanent gasket which does not remove. Love this blender, just what I was looking for, would definitely recommend."

    Get it here for $27.79.

    27. Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan

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    Promising review: "Lodge makes some of the best cast iron I have owned. And now I can BBQ (sort of) inside during the winter months. Good, consistent heating is a hallmark of well-forged cast iron. I highly recommend this pan!"

    Get it here for $19.53.

    28. Columbian Home Graniteware Ceramic-On-Steel Covered Double Boiler

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    Promising review: "Just right and on time for the holidays. Melted chocolate for strawberries and any other fruit your heart desires. It also came in handy for melting chocolate for my cakes! YAY!!!"

    Get it here for $17.69.

    29. 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

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    Promising review: "I love these mixing bowls! They're very sturdy and I love the bright colors! I'm going to order another set for myself and one for my sister as well. Great quality."

    Get it here for $23.99.

    30. Cuisinart Set of 3 Mixing Bowls

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    Promising review: "This is a great set of stainless mixing bowls! Lids fit great while still coming off easily. They stack nicely also."

    Get it here for $29.94.

    31. Pyrex 6-Piece Glass Food Storage Set with Lids

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    Promising review: "Bought these so I could make large batches of homemade soup and freeze them. They work great and are the perfect serving size."

    Get it here for $7.88.

    32. Rachael Ray 6-Piece Tool Set

    Promising review: "I LOVE this set! Each tool does a great job. They work well no matter what you are cooking. They are well sized and do wonderfully in the frying pan, the soup pot, or the mixing bowl. AND they even stand out in the storage drawer..."

    Get it here for $29.98.

    33. Wilton Rolling Pin with Guide Rings

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    Promising review: "It worked great. The weight of this rolling pin is great for rolling out fondant. The wider width on this rolling pin made it easy to be able to roll out my fondant that I needed to cover the entire cake. The guide rings helped to let my know if my fondant was rolled to the correct thickness."

    Get it here for $19.98.

    34. BakereEze 6-Piece Bake, Broil and Roast Set with Bonus Cookie Pans

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "A well thought-out set. This is an organized, functional and well considered set. It has all uses covered for an individual or small family and can store in limited space..."

    Get it here for $28.63.

    35. IMUSA 3-Piece Sanper Calderos Set

    Jet / Via

    Promising review: "The 3-pot set is amazing. I absolutely love the size and the round style of it. It makes stirring easy... They are pretty lightweight but do what they are supposed to..."

    Get it here for $21.97.

    Reviews have been edited for clarity.