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Here are my tried and true picks for the Foodie in your life!
You can’t go wrong with any Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. The quality is exceptional. This KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer (Empire Red) is the same size as mine. When I got my Kitchenaid 20 years ago, I think my heart skipped a beat! I was thrilled to have one in my kitchen! As far as capacity, the 4.5 quart is in the middle range. It’s perfect for the average home baker.
This KitchenAid KFP1466ER 14-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System and Dicing Kit is a newer model of the one I have. I love mine. It’s durable, easy to use and will last forever.
I love this Circulon Symmetry Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set! I’ve had this set for 5 years and it is really holding up well. I hand wash the pots and pans so it will last longer. The thick, nonstick surface barely has any scratches on it. I do put the lids in the dishwasher. After all this time, they are still nice and solid, without any warping.
We’ve had the Keurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker for a few years now. We like it so much, we bought another one for our renters to use in our 2nd home in FL. In my family, we prefer a large mug of coffee in the morning. We programmed our coffee maker to default on the larger cup size and have it set to the hottest setting. You can also control the coffee strength of each cup.
I am not a juicer, but I know some people who use a juicer every day. This Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold was recommended to me.
I highly recommend the Ninja Cooking System. I’ve had mine for 5 years and it’s still going strong. I love the light-weight, nonstick insert pan! It’s so much easier to clean and lift than the ceramic style bowl in other slow cookers. The stove top feature allows you to brown meat or saute vegetables before you slow cook your meal. You know what that means…less pans to wash! I use the stove top feature every time I make my Beef Stew which is from this cookbook. Browning the meat in the slow cooker gives it a richer, meaty flavor.
Bread machines produce high quality breads. The whole kneading/baking process is fun to watch and the smell that fills your house is amazing. I’ve had a few models over the years and I can tell you that my family always loved whatever I made. This SKG 2LB Automatic Programmable Bread Machine Multifunctional Bread Maker has 19 Programs, 3 Loaf Sizes, 3 Crust Colors, 15 Hour Delay Timer, and a 1 Hour Keep Warm setting.
My Foodie Guide would not be complete without the extremely popular Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer! These Instant Pots are all the rage! If you’re in the market for one of these appliances, be sure to shop and compare. Some instant pots have more features than others. I have yet to get my hands on one them.
The Wüsthof Unisex Gourmet Vegetable Knife is a great staple to have in the kitchen. I’ve been using mine for many years. I wouldn’t say that the holes in the blade totally prevent vegetables from sticking to the knife, but it certainly does help. I have several Wüsthof knives. They are top notch!
The Wilton Decorator Preferred 48-Piece Buttercream Decorating Set is perfect for beginners. I have an older version of this set. Wilton has a huge decorating line of products. Collecting icing tips, how-to booklets and tools can become an addiction!
This Joseph Joseph Elevate 6-Piece Kitchen Tool Set is so handy! I have a few pieces from this set. I LOVE how these tools don’t touch the counter. There are no messy contertops when you’re cooking and they’re nice and sturdy.
Isn’t this cute? This LGU(TM) Monogrammed Personalized Custom Family Recipe Box Wood Box with Recipe Card Dividers would be a great gift for any couple! You could add family recipes to it for a Shower gift!
I love these measuring spoons! They’re double sided for liquids and solids and they’re magnetic in the center, which helps them to nest together for easy storage.