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Let this Holiday Gift Guide help you buy for the at-home chef in your life. This list boasts some of my favorite kitchen must-haves!

New year, new kitchen goodies! That’s the dream for anyone who sees food as their love language. And if you know one of these people, you know their Christmas list is full of gadgets and appliances they can stuff into their kitchen to make more magic happen throughout the year. But getting them the right things is the tough part.

That’s where I hope to come in. As someone who spends her days cooking and creating, I’ve become familiar with what’s useful and what’s not. In my 2022 holiday gift guide, you’ll find some of my favorites—from big spends to stocking stuffers!

KitchenAid Countertop Blender

KitchenAid Blender.
KitchenAid K400 Variable Speed Blender

I blend a lot—soups, dressings, smoothies, you name it. When it comes to blenders, this KitchenAid model is my first choice. It’s powerful, easy to use, and it results in a silky smooth blend every time. It also comes in a variety of colors, depending on if you want to keep things neutral or add a pop of color to your countertop!

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GoWISE USA 7-Quart Air Fryer & Dehydrator

GoWISE USA 7-Quart Air Fryer & Dehydrator.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for my air fryer—just like everyone else who owns one. I can confirm that this thing makes can crisp things up just as well as a vat of hot oil, just without the trouble, mess, and extra calories. My air fried Buffalo wings are delicious crispy proof.

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Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku All-Purpose Kitchen Knife

Shun Classic 7” Hollow-Ground Santoku All-Purpose Kitchen Knife.

Every chef needs a good knife—even at-home chefs. This all-purpose blade is a beauty and one of my absolute favorites. It’s got a heftier price tag, but it’s worth every penny thanks to its sturdiness and longevity.

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OXO Good Grips Chef’s Precision Digital Instant Read Thermometer

OXO Good Grips Chef's Precision Digital Instant Read Thermometer.

A meat thermometer is a must in every kitchen and I swear by this one. It’s straightforward and it comes with a very fair price tag!

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OXO Good Grips Handheld Mandoline Slicer

OXO Good Grips Handheld Mandoline Slicer.

I would never advise anyone buy one of those hefty metal mandolin slicers. They’re made to look like they do a better job, but they don’t. They’re clunky, annoying to clean and, in my experience, they fall apart easily. This simple lightweight mandolin slicer is the way to go.

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Bamboo Expandable Drawer Organizer

Bamboo Expandable Drawer Organizer.Say goodbye to rummaging violently through your drawers to find a whisk! This drawer organizer will be your new best friend. Drawer organization is essential if you have a lot of spatulas, spoons, etc. and you really don’t know what you’re missing until you have one.

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Cast Iron Skillet with Lid

Cast Iron Skillet with Lid.

Every cook needs a cast iron skillet. They’re the best natural non-stick piece of kitchen equipment out there and, when taken care of, they can last a lifetime. In fact, one of mine is a hand-me-down from my late grandfather!

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WEUNUM Ceramic Japanese Style Ramen Bowls

WEUNUM Ceramic Japanese Style Ramen Bowls.

One of my most popular recipes to date—Easy Homemade Ramen Bowls. So I know a bunch of you could use some lovely Ramen bowls, which makes the at-home experience that much more fun.

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  1. This is quite the list. I have a few family members that could use the air fryer and I might have to buy the ramen bowl set for myself.