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Best Gifts for Cooks at Abt

This holiday season, we’re sharing our best gifts for cooks. Chances are you know a passionate home chef or baker that would love something to make cooking easier or more enjoyable. On the other hand, maybe they’re looking to add a new skill in the kitchen. No matter what your loved one is looking for, you can find them a great gift at Abt. We’ve rounded up our top 6 best gifts for cooks below: 

Cuisinart Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor

The front of a silver Cuisinart food processor with clear 12-cup bowl

The first entry in our best gifts for cooks is a classic: a food processor. We love this option from Cuisinart because it has a large bowl without taking up too much room on the counter. It also comes with a smaller 4-cup bowl so they can prepare a variety of dishes for different-sized parties. Straightforward controls and a sleek design make it easy to use, too, so home cooks of all skill levels can use this food processor. Whether they’re making homemade sauces or nut butters or quickly chopping vegetables for a side dish, a food processor is a great gift for the home chef.

Breville Fresh & Furious Blender

the front of the Breville Fresh & Furious blender in silver

While most people have a blender in their kitchen, they may not have a great blender. This model has advanced settings to adapt to a variety of tasks. Your friend can start their day with a green smoothie with a push of a button or puree ingredients for soup. The Breville Fresh & Furious also features a handy digital display that makes it even easier to use. This is another great device that doesn’t take up too much space whether it’s stored on the counter or in a cabinet. Your loved one will be able to experience a new level of culinary convenience with this blender.

Akarsrum Original Stand Mixer

Angled shot of a red Ankarsrum stand mixer with a silver mixing bowl

A high-quality stand mixer is the perfect gift for the home baker. Akrarsrum is a cult-classic brand that is hugely popular in Sweden, but a relative newcomer to the U.S. Your home cook pal will love the unique gift that not everyone else has. By placing the motor in the base of the appliance, this mixer is incredibly powerful for even the thickest doughs and batters. Different attachments for different applications let them make a variety of dishes, too. We also love the particularly festive hue—they’ll think of you every time they whip up bread or cookies.

Viking Professional Pakkawood Steak Knife Set

a set of six steak knives with black handles in a wooden storage box lined with black fabric

Sometimes the best gifts for cooks are the simplest ones. A set of high-quality steak knives is something anyone can use and enjoy. We love this set from Viking because of their style and extreme durability. The steel blades are serrated, meaning they’ll glide through steaks from ribeye to New York strip. Additionally, the Pakkawood handles are water and stain-resistant. The elegant bamboo gift box makes this ideal for gifting; when they’re not in use, the knives tuck away in the case to prevent unwanted access and maintain the integrity of the blades.

Anova Precision Cooker Sous Vide 

Anova Precision cooker front angle

This gift is perfect for the chef who experiments. Sous vide is no longer just a technique for the pros—the Anova line of products makes it easy to use this water-based method at home. Cooking food in vacuum-sealed bags is the perfect way to maintain texture and flavor with ease, all while preventing overcooking. The Anova Precision Cooker is ideal for making amazing family meals more quickly. It’s WiFi-connected, too, so they can monitor cooking progress from the Anova app. If you’re looking for an easy add-on for this gift, throw in the Anova vacuum sealer, too. 

Jura E8 Automatic Espresso Machine

chrome finish Jura E8 espresso machine with two cups of espresso on the drip tray

Our final gift is the Jura E8 espresso machine. If your loved one is passionate about cooking and hosting dinners, chances are they appreciate a great cup of coffee. This machine is one of the most popular in the industry, and for good reason: it can brew two drinks at a time with a ton of options like espresso, cappuccino and macchiato. Premium features like the Professional Aroma Grinder deliver amazing drink quality, while the stunning modern design looks great in any kitchen. The digital display makes the Jura E8 easy to use, too, and it’s easy to access your drink preferences.

Discover the Best Gifts for Cooks at Abt

Now that you have some gift inspiration for your foodie friend, it’s time to start shopping. Whether your loved one has been wanting to replace an old appliance or learn a new technique, we have the gift for you. Be sure to check out our other holiday gift guides, including gifts for gamers and gifts for music lovers. If you need help picking the perfect gift, come visit our Glenview store.

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