10 Tech Gifts to Wow the Cook In Your Life

10 Tech Gifts to Wow the Cook In Your Life

Emily Han
Dec 15, 2011

Got a cooking enthusiast on your gift list? Whether it's a professional chef or someone just learning their way around the kitchen, they are sure to gasp with joy upon receiving one of these tech-oriented cooking tools. These are the sorts of gifts that are practical yet deeply appreciated. Prices range from $4.99 to $1,900, so there's something for every gift giver's budget, too.


1 SousVide Supreme, $399 from Amazon: A gourmet appliance for the aspiring Top Chef; read The Kitchn's review here
2 Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen, $89 from ThermoWorks (other colors available): A speedy, accurate thermometer that's worth the price; read The Kitchn's review here
3 SodaStream Fizz, $149.95 from SodaStream (other colors available): An LCD display lets you know how much C02 is left in the canister; read our review here
4 Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale, $19.09 from Amazon (other colors available): This best-selling, essential cooking tool comes in a dozen colors to match any kitchen
5 Belkin Chef Stand + Stylus, $39.99 from Amazon: A clean and clutter-free setup for cooks who like to use their tablets in the kitchen


6 How to Cook Everything App, $4.99-9.99 from iTunes: Beloved by novice and experienced cooks alike, Mark Bittman's classic is available for the iPod and iPad
7 Polder Clock, Timer and Stopwatch, $14.11 from Amazon: Perfect for the multi-tasking cook, this timer can be worn on the neck, magnetically mounted, or used freestanding
8 Breville Smart Oven, $249.95 from Amazon: This versatile oven brings convection cooking to the countertop; read our review here
9 Nesco Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator, $124.28 from Amazon: 1000 watts of power, a digital timer, and an adjustable thermostat make this a great appliance for making beef jerky, dried fruit, and more
10 Thermomix, approx. $1,900: Yes, you read that price tag right. Revered and coveted by cooks worldwide, this "does everything" appliance isn't actually available in the US. Some people resort to ordering it from Canada, while others scour eBay. Read more about the elusive Thermomix at the Wall Street Journal.

Related: The Best Kitchen and Cooking Devices

(Images: SousVide Supreme; ThermoWorks; SodaStream; Escali; Belkin; iTunes; Polder; Breville; Nesco; Thermomix)

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