16 Gifts For The Aspiring Chef In Your Life

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16 Gifts For The Aspiring Chef

Hello! Kudos to you if you clicked on this article because you yourself are an aspiring chef. Even if you're Julia Child reincarnate, it's important to update your kitchen tools every few years. So encourage your college student, your young adult, or your older brother-in-law who has never set foot inside a kitchen, to learn how to cook! Here are the 16 gifts for the aspiring chef in your life!

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1. Meyer Lemon Tree

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It's unbelievable that Amazon sells plants! A lemon tree not only looks good but will supply you with all the lemon zest your heart can handle.

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2. Garlic Press

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Peeling garlic can be annoying so this press will come in handy when you're pressed (ha, sorry) for time. And if you aren't a fan of garlic, your delicate fingers won't come close to the vampire slaying spice.

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3. Cutting Board

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If you've been cutting directly on the countertop, stop that right now. Bamboo or wood cutting boards are safe, hygienic, and look good in a kitchen. Plus the sloped border helps clean up any liquids from vegetables or meat easily.

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4. Round Trivet

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If you live in a rental or want to maintain a kitchen, this is a must. To avoid burn marks or damaged wood, put this trivet under hot pots and pans. With the wide arrange of color you'll be stylish while you cook.

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5. Assorted Latte Bowls

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Anthropologie is on to something because these bowls are amazing. Durable, chic, and ready to handle your soups and salads, you'll be wanting one in every color.

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6. Good Grip Peeler

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This might not be the first thing that comes to mind when shopping for "must-haves" but I assure you, it'll change your life.

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7. Aprons

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This one was pretty but if you prefer a "Kiss The Cook" option, be my guest.

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8. Pressure Cooker

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You've likely heard all about pressure cookers or the infamous Insta-Pot because it lives up to the hype. You can cook so many things, so quickly, it's perfect for the hungry commuter who just wants to scarf down some food right when they get home.

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9. Pressure Cooker Cookbook

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If you're feeling intimidated by your pressure cooker and all that it can do, look no further than this cookbook. Simple, delicious recipes are at your fingertips! The best part? The cookbook gives you a detailed timeline of what to work on in the beginning and middle stages of Insta Pot cooking.

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10. Knife Set

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A good knife set is imperative to cooking. This one will give you all the sizes and types you need, including kitchen sheers. It's also wise to invest in a knife sharpener as well.

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11. Kitchen Timer

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For obvious reasons, this will be your best friend in the kitchen.

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12. Perfect Egg Timer

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If you can never get your hard boiled eggs perfect, this genius invention will help. Just add to your pot with eggs in tow and it'll alert you when they are ready.

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13. Non-Stick Pan

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This non-stick option will change your life. Fry eggs or sauté onions, either way you will never have to soak it overnight or use elbow grease to clean it, the residue simply falls off. Relationships will be saved thanks to this pan.

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14. Pasta Poster

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Okay, this might not be a necessity but it is cute. While you're making your nonna's infamous marinara sauce you can quiz yourself on all the different shapes and styles of pasta.

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15. Cooking Utensil Pack

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Bundle time! You'll go crazy looking for each and every utensil in your messy drawer. Recycle a pickle jar or old candle holder and you've got yourself easily accessible spoons, strainers, and spatulas.

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16. Measuring Cups

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Pyrex is my favorite for clear measuring cups. They are easy to use and straight to the point.

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