October 12, 2021

The best kitchen gifts of 2021

Shopping for kitchen gifts this holiday season? There's something for everyone, no matter where their skills fall on the culinary spectrum. From smart coffee makers to classic cast iron pans, here are 2021's most-coveted kitchen gifts.

An all-new Alexa device

 

Echo Show 10

Echo Show 10 HD

The all-new Echo Show delivers exceptional audio and visual experiences with upgraded cameras and speakers. A popular countertop companion, it lets users cook following interactive recipes with Alexa's Food Network Kitchen skill. Also available at Kohl's.

A smart single-serve coffee maker

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Supreme Smart Plus Coffee Maker

Keurig's first smart coffee maker promises "full-flavored coffee, just the way you like it" through an app that customizes brews right down to the last drop. The device even has a dedicated pour-over iced coffee setting.

Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond and Keurig.

A classic cast iron skillet

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Assist Handle Holder

Lodge 12-Inch Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Every kitchen deserves a cast iron skillet like this one for sauteing, grilling and even baking. It has an assist handle for easy maneuvering around the stove and is pre-seasoned to keep food from sticking to it. Also available at Kohl's and Home Depot.

A powerful blender

Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

This versatile blender is perfect for morning smoothies, protein shakes or the occasional frozen cocktail. The 72-ounce pitcher is ideal for large-batch cooking, and the blender comes with two 16-ounce travel cups for individual servings. Also available at Macy’s.

A premium cutlery set

Henckels Graphite 7-pc Self-Sharpening Block Set

J.A. Henckels International Graphite Self-Sharpening Cutlery Set

A made-to-last design, this seven-piece cutlery set is forged from high-grade German stainless steel. The knives slice, dice and filet with ease, thanks to their self-sharpening butcher block. Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

A sleek espresso machine

De'Longhi Espresso machine

De’Longhi Stilosa Espresso Machine

This affordable espresso machine takes any home barista's coffee game to the next level. It features a compact design and contemporary aesthetic, as well as a 15-bar pump that pulls the richest espresso around. Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond.

A single-serve waffle maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Thanks to this tiny but mighty waffle maker, it's never been easier to whip up a fresh, homemade breakfast. Besides its well-received compact design, it has a nonstick cooking surface that makes cleanup a breeze.

Also available at Kohl’s, Macy's and Bed Bath & Beyond

A set of 'Star Wars' Pyrex containers

Pyrex set

Pyrex Decorated Star Wars Food Storage Set

Lauded as one of the most collectible licensed sets to date, these "Star Wars"-themed Pyrex food storage containers top many holiday wish lists. They're dishwasher-, freezer- and microwave-safe and have BPA-free lids.

An all-in-one cocktail station

Bartesian Cocktail Machine

Bartesian Premium Cocktail Machine

Make happy hours as easy as possible with this intelligent cocktail system. It uses capsules with mixer ingredients that are automatically blended with your spirit of choice for perfect cocktails every time. Also available at Kohl’s.

An indoor herb garden

AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

It's easy to enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables year-round with this hydroponic garden that cultivates up to six plants at a time. It's user-friendly, making it popular for budding gardeners. Also available at Kohl's and Bed Bath & Beyond.

An 18-bottle wine cooler

Ivation 18 Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator

Ivation 18-Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler

Wine enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite vino in its finest form with this temperature-stable wine cooler. It even has removable racks and easy-touch controls so users can customize bottle storage.

A space-savvy filtered water dispenser

Brita Extra Large 18 Cup Filtered Water Dispenser

Brita Extra-Large Filtered Water Dispenser

Not only is this slender water dispenser countertop-friendly, it replaces up to 1,800 single-use plastic water bottles annually. It's made with BPA-free plastic and holds 18 cups of water, which is enough to fill six 24-ounce reusable water bottles. Also available at Home Depot.

A set-it-and-forget-it ice cream maker

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker
Thanks to a double-insulated freezer bowl, this Cuisinart ice cream maker whips up 2 quarts of homemade ice cream in less than 30 minutes. It has a heavy-duty motor for reliable, powerful churning. Also available at Kohl's.

A high-tech sous vide

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano

This smart sous vide machine prepares restaurant-quality meals with ease. It comes with a full-service app that lets users control and monitor cooking from a distance.

 

Jennifer Blair is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. 

 

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