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Best Electric Tea Kettle 2020

The Best Value Electric Kettle

After an extensive search for the best electric kettle, The Pohl & Schmitt Electric Tea Kettle won the day. It has everything we were looking for in aesthetics, function and incredible value. We wanted clear glass so we could see when it gets near boiling. It uses no BPA plastic, has a stainless spout and borosilicate glass enclosure (which means it’s more resistant to breakage) plus auto shut-off and a boil-dry safety feature. The blue light is a bonus that we love. It heats water in about 3 to 4 minutes. Makes for a practical kitchen gift. We use ours everyday for pour-over coffee, tea and hot chocolate too. Find it at Amazon…

Published 2 years ago
The Worlds Best Coffee

Our Favorite Pre-Ground Coffee

For years, our office was located next door to a coffee microroastery. Over time, we learned a bit and became a little snobby about coffee. The best coffee is fresh whole bean ground that morning to your liking. However, when you need to buy pre-ground we highly recommend illy. Specifically, iIlly Classico Ground Espresso is one of the the best we’ve ever tasted. It’s smooth, rich and delicious. The pre-ground comes vacuum sealed in a can. Buy some for a friend, a housewarming present, or just keep it for yourself – it’s that good. Editor’s Choice. Find it at Amazon…

Published 2 years ago
Best KitchenAid Accessory

The Best KitchenAid Accessory

We’re pasta lovers and for us, the KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set is the perfect addition to our KitchenAid stand mixer. We’re amazed by how easy and fun it is to make homemade pasta. Fresh pasta tastes better – with only flour, egg, and oil you can make pasta that literally melts in your mouth (tip: add plenty of salt to your water when cooking). This sturdy, well-made stainless steel set is of the quality you’d expect from KitchenAid and includes a pasta roller, spaghetti cutter and fettuccine cutter. We also bought the Norpro Pasta Drying Rack to hang our spaghetti and fettuccine on after cutting it. Buon appetito! Find it at Amazon…

Published 3 years ago

Not Just a Cheese Board

This Bamboo Cheese Board Set is a great all-in-one gift for entertaining! Not only is it an eco-friendly bamboo cutting board but it also has grooves for crackers, two ceramic bowls, and a slide-out drawer with cheese knives, 3 BPA-free slate labels and markers! The four high-quality stainless steel knives/spreaders with bamboo handles are each designed for a different type of cheese and fit nicely into slots in the magnetic slide-out drawer. The ceramic bowls can be used for dips, nuts, or olives and also have their own slots in a second slide-out drawer. The drawers are removable for easy cleaning. We love that everything can be stored together in one place so we don’t have to search for cheese knives or bowls for crackers, etc. and it’s so easy to take outside to the deck or boat or even on a picnic! Also would make a perfect hostess gift! Find it at Amazon…

Published 3 years ago
Best Gift For Cook Olive Tree

Our Beautiful Olive Tree Gift

We think of our gift-givers every time we look at the Arbequina Olive Tree we received as a gift a couple of years ago! We have transplanted it into a gorgeous pot and it lives outside on our deck in full sun. It has flourished with very little maintenance. No olives yet on ours (we procrastinated a bit in transplanting it) but the beautiful shape and delicate leaves make us feel like we’re in Tuscany. This tree will produce edible olives and comes with fertilizer and planting guide. May not ship to all states. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Tea Gift

Tea By Mood is Our Favorite Gift For The Tea Lover

The Numi “Tea By Mood” Gift Set makes such a great gift. We love the idea of matching a flavor to your mood – there’s focus, balance, energize, reflect, refresh, invigorate, inspire and sleep. Numi is known for its fair trade certified, organic and non gmo full-leafed teas blended with real fruits, flowers and spices. This gift set of 40 tea bags in 8 different flavors comes in a fun octagonal gift box. It’s such a delicious and thoughtful gift that we gave one to ourselves! Wait until you try Numi’s Jasmine Green – it’s our new favorite. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Coffee Grinder Gift

Our Favorite Coffee Grinder

You’re going to love this grinder, so you might as well buy one as a gift and one for yourself. The JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder uses ceramic combo burrs that last 5 times longer than stainless steel blades. It gives you more than 18 settings to fine-tune the coarseness you desire. For a french press, about a minute of grinding will make enough grounds for 2-3 cups of coffee. No cord or batteries means you can use it anywhere to get amazing fresh ground coffee. No noise means the household can sleep while you’re grinding. The small size means you can take it with you to work or traveling. “Editor’s Choice” Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Gift For Coffee Lover

Our New Favorite French Press

After breaking the glass beaker from our Bodum French Press, we found the sleek, well-designed 34 ounce Coffee Gator French Press. This press makes great tasting coffee – and we’re picky. It’s made of double wall vacuum layered surgical-grade 304 stainless steel, so our coffee stays hot longer (about an hour longer than glass). It’s easy to use, easy to clean, BPA free, and since there is no glass or plastic it means there’s nothing to break! We think it looks cool on our counter and works equally well camping or out on the boat. Bonus: travel coffee canister included. Find it at…

Published 4 years ago
Great Gift For Wine Lover

Over 1,000 Bottles Later…

The Coutale Prestige is the corkscrew we can’t live without (literally)! After 7 years and over 1,000 bottles of wine it’s still great! We’ve tried other brands, but they just don’t compare. The double lever makes it super easy to use without all the fuss of others. We have basic black, but for a memorable gift we’d recommend the handsome rosewood inlay. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Decanter Gift Set

The Twist Crystal Decanter Set

After a long day of cooking, every chef wants to come home and unwind with their favorite spirit. Not just a piece of art, The 25oz Kanars 7-Piece Twist Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set comes with six matching 10oz glasses, perfect for a round of Old Fashioneds with friends! Made from ultra-clear lead-free crystal with nicely proportioned heavy weight bases. Perfect gift for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or any other special occasion. Comes packaged in a handsome dark blue gift box. Replace that original bottle of whiskey, scotch or bourbon and make a statement with this elegant decanter. Looks even more beautiful in person. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Pasta Pot

The Best Pasta Pot

We love this pasta pot! Forget heavy, forget sticking pasta, forget the colander too. The Bialetti Pasta Pot has changed all that. It’s just the right size for cooking a box of pasta, its oval shape allows us to put in a handful of spaghetti without having to break it or stand it up and stir until it softens. The lid locks in with a quick turn and has holes for straining, so no need for a colander. We’ve also used the pot to boil potatoes and cook other vegetables. Nothing sticks, so clean-up is easy. Comes in a variety of colors. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Pizza Peel

The Best Pizza Peel

The Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel is our favorite way to check and serve our homemade pizza. Wooden peels are nice, but they can splinter, crack and sometimes don’t slide under the crust easily. This has a nice long handle to keep a safe distance from the heat (or even use two hands if need be). We wished it had a hole in the handle for hanging, so we drilled one- now it’s perfect. A great gift for the pizza lover. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Rolling Pin

The Best Rolling Pin

We think French tapered rolling pins produce better results. The hands-on method allows one to “feel the dough”. Bamber Wooden Rolling Pins are known for their solid beachwood that is finished to a sleek finish (no dents or small gaps like others) so it will not easily harbor bacteria. Shown is the 17” tapered and the small 4” roller. Perfect choices for making noodles, pastry, pizza dough or dumpling wrappers. Manufacturer money-back guarantee. Find it at Amazon…

Published 4 years ago
Best Kitchen Towels

Kitchen Towels We Love

We don’t know why Portugal makes such soft and absorbent cotton, but they do. Our new Roseberry Linen Red Heart Towels are some of the nicest, thickest, biggest and most absorbent terry cloth towels we have come across. The design is perfect for the heart of any home. 100% cotton, available in black, blue, mint green or Chefmodo red (the best color). Perfect gift for the foodie in your life. We love them and we think you will too. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Sprouts For Chef Gift

Our Favorite Sprouter Kit

Fresh homegrown sprouts are the healthy new trend — chefs are loving them and so are we. The Deluxe Kitchen Crop 4-Tray Seed Sprouter gives you everything you need for a crop in just 3 to 5 days. This unit uses BPA free plastic with 4 sprouting trays to grow a variety of sprouts all at once. Simple, stackable hydroponic drip trays make it easy. Stack up to 10 layers! Makes perfect healthy sprouts ready for salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more. 1 oz. pack of organic Alfalfa seeds is included, or splurge and order these seeds too. A fun gift for any cook (or just buy it for yourself). Editors choice. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Best Sous Vide Cooker

The Best Sous Vide Cooker

The pros know sous vide (french for under vacuum) brings otherwise impossible results to cooking food is cooked evenly edge-to-edge, no overcooking, and it’s a super easy process. The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker WIFI (2nd Gen) goes further with a large readout and app integration to stop or start from anywhere. Immersion circulator cooking has been around a long time but this takes its simplicity to the next level. Go overboard and get your cook a gift they will love. Everything you need is included to start. Highly recommended. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Copper Spoons

Our Favorite Copper Spoons

Why do we love these Narrow Copper Measuring Spoons? Let us count the ways. 1) The shape allows them to fit into places many measuring spoons cannot. 2) They’re well-made with sturdy metal that is smooth (it’s been de-burred). 3) The handles are not short, they’re long! 4) They look handsome with their mirrored copper finish. Hang or stack, both US and metric on handle. Forget boring stainless. A beautiful gift for the picky chef. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Truffle Honey Gift For Cook

Outstanding Truffle Honey

A delicious gift for the cook! Drizzle tasty Truffle Hunter Truffle Honey on fruit, cheese, salad, glaze on chicken and more. This has a stronger truffle taste than most – which is what we love about it. Made from 100% acacia honey (known for its sweetness and therapeutic qualities) and white truffles. Makes a great gift, wooden dipper included, the packaging is beautiful and the product is “out standing in the field”. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Fun Cookbook

It’s the Cherry Bombe!

Looking for something a little different as a gift for a woman (or man) who loves to cook? Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook is a curated collection of 100 interesting and unexpected recipes (plus 100 inspirational stories) from some of the coolest, most inspiring women in the food world like Vivian Howard, Melissa Clark, Katie Button, Joy Wilson, and Chrissy Teigen. Order the hardcover and deliver a shocking pink gift! Want a signed copy (head over to or find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Best Home Espresso Machine

Our Favorite Espresso Machine

Breville does it again. Forget getting every adjustment just right, the handsome Breville Barista Express Expresso Machine allows anyone to make a perfect café quality espresso in under one minute. Burr grinds your beans, measures the right amount, picks the right temp and pulls a perfect shot for you! Plus, it is easy to clean up too. If you’re an experienced barista you can also customize grind size, amount and temp to get just what you want. Removable water tank and drip tray, “clean me” light, 360 degree wand for perfect milk texturing. Editors choice. Comes in Chefmodo red! Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Best Meat Thermometer

The Best Meat Thermometer

You could spend much more on a meat thermometer, but the Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer is hard to beat. It intuitively turns on when you open it (so there are no buttons to push or wear out), it’s got big 1.4″ easy-to-read numbers, the probe is a bit longer than most and angles so you can move it away from the heat if you need to. It even has an integrated magnet to attach it where you want it. Use it for meat, fryers, bread, candy, coffee, and home-brews too. It comes in 6 colors including Chefmodo’s favorite, Chipotle Red. Lifetime warranty. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Outlander Cookbook

The Outlander Cookbook

You don’t have to love the Outlander series to love The Outlander Kitchen Cookbook. We can attest that the rave reviews about this cookbook are on the mark – it’s a beautiful book, the recipes are easy-to-understand, but it’s the dishes that really stand out. Includes dishes like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, Gypsy stew, fish tacos and many more Scottish-style recipes. There is an unexpected drinks and cocktails section too. This could be the perfect hostess gift (or just buy it for yourself). Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Best Stacking Bowls

Our Favorite Nesting Bowls

Imagine never searching for the right sized bowl again. The Duralex Lys Stackable 9-Piece Bowl Set is a gift we enjoy every day. We admit… we love almost anything that’s made in France. That goes for this set of nesting bowls made by the original inventors of the glass tempering process. Made in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, Duralex is 2 1/2 times more resistant to impact or chipping and can withstand extreme thermal shock (from below freezing to boiling). An inexpensive lifetime investment any chef would love. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
Best Toaster Oven

The Best Countertop Oven

If you find yourself depending on this little oven way too much, don’t blame us. One part intuitive design and two parts smart toaster oven makes the Breville Smart Convection Oven a winner in our book. When our full-size “fancy brand” oven broke down we used this little wonder exclusively for everything; bagels, pizza, bread, chicken, pastries and much more. 1800 watts, convection, 10 presets, adjustable height rack, drip and pizza tray included. Finally, it’s easy to clean and looks handsome too. Highly recommended. Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago

The Gift of Good Fortune

Looking for the perfect gift for the chef in your life? The Silver Fortune Cookie is thoughtful, beautiful and hinged so you can insert your own custom message. This is a heavy silver-colored metal paperweight, a functioning box and a wish to the recipient of lasting good fortune. Comes in a velvet pouch inside a gift box. Just add your note! Find it at Amazon…

Published 5 years ago
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