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12+ Gender Neutral Gift Ideas for Home Chefs

Your nonbinary partner, friend, or family member loves to cook! And you love to support them (and eat their tasty creations!) Here are some ideas for the best gift ideas for home chefs, great for all genders!

With the holiday season approaching, check out these quality products that will make cooking easier and more enjoyable. As a cooking enthusiast myself, I appreciate having the right equipment. No one-use gadgets here – I recommend versatile products with multiple functions. This post is all about the best gender-neutral gift ideas for home chefs!

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Gender neutral gift ideas for home chefs

Instant Pot

I’m using my instant pot to make tikka masala sauce as I write this blog post! This versatile appliance can pressure cook, sauté, and even bake. The instant pot truly shines as a hands-off cooking tool. I love adding all the ingredients for a curry, pressing start, and walking away for twenty minutes until it’s ready. It uses less electricity due to the pressure cooking features. This appliance makes a great gift for freelancers, caretakers, or anyone who has other things to do than stand at the stove simmering a meal.

Vegan Richa’s Instant Pot™ Cookbook: 150 Plant-based Recipes from Indian Cuisine and Beyond

I’ve been a long time reader of Vegan Richa’s blog. Her recipes are amazing — easy to make and extremely tasty. This beautiful cookbook that came out recently makes a lovely present. It has full page color photos of tantalizing food, all made in the Instant Pot.

Ninja Blender

The Ninja blender is fantastic because it has removable, easy-to-clean blades that spin in the center of the food you are blending. Other blenders have smaller blades right at the bottom of the container that don’t come out at all, leaving a hard-to-clean mess at the bottom. The Ninja blender (and food processor) are excellent for making smoothies, sauces, pesto, and more. This blender makes a great gift for anyone who loves smooth beverages and creamy sauces.

Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri

I have this frying pan in black with gold flecks, and the surface is very beautiful. Durable, too — I haven’t seen any scratching or chipping in almost a year. This solid, ergonomic nonstick frying pan is a great choice for someone who may need to replace their nonstick with a less toxic and more durable product.

Silicone Baking Mats

These silicone baking mats are the bomb! I use them to bake savory and sweet treats, layered on top of a baking pan, for super easy cleanup. This set contains sizes that should fit most standard baking pans and baking sheets. I hardly ever use parchment paper or grease a pan anymore. These silicone nonreactive and heat safe mats don’t stick to food without adding extra oil or disposable paper. Silicone baking mats are a great choice for a friend who loves to bake!

Ninja Digital Air Fry Countertop Oven

This is such a cool multi-purpose appliance! It is large enough to bake delicious treats, and is also an air fryer and toaster. You can reclaim counter space by flipping it up and away to store vertically. A friend recommended this oven to me and it is on the top of my most-want list for the kitchen. This would make a delightful and generous gift.

Mercer Culinary 8-Inch Chef’s Knife / Knife Sharpening Stone

The Mercer Culinary Chef’s Knife is not overly fancy, but it is a quality, affordable everyday knife great for chopping veggies. I pair it with a knife sharpening stone to keep it in brand new condition. This practical pair of gifts shows that you know your way around a kitchen.

Olive’s Kitchen Organic Bamboo Cutting Board Set

I love bamboo cutting boards because they are natural, look luxurious, and are great for cutting and serving food. This beautiful set of cutting boards is great for food prep, serving a selection of appetizers, and protecting your countertops. This is a lovely gift for your foodie friends!

Cooking Infrared Thermometer

Do you like cooking, but wish cooking was a little more like Star Trek? Enter the infrared cooking thermometer. This cool gadget will tell you (from a distance) what temperature your food has reached. I use mine for making bread dough (110 degrees for the yeast!) This is a fun gadget for the tech-loving foodie in your life.

Rainbow Measuring Cups and Spoons

These beautiful rainbow measuring cups and spoons are a delight to look at and use. A great, subtle way of bringing LGBT decor into your kitchen. This is a great gift for any friend who likes baking and colors.

Chefman Electric Kettle w/ Temperature Control

Did you know that coffee and different kinds of tea should be brewed at different temperatures to avoid that bitter, scorched taste when the water is too close to boiling? This electric kettle has got you covered. I love that you can select the desired water temperature. The glass carafe shows you what’s going on. This is the perfect gift for the tea or coffee lover in your life.

Goodful Silicone Popcorn Popper (and popcorn!)

This silicone popcorn popper goes in the microwave and produces perfect popcorn in less than 5 minutes. I use mine regularly every time we put a movie on Netflix. It’s easy to use and clean and brings delicious popcorn into your life at home! This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves movie snacks (and who doesn’t, really?)

I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your next gift for your favorite home chef!


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