BELLA Gift Guide for the Home Cook


Know someone who just loves being in the kitchen? The holidays are the time to shop for your favorite cook or baker and get them everything they need to up their kitchen game. Here are our favorite picks this season:

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Any home chef who loves experimenting in the kitchen could benefit from adding an air fryer to their cupboard. The benefits of cooking with an air fryer as opposed to a traditional fryer are numerous. Not only is it safer and easier, but it’s also 20-25% faster than other traditional cooking methods. Best of all, it’s healthier! Air frying only requires a minimal amount of oil but still results in the crispiness a traditional fryer would provide. We love the Gourmia 6-Quart Digital Air Fryer ($139.99), which allows you to cook for the entire family and conveniently includes presets to make frying even easier. Bonus: For an air frying newbie, you should also snag Every Day Easy Air Fryer: 100 Recipes Bursting with Flavor by Urvashi Pitre. This cookbook will help you hone your frying skills and takes into account dietary restrictions.

Make tea time a bit more fun with a whimsical, modern and sophisticated tea kettle. The Alessi Tea Rex Kettle ($220) is made by designer Michael Graves and is made of stainless steel. The perfect addition to any modern kitchen, this kettle really makes a luxe impression.

This stocking stuffer is bound to produce a couple of laughs. AlwaysFits makes some really fun and humorous gift options and their I’m Beautiful and I Eat A Lot Oven Mitt ($13.50) is no exception. Any BELLA will love getting this from Santa this year! Plus, it makes cooking a lot more fun.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sometimes you’ve got to start it off with a bang. The Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker ($29.99) is a Belgian-style flip waffle maker unlike any other. The company’s DuraCeramic non-stick ceramic coating lasts 4 times longer than ordinary non-stick surfaces and cooks up to 20% faster. This super durable appliance has adjustable temperature control and helps chefs plate the perfect waffles each and every time. Yum!

If whipping up red meat for the family is a staple in your home, the Viking Professional Red Pakkawood 6-piece Steak Knife Set ($99.99), which comes in a bamboo box, is a no-brainer for a gift this holiday season. Comprised of German surgical-grade stainless steel, these perfectly balanced knives sit comfortably in your hand. Plus, they slice though meat like butter.

If baking is more your thing, Anolon’s new Eminence Nonstick Bakeware Six Cup Mini Loaf Pan ($19.99) offers non-stick assistance to anything you make bake. Suited for mini bread loafs, little cakes, frittatas and more, this offers more personal-sized options than your traditional loaf pan. The are oven safe up to 450°F and are dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze.

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