Bakeware sets and cookware sets come in handy in any chef’s kitchen. Even if they already own a certain set, they do get beaten up and in need of replacement over time. There are so many options – and you can buy individual pieces or complete sets.
With bakeware, you can find complete sets that include cake pans, cookie sheets, muffin pans, and loaf pans. You can also find sets specifically for casserole dishes or sets that are all about baking cakes or muffins. You don’t have to invest in a set with a myriad of options if you know they won’t use certain things.
You might want to consider the bake and serve sets, too. These are the sets that go from oven to table in an elegant manner. They usually come with attractive lids, too – so that once the meal is finished, they can head straight for the fridge. Plus, they’re often microwave safe for later use when they’re labeled as “leftovers.”
In the bakeware gift aisle, you’ll also find specialty sets that a chef would love to find under the tree this Christmas season. Ramekins, cookie cutters and pizza stones are all sets that chefs love to receive.
If the baker you know prefers cooking out of the oven, then you have some cookware gift options to consider. There are entire sets, just as there are with bakeware. Only these include things like skillets and saucepans.
You can find cookware in many styles – stainless steel, cast iron, ceramic, copper and more. Some are dishwasher safe and some need a little more tender loving care by hand, so consider that when you invest in a gift for a baker.
If you don’t want to invest in a complete set, then you might pick out a special individual present for the baker you know. For example, how about a pressure cooker? These make meats so tender they fall off the bone, and they allow for fast cooking, too.
Dutch ovens and roasting pans could allow your chef to prepare a meal that takes time throughout the day or evening, but is so worth it in the end. A stockpot is similar to these – a chef can create stock for soups and other meals by letting the flavors stew over time.
If you know a baker who likes to grill, then you might consider getting them the gift of an indoor grilling option. That could be a grill pan or a griddle. Both work to allow the chef to prepare a meal that looks as good as it tastes, complete with grill lines that boast an aesthetic appeal.
There are some other cookware items you might consider, especially if you’ve heard the baker you know mention in passing how they need another one – or wish they had one. Those would be woks, steamers, skillets and saucepans.
Pay attention to whether or not they have kitchen items in a certain material, like copper. Then, if you hear them exclaim that their saucepan is too small, you’ll know of the perfect gift them – a copper saucepan that’s a bit bigger than the one they currently own!