Are you shopping for a keen cook? Or maybe a not so keen cook, but someone who enjoys to eat and drink well.
Take a look at our round up of the perfect kitchen gift ideas, including the current must have kitchen appliances and cool kitchen gadgets.
If you want to enhance your gift with something homemade too, why not make them a lovely edible gift to go with it?
Best Kitchen Appliances
Juicing joins the smoothie craze, and for good reason. Juicing has incredible health benefits – plus they taste great. There are lots of different juicers available, some are more capable than others. Not all juicers can juice every fruit and vegetable thrown in them.
The Philips Viva Juicer is probably the best juicer on the market right now. It is a juicer that can really cope with everything, and does a great job of producing juices with minimal effort.
700 watt motor
Easy to clean
Can juice whole fruits and vegetables
The Philips Viva Juicer works by extracting all the nutritious juices from fruits and vegetables and turns them into a healthy and tasty juice. The Philips juicer can make up to 2 litres of juice at once. You can juice whole apples at a time by simply adding them to the large tube – less chopping before hand means you can make your juice much faster and with minimal clean up time.
Speaking of cleaning the juicer, the job everyone hates to do, is made so much easier with this model. There is 1 minute Quick Clean Technology where all surfaces have been made out of easy to clean materials. There is even a Quick Rinse function where water can be poured in and all the leftover bits are flushed through when it is switched on.
The juicer is super easy to put together and take apart. It is a fairly compact model, meaning you can leave it out on your work surface all the time if you want to.
The 700 watt motor is more than capable of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables but if you want an even more powerful model Philips have a 1000 watt model, the Avance, that comes with 2 speeds.
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If you are buying for someone who is more likely to only be juicing citrus fruits, you will be better off giving them a electric citrus juicer. It is much smaller and cheaper than a regular juicer. At just 26cm in height it can sit comfortably on any kitchen counter top.
The Duronic Electric Citrus Juicer is a really great little appliance. The 60 watt motor can extract the juice from oranges, lemons and limes. There are two different cones sizes to cater for different fruit sizes. The larger one is suitable for oranges and the smaller one for lemons or limes.
The juicer works by pressing the fruit down onto the cone. It stops when you stop pressing it down, allowing you to get the last drop of juice out of your fruit.
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Airfryers are one of the best selling kitchen appliances right now. Chips taste fantastic in them, and the good news is, they use hot air to cook them rather than oil! And they don’t just make chips. There are loads of airfryer recipes that can be made in them.
Adjustable temperature control
30 recipes included
30 minute timer
1425 watt motor
0.8kg cooking capacity
Dishwasher safe parts
Dimensions (LxWxH) L287 x W315 x H384mm
The Philips Airfryer is an affordable and popular model that allows you to bake, fry or grill food using their Rapid Air Technology. The timer allows you to preset a time you want your food to cook for, and then it with automatically switch off, alerting you when it is ready.
There is an air filter built in to the machine – no more lingering food smells! The airfryer is compact enough to sit out on your counter without taking up too much space.
If you are a larger family requiring more cooking capacity you might want to consider the Philips HD9240 that holds up to 1.4kg compared to the 800g of this model. The larger model is aimed at feeding 5 people.
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Nothing quite beats that incredible smell of bread baking. Panasonic have a selection of different bread maker models. The SD2511 is their latest model and comes in a choice of white or black.
3 Loaf Sizes
33 Settings (including a sour dough program!)
Dimensions: 38 x 25 x 38cm
If you like to make a variety of different bread styles, including ones that requires fruits, seeds or nuts in them, it is worth investing in a model that has a fruit and nut dispenser. This means the bread machine will add the extra ingredients when they are needed. No need for anyone to hang around waiting to add them.
You might be interested to know that you can cook more than bread in a bread machine. You can also make jam, cakes and pizza dough.
This model has a timer delay so you can set it to start and finish exactly when you want it to be ready. You can also choose between 3 different bread sizes and crust colours.
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The design of Sodastream models have evolved into beautiful looking appliances that look great in any kitchen. If you enjoy drinking sparkling water on a regular basis, or drinking soda, consider investing in a SodaStream.
The SodaStream works by turning tap water into carbonated water or soda in seconds. Not only are they fun to make, you can also feel good that you are reducing your use of plastic bottles.
And they don’t use electricity. The SodaStream works by using a gas cylinder which makes 60 litres of sparkling water.
The gas cylinder that comes with the SodaStream is replaceable and can be purchased via Amazon.
1 x Gas Cylinder (to make 60L of carbonated water)
1 x 0.6L Glass Bottle
2 year manufacturer’s guarantee
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Looking for something to go with it? Grab some flavours to test out, or even a spare glass bottle so that you can always have one chilling in the fridge.