This year everyone retreated to the kitchen, and we plan to do a lot more cooking in the year to come. These kitchen gadgets, appliances and classes are the perfect Christmas gift for the cook you love, no matter what their culinary skill level is.
This smart non-slip connected scale and cocktail maker is a clever gadget for weighing ingredients. It allows for smart scaling of recipes, and there are hundreds of recipes included. Auto progress and a wireless button mean there is no need to touch your device with dirty fingers.
Get dry-ageing those steaks as well as just about anything else you can think of. And it's not just for meat eaters - plant-based foods dry-age spectacularly well. The starter kit from UMAi has everything you need to get you up and running at home. You won’t look back, and for those who like to eat steak, this is a real game-changer.
With a monthly subscription from Raw Spice Bar, you’ll have a steady stream of fresh and ethically-sourced spices arrive at your door. Never run out of spices again, and receive some expertly blended mixes as well as some rare beauties in the post every month. Try something new every month, and open up the world of spices in your cooking.
A robust and accurate kitchen thermometer for the optimum cooking temperature, no matter what you’re cooking. Not only can you eliminate dry or undercooked meat, but the control you get with this thermometer will transform anything you’re cooking.
North America’s foremost bladesmith and knife maker has teamed up with kitchen utensil manufacturer Zwilling to give you true excellence in your chefs' knife at a price you can afford. Kramer's knives go for as much as $50,000 at auction but with this range, you can have Kramer-approved kitchen design in your hands for a whole lot less.
Choose from a range of cooking MasterClasses including Ramsay, Keller, Waters, Puck, Bottura and a whole lot more. Beautifully produced, you don’t even have to be a cook to enjoy these classes, but they will definitely up your game if you are. Take advantage of the 2-for-1 holiday offer.
One of the biggest-selling sous vide cookers in the world, this piece of kit is well-made, sturdy and does everything you need a sous vide to do – absolutely control the temperature of whatever you’re cooking until you get it perfect.
Making your own pasta is a skill that will transform your home cooking in a way you never knew was possible. With this sturdy, traditional-style pasta maker, you will be turning out incredible spaghetti, tagliatelle, fettuccine and ravioli. No bells or whistles, just excellent Italian manufacturing and heavy solid steal. This kitchen gadget will last several lifetimes.
Give new life to your drawer full of dull knives. This good-value, safe and effective knife sharpener consistently comes out on top when reviewed online. There's nothing more annoying and dangerous in a kitchen than a blunt knife, and this makes maintaining a keen edge on your blades a cinch.
Sage teamed up with English chef Heston Blumenthal for this all-in-one processor. It has a stick blender that fits into lots of other accessories, like the food processor with shredding and slicing discs, potato masher and whisk, as well as the traditional blender. Widen the scope of your ambition in the kitchen and get molecular with this piece of kit with the Heston stamp of approval.
Beautiful to look at, practical, durable and, best of all, made with recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane. These boards are dishwasher safe and have an excellent chopping action. Chefs will get it.
The instant pot is here to stay and this one from Duo is a next-generation appliance with even more settings for pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sous vide, sauté, food warmer, cake maker, and stock pot. Its 48 presets take the guesswork out of cooking.
The online learning platform from BBC is worth the price alone for Marco Pierre White’s masterclass – Delicious Food Cooked Simply, but there is also Heston Blumenthal teaching Ingenious Cooking at Home, Vineet Bhatia, teaching Indian cuisine, and Jancis Robinson providing an understanding of wine.
With thousands of culinary classes on Skillshare, from small tips and skills to more complicated recipes and cuisines, there is something for everyone – the home cook, chefs and novices. Cooking and kitchen skills are just a small part of the library of classes here, so there’s expert advice on any interest you want to take up, from brewing beer to buying wine.
A versatile and endlessly useful kitchen companion that takes the heavy lifting out of cooking, baking and batch-making your favourite recipes. It's available in over 20 colours so you don’t have to hide it away in the cupboard.
These are tough times for chefs and restaurant professionals around the world, but there has never been a better time to seek advice and help around a number of topics affecting hospitality workers. Here's a round-up of some of the most useful resources for chefs.