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GIFT GUIDES

THE 6 BEST GIFTS FOR A COOK

Buying gifts for the passionate cooks in your life who seem to already have everything can present a big challenge. KitchenAid brand makes it easier with gifts for cooks that will help them elevate every culinary creation. This guide is filled with ideas to help you find the perfect kitchen gifts for a cook.

THE OVERALL BEST GIFT FOR A COOK: KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER

One of the most versatile gifts for a cooking lover is a KitchenAid® stand mixer paired with a variety of attachments and accessories. A stand mixer provides practically endless opportunities for cooks of any ability to experiment and grow in the kitchen. Find out which one is right for your favorite cook.

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The KitchenAid® Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is the most popular tilt-head stand mixer model. The 5 quart bowl offers enough capacity for up to 9 dozen cookies at once, or large batches of whatever a cooking enthusiast dreams up. This model also features the widest selection of colors (over 20!) and additional bowl options in a range of colors, patterns and finishes for cooks whose kitchens are as beautiful as the dishes they make.

Use this Customization Tool to select their perfect combination of mixer color, bowl style and attachments plus a free engraving for a truly personalized gift.

The Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is a great gift for cooking enthusiasts who often work with heavy bread dough and other tough ingredients. This extra sturdy stand mixer will give them plenty of capacity to work with—enough for up to 13 dozen cookies—and is powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe.

COOKING GIFTS TO EXPAND POSSIBILITIES: STAND MIXER ATTACHMENTS

The best gifts for home cooks are ones that can help them achieve their cooking aspirations. If your gift recipient already has a stand mixer, help them transform it into the culinary center of their kitchen with over 10 different stand mixer attachments. Here are just a few to explore.

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The Metal Food Grinder Attachment lets local food lovers turn the pastured pork and jalapenos procured from their farmers’ market into homemade Cheddar Jalapeno Sausage

The Food Processor with Commercial Style Dicing Kit Attachment will let ambitious cooks dice, slice, shred and julienne their favorite fruits, vegetables and hard cheeses.

The Deluxe Pasta Set can help them share inspiring techniques such as the simple perfection of Cacio e Pepe — a delicate nest of noodles.

The Fruit and Vegetable Spiralizer is a favorite among healthy cooks for dishes like Golden Beets with Vegan Almond Mint Sauce or the ability to effortlessly peel, core and slice apples for an impromptu rustic crostata.

GIFTS FOR A COOKING ENTHUSIAST: EXTRA STAND MIXER MIXING BOWLS 

Cooks who use their stand mixer to make multi-step creations will appreciate extra mixing bowls for a cooking gift that is both practical and stylish. Additional bowls can allow them to create multiple components for complex recipes without having to transfer ingredients or wash their bowl between uses. Here are a few options for tilt-head or bowl-lift stand mixers.

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5 quart mixing bowls for tilt-head stand mixers come in a variety of materials like stainless steel, glass and ceramic with an array of colors, patterns and finishes to coordinate with any kitchen style and decor. You can also help someone who has an older, well-loved stand mixer update their look with new bowls. Make sure their model is compatible with the bowl you’d like to buy before you purchase.

Bowl-lift mixing bowls can help them create more with various sizes to choose from such as the largest non-commercial bowl available, a Stainless Steel 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Mixer Bowl.

Before buying a stand mixer bowl, check the product details to make sure it’s compatible with their stand mixer model and that they have the right accessories to fit. Read our guide to stand mixer bowls to get tips on choosing the right one.

If you need more help choosing the perfect bowls, attachments or accessories for your creative cook, explore our Stand Mixer Attachment & Accessories Buying Guide.

INNOVATIVE GIFT FOR A COOKING LOVER: CORDLESS APPLIANCES

If you’re looking for culinary gifts that help eliminate countertop clutter and make it easier to move between workstations, KitchenAid brand offers a selection of sleek cordless appliances. These cordless choppers, hand mixers and hand blenders run on a rechargeable lithium ion battery that delivers optimal runtime and performance without the cord. Try one, or all three.

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The KitchenAid® Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender with Chopper & Whisk Attachment is a great gift for home cooks who have limited counter or storage space or have a kitchen island without access to a power outlet. This set makes it a breeze to blend Creamy Cauliflower Soup right in the pot, then swap out attachments to chop nuts and whip cream, all with the same powerful appliance. 

The Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper comes in a space-saving, compact design and will help them mix, chop, puree and whip up a variety of dishes with more flexibility and freedom to move around the kitchen. Multi-tasking cooks can chop up to 40 onions on a full charge.1 

The Cordless 7 Speed Hand Mixer gives creative cooks all the power they expect, without the cord. 7 speeds let them stir, mix and whip all of their favorite recipes. Cooks who also love to bake can make up to 200 cookies on a full charge.2 Learn more about the benefits of cordless appliances.

A COOKING GIFT FOR INNOVATIVE CREATORS: COUNTERTOP OVENS

Another great gift for a cooking lover who doesn’t shy away from experimenting or often has multiple recipes going at once is a countertop oven with innovative features to help them try new techniques. They can bake a Chai Spiced Carrot Cake in a 13x9 pan while their full-size oven is cooking the main course. Or help them try their hand at air frying, dehydrating and more with countertop oven options from KitchenAid brand.

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The KitchenAid® Countertop Oven with Air Fry features a No-Flip Air Fry Basket and 360° Air Fry System that creates crispy french fries, tender breaded fish or other fried foods without the high volume of oil used in traditional frying. 

The KitchenAid® Dual Convection Countertop Oven features 12 preset cooking functions and a built-in temperature probe for more control during the cooking process. The Dual Convect Bake setting allows you to cook up to 20% faster.3

A CULINARY GIFT FOR THE HEALTHY CHEF: FOOD PROCESSORS AND CHOPPERS

It’s no secret that healthy cooking requires a lot of chopping, shredding and slicing. Food processors can unlock new ways to help healthy cooks bring fresh ingredients to their table, or add their own healthy spin to indulgent favorites. Help your favorite cook chop and mix ingredients for Garlic Cashew Dip, knead whole grain dough or slice healthy vegetables for a rustic Ratatouille. Choose from a range of sizes and capabilities including these two picks.

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The KitchenAid® 9 Cup Food Processor comes with a variety of discs and blades that make it the perfect gift for people who like to create dishes with wholesome, natural ingredients. The 9 cup work bowl is dishwasher-safe and easy to assemble and clean and its compact design with in-bowl accessory storage makes it easy to tuck away in a cabinet or on a shelf when not in use. 

The 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is a great cooking gift that offers healthy home chefs endless fresh options to quickly chop, mix and purée. This compact and lightweight food chopper is ideal for everyday use with a multipurpose stainless steel blade and a drizzle basin to easily incorporate liquid ingredients while processing.

TAKE THE GUESS OUT OF GIFTING: KITCHENAID® COUNTERTOP APPLIANCE BUNDLES

With so many gift ideas for a cook, maximize your giving with KitchenAid® appliance bundles and ensure your favorite home cook has the tools they need to fuel their creativity. These bundles are just a few that can help make your gift-giving a breeze.

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The Exclusive Blend, Mix and Chop Set provides everyday go-to hand appliances and includes the 5 Speed Hand Mixer, 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor and 2 Speed Hand Blender. 

The Exclusive Artisan® Series Stand Mixer & Fresh Prep Attachment Set lets you gift a powerful and versatile stand mixer with attachments that make quick work of slicing and shredding with the included attachments.

 

 

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