The 14 best kitchen gifts you can get at Home Depot
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As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to embrace my inner zany aunt, a role I was born to play. Each year I like to get themed presents for my family, like “only presents from thrift stores” or “only presents that I’ve knitted myself” (are you picking up on the wacky aunt theme yet?).
There is nothing I love more than buying all my gifts at one location. My dad is a handyman and my mom is a gardener, so Home Depot’s a great spot to shop for them both—but what about my brother, who thinks “socket wrench” is the name of a hip new band, and my sister, who has a Ph.D. but not a tool kit? At Reviewed, we love finding great products in unexpected places, which is where Home Depot’s online shop comes in.
That’s right—Home Depot has a massive online store that sells everything from home decor to bedding to sleepwear. Home Depot sells cookware and bakeware from some of our favorite top-performing brands, like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and Ninja. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop this holiday season, check out the best kitchen gifts you can get at Home Depot.
1. The best affordable air fryer: Cuisinart AFR-25
Let’s be real—air fryers are incredibly cool. They use air to fry your favorite foods, meaning you can cut down on the amount of oil you’re eating while still enjoying your favorite fried appetizers and veggies. We tested the best air fryers of 2019, and our choice for best value air fryer is the Cuisinart Compact Air Fryer, which you can get at Home Depot among other retailers. It’s boxier than most other air fryers, but that structure allows room for a removable tray, which helped produce more even and crispy results in our tests.
2. The best affordable pressure cooker: Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker
Don’t get us wrong, we love the Instant Pot—it snagged our top spot for the best pressure cooker of 2019 and one of our editors even cooked for a week using only her Instant Pot. But when it comes to the best value, we recommend the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker, which costs about half as much as the Instant Pot Ultra and less than most Instant Pots in general. We loved how easy this pressure cooker was to use, finding that its buttons were programmed perfectly for the different meals it displayed.
3. The best stand mixer: KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is our pick for best stand mixer of 2019, and it’s available from Home Depot in a whopping 26 colors. Your giftee can use it to whisk frosting, knead bread, and blend batters, all while fawning over how darn shiny their new kitchen appliance is. If my stand mixer didn’t weigh nearly 30 pounds, I’d sleep with it tucked under my chin like a stuffed animal every night.
4. The best pizza stone: Lodge Cast Iron Baking Pan
If it’s going to make pizza tastier, it’s a product I want in my kitchen. The Lodge Cast Iron Baking Pan is our choice for the best pizza stone of 2019. The pan is made from cast iron, meaning you can cook with it on the stove, in the oven, and even on the grill. It heats evenly and quickly, allowing your crust to form a delicious crunch during baking.
5. The best pour-over coffee maker: Chemex Eight Cup Classic
There are so many coffee makers available on the market today that everyone can have their own favorite way of preparing their morning brew. We tested the best pour-over coffee makers and found that the Chemex Eight Cup Classic makes the best tasting cup of coffee, whether you’re brewing a small cup or the full 64 ounces. The container can be difficult to clean and it does require Chemex-branded coffee filters, but there was no arguing with the quality of the coffee we made in our tests.
6. The best vacuum sealer: FoodSaver FM3920
Vacuum sealers are great kitchen gadgets for those who love to buy in bulk, as they can help extend the shelflife of fruits, vegetables, and meat cutlets. When it comes to the best vacuum sealer, we like the FoodSaver FM3920, which comes with pre-cut bags and easy-to-understand directions. This particular model features a variety of settings you can adjust depending on what you’re sealing—the moist setting, for example, keeps liquids contained so juicier foods don’t dry out during freezing.
7. The best loaf pan: Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan
A solid loaf pan is a must-have for any bread enthusiast’s kitchen. The Rachel Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin’ Loaf Pan (say that five times fast) was the best-performing pan we tested and snagged our award for best loaf pan of 2019. Its nonstick material ensures part of the loaf won’t get left behind as you try to get it out, while the wide silicone handles make for easy gripping.
8. The best affordable immersion blender: Braun MultiQuick 5 MQ505
The first time I saw an immersion blender, it was being used on The Great British Bake Off and I immediately thought, “Oh, I need one of those.” It’s a great tool for whipping up sauces, pesto, dressings, soups, and even smoothies. Our choice for best value immersion blender of 2019 is the Braun MultiQuick 5, and at under $50, it makes a great kitchen gift for the budding home chef in your life.
9. The best belgian waffle maker: Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker
For you (and for science), we tested the best waffle makers of 2019 and found that the Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker is the best belgian waffle maker on the market. This gadget makes two waffles at a time, which makes it a perfect gift for couples and small families (and those of us with large appetites). Each waffle is a deliciously round and fluffy gift in and of itself.
10. The best personal blender: Nutri-Ninja Fit
Help your giftee make fresh and tasty smoothies by gifting them a blender, like our choice for the best personal blender of 2019, the Nutri-Ninja Fit. This blender performed well in all our tests, managing to deliver power without being too loud. Our kitchen editor noted that that she uses her Ninja Fit to make smoothies, shakes, and even personal-sized servings of soup.
11. The best popcorn popper: Cuisinart Pop And Serve Popcorn Maker
If you’re picking up a popcorn maker for your giftee, you want to give them one that won’t take up too much counter space, is easy to clean, and will give them delicious popcorn every time they use it. Our pick for the best popcorn maker is the Cuisinart Pop And Serve, which allows you to make and serve popcorn from the same bowl. You just load the bowl with kernels and your favorite spices and microwave to your heart’s content (as long as your heart tells you to microwave according to the instructions).
12. The best electric kettle: Cuisinart PerfecTemp CPK-17
Though we tend to associate them with tea, electric kettles make great gifts for both coffee and tea lovers. We tested the best electric kettles and picked the Cuisinart PerfecTemp as our favorite. This kettle has various heat settings ideal for your giftee’s beverage of choice, whether they’re preparing a nice cup of tea or a pour-over cup of coffee. This kettle won’t whistle once it’s ready—it will beep, so be sure to remind your friend that they’ll need to provide their own whistling sounds for an authentic kettle experience.
13. The best ice cream maker: Cuisinart ICE-21
I received this ice cream maker as a wedding present and it is one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten. It won our award for the best ice cream maker, and speaking from personal experience, I can reassure you your giftee will spend many nights churning their own ice cream and pretending they’re on Chopped. Round out the gift with a book that teaches them how to make their own ice cream at home (I got this Ben & Jerry’s homemade ice cream book and I love it).
14. The best cutting board: Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board
You can never own too many cutting boards. Well, you can—but only if you’re holding on to your warped old cutting boards for too long. Give your giftee a new and large cutting board this season, like our choice for the best cutting board of 2019 the Totally Bamboo Kauai Cutting Board. It’s large enough to handle bigger vegetables, like sweet potatoes and gourds, but sturdy enough to tackle more vigorous cutting, like sawing through bread or paring through fatty meats.
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