Christmas gift ideas: Celebrity chef Christmas gadgets
- Celebrity chefs and the kitchen appliances and gadgets they endorse
- Jamie Oliver's multi-cooker, Gordon Ramsay's health grill and James Martin's mini-chopper
- Are these appliances any good for Christmas? Find out with our full test results
Kitchen gifts from cooking royalty
Celebrity chefs are popular throughout the year, but Christmas sees them come into their own. Their continual rise in popularity makes them the perfect candidates to lend their famous faces to kitchen appliances and gadgets - and name recognition can sway a shopper into buying their endorsed products as gifts. However, this does not mean that their kitchen gadgets are actually worth buying.
Check out our gallery of items and we will then tell you without bias how the product rates compared with other competitors in areas such as health grills, knives, food processors, jug blenders and ice cream makers.
We assess each product thoroughly in our test labs and often find big differences between the best and worst models. Only the very best products can become Which? Best Buys. If you're not an existing Which? member sign up for £1 to get instant access.
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The UK's favourite TV chef has teamed up with Tefal on a range of kitchen electricals, and we've tested several of the products in this range. One of these appliances is the Multi cook, a pressure cooker that Jamie says will 'force the flavour of herbs, spices and other ingredients into your meal, which means you’ll get the best-tasting food'. He's also stepped into the world of barbecues with a portable charcoal grill.
Read the reviews: Jamie Oliver Multi cook, £72, and the portable charcoal grill BBQ, £50.
The fiery chef branched out into kitchen appliances with his 'Cooks' range of food processors, griddles and the searing grill pictured above, designed to 'seal in juices, and caramelise food on the outside for added flavour'.
Read the reviews: Gordon Ramsay Cooks searing grill, £50, and food processor, £159.
A familiar Saturday morning face on the TV, James Martin teamed up with Wahl for his food prep range. We've looked at his mini chopper in the Which? test lab - it's a three-speed machine that's helpful for pureeing and chopping tasks.
Read the review: James Martin Wahl mini chopper, £23.
She's got the cool touch in the kitchen and now Rachel Allen has now tried her hand at an ice cream maker. According the manufacturer it will make 'tasty ice cream every day' and it comes with Rachel's own recipes.
Read the review: Rachel Allen ice cream maker, £40.
Marco Pierre White
The bright and sturdy-looking gadgets in Marco Pierre White's Russell Hobbs range certainly look flash, but do they perform in the kitchen as well as their namesake? We put his jug blenders to the test to find out.
Read the review: Marco Pierre White jug blender, £37.
From saucepans and bakeware to steamers and casserole dishes, you could probably kit out most of your kitchen with the Raymond Blanc by Anolon range. One of his chef's knives featured in our recent test and you can see how it fared.
Read the review: knives review, Raymond Blanc Chef's knife, £33.
Antony Worrall Thompson
Breville is AWT's manufacturer of choice. The collaboration has produced a range of standard food prep appliances, through to the more obscure kitchen gadget - his Gourmet Pie Maker, for example, which we tried out last year.
Read the review: Antony's gourmet pie maker, £45.