Christmas gift ideas - top 10 kitchen gadgets
- Cheap kitchen gifts
- Great gifts for home baking
- Colourful kitchen gadgets
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the aspiring chef in your life?
Here's our pick of kitchen gifts for any budget, including the latest gadgets for home baking. And we've included links to our full write-ups so you can find out how each one fared in our tests or first look reviews.
Cheap kitchen gifts
George Foreman 17894 health grill, around £20
This George Foreman grill is compact and produces tasty, evenly-cooked food. It does take a while to cook the food, though.
Read our health grills review to find out how it compares with more expensive health grills.
Tesco SC356 slow cooker, around £12
This is a no-frills slow cooker that can cook enough food for four people. Food didn't turn out as well as on some more expensive slow cookers, but it's a good option for this price.
To find out which slow cookers did a better job of cooking food, check out our slow cookers review.
Argos Cookworks Signature espresso 423/3268 coffee machine, around £40
This coffee maker isn't stylish and is a bit noisy, but it makes a tasty espresso in less than 20 seconds.
It only works with ground coffee - read our coffee machines review to find machines that use beans, ESE pods or capsules.
Philips HR1854 Whole Fruit Juicer, around £52
This Philips juicer works well for both fruit and vegetables. It's quick and gives a good yield of juice, although the noise can get annoying.
There are several inferior juicers costing more than the HR1854 - read our juicers review to find out which ones to avoid.
Home baking gifts
Panasonic SD-257 breadmaker, around £104
Fans of brown and white bread alike will love this breadmaker, as both types came out great in our tests. You have to wait a little longer than average for your bread, but it's worth it.
Some breadmakers are also able to make cakes and jam. This one doesn't, but you can read our breadmakers review to find ones that do.
Lakeland My Kitchen ice cream maker, around £40
This ice-cream maker is quick, quiet and easy to use, which means it's ideal for making ice cream with kids. The downside is that it can make only 750ml of ice-cream at once.
To find ice-cream makers that can make up to two litres of ice-cream, read our ice cream makers review.
Breville Antony's Gourmet Pie Maker, around £37
This kitchen gadget works in a similar way to a sandwich maker. Once you've prepared your pastry and filling, it's possible to make four mince pies in just 10 minutes, although the pies are fairly small.
Read more about the Pie Maker in our first look review.
Lakeland Electric Cupcake Maker, around £40
You might well get tastier cupcakes from baking them in the oven, but this a fun kitchen gadget that still makes good cupcakes and is easy to use.
Click here to read our first look review of the cupcake maker.
Gifts to brighten up the kitchen
DeLonghi Icona ECO310 coffee machine, around £120
This stylish coffee machine is available in red, blue, black, or white. As well as looking great, it makes excellent espressos and cappucinos.
To see more colourful coffee machines, check out our coffee machines review.
DeLonghi Icona CT4003 toaster, around £51
Available in red, blue, black, white and silver, this colourful toaster is good at browning both fresh and frozen bread. It's got plenty of features, including a bagel setting, although the outside can get rather hot.
Check out our toasters review to see some more stylish toasters.