With every dad's favorite holiday coming up, the pressure is on to find Father's Day gifts for dads who like to cook. If you happen to have a partner who falls into that category, I'm a little bit jealous right now. OK, a lot jealous. I mean, that's amazing! Seriously, how did you score like that?
Most of the time, when the media pictures men cooking, it's in front of a grill or an open flame. That's kind of a ridiculous stereotype, though, because I know plenty of men who love to cook inside as well as outside. Not all men need to cook with slabs of meat and fire, am I right? And if that's the case with your partner, there are far more gift options to consider, come Father's Day. After all, there are only so many cedar planks and fancy tongs one can receive, without starting to get bored.
Your partner may not know he needs some of these amazing kitchen items, but once you take a look at them, you'll realize he does. There's something for every budget here, too, with a fantastic vegetable peeler for less than $10, and a seriously amazing chef's knife for more than $100. Take a look at these 13 Father's Day gifts for the dad who loves to cook.
1. The Spiralizer
The spiralizer 5-blade vegetable slicer is a kitchen gadget that's enjoying the spotlight right now, as carb-avoiders everywhere are using them to create zoodles. But don't be fooled; they are great for making shoestring fries and getting your kids to finally eat their vegetables.
2. Cast-Iron Skillet
3. Chef's Knife
4. Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot pressure cooker is so much more than a pressure cooker, but that's what it's currently famous for. Think of pressure cooking as slow cooking for impatient people. It's great for tougher cuts of meat, as well as dried beans and stews. This particular brand also serves as a slow cooker and yogurt maker.
5. Digital Kitchen Scale
6. Food Chopper
7. Microplane Zester
8. Pepper Mill
9. Sea Salt
10. High Quality Olive Oil
12. Vegetable & Julienne Peeler
If you don't have the space for spiralizer, but still want your partner to start creating recipes that require one, this dual julienne & vegetable peeler, is is a great alternative. Everyone needs a high quality peeler, and if you have one that can julienne as well? Score.