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Dec 10, 2008 10:41 PM

gift ideas for chefs

What would you get a chef for xmas, budget of $20

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  1. My husband got me a teflon coated whisk and a lovely offset spatula. I cried tears of joy.

    1. Whisks are always good. I especially enjoy my several mini-whisks that are so great for salad dressings and such. But the one thing I keep wishing for -- and therefore assume any other creative cook would want -- is an egg topper! You know, those little circular scissor type things that take the top off an egg shell with no crackles, crunches, or caved in shells.

      I gotta go write a letter to Santa!

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      1. re: Caroline1

        Those egg topper things aren't cheap, I think.. I was looking at one on a restaurant supply house site and it seemed to be like $50..

        1. re: grant.cook

          You can get those. A friend uses this one and swears by it:

      2. Set of nice wooden spoons. Many cooks (myself included) use them far past their prime.

        Otherwise, maybe a microplane grater / zester.

        1. If they don't already have something very much like them, I'd get them one each of the following:
          12 inch Oxo Good Grips locking tongs with stainless tips:

          9 inch Oxo Good Grips locking tongs with nylon covered tips (for non-stick cookware):

          The total would be about $18. These are the most used tools in my kitchen, personally.