10 Must-Have Kitchen Tool Stocking Stuffers

At The Garlic Chop, we love a good home-made meal. However, just like you, we don’t love the prep and mess that often comes with cooking. We’re all about convenience and getting the job done quickly. Know anyone else that feels that way? We’ve created a list of the top 10 kitchen tools that make excellent stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts you can give to your loved ones (or even yourself!).

1. The Garlic Chop and Peel

Green garlic chop and garlic peeler

We may be biased, but The Garlic Chop and Peel makes prepping garlic and other herbs and veggies simple. Chop garlic, ginger, radishes, hot peppers, and even carrots by twisting the chopper back and forth until desired consistency. Simply push the button at the bottom of the garlic chopper, scrape, and cook. Our products are easy to wash and dishwasher safe. The Garlic Peel pairs well with The Garlic Chop. Place the clove in one end, roll back and forth, and take it out the other end, peeled!

2. Kitchen Gizmo’s Snap ‘N Strain Strainer 

Green strainer that attaches to pot draining water from pasta

Sometimes straining pasta is a process. This strainer from Kitchen Gizmo makes it simple. Attach the silicone strainer to the pot by snapping it in place and pour. It’s that easy! Plus, this strainer is a quarter the size of a traditional colander, saving you cupboard space. Our favourite part about this product is that it comes in our favourite colour to match The Garlic Chop and Peel perfectly.

3. MEATER’s Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

MEATER themometer on table next to vegetables in a pan 

Do you have a meat-lover in your life? This wireless thermometer allows home cooks to monitor their steaks, chickens, and turkeys from their phone, helping them plan and manage time without all the fuss of a traditional thermometer. We recommend using it with the maple glazed turkey recipe we wrote about in our last blog.

4. Uncommon Good’s Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer

Automatic stirrer stirrer liquids in pan on stove

Do you know anyone who has a habit of turning their back on the stove, only to turn around and find burnt food sitting in the pan? This automatic stirrer makes the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who tends to get distracted in the kitchen. Simply place it in the pan and set the timer.

5. As Seen on TV’s EZ Cracker Handheld Egg Cracker and Separator

Egg cracker cracking egg into bowl of egg yolks

No one likes getting bits of eggshell in their omelets, pancakes, or cake batter. This handheld cracker helps you avoid that unwanted crunch and includes an attachment to make separating egg whites and yolks a breeze. Not only does this kitchen tool work on fresh eggs, it also allows you to easily remove the shell from hard boiled eggs.

6. Hammacher Schlemmer's Automatic Jar Opener 

Finger pressing on automatic can operner button ontop of jar of olives

Are you the go-to person for opening jars in your household? You might want to consider gifting this automatic jar opener. With just a touch of a button, the robotic jar opener twists off stubborn lids in no time.

 7. Kikkerland’s Turtle Tofu Press 

Bamboo turtle tofu presser with blue band

Don’t forget to show your plant-based friends and family some love, too! This adorable turtle shaped tofu press drains tofu of excess water within 20 minutes and is dishwasher safe. Vegetarians and vegans alike will thank you for this convenient kitchen tool!

8. i Kito’s Jalapeno Corer 

Corer next to jalapeno with the seeds on top

Do you know anyone in your life who likes to add some extra spice to their cooking? Save your loved one the skin-irritation with this jalapeno corer. It also removes seeds from zucchini, cucumbers, and other vegetables. 

9. Easyshop’s Multi Functional 8 in 1 Kitchen Tool Set 

8 kitchen tools stacked on top of each other for a multi coloured bottle

Do you know anyone who needs a kitchen starter or lives in a small space? This 8 in 1 product comes with a funnel, juicer, grater, egg cracker, shredder, can opener, egg separator, and measuring cup that stack into a bottle, making it an essential space saving kitchen tool.

10. Our Place’s Always Pan

Biege Always Pan on top of kitchen counter next to cups and plates

Though it probably won’t fit in a stocking, it will fit into your loved one’s kitchen space. The Always Pan is a multi-tool that can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, and boil among other cooking techniques, replacing 8 pieces of cookware. This non-stick pan is perfect for cooking your favourite recipes (that include garlic, of course!).

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