The Best Gifts for Dads Who Love to Cook
Finding a gift for the man in your life isn't always an easy task. But if he's an at-home chef (or wants to be) we can help you find something perfect.
Cast Iron Skillet
Every man needs a cast iron skillet for when he wants to fry up eggs, bacon or any of these other satisfying cast iron recipes. The Le Creuset Signature Skillet ($200) is practical because it lasts forever, doesn’t need to be seasoned and he can cook with Le Creuset on the stovetop, oven or grill.
Trying to get something on the table fast can be as simple as homemade pizza (especially when you’re using our all-time best pizza recipes). Silpat Perfect Pizza Mat ($20) has fiberglass mesh and a special coating to provide even cooking and browning, and the pizza slides right off without using non-stick spray or parchment paper.
Watching a demo or how-to for making the perfect family meal on his tablet is easy with the Umbra Udock Tablet Holder ($20). It will keep every Dad’s iPad off the counter and away from messy spills—and sticky fingers. On the gift card, be sure to let Dad know the 10 smartest ways he can use his smartphone (or tablet) while cooking.
Post-it Extreme Notes
We all use Post-its to remind us of things we need to do. But the Extreme Notes version ($5) is next level! They are water-resistant, great for labeling food in a refrigerator or freezer and can be used indoors or outdoors. It may sound funny, but it’s one of our test kitchens’ must-have products.
If a smoker is on his wishlist, then the Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker ($204) is a must-have. This charcoal smoker has built-in lid thermometer so Dad can monitor temperatures, and will keep meats moist and tender.
(Not in the budget? Here’s how to use your charcoal grill as a smoker.)
Switch up Dad’s sauce routine with Daddy Sam’s Barbecue Sauce ($10). This gourmet sauce is sweet and tangy, made from a family recipe that stretches back to the 1880s. It’s great on ribs, salmon or anything else he grills. Or, you could gift him a homemade sauce from scratch!
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