Are you one of the lucky women who has a man in your life who likes to cook? I hope you are because having a man who knows his way around the kitchen is awesome! In fact, it’s the second most important room for a man to be good in – but we’ll leave that for another day. Since we want to encourage those wonderful chefs to continue, here are some gifts for men who like to cook.
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Aprons for the man who likes to cook
Kitchen aprons can be a lot of fun! You’ll find aprons to express your favorite guy’s personality, sense of humor, and cooking ability. And you really can’t have too many. They make great gifts for the men in your life who like to cook.
- If you’ve ever had a “discussion” in the kitchen, this “Don’t Tell Me How To Cook” apron might just be the last word your hubby is looking for.
- Mister Good-Lookin’ Is Cooking is certainly appropriate. After all, what man doesn’t look handsome when he’s slaving over a hot stove or grill?
- I Cook and I Know Things – Yep, I’ve heard this a time or two…and it’s always the truth.
- You may have also been told That Ain’t Burnt…That’s Flavor. I know I have.
Gifts every man who likes to cook can use
Fortunately, I was able to find a replacement at Amazon and now my name is not “mud” (like I lost it on purpose – honestly!). This pizza/pastry roller has a different size roller at each end which makes it versatile. It’s design makes it durable – unless it disappears in a move across the state. We use it every time we make pizza, pie crust, or breads. I honestly think divorce papers might have been in my future if I hadn’t found a replacement! But now, I’m a hero!
(Update: We recently FOUND the pizza roller that had been missing for 4 years! I felt vindicated and will admit to taking a victory lap at my proven innocence.)
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We do not have this Circular Rolling Knife, but I bet it’s something Jungle Jim would love. I know that I am not quite as adept with knives as he is, and I can envision using this to cut salad greens, onions, cilantro, and other food that needs the action of a blade rolled over it in lots of directions to make small pieces. It looks like this would be easier on folks who have issues with their wrists or who have a hard time gripping tools too.
I admit that I’d never seen a guard to keep you from cutting yourself when using a knife. One Christmas Eve I was slicing bread and nearly sliced the end of my finger off. We ended up leaving the kids with a neighbor while we went to the emergency room. The finger guard shown below will protect fingertips when you’re dicing and slicing that last little bit of carrot, onion, or whatever. No one needs to end up in the emergency room because of a sharp knife no matter what day it it!
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And while we’re on the topic of knives, this knife sharpener is a permanent fixture on our kitchen island. This is another item that Jungle Jim had before we married and he uses it all the time – he honestly won’t let me put it in a drawer because he uses it so much. He likes this particular design because he can lift the center piece out to select different “grits” for the sharpener. There are other styles though to meet different needs.
Since I seem to be on a knife streak, our favorite kitchen knives are made completely of stainless steel – including the handles. We have several that are solid stainless steel and I really like them. The handles won’t ever come loose (and you already know about my skill with knives!) since they’re a solid piece and they just feel nice in my hand.
We’ve also switched over to completely using Bamboo cutting boards. We like that bamboo is renewable and the fact that it stays looking great after repeated use and is more sanitary sold us. We’ve completely stopped using any other kind.
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Even the best cooks generally don’t love cleaning up. Our nightly routine is that we clean the kitchen together. He washes while I dry and put away. But we both like this little brush cleaner that holds your dish soap. With the dish soap already inside the brush, you don’t have to stop and add more in order to clean the pan that’s a little “crustier” than the others. Just squeeze the button on top and dish soap is automatically applied right where you’re scrubbing. They’re cheap too so it’s easy to have a couple in reserve when the brush finally has seen better days.
So what other gifts have you found to delight the men you know who like to cook?