Do you have someone that just loves to bake on your holiday shopping list? Here are my top ten gift suggestions for them. There are products for every budget.
1.Kitchen Aid Mixer, there are several varieties of this great mixer, ranging in price from $239.00-$545.00 depending on the size and features it includes. A mixer is a very important appliance to someone who likes to bake. This can make all the difference in the way a recipe turns out by making sure all the ingredients were mixed together well enough. The Kitchen Aid mixer is available in many different colors so there is one to match your gift recipient’s kitchen décor.
2.Apple corer and peeler, this might not get used a whole lot but when its needed it would be a great thing to have, this could save a lot of time when it comes to making apple pies or homemade apple sauce, another plus is it will also peel potatoes, this alone is worth it to me. They range in price from $20.00 to $40.00.
3.Kitchen Aid Cookie sheets, they come in different sizes, are all-nonstick, and are made out of carbon steel, which makes them evenly distribute the heat, this allows for evenly baked cookies. They range in price anywhere from $9.95 to $25.00.These would be a great investment for the baker on your list.
4.Stackable Cooling Rack Set, this is a must for any baker for cooling cookies, pies, or cakes .I have found myself using the rack from my oven, this would make things a lot easier. They are available in many brands and range in price from $7.95 to $20.00
5. Rolling pin, a good rolling pin is essential when rolling out piecrusts or cookies. They are available in many different varieties and can cost anywhere from $9.95 to $150.00.
6.Cookie press, this is great for making different shaped cookies, you can make several different types by changing the disc, they come with several tips and discs and can cost anywhere from $16.00 to $50.00.
7.Cuisinart food processor, this is a great investment for any baker. It will come in handy for chopping nuts, such as pecans and walnuts, or for mixing up ingredients when you don’t want to pull the mixer out. They come in different models with different features and range in price from $30.00 to $289.00.
8.Pyrex 4 cup liquid measuring cup, this is a great product to have for baking because you can get all the liquid to fit in one cup instead of having several different measuring cups sitting around. They cost on average $4.95,and would be a wonderful gift for your favorite baker.
9.Stainless steel mixing bowl set, this would be an excellent gift for the baker because most mixers only come with two bowls and you are constantly having to wash them in between each step of your recipe, this takes up valuable time .It would be great to have enough bowls so that you can wash them all one time at the end. They average in price for a good set anywhere between $30.00 and $100.00.
10.A Timer, believe it or not most people use there clock on the stove or microwave and don’t have a timer, This is something that’s very important in baking to make sure you don’t under or over bake something. Plus you can take the timer with you to a different room of the house if you are doing other things while your goodies are baking. These cost anywhere between $ 5.00 and $40.00.
A great gift idea would be to make a basket including a few of these items, and maybe some pot holders and cookie cutters, or to have a cake pan with the ingredients for your favorite cake in it, along with the recipe. There are many other great products to use when baking; these are a few of my favorite choices.
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