We’re stuck on these magnetized, nesting
cups and measuring spoons from Pyrex.
Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.
If you have a favorite kitchen gadget, give it as a gift. It may seem small, but if it does a big job, the recipient will be grateful to have it (our friends were thrilled to get those inexpensive garlic-peeler tubes a few years back).
To make it a more important gift, package it with the food it’s meant to help—e.g., the garlic peeler with imported French garlic or a silicone barbecue brush with gourmet barbecue sauce.
Check out our Kitchen Gifts Under $35 gift list, which includes our two favorite gadgets of this year, Pyrex’s magnetized measuring cups and spoons ($4.99 and $7.99).
We also love the slightly pricier but totally wonderful Sharpshooter Salt & Pepper Mill from William Bounds. Just pick it up and point, and pepper or salt grinds onto your food—no turning, no buttons.
The WOW Microwave Bacon Cooker ($19.95) drains the fat and eliminates the pervasive odor of bacon.
See more of our favorite gadgets in the Home Zone section of THE NIBBLE.