When I call my dad on the phone, he’s guaranteed to be doing one of three things: Cooking an elaborate dinner, arguing with my mom about what’s for dinner, or watching a food show.
We’re the ultimate foodie family. For us, cooking is so much more than just food: It’s a bonding activity that comes straight from the heart. Baking bread until 2 a.m. with my grandpa, my aunt teaching me how to make the best matzah balls, Dad showing me how to grill the perfect steak… the list goes on and on.
So finding the right cooking gift for my chef-of-a-father on Father’s Day is especially hard. It has to be surprising, unique, useful — and something he doesn’t already own.
Here, we’ve rounded up some great cooking gadgets that’ll make any dad feel like a true master chef right in his own kitchen.
Our top 10 cooking gifts & gadgets for Dad on Father’s Day
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Any home chef will tell you how essential a good knife set is. This affordable Cuisinart knife set comes with 15 pieces to fill all his chopping needs. Not only that, they’re stainless steel and carry a lifetime warranty.
Help Dad be the ultimate grillmaster with this easy-to-use stainless steel smoker box — a fantastic cooking gift. He just has to put wood chips in the box and place it under the grill gates to add a delicious smoky flavor to all his favorite grilled meals.
Take all the guesswork out of cooking with this Dad-approved digital meat thermometer. This one’s especially fancy: Dad can receive the temperature reading on the included mobile receiver from 300 feet away … so no excuses for burnt chicken this year.
Since this cooking gift book details everything from handling a knife properly to shopping for the ultimate meal, this guide “replaces intimidation with pleasure,” so he can become the best cook in the family!
The weather will never stop your grillmaster father again! This indoor/outdoor grill is fully electric, so he gets high-quality grilling without charcoal and propane. With this 15-serving size, he’ll be able to grill the fam’s favorites all year round!
This gift reminds Dad how flippin’ awesome he is to you. The engraved message on the handle can even be personalized with your special name for him, making this a unique gift he can’t find anywhere else.
Every dad needs a cast iron skillet to fry up some yummy eggs and bacon on Sunday morning. This one’s a great investment because it doesn’t need to be seasoned, lasts forever, and can be used on the stovetop, grill and oven.