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Old 01-17-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Kitchen or Household Gift Idea -- Anyone?

I want to get my boyfriend something house or kitchen/cooking related for Valentine’s day. We have only been together for about six months, so I don’t want the gift to be too serious (like say a picture frame with me in it). He likes to cook and keeps a clean house. I am thinking that I might want to get him an unusual cooking utensil. Are there any suggestions? Is there any tool that most people don’t have, but professional chefs have? Thanks, I lack sense when it comes to anything kitchen or house related.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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Hmm, do you know what he has in his kitchen already?

How about one of those stick blenders? That's just the first thing that comes to mind because it's not a major kitchen appliance...save that for when you guys get serious. :)
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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How much are you thinking of spending? Something like a mandolin would be a cool gift, but they are generally quite expensive.
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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I like GB's idea, but if you want to stay on the less-expensive side, how about a Microplane. They're about $15 +.

You could also get him a silpat if he likes to bake or make candy. They seem to start around $19.
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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Those stick blenders suck :), absolutely useless things!

I would love to get a microplane, that would be awesome and so useful. One of the more useful kitchen gifts I was given (when I remember to use it) was just a simple book stand. It just holds it upright and keeps the pages in place, more useful than you think.

Well, at least, I thought it was.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:45 AM   #6
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A good lg skillet, stainless steel if you want to spend that much and if he doesn"t have one.
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:57 AM   #7
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I think a stick blender has it's uses. I wouldn't be without mine.

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Old 01-18-2005, 11:02 AM   #8
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a chocolate grater and some chocolate
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #9
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I just thought of a good one. how about a gift certificate to Penzy's?

Click here for the Penzy website
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:55 PM   #10
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a chocolate grater and some chocolate
That's a neat idea, mud. Or how about a Parmesan cheese grater (the kind with the handle that you turn) and a nice block of Parmesan?

I agree with Pam that a stick blender has its uses. I'm learning to love mine and wouldn't give it up now!
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