I have never really made a wish list before so this one is going to be the first on this blog. I wrote this piece for a certain project which never materialized because of an unfortunate event. But then, I realized, I already made the list so, what the heck, let’s publish it anyway.
Although this is a list of kitchen items that I personally want to receive (or dream of buying), feel free to use it as a guide or inspiration when you plan to shop for holiday gifts for people whose passion is cooking. Some are more expensive than the others. Some can be bought locally while some may require international shipping. Shipping costs may be free or not. Check the website for further details.
Happy holiday shopping! 🙂
KITCHENAID MIXER 5QT PROFESSIONAL HEAVY DUTY WITH EXTRA BOWL (GREY)
BUY IT: PHP 40,260 on Tackthis.ph
KitchenAid is still the undisputed king of stand mixers. Their stand mixers’ prices range from PHP 25,000 to 70,000. Pretty expensive but a wonderful investment if you love baking. I don’t mind receiving the cheaper models tbh (they’re all amazing!), but I would prefer their professional, heavy-duty line because, as the name suggests, it is designed for heavy-duty uses.
BUY IT: PHP 639 on Lazada
Although I love the smell of garlic when I’m cooking, I don’t want the pungent odor in my hands. This rust-proof garlic press would not only prevent smelly hands, it would also save me so much time and effort especially when a large amount of chopped garlic is required in the recipe.
PYREX 3-PIECE GLASS MEASURING CUP SET
BUY IT: USD 17.16 (about PHP 870) on Amazon
I’ve been wanting to have this set of Pyrex liquid measuring cups. I prefer these cups over the plastic ones, not only for the accuracy in measurement but also because of their resistance to heat. These glass measuring cups are oven safe!
BREVILLE KITCHEN WIZZ PRO
BUY IT: PHP 29,000 on Breville
I have the Breville Smart Oven at home, and it’s phenomenal. It would probably be equally amazing to also have their Kitchen Wizz Pro. I need a good food processor to make my favorite spice blends, pastes, sauces, and more.
BIG WOODEN CHOPPING BOARD
BUY IT: Prices vary on Grood Wood
I’m in search of a good solid wooden board that is big enough for kneading dough and another one for chopping herbs and vegetables. According to Grood Wood, they can make custom chopping boards depending on the customer’s preferred material, size, and other requirements. They can add text engravings too!
BARATZA ENCORE CONICAL BURR COFFEE GRINDER
BUY IT: PHP 11,927 on Galleon
We use a French press to make coffee at home. Although store-bought, pre-ground coffee is great, freshly ground coffee tastes a mile better. A burr coffee grinder, like the Baratza Encore, produces course and not too finely ground coffee which is recommended for French press.
GRANITE MORTAR & PESTLE
BUY IT: USD 56.89 (about PHP 2,900) on Amazon
I would love to get my hands on this set of granite mortar & pestle. If you know a place here in the Philippines where I can buy it for cheap, please let me know. This kind of mortar & pestle is different from the usual marble or wooden versions because the inside has a rough, ribbed texture—perfect for making pastes and grinding spices.
TRADITIONAL HAND HAMMERED CARBON STEEL POW WOK
BUY IT: USD 42.95 (about PHP 2,200) on Amazon
If you’re into Chinese style of cooking, this is a must-have in the kitchen. Stir-frying, deep-frying, pan-frying, poaching, steaming… you name it. Carbon steel material has high heat retention. The wok’s round, smooth design allows the cook to toss and turn the food with ease and grace.
GLOBAL G-2 CHEF’S KNIFE
BUY IT: USD 99.95 (about PHP 5,030) on Amazon
I have to admit, the only reason I want the Global Chef’s Knife is because Anthony Bourdain recommends it. Like him, I’m also not a fan of knife sets; you only need one good quality chef’s knife in your kitchen. If Anthony says it, it must be true.
MASFLEX KITCHEN PRO HALF SILICONE SPATULA
BUY IT: PHP 290 on Lazada
A heat-resistant silicone spatula is one of those things that I don’t think I need but I kinda want but I’m not sure if I want to buy it right now. Silicone spatulas can bend around the edges of your pan to easily release the food you’re cooking without scratching the surface. Just make sure that they’re designed for cooking, like this one from Masflex, as some similar-looking spatulas are not resistant to heat.
DIGITAL WEIGHING SCALE
BUY IT: PHP 839 on Lazada
If you’re into baking or learning how to bake (like me), a weighing scale is a must-have in your kitchen. Although measuring ingredients by volume is acceptable, measuring them by weight is the best way to make sure that you’re using the accurate amount. Remember: precision counts in baking.
STAINLESS STEEL MIXING BOWLS
BUY IT: USD 24.95 (about PHP 1,300) on Amazon
You can never have enough of mixing bowls in your kitchen. They’re very useful in baking, marinading, and other types of food preparation. I prefer using stainless steel because they’re more hygienic and durable than the plastic or glass varieties. They’re easy to clean, resistant to heat (except the microwave!), and safe for use in the freezer.
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