The 15 best kitchenware gifts from Amazon fit for an aspiring top chef

Cooking enthusiasts will be delighted to receive these kitchenware gifts this holiday season

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A well-stocked kitchen makes for a happy cook. Set up the cooking enthusiast or aspiring top-chef in your life with the hottest small appliances, tools and kitchen accessories. These kitchenware gifts culled from Amazon represent the most wished for kitchen items, to make time spent in the kitchen a little easier—or a little more entertaining. That all depends on the perspective of the cook you're trying to please.

Whether you're going all out with top-of-the-line cookware that mom would never dream of buying for herself or introducing your grandma to the wonder that is Instant Pot, or air frying,  you can do no wrong with gifting these items this holiday season.

Discover the 15 best kitchenware gifts, below. You might even find something you have to have for your kitchen too, and we won't blame you if you must have it too. 

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our list of the best Amazon holiday gifts under $50.

Ninja Foodi Digital Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster, Air Fryer, Flip-Away 

Ninja Foodi Digital Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster, Air Fryer, Flip-Away

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One common concern when adding another small appliance to a kitchen, no matter how practical, is the precious countertop real estate it will inevitably take up. That's why we're so enamored with the Ninja Foodi Digital Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster, Air Fryer that literally "flips up" when not in use, to store vertically, rather than taking up the whole counter. Just make sure it can clear any overhead cabinets. It also has an extra-large cooking capacity that can fit a 13-inch pizza, up to 9 slices of toast, or 6 chicken breasts.  This versatile unit can air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, bagel, toast, dehydrate, and keep food warm. 

Buy: Ninja Foodi Digital Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster, Air Fryer, Flip-Away | Was $249.99, now $189.99

OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Single-Serve Capability

OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker

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Caffeine-fiends will love the versatility that this new OXO coffee maker provides. Choose from brewing an 8-cup carafe or a single serving.  It's also one of the few coffee machines that earned the Golden Cup Standard from the Specialty Coffee Association, meaning that its brew time and water temperature meets their standards for the perfect cup of coffee.

Buy: OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Single-Serve Capability | Was $169.99, now $135.99

Farberware Complete Portable Countertop Dishwasher

Farberware FDW05ASBWHA Complete Portable Countertop Dishwashe

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Home cooks in kitchens sans dishwasher that have grown weary with washing dishes by hand will love the addition of a portable countertop dishwasher, no hook up required, though it can be attached to a kitchen faucet. Fill up its 5-Liter tank, and that's all the water that is needed for a good rinse.  It fits dishes up to 12-inches in diameter and has five wash programs, including a baby care cycle that sanitizes. 

Buy: Farberware Portable Countertop Dishwasher | Was $399.99, now $318.82 

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 10.25"

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

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Lodge is known for its high-performing cast iron cookware with excellent heat retention that doesn't break the bank. Aspiring chefs will love trying out a cast iron skillet that effortless sears, sautés, bakes, broils, braises, fries, or grills and transitions from cooktop to oven. Available in a wide range of sizes, but the 10.25-inch is great for everyday cooking needs. 

Buy: Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 10.25" | Was $26.68, now $24.99 

Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7-in-1

Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7 in 1

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For those new to the world of the Instant Pot, the Duo Nova is recommended for beginners, and can function as seven different appliances in one device: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker.  The 6-quart size is perfect for families or meal-prep, but 3- and 8-quart sizes are available too depending on your needs.

Buy: Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7 in 1, 6 Qt | Currently $99.95

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt

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Le Creuset's cast-iron products constantly top the lists of both casual and professional chefs for its timeless appeal and unparalleled heat performance. Amazon is running a series of promotions this year on Le Creuset, where you can save up to 40 percent off one of their coveted cast iron pieces. Though differing in shape from the original Dutch Oven, the Sauteuse Oven functions the same, making it quite versatile for soups, casseroles, and one-pot meals, but with a wider surface area that is ideal for browning and slow-roasting meats.  However, act fast, because this shape is selling out fast, or on backorder. 

Buy: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt | Was $299.95, now $199.95 

Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife

Shun chefs knife

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The purpose of a great gift after all is to buy your loved ones something they might not typically buy for themselves, but is definitely at the top of their mind. Splurge on a  Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife with a VG-MAX Cutting Core and Ebony PakkaWood Handle. The all-purpose chef's knife is a kitchen staple, with lightweight, razor-sharp edges and crafted from advanced steel that is extremely hard and durable for whatever chopping task is at hand. Each handcrafted piece takes at least 100 individual steps to complete. 

Buy: Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife | Was $175, now $146.44

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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Ina Garten's latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food, is sure to be a bona fide hit, filled with 85 recipes that put a fresh, and modern twist on comfort food classics like Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches and skillet roasted chicken and potatoes. Cooks who love using cookbooks as a guide will be reaching for this tomb for years to come.

Buy: Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook | Currently $21

Tovolo Rose Ice Cube Molds

Tovolo Rose Ice Cube

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For when presentation is everything, these molds that create gorgeous rose-shaped iced cubes immediately elevate a mixologist's cocktail game. Add in a little food dye for added effect. The set of two easily stacks on top of each other so they don't take up too much space in a freezer and have leak-proof silicone lids. 

Buy: Tovolo Rose Ice Cube Molds | Was $17.98, now $15.71

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

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Avocado lovers need this 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer tool which easily and safely splits, pits, and slices avocados. Gift it to your friend who is always up for some avo-toast or homemade guac. 

Buy:  OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer | Currently $9.99

Nostalgia RWK150AQ Retro Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle

Nostalgia RWK150AQ Retro Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle

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This cute aqua-colored kettle has some serious retro appeal (spot that analog temperature gauge) with all the conveniences of an electric water kettle. With rapid boil technology, you'll have boiling water for your tea, hot cocoa, soup and more in no-time. Plus, it looks so good on a countertop. 

Buy: Nostalgia Retro Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle | Currently $49.89

Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack

Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack

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Serial-bakers need this space-saving cooling rack. It easily fits 3 dozen cookies in the same footprint as a typical wire rack. 

Buy: Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack | Currently $20.79 

Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus

Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus

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There's something about pasta made from scratch. Chefs who love to put their whole heart and soul into their meals will see Italian night transform with this pasta maker that churns out fresh homemade spaghetti, fettuccini, penne, or lasagna in less than 10 minutes. It's definitely not as complicated as you may think with this appliance that mixes, kneads, and extrude the pasta for you. Experiment with ingredients and have the ultimate control over meals. It also includes a recipe booklet to help you get started. 

Buy: Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus | Was $299.99, now $249.99

Fox Run Polished Marble Rolling Pin with Wooden Cradle

fox run marble rolling pin

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We found a stylish rolling pin that bakers won't be able to resist leaving on display. The real marble stone with its cool and smooth surface has natural non-stick properties, while the wooden handles and cradle serve as the perfect complement to the design.

Buy: Fox Run Polished Marble Rolling Pin with Wooden Cradle | Currently $19.67

Bee Carefree Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap-

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Help the cook in your life take a step toward reducing waste and living a more conscious lifestyle with these reusable beeswax food wrapping papers that can replace plastic bags and aluminum foil for food storage, two beeswax bars to extend the life of the biodegradable papers, and a reusable produce bag. 

Buy: Bee Carefree Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap | Currently $19.99

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