Spicewalla’s team chooses the best kitchen gifts of 2021


As workers of a purveyor of ethically sourced and chef-curated herbs, spices and seasonings, Spicewalla’s workers know what works in the kitchen. To faucet into their experience, we reached out to ask the Spicewalla team for some gifts they’d need of their kitchen—nice for the culinarily inclined in your record.

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Dansk Kobenstyle 1-qt. saucepan—$85
Dansk is one of my favourite cookware manufacturers as a result of their merchandise are equally good and beautiful. This saucepan is the excellent measurement for melting butter, making caramel, or elegant soups and sauces. Bonus: the lid doubles as a trivet! They arrive in a number of colours however this lavender is my private fave. —Alyse Baca, culinary director

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Ceramic Pinch Bowls—$24
These prep bowls make cooking a lot simpler! I additionally like to pair them with my charcuterie board by including dips or herbed olive oil. Good for the avid at-home cook dinner, or your favourite hostess. —Malorie Burden, product onboarding supervisor

2-slice panini press and indoor grill—$34
To be trustworthy I’ve by no means been a lot of a sandwich individual, so this really sat in our pantry for a couple of 12 months earlier than I first tried it. After some enjoyable trial and error making an attempt to recreate a neighborhood plantain breakfast taco, I found it makes an ideal chewy candy potato tortilla. After all you may make a panini too, however why settle when you may have mouthwatering breakfast tacos as an alternative? —Erika Covey, finance and programs assistant


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HAY Sowden kettle—$125
Sure, you should purchase a kettle for lots much less however I imply—if one thing goes to be sitting out on my counter all the time I’d actually favor or not it’s beautiful. That is my plight in life, and I do know I’m not alone. For the different design obsessed people in your record, this beautiful kettle from truly-always-nails-the-color-palette Hay could be such a candy deal with to open on Christmas morning. —Heidi Gruner, design director

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VejiBag Variety Pack—$66
Is there something worse than contemporary herbs or veggies going unhealthy earlier than you’re prepared to make use of them? These have modified my fridge recreation. —Lindsey Hogan, manufacturing supervisor assistant

Threshold 3-tier expandable wooden spice rack—$18
I really like my spice rack as a result of it retains all my spices and blends organized and able to use. Seeing my spices on show evokes me to make thrilling meals which might be full of taste! —Malorie Burden, product onboarding supervisor

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Whirley Pop stovetop popcorn maker—$34.95
Have you ever ever had a popcorn buffet? Properly, you must—there’s simply one thing magic about peanut m&m’s blended right into a handful of contemporary popcorn. Fast tip—use ghee as your heating oil for a cleaner burn whereas popping. —Erika Covey, finance and programs assistant

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen Cookbook—$34.95
Of all of my cherished cookbooks that is the one I come again to most frequently as a celebration of Native American tradition, tales, and meals. —Emily Wimberly, artistic media specialist and nonprofit coordinator

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Anova sous vide Precision Cooker Pro—$199.50
After taking one of my members of the family recommendation a pair of years in the past I invested in a sous vide machine.Drained of over cooking that dear wild caught fish or not getting the desired temperature in your dad’s steak ask no extra. This pet is like the chef’s crockpot. No matter ingredient you’re cooking you simply put it in a bag together with your marinade/spices add it to the water tub and simply stroll away. You may even management it by bluetooth. Sure please! —Josh Sapp, success supervisor


Escali Primo digital scale—$39.95
That is amongst my most beloved kitchen instruments. From making the excellent pourover espresso to feeding a sourdough starter, my digital scale is at all times inside arms attain. Escali scales are sturdy, dependable and have so many enjoyable colours to select from. An ideal reward for the baker in your life. —Alyse Baca, culinary director

CucinaPro Pizzelle Iron—$49.99
Making pizzelle each Christmas has been my favourite custom since I used to be slightly child as a result of it meant tons of time in the kitchen and plenty of skinny, crispy, scrumptious cookies mendacity round. My Italian-born grandma purchased me this iron years in the past and it by no means has carried out me mistaken. —Emily Wimberly, artistic media specialist and nonprofit coordinator

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Five Two wooden spoons—From $29
I really like giving wood spoons as gifts as a result of they’re lovely and final a very long time. These teak spoons from Meals 52 are light-weight, sturdy, and simply plain beautiful. —Alyse Baca, culinary director

Kai USA multipurpose kitchen shears — $39.99
Shears are usually one thing that will get neglected in a starting chef’s set-up, however having a very good pair which you could depend on actually makes a distinction while you want it. These shears can be utilized to trim greens, open packages, crack nuts, elevate lids, and no matter else a knife can’t accomplish—and so they keep sharp. —Joey Leccese, course of supervisor

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Estelle stemless colored wine glasses—$160
I hesitated to spotlight these as a result of it’s a reasonably excessive worth level, BUT, when you have the price range, this glassware is so beautiful. Whereas I don’t personal these myself, I actually give it some thought frequently (each time I drink out of my pathetic, clear wine glasses—the disgrace!). Described as “jewels in your desk,” this six-glass set would make such a particular reward for the entertainer in your record. —Heidi Gruner, design director

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OXO Spiralizer—$16.99
There are quite a few completely different fashions of spiralizers on the market however this one does the trick. Awhile again being on a well being craze I used to be wanting into enjoyable other ways to include veggies into dishes. This instrument makes it so you may flip squash, zuchinni, carrots and so on. into noodles. Not solely does it not muddle up the kitchen but it surely comes at an reasonably priced worth. Spaghetti night time simply obtained a complete lot more healthy. —Josh Sapp, success supervisor

Lodge 4.5-qt dutch oven—$64.90
I by no means knew how badly I wanted one of these till I bought one for myself. Want one thing to fry, broil, saute, braise, bake, roast, and so on in? Look no additional than this enameled dutch oven from Lodge. This may develop into a year-round workhorse in the burgeoning house chef’s kitchen, assured! —Joey Leccese, course of supervisor

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HAY Snowden salt and pepper grinder—$40
As you may think, we’re huge on seasoning in my kitchen. As an alternative of the pre-ground stuff, we get complete peppercorns and large-grain salt in order that we are able to grind it particularly for the dishes we keep in mind, conserving the flavors contemporary and texture on level. These grinders match completely in my kitchen with their modern kinds and pops of shade. Easy but, elegant and enjoyable. —Lauren Van Epps, advertising director

Zulay Kitchen milk frother with stand—$21.99
I’ve not too long ago determined that morning drinks must be extra enjoyable. I take advantage of this with my matcha and golden milk to provide them extra character or simply with the almond milk in my espresso. —Lindsey Hogan, manufacturing supervisor assistant

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Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle—$79
I by no means knew how significantly better espresso may very well be till I obtained my Fellow Pour Over Kettle. Positive, a espresso machine is ok and a french press will certainly do the trick, however if you need the excellent cup of espresso, take the time to bloom your espresso grounds with the pour over technique. Not solely is that this kettle lovely, however its temperature gauge, ergonomic deal with, and chic gooseneck, make it straightforward to make use of. Try their electrical model as effectively! —Lauren Van Epps, advertising director

Cheez-It Nude Drinking Glass—$20
I’ve been a fan of artist Molly Anne Bishop for some time now. She simply launched these sturdy consuming glasses that are reasonably priced, cute, and playful—aka the excellent factor for setting the desk in your subsequent feast. She additionally has frog fan drinking glasses which might be equally cute—if it had been me I’d combine ‘n match. —Emily Wimberly, artistic media specialist and nonprofit coordinator