11 Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad who loves to cook

Ellie Conley

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Whether your dad is a talented chef or a beginner in the kitchen, these Father’s Day gift ideas are for the dad who loves to cook.

Of course, Father’s Day falls within the outdoor-grilling season, so a new set of tools or accessories for firing up the barbecue is always a good bet. However, if he prefers to cook his meals inside, In The Know readers love the new Le Creuset Skinny Grill Pan from Williams Sonoma that’s now on sale for $85 off!

Made of cast iron, it can cook food more evenly for the perfect sear, and it’s additionally stove-, oven- and outdoor grill-safe.

Shop: Le Creuset Skinny Grill Pan, $99.95 (Orig. $185)

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For 10 more thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas, check out some of our favorite kitchen gadgets and appliances below for celebrating Dad this year.

1. KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener, $5.99

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The KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener is an Amazon No. 1 best seller with over 9,000 positive reviews. “I could tell an immediate difference in cutting properties. Slicing through sinewy fibers in chicken was like zipping through butter,” one reviewer said.  

2. Just Grillin’ 17-Piece BBQ Tool Set with Digital Temp Fork, $29.99

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This grill tool set comes with everything you need in order to cook meats, veggies and more over an open flame. It includes a stainless steel 4-in-1 spatula (also a knife, bottle opener and meat tenderizer), tongs, grill brush and scraper, four skewers, eight corn holders, digital temperature multi-function fork and a durable storage case. The multi-function fork acts as a thermometer, flashlight, clock and timer.

3. TRUFF Hot Sauce and Hotter Sauce 2-Pack Bundle, $34.99

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You may have guessed it from the name, but this hot sauce is made from a blend of red chili peppers and real black truffle. The “hotter” version tones down the sweet and ups the heat. The sauce gained major popularity after being included on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in 2018, but is still a favorite among Amazon shoppers and foodies alike.

4. Brava Starter Set, $895 (Orig. $1,095)

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Brava is a new kind of countertop appliance that uses only light throughout the entire cooking process. It has lamps located all throughout the device’s interior that, according to its product description, “allows Brava to achieve a blend of speed and consistency.” This device can “roast vegetables in half the time, poach eggs with ease and sear steaks without overcooking them.”

As an In The Know reader, you can get an exclusive $200-off discount on any of the three models: the Starter KitBake & Breakfast or Chef’s Choice. To get the deal, click on this link and then “Shop Now” at the top right corner to be directed to the marked down price.

5. Sur La Table Cast Iron Shrimp Pan, $39.95

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This special shrimp pan has unique crevices to hold shrimp tails side-up to lock in all the juices and seasonings. For best results, warm up the pan over the grill, add butter and whichever seasonings you prefer to the pan and then place your shrimp inside. You can also use this cast iron pan in the oven, on the stove or over a campfire.

6. Our Place Always Pan, $145

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The highly-rated Always Pan comes in four colors and is made with a heavy-gauge, cast-aluminum core for even-cooking. It has an easy-pour spot for minimizing spills and a modular lid that lets off steam when you want to and locks when you don’t. It also comes with a steamer basket and nesting spatula with a built-in spoon rest.

7. NutriBullet, $59.99

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Dad can make smoothies, dressings, soups and more with this personal blender. Not only powerful and easy-to-clean, you can also drink right out of the glass it’s prepared in. It’s super ideal for breakfast on-the-go or blended cocktails for a party.

8. Salton 6-Person Party Grill & Raclette Set, $49.99

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This set is pretty much made for summer parties. It has a grill for cooking fish, chicken, steak, veggies and more on top, and non-stick pans for melting cheese at the bottom. Think of it like fondue, except instead of dipping in veggies and meats (although you can do that if you please), you can use the included spatulas to scrape the cheese onto your plate. No double-dipping here!

9. Cuisinart 12-Piece Knife Set, $28.05

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Every chef needs a good set of knives, and this set by trusted kitchenware brand Cuisinart is a solid staple. Plus, it’s under $20 — unlike many other knife sets which can run you well over $200. It comes with six knives and covers for storing away.

10. Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, $199.99 (Orig. $239.99)

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The Ninja Foodi Grill has five functions: It can grill, air fry, roast, bake and dehydrate foods. According to its product description, it “utilizes rapid air circulation up to 500° F” and can “transform foods from frozen to perfectly char-grilled in 25 minutes.” Why get your dad a new grill or an air fryer when you could get him both?

If you liked this story, you might like to read about 14 thoughtful Father’s Day fits that will make Dad smile.

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