MUST-HAVE GIFTS FOR THE KITCHEN
Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned kitchen creator or someone just starting out, we’ve selected the best kitchen gift ideas that pair aesthetics with functionality. From wedding showers to housewarming parties, find the perfect kitchen gifts for friends and family with this buying guide.
1. A STAND MIXER IS THE ULTIMATE KITCHEN GIFT IDEA
Thanks to a wide variety of attachments, the creative culinary possibilities are nearly endless with a KitchenAid® stand mixer. Available in several sizes, these stand mixers are perfect kitchen appliance gifts for everyone from couples to large families. With a rainbow of tasty colors like honey and matcha and a variety of mixer bowl types, KitchenAid® stand mixers are versatile tools that go way beyond baking and mixing to slicing, grinding, spiralizing and more with the addition of attachments. Stand mixers make stylish and useful kitchen gifts to match a gift recipient’s kitchen decor—and their culinary ambitions.
ELEVATE EVERYDAY MAKING: TILT-HEAD STAND MIXERS
Tilt-head stand mixers have a head that hinges back and provides easy access to the bowl and accessories. Available in over 20 colors, including aqua sky and pistachio, tilt-head stand mixers are compatible with all KitchenAid® power hub attachments to help your favorite cook or baker slice, grind, juice and more for a variety of dishes like veggie noodles and homemade breakfast sausage. The KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is perfect for small kitchens or people cooking in smaller batches.
LARGE AND HEAVY MIXTURES: BOWL-LIFT STAND MIXERS
Bowl-lift stand mixers smoothly raise the mixer bowl up or down for stability and support while mixing heavier ingredients. The KitchenAid® Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures like comforting Hand-Cut Chinese Noodles. The Pro 600™ Series 6 Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer has a bit more capacity for cooking in larger quantities.
Learn more about the differences between a bowl-lift vs tilt-head stand mixer to see which one would make the perfect kitchen gift.
2. COFFEE MAKERS & GRINDERS: THE BEST KITCHEN GIFTS FOR COFFEE LOVERS
A coffee maker is the perfect kitchen appliance gift for the caffeine enthusiast in your life. The right coffee maker or grinder can help bring out nuanced flavors and add depth to a special recipe, like this Kahlua Coffee Tiramisu. With an array of coffee makers and grinders, the KitchenAid® coffee collection can help you choose the best kitchen gifts for friends and family who are always in pursuit of the perfect cup.
WARM WEATHER COFFEE GIFT: KITCHENAID® COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER
Give a kitchen appliance gift that recreates a coffee shop experience at home (warm weather or not) with the rich, smooth flavor of cold brew coffee. KitchenAid® cold brew coffee makers are designed with a smaller footprint to save refrigerator space, a built-in stainless steel tap for serving straight from the fridge and a convenient carrying handle for those who prefer to enjoy their cold brew on the patio. Choose from a 28 ounce model or the 35% bigger 38 ounce model.
KITCHEN GIFT FOR COFFEE CONNOISSEURS: KITCHENAID® BURR COFFEE GRINDER
For those seeking the perfect grind every time, the KitchenAid® Burr Coffee Grinder has 70 precise settings for brew methods from French press to espresso. Automatic Smart Dosing Technology automatically adjusts the grind time to remove guesswork, and the compact design makes it easy to store and access. No matter their favorite brew method, a burr grinder can help them get the most out of their beans.
CLASSIC COFFEE GIFT: KITCHENAID® 12 CUP DRIP COFFEE MAKER
This coffee maker is the perfect kitchen gift for coffee lovers looking for tech to enhance the flavor of their morning brew. The Spiral Showerhead of the KitchenAid® 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker evenly saturates coffee grounds, resulting in consistently delicious coffee. Choose between regular and bold strengths to satisfy different tastes and wake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee with a 24-hour programmable timer.
3. A BLENDER IS A KITCHEN APPLIANCE GIFT IDEA THAT’S ALWAYS IN STYLE
Blenders are a great kitchen housewarming gift for friends who like to entertain or simply try new recipe techniques at home. KitchenAid® blenders are designed with power and precision in mind to transform ingredients into delicious and healthy smoothies, homemade nut milks and butters, comforting soups, big batches of flavorful salsas and more.
BEYOND SMOOTHIES: KITCHENAID® K400 VARIABLE SPEED BLENDER
The K400 Variable Speed Blender easily blends even the toughest ingredients, from kale to almonds and more. This blender goes beyond smoothies to help anyone easily create a range of textures from smooth to chunky, with the variable speed dial that offers a full assortment of precise speeds. Or for more traditional blender recipes, choose one of the 3 Preset Recipe Programs: Ice Crush, Icy Drinks and Smoothie.
ADVENTUROUS COOKS: KITCHENAID® HIGH PERFORMANCE SERIES BLENDER
Perfect for the foodie on your gift list, this blender can help creative cooks explore every taste and texture with nine speed settings and a powerful 3.0 Peak HP motor.1 The KitchenAid® High Performance Series Blender is for those looking to tackle the toughest ingredients and use their blender to help with a wide range of recipes from oat and nut milks and homemade flour blends to chunky soups and smooth sorbets.
4. TOASTERS: A USEFUL KITCHEN APPLIANCE GIFT IDEA FOR EVERYONE
Toasters are a kitchen essential for everyone from beginners to home chefs. KitchenAid® toasters come in a variety of sizes and options for households large and small. Choose from options including extra-large slots or programmed functions to make perfectly chewy-crisp breakfast toast, delectable King Crab BLT Sandwiches or garden-fresh Radish Summer Toast.
ADVANCED FEATURES: KITCHENAID® 4 SLICE LONG SLOT TOASTER WITH HIGH-LIFT LEVER
A great choice for the bread lover on your gift list, this toaster features extra-wide, extra-long slots for perfectly toasting a variety of shapes and sizes, including homemade bagels, English muffins or toaster pastries. A high lift lever gives shorter breads a boost for easy removal, and defrost, bagel, and “little longer” settings allow for maximum toasty customization.
PERSONALIZED RESULTS: KITCHENAID® 2-SLICE LONG SLOT TOASTER WITH HIGH LIFT LEVER
Help them make every morning simply delicious with this 2-slot toaster that easily toasts favorite breads, bagels and more with ease. This toaster features extra long, extra-wide slots to toast a variety of shapes and sizes, including homemade breads. For added convenience, the high lift lever ensures you can reach small pieces of bread easily.
5. FOOD PROCESSORS ARE MULTIPURPOSE KITCHEN APPLIANCE GIFTS FOR INVENTIVE COOKS
While they’re quick and efficient at chopping ingredients, food processors are so much more. KitchenAid brand offers a range of choppers and processors in different sizes that stretch beyond food prep to chop, puree, mix, pulse and more. Make silky dressings, chewy, nutty granola bars, quick pancake batter and more. Cleanup is a snap with dishwasher-safe work bowls and blades.
SMALL BATCH FOOD CHOPPER: KITCHENAID® 3.5 CUP FOOD CHOPPER
This compact, lightweight two-speed chopper makes a great gift for people who are big on ideas but short on space. Choppers can perform quick, simple tasks like chopping an onion or making small-batch hummus for two. Cleanup is a breeze, too—the work bowl, lid and blade are all dishwasher-safe.
VERSATILITY IN A COMPACT FOOTPRINT: KITCHENAID® 9 CUP FOOD PROCESSOR
An ideal gift for cooks who like to try a variety of techniques in the kitchen, this 9-cup capacity food processor can chop, puree, mix, shred and slice in greater quantities than food choppers and in more shapes and sizes for a variety of recipes. The bowl, lid and all accessories—including two slicing disks and a multi-purpose blade—are dishwasher-safe. This food processor is easy to store as well, with a compact design, in-bowl accessory storage and convenient cord wrap.
6. CORDLESS KITCHEN APPLIANCES: INSPIRED KITCHEN APPLIANCE GIFTS FOR CREATIVE COOKS
Not all kitchen layouts are created equally, and there’s not always an outlet where you need one. From hand blenders and hand mixers to choppers, The KitchenAid® cordless collection provides kitchen appliance gifts that help creative cooks go anywhere in the kitchen. Learn more about the benefits of cordless appliances with this guide.
CORDLESS MIXING: KITCHENAID® CORDLESS 7 SPEED HAND MIXER
A cordless hand mixer makes a great addition to any kitchen. Designed with a powerful rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, the KitchenAid® 7 Speed Hand Mixer can make up to 200 cookies on one charge.2 Charge from empty to full in 2 hours or less. Or, with a quick charge of 10 minutes, they can stir up a cake batter recipe.3
CORDLESS BLENDING: KITCHENAID® CORDLESS VARIABLE SPEED HAND BLENDER
Hand blenders are perfect for cooks who love to test out new recipes and want to ensure their creations are blended exactly the way they want them. The rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery in the KitchenAid® cordless variable speed hand blender provides the power to smoothly and easily blend various ingredients anywhere in the kitchen. The variable speed trigger switch easily allows for blending to a variety of desired consistencies.
CORDLESS CHOPPING: KITCHENAID® CORDLESS 5 CUP FOOD CHOPPER
This cordless food chopper is a great gift for adventurous cooks who like to experiment with a variety of recipes. With a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, chop up to 40 onions4 on a single charge.
SHOP THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES
Find something for everyone on your gift-giving list or treat yourself to a kitchen countertop appliance upgrade. Shop all KitchenAid® countertop appliances or browse our gift guide to find that perfect something for every occasion.
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1. Laboratory measurement of peak horsepower output of motor, not the operational output at the blade.
2. Based on 4 batches of chocolate chip cookies.
3. When following recommended battery maintenance.
4. Based on onion size of 90–110 grams.